Making a living from selling handmade items crafted at home conjures up images of early 20th century women sewing dresses, slacks, aprons and other goods for their fellow working class neighbors. In today’s world of dollar stores and outsourced labor that allows for rock bottom prices at nationwide retailers, there doesn’t seem to be a space for those who seek to earn a living making items that can be found anywhere and at lower prices.
However, the women behind these four handmade jewelry businesses show how to make a home-based business model work. They have a couple things in common. They all rely on the internet for free marketing and they all have three digit numbers for the amount of items sold per month. Beyond that, they each offer something unique and that is the key to having a successful home-based business. Sure, you can get earrings from anywhere, but do they look like this?
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