How people do business has evolved by leaps and bounds in just the past decade alone. And with the continuous evolution of the internet comes better and faster ways to transact and make purchases online. This has led to more and more people taking to the World Wide Web to promote and sell their products and services, from handmade novelty items to art pieces and accessories.
If you’ve wanted to make a profit out of your DIY projects and output, it’s best that you take a look at 10 of the most sellable items online to help push you to the right direction:
- Art Pieces
With online markets, you can reach a worldwide audience and sell your art without necessarily needing to sell out. Additionally, you can also reproduce your art in various different formats, from prints and mugs, to t-shirt printing and greeting cards. Doing so can help get your style out there and bring attention to your other art pieces.
This continues to be a lucrative industry even today, and with DIY pieces, there’s almost always a profitable market online. True, it can be saturated, not to mention quick-changing due to the fickleness of fashion, but by tracking trends in jewelry, you can easily adapt the style of jewelry you can produce and sell on your online store.
Belts, hats, and scarves are all accessories that can turn a drab outfit into something that stands out, so the more unique the accessories you make are, the more attention and profit you get out of them.
Clothes, whether used or new, have a pretty good response on online markets, although this is also mostly reliant on fashion trends. If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a designer, but don’t exactly have the funds or capacity to start your own store, you can take your fashion design ideas and sell clothes online where people all over the world can have access to them.
- Bags and Purses
You might have seen some videos showing exactly how to make certain types of bags and purses, realized it’s something you can actually do and do creatively. What do you do with the bags and purses that you made out of fun but don’t use? Well, you can sell them online! They’re actually some of the most sellable DIY items on online markets.
- Sweet Treats
Baked goodies and home-made sweet treats are very popular and sellable online, so you can certainly let your inner baking goddess show through your baked and made sweet products. One helpful tip, though, is to ensure proper investigation regarding the viability of your food items.
In the US alone, the candle business is an industry that’s worth over $2 billion, which says a lot about its popularity as a product. DIY candles are also quite popular online, with their own niche that attracts candle collectors the world over. If you’ve got a knack for making creative and safe candles from the comfort of your own home or office factory, you can definitely explore the option of selling them online for a profit.
- Soaps and Bath Bombs
You don’t need to be oozing with creativity to start a soap and bath bombs business, but you do need to be very knowledgeable about the raw ingredients necessary to make these items. Additionally, you’ll need to make sure your production facility – whether at home or at your own factory – meets government health standards.
- Traditional Handcrafted Items
Pottery pieces, leather tooling, embroideries, and other products of traditional mediums have thriving niche markets online. With an emphasis on the backstory of the maker rather than the crafted goods, the interest for these one of a kind items continues to spread farther out of the collectors’ circle and among the general public.
- Enamel Pins
Enamel pins are a fairly recent trend that still enjoys a good deal of popularity even today. You’re usually only involved in the designing of the pin and let a licensed manufacturer make the actual product. When doing the design, avoid gradients and any small details as these tend to get lost during the actual manufacturing of the pins.
What’s sellable online may change from time to time as trends are apt to do. Similarly, there are plenty of other DIY items that have been known to consistently sell well on online stores. So even if what you’re currently creating yourself as a DIY item isn’t on this list, not to worry, there’s almost always a market for handcrafted goods online!