There are many people who enjoy making jewellery as a hobby, but haven’t considered the possibility that their hobby could in fact be a moneymaking career. There are so many possibilities for jewellery making hobbies to become more than just secondary activities. Jewellery is a product that is loved by so many, and jewellery truly makes people feel beautiful and puts smiles on so many people’s faces. If you are a person who is passionate about turning a jewellery hobby into a burgeoning career, take my advice – it’s well worth taking the leap. With some jewellery making tools, a good product offering, and some creativity, you will be able to create a career in jewellery making.
Here are some steps to follow to turn a jewellery making hobby into a career:
- Zone In On Your Product – When beginning to work on transforming a jewellery hobby into a career, it is important to zone in on the product. When starting a jewellery business, it is important to determine what the brand will be and what the line will portray to customers. Some jewellery is ‘earthy’ looking, whilst other types are glitzy. Some products use precious stones while others use beading and traditional weaving. It is important to zone in on the style of the brand and product line before moving forward in creating a jewellery business. Remember, the line can always be expanded to include new products, but at the beginning of the process it is a good idea to present a uniform brand and style until the business has been established.
- Perfect Your Product – People who want to turn their hobby into a career should make sure that they have perfected their product to a high quality so that the product can be sold for a profit. It is important that time is taken to fine tune the product and make sure that the product is made from quality materials and is assembled with care.
- Invest In Materials – After determining the focus of the product and perfecting the product, it is time to invest in materials. If you’re already a hobbyist, you’ll likely have a lot of this stuff. But nonetheless, you should make sure you’ve get plenty of stock to hand. Materials needed include all the things used to create the jewellery including beads, metals and wire, as well as jewellery making tools. These jewellery making tools can include pliers, wire cutters, crimper pliers, and specialist items. There are almost countless jewellery making tools available, so make sure you’ve got the right types for the style of jewellery you’ll produce. Beadwork required different tools than metal crafts, so it is important to have the most useful tools on hand.
- Find A Platform On Which To Sell – With the rise of e-commerce, there are so many platforms on which personal business owners can sell their products online. This is a great option because there is no need to pay for store placement and advertising, but instead all marketing can be done online for free or cheap. Selling online is a great way to reach a vast customer base.
If a person is committed, it is definitely possible to turn a jewellery making hobby into a career.
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Louisa Jenkins has pursued jewellery making as a hobby for as long as she can remember – now she’s turned professional! Her biggest piece of advice for those starting out is: get some good-quality jewellery making tools!: http://www.cooksongold.com/Jewellery-Tools/