How to Make Money in College with Handicrafts

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Alt-tag: A woman molding clay, trying to make money in college with handicrafts.

Did you know that you can make money in college with handicrafts? Yes, you can! You can earn anywhere from $10 to $1000 each month. The type of handicraft doesn't matter - if you are good at making handicrafts, there is a way to cash your skill. The world is full of people, so be sure that you will undoubtedly find somebody with the desire to either buy or recreate your unique and handmade products. But, that raises a question - where to find that somebody? That is, how to 'trade' your handicrafts for cash? Don't worry - we are here to help you out with that! We are here to share with you some tips and tricks on making money in college with handicrafts. Thus, if this is something you are interested in, keep on reading.

Sell Your Handicrafts

Without a doubt, selling is one of the best ways to make money with handicrafts. There are many ways to sell your handicrafts in this day and age. For instance, you can create your website and offer your products there. You can make a page dedicated to them on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. You can also sell them on Etsy or eBay. 

Moreover, if you prefer a non-digital way of selling, you can open a brick-and-mortar store too! But, keep in mind that that might not be a good idea while being a college student - opening a store requires a lot of time, money, and energy. So, instead of doing this, consider finding a store that will sell you products and give you a percentage from every sale, for example. Or, find some local craft fair and offer your products there. You will be surprised by how many people will gladly decide to help you make some extra cash while being a college student.


Caption: You can make a lot of money by selling your handicrafts.

Alt-tag: Two people packing a product for sale

Teach Others How to Be Like You  

Another great way to make money in college with handicrafts is by teaching others how to make what you make. But, don't start your course just yet. First, practice! Teaching others how to craft will be more complex than you thought. So, practice with your friends and family first. Then, when you feel confident, find a place where you will teach. You can use your room, or if you have a lot of students, you can rent a bigger space. 

When setting a price for your lessons, take all expenses into account. You will need a place where you will teach, keep crafting equipment and supplies, etc. Finding a place for their hobby-related items is one of the main reasons why students should choose portable storage units. It allows them to have enough space for all of their things without cramping up their college dorm room. These solutions can be cost-effective, so it's a win-win situation.

Create an Online Course 

Students who live in dorm rooms or share apartments with roommates will find it challenging to use that space to teach others how to craft. All crafts require some space - you will need an empty room where people can sit at least. So, if you can't fit other crafters into your home and can't afford to rent a crafting area, you can consider creating an online course. That is another excellent way to make money with handicrafts while in college and expand your craft business

For this, you need your computer, a well-planned crafting lesson, and good Wi-Fi. And, of course, you will need a lot of student crafters that will take your classes. To 'gain' them, make sure to advertise your online course well and offer some discounts. 

Caption: Many platforms can help you with your online course with which you want to make money in college with handicrafts.

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Start a YouTube Channel 

Nowadays, you can make a substantial amount of money from YouTube. If your content is creative, innovative, and fun, you will attract the attention of many people. The best part about YouTube is that you can make money not only by selling your handicrafts there but also by gaining many followers. 

However, even though starting a YouTube channel is a great way to make money in college with handicrafts, keep in mind that this also requires many investments. You will have to invest in a good camera, microphone, lights, etc. You will also have to invest in a filming studio - that is, in a room which you can dedicate to filming your videos. That will, again, come with more expenses - you will need to hire movers such as to relocate your expensive equipment to your new filming room, you will constantly have to invest in new crafting equipment and supplies, and of course, you will have to update your filming equipment all the time. 

Caption: Make sure you can be good at making YouTube content before starting your channel. Alt-tag: Laptop, microphone, and headphones.

Have a Crafting Blog 

If you are camera-shy or simply don't have enough time and energy to teach others how to craft like yourself (via live and online courses), you can consider having a crafting blog. There, you can write tutorials on making certain products, for example. But, if you opt for this kind of a thing, be sure that you will also need to post some good-quality photos there. People (those who want to learn how to craft and those who want to buy your craft), need to see the photos of your crafts. So, spend some time researching different photography tips for selling handmade crafts - they make all the difference.

As you have seen, there are many ways you can make money in college with handicrafts. But, all those ways require learning some tricks of the trade. Thus, before you pick one way for you to share and sell your crafts, be sure to know how to do it properly. That is the only way you can earn money with your crafts. 

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