Starting an online business for the trinkets you make might sound fun, but it’s a lot of work. Here are a few things you need to pay attention to when thinking of launching a business for it online…
Be very sure you are willing to make multiple orders of the same design; or go exclusive
If you are like most handmade jewelry makers, then without a doubt you will like to experiment with your designs; try out something new. In this process, you might come up with something beautiful; yet an absolute pain to replicate. Know that if this design is well received by your clients, you might have to make multiple orders of it. And as you might be well aware, replicating it the exact way can be daunting. In this case, you will either have to let your clients know before hand that there might be certain changes in each piece; or you might have to make an exclusive range of trinkets¾one of a kind, hand made exclusively for your clients.
Be aware that it is possible that you might lose the interest for creating and designing
If the reason for you to start your online business for your trinkets is mainly based on your interest in making them, then you need to be warned. There is quite a possibility that in faced with the cut and cold business agendas and rules, you might find yourself losing your creativity or your fun. In the worse case, you might even lose interest in your hobby entirely. Ask yourself if you are still willing to push ahead with your business plan.
Know that you will have to handle your accounts and customers
Running an online business is not only about knowing how to make your trinkets or keeping a steady stream of creativity going on in regards to its creation. It is also about contacting and handling clients, and handling transactions. In the initial stage, you might even have to handle the advertising yourself. Are you prepared for all of this? Do you have even the basic skills for it? If you don’t, it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with all of these before you start your online business. This way, it will not feel overwhelming when you do start it.
You need to figure out a way to send your product safely and in proper condition to your clients
One of the hardest parts about an online business for your trinkets, in our opinion, is the shipping or mailing of it. Not only do you have to figure out the most reliable way to do so, but it also needs to be the fastest way. You will also need to pay attention to the packing, so that your trinkets will arrive in the right condition at their new homes.