Etsy is a great way to earn money if there's something that you like to make. It can be soap, aprons, doll clothes, or even fudge! If you are interested in starting a craft business, here is a book that I recommend reading. I got it for Christmas, and haven't finished it yet, but I'm really enjoying it. It's called Craft Business Power, and it's written by the founders of Liberty Jane, a website that sells doll clothes and patterns.
Did you know that you can make a lot of money using YouTube? You can make videos about anything you want, from you playing a song on the piano, to a video showing how to make a chocolate cake. Then, if you put ads on your videos, you'll get paid depending on how many people click on them (the ads). The more people you drive to your videos, the more money you'll earn. Also, if you have a lot of YouTube subscribers, you can sign up to be a reviewer. That is where companies will give you free products if you'll make a video of you opening their product, talking about it, using it, etc. Here's a post that's titled This 8-Year-Old Makes $1.3 Million A Year By Posting YouTube Videos.
You can earn a lot of money by selling things that you bought for less on Ebay. Some examples: One lady posted on a doll board that she had found an old (:ot perfect condition) Kanani American Girl Doll in a stuffed animal bin at GoodWill for 50 cents. She could fix her up and sell her for over $100 on Ebay, especially since she is expired and very popular. Also, there is a certain kind of fire-king mug that is white or clear, and that can sell for over $1000. If you know what to look out for, and go to yardsales/goodwill often, you can earn a lot of money.
Zazzle is a company where you can design things online and make a small profit if they sell. How it works: You go to the site, and click, "Create". There it will give you lots of options, such as mugs, backpacks, postcards, and more. Let's say I pick a white mug. Now I can upload a picture to put on it, add text, and change the color of the backaround. When you're done, you can click, "Post for Sale." You only make a little bit of profit, but you don't lose any money, being that you don't actually buy a white mug or anything. I already made a few dollars using Zazzle, and I feel that if I made a lot of things, and advertised more (it shows it on Zazzle.com but you can also pin them on pinterest, put them on your blog, and more) then I could make a lot more. Here are some examples of things that have been made using Zazzle. (Not the doll purse).Some of my Zazzle Things.
5. Your Own! (Blogging)
Some people make a lot of money blogging. Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, who owns the blog, 'Making Sense of Cents', makes over $60,000 a month online. And blogging can be fun! You can blog about anything you'd like. You can make money blogging by putting ads on your site, affiliate links (here's an example:Crayola Markers), and more. If you're interested, I suggest signing up for Amazon Affiliate. That's how I got my Crayola Markers link above, and also the Kindle ads on Flowersinmybasket.
I hope you enjoyed this article, and if you have any more money making ideas that you'd like to share, please comment below!
-Laura @ Flowersinmybasket