While the world went into lockdown, some people were at home, leaving ample time to focus on their passions after work.
Small businesses grew in 2020, and people have been leveraging the power of platforms like Etsy to build a business.
If you are here, you are probably tinkering with a business idea. It may be something you always wanted to do but didn't have the time for.
It can be your passion for art or craft or even clothes making. In today's digital age, you no longer need to have a store in the hubbub streets of New York to show your creativity and skills. Now you can sell it on online platforms like Etsy.
According to data, Etsy's third-quarter gross margin sales increased by 119 percent over the previous year. Doesn't this pique your interest?
If you don't know what you're good at, you can keep reading to see if you can develop an idea and work on it. Remember that we develop skills; we are not born with them. You can begin today and improve your skills.
Let's find out
Designing clothes is a lot like baking. You need to take care of multiple ingredients simultaneously, but whatever it comes out as, everyone will be asking for more!
Similarly, there will be a lot in the backend with clothing, but it will come together beautifully if you do it with passion.
You can make a name for yourself by creating custom-made T-shirts or specializing in dresses and shirts if you're an expert in tailoring.
If you want to open up your own business, don't forget that you'll also have to get wholesale sewing supplies and clothing supplies. Purchasing them from a retailer can cause high overhead costs.
From the minimalist design trends of today to the striking ocean pearls- no denying that jewelry has a mass appeal.
Creative people from various backgrounds are finding unique ways to infuse style and personality into their jewelry designs.
Whereas normal markets adopt the same basic designs in simple styles for mass appeal, you will find stylish earrings in more complex shapes than ever before!
Some creators in Etsy even use weird themes like frogs or spaceships!
If you love coming up with such design ideas, this could be your chance to share your creations with others and create something uniquely your own.
For example, Y2K bracelets have been extremely popular this year, so why not use that familiar style as inspiration for an outlandish new bracelet?
Take inspiration, but make sure it's always original and always you!
Self-care has been an important part of recent years, with the rise of self-love and awareness. Self-care is all about taking some time for yourself to relax, be at peace with something healthy—for example, bubble baths, masks, meditation, watching Netflix, or reading a book.
Etsy itself has enormous searches for self-care products. Make sure you have the FDA's knowledge about regulations for selling clean products. Only then create a formula for your customers to enjoy!
Home And Living
Half of the world is living and working from home, so it's no surprise that many are looking for solutions to turn their living room into an office or classroom. Or at least make their space more functional and beautiful.
This is why there has been a surge in popularity for things like furniture, office supplies, personal items such as candles, etc.
Plus, people are on the lookout for new ways to set up beds, hammocks, couch swings, and even study carrels, so they can have safe study areas in which to read quietly and away from distractions.
There are many other ideas in business you can tap into. If you feel you have skills or something to offer – this is your opportunity to shine!