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Start Your Jewelry Business Plan

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

A good jewelry business plan is essential to the success of anyone think about setting up a jewelry booth, jewelry shop. If you’re good at making jewelry then starting your own home based jewelry buiness could be a gold mine for you. If you’re anything like me, once you make your mind up to “have a go” it’s easy to rush in amidst the excitement of it all. But this approach can bring you unstuck if you’re not careful. Start by taking a pen and paper and decide on the look and feel of your buisness. Think about all areas of the business from your work space through to how you are going to sell your designs.

Take Time To Plan Your Jewelry Making Business

Craft businesses can be easily operated from home – especially jewelry making businesses. Your supplies, components, and tools are small and will be easy to store and transport. Your work area and materials aren’t hazardous and probably won’t pose any major storage problems. Although if you have small children you will need to come up with some storage solutions for your smaller materilas. Most people can easily run their business from one room in their home – I know people who don’t even devote an entire room to their business.

The Transistion from Hobbiest to Professional

If you’ve been making jewelry as a hobby, starting to make jewelry for profit won’t take much more room. The transition from hobbyist to professional requires little or no adjustment in the way you manufacture your products. You may already have sufficient work space in the form of a shop or workroom. Because you will be increasing production volume, you will probably have to find or create adequate storage space, and you’ll want an office of some sort for attending to all the details of running a business. Otherwise, you probably already have most of the tools and other items you need.

Musting up the Confidence

What you may not have is confidence. Confidence is every bit as important as skill. You must have confidence in your craft, in yourself, and in your ability to run a business and sell your products. My goal is to help you develop that confidence by helping you understand how to successfully run your own business.

Don’t Undersell Yourself or Your Work

I know a lot of designers who are guilty of this one. Infact I have been guilty of downplaying my work and designs. It’s important to never think of your products as homemade, but rather as meticulously handcrafted to exacting standards. Handcrafted products are in great demand, because they provide customers with a quality you don’t often find: they’re handmade, they’re unique, and they can be individualized. Handcrafted jewelry often sells for a premium, because customers are willing to pay for something unique and special.

Should You Start Your Own Home Based Jewelry Business?

No one but you can determine whether or not you should start your own jewelry business, but certain indicators can lead you toward the right choice. Of course, if you have little or no skill, poor coordination, and no interest in getting better- find another business. If you don’t enjoy making jewelry, there’s no reason to start a business. If, on the other hand, you’re a competent artisan — even a good one — but have no patience for or interest in managing a business, then you’d better work for someone else and treat jewelry making as a hobby.

Even if the idea of being self-employed as a home-based craftsperson appeals to you, and you either have or are willing to get the necessary skills and knowledge, you still need to understand your strengths and weaknesses. This is part of the planning stage of your business. It’s a process that’s never too early to start and one you should continue throughout the life of your home based jewelry business.

A Home Based Jewelry Business

Friday, May 29th, 2009

If you are a true jewelry lover, starting a home based jewelry business is something you may or may not have considered. There are many different options when it comes to having your own business, but no matter what you choose you must work for it to be successful.

What does it take to make a home based jewelry business successful? Motivation and drive are two key factors, along with the ability to focus and work without supervision. Marketing your jewelry business is also a huge step toward your success. Want to know more about this fun and exciting career?

If you do make your own pieces, you are way ahead of the game! People are absolutely crazy about homemade jewelry. This seems to be a big industry online as well as off. There are a few ways that you can start a home based jewelry business, and if you put all of them into action you can really make a very good income.

For instance, home jewelry parties are very popular, not to mention fun. Imagine hosting 2 or 3 parties per week – you could easily make an extra $300 -$500 or more. The great thing about home parties is that there isn’t a whole lot of work involved.

Many people put their business online, and this industry is no different. With an online business, you are reaching millions of people that you wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to sell to. If you decide to begin a home based jewelry business, you should seriously consider taking it online.

Of course, you can always open a quaint little shop in your area. Jewelry is one thing that will NEVER go out of style or lost its popularity. Opening a shop would be a good addition to having your online business. You could also just sell from your home.

If you don’t know how to make homemade jewelry and would like to learn, there are many online guides that can teach you how to do it easily. Making your own creations gives you the opportunity to offer exquisite and unique items to your customers, which they love.

For fun and big profits, especially if you are a jewelry lover yourself, you should consider starting your own home based jewelry business! You can find out more about this incredible opportunity by visiting the links below.