Over recent years there has been a surge in the number of people making items from home. Whether it is jewellery, cakes, cards or more unusual items never before has there been such a flurry of activity in making things from home.  With the emergence of online stores such as Etsy and Shopify it has now become easier than ever for people to turn their hobbies into cottage style industries.

Houses and rooms are overflowing with materials and finished products ready to be shipped out to the luck customers. If you are on of those people who are bursting at the seams with your products you could look for loft conversions Bristol and take a look at http://www.caineslofts.co.uk/  for some inspiration on how to gain some of your living space back.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular items being made:

  • Jewellery – This is one of the hottest items to sell on ecommerce sites with consumers looking to purchase one of a kind pieces. The pieces sold on sites cover everything from the simple beaded necklaces and bracelets to the more intricate silversmithing items. If you are looking to step into this market it is important to make sure that you do your research and try to come up with something unique and interesting as the market is very busy with other makers and you risk being swamped with competition.

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  • Hair Accessories – This little items and worth a lot of money in the homemade market. Your girls and women everywhere are looking for hair accessories to brighten up or compliment their look. You can create everything from basic bows and clips to fascinators and headwear.
  • Candles – Candles are big business both in the UK and the US. These popular home accessories are highly sought after. There is a vast array of option available from eco candles, beeswax to scented and novelty items. It is relatively easy to set yourself with the items needs to make candles, but it is important that you make sure you have appropriate business insurance and use safety labelling. Again, it can be difficult to stand out from the competition to it is important to think about the look, colours and packaging for your items as this is where you can make yourself truly unique.
  • Wall Prints – these prints often contain an inspirational quote or a piece from a well-known novel or film. They are essentially a printed vision of the ever-popular social media memes.

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So if you are looking to start your own little cottage industry it is important to take away a few tips – make sure you do your research both in terms of competition already in the market and for an specific requirements or insurance needs that your business requires; look at your competition and try to think of a way you can make yourself stand out, whether that is developing anew product or using a different type of material or simply making your packaging more appealing and finally enjoy yourself, there is no point having your own business if you aren’t going to enjoy what you do and the time you spend doing it.