The Cricut is great for hobbyists, but want to take it to the next level? Are you wondering, “Can I Make Money with My Cricut?”
Yes, and I’m telling you 5 ways you can get started!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I told you a few months ago how you can make money designing printables, and you know I love talking shop, so today I’m answering the question many of you have on your minds.
Plus, I’m giving you some ideas to get your at home Cricut business started.
Can I Make Money with My Cricut?
Yes. Well, that was easy. But maybe you need a little head start?
If you already have a Cricut, great. If you don’t…see which Cricut Machine is right for you!
Here are 5 ways you can Make Money with your Cricut Machine:
Start a Craft Blog
Obviously I had to include this, because this is how I make money with my Cricut.
There are a lot of craft bloggers out there, but I say there’s room for everyone! People are looking for creative projects to try out, so why not share your Cricut crafts on a blog? And possibly make money doing it?
With blogging, you could have multiple revenue streams. While it does TAKE TIME to get a blog going, if you have the right tools, you can make a nice income.
I have a Blogging Resource Guide to help you get started, but here are some topic ideas you could write about:
- Cricut Design Space Tutorials
- Cricut Beginner Tutorials
- Cricut Troubleshooting Tutorials
- Cricut Craft Tutorials
Make sure when you create a blog that you have a unique spin and your own branding. That’s how you’ll set yourself apart from the rest!
I make a full time income doing this, and I even started ANOTHER CRAFT BLOG because I love it so much!
Sell Finished Crafts Online
I have an in depth post about selling on Shopify, and I also talk a bit about Etsy. While it’s catered to selling printables, many of the tips in that post will help you with physical products, as well!
Here are some product ideas you can sell online:
- Custom cards and paper products, like party banners, invitations, and more!
- Jewelry like bracelets and earrings (you can even cut LEATHER with the Cricut Maker).
- Home decor items, like wreaths, wood signs, and coasters.
- Accessories like tote bags, iron-on t-shirts, and hair bows.
- Fabric products (because the Maker is actually a FABRIC CUTTING machine!) Create things like this fabric zipper pouch, fabric covered notebook, or Heat Transfer Vinyl Pillow cases.
And you can get creative with this. I’m sure there are so many other creative ideas you have waiting to be explored!
Sell Crafts and Products in Person
Are you better at working one-on-one? Or maybe you want an online store, but want to reach out to your community so you can make money with your Cricut?
Selling crafts and products in person can be a great way to get your name out there. People love putting a name and face to the business!
Make sure you do your research for the best craft fairs in your area. Some can be really lucrative, but others may not be the crowd for you.
But either way, it’s always a good idea to try things out, and you never know if your ideal customer is going to visit your booth!
See the list above for product ideas!
Sell Craft Kits
Selling finished crafts can be INCREDIBLY time consuming, and it’s not for everyone.
You can sell this online, in craft classes and workshops (see below), or my favorite idea is to sell a subscription box! That means, people will pay you EVERY month to get your unique craft kit.
You can sell kits from the list I mentioned above (jewelry, card making, wood signs, home decor, and more!)
I think this is a much more low key way to make money with your Cricut, so definitely look into it!
Teach Craft Classes and Workshops
I love teaching in person workshops! I don’t know how many times I’ve had requests for Cricut workshops, but since I already have an established business, it’s hard for me to find the time.
Plus, my readers are all over the world…but if you already have lots of crafty LOCAL friends, this could be a great start to making money with your Cricut.
The hardest part is finding a venue – you want to make sure it’s the right price, and that you’ll be able to fill all the seats to make a profit.
If you have it at your home, you need to get the proper licensing.
But you can also find companies that are looking for Cricut teachers (Michael’s Stores, for instance).
And this could totally be your only income if you play your cards right, but it could also be a great way to get people to buy your products, get them to your website, and create LOYAL customers and fans.
I still have people who read my blog after going to our workshop over 4 years ago (yep, I know who you are, friends!!)
So, how do I get started?
I know this can be overwhelming. I’ve given you a lot of options, but my best advice?
First, Start SIMPLE.
Take one idea, develop one product or a small product line, and focus on ONE social media platform.
Second, Create a BUSINESS PLAN.
I’m not talking a 20 page plan to share with your investors. I mean, find out how much this will cost, what do you want your profit to be? Develop a brand motto or how you want people to perceive your brand, and come up with a simple marketing strategy for your platform of choice.
And I must note that figuring out your profit margin is a MUST. Take into account the materials cost, shipping, portal fees (like Shopify, or website fees), and possible taxes (average about 30% of your revenue).
Third, Get LEGAL.
Once you have your plan, and you’ve CAREFULLY chosen a business name (for reals, I am still cringing about Strawberry Mommycakes), get your business licenses and tax ducks all in a row. I recommend getting someone that has a background in accounting or law to help you with this.
And fourth, You’ve Got This! Starting a business may not be easy, but it is SO incredibly rewarding.
Have questions about making money with your Cricut? Respond below, or feel free to contact me.
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