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  1. Great article. I love making stuff from scrapbooking to knitting to mosaic. You have given me some great ideas to ponder over.

    You are right to say it is difficult to make a lot of money simply by selling homemade items, but having a website where you can also sell other things could be very lucrative over the long term.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Michel, have you tried selling some of your handmade things? Thanks…

      1. No, I haven’t, as don’t have the time to devote to making things on a full-time basis, but it is something to do in the future when I retire.

  2. This is a great article – very detailed and easy steps to follow. I can’t imagine not being able to create their own craft business from the confines of their own home. I especially like your advice about not starting out too big – in today’s world, fads are in and out so fast that you don’t want to get stuck with over stock.

    I am not very crafty what other ideas could you suggest on how to make money from home?

  3. Jessica Hirschenhofer says:

    I really enjoyed this post about selling crafts from home. As someone who regularly makes handmade goods, this really opened my eyes to a marketing avenue I was largely unaware of. I knew that you could sell your crafts online but I didn’t really know how. Thank you for such an informative article! I think that I will definitely be trying this as an additional source of income!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Jessica, I hope it works out for you!

  4. Robert Allan says:

    Hello Stephan,

    This is a great article for those of us with a disability that keeps us at home.

    I know dozens of people who make ‘things’ and usually it’s just a way to pass the time. Something to fill in an hour or two and of course for the sheer enjoyment of creating something useful.

    If they knew all the opportunities to sell their creations, I’m sure they would jump at the chance to have this little bit of financial independence.

    I will point them in the direction of this article asap.

    Have a great day and in the new year ahead.

    Regards,

    Robert Allan

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Robert!

  5. angelce903 says:

    Hello, I really like your niche, it’s very original and clear you want to help people. Perhaps you’ve heard this a lot but I really mean it. Starting a business for disabled people reminds me of a story I read about a disabled man in some Napoleon Hill book. When you are disabled, you can benefit from the time you have to practice visualization and become a better action-taker. Thanks for the post!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Angel!

  6. Even though I am not disabled, I am a single full time dad and the older my child gets, the more I see how working from home would be a better fit for me. I am not that into crafts but after reading this post, it’s something I want to try. This article is very well written and completely holds a person’s attention with all the good, well laid out advice and instructions. I feel this is a great site to get disabled individuals pointed in the right direction. So inspiring, thank you!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      And thank you!

    2. Melissa Williams says:

      This is an awesome site. There is so much helpful information here. I have been searching for options out there in order to make some extra money. I’m disabled and have been for 5 years. Not being able to work seems so foreign for me. But I’m grateful and blessed. I’m really considering doing some crafts but would also like something more, like with hourly pay. My best as I call it is also clearing out. My oldest two are in college, my son is a Junior in high school and my baby girl is in 7th grade. But I do love doing crafts!

      1. Thanks for the compliment Melissa! Appreciate it 🙂

  7. Hi a very informative article with lots of great info in starting out.
    I am myself creating crafts,the one thing i have learnt is you never stop learning and its fun.

    Shared to facebook,a valuable source of info.

    Thank you.

  8. Hi, Stephen. I, too, am one suffering from (or dealing with) an invisible illness. For me, it’s chronic migraines, something that no one else can see or feel, when I’m experiencing them, but me. Actually, even I can’t see it; I can only feel it.

    I like your idea and what you’ve conveyed, especially you’re closing thought–that making money online, whether it’s from selling crafts or from any other means, requires work and commitment. I recently heard elsewhere that it also takes something called the three P’s: patience, persistence and passion.

    Thanks for the post and for the video. Keep up the good work and best of success.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Kevin!

  9. Hi Stephan, first off I’d like to say that I love the focus of your blog!  I’m not actually disabled, but I do think there is definitely a need for this information.  This post about selling crafts online is great.  I have a few acquaintances that would like to do this type of thing but they just have no idea how to go about it.  This post is a great step by step how-to resource that I think anyone could follow and manage to get themselves started with selling crafts online.   Thanks for the info.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Mary!

  10. ​Great Article Stephan, I You also need basic protective gear when making soap. I used to have an Artfire site about 10 years ago, it did quite well, but i started another job and it was more or less forgotten about.

    There are many good ideas you can come up with to make things, and you have listed some very good outlets for anyone wanting to become a crafty home worker. Some people have gone on to have a fully established business employing people from just starting with an idea on Etsy or Artfire.

  11. Thank you for your great tips & many resources, I hadn’t heard of. Are we, (disabled under age 55) required to report, each & every dollar earned? Is it legal to earn, an occasional, sporadic, $50-$150 while disabled? I don’t want to see anyone get into trouble. Can’t people lose SSD income due to earning money without reporting it? Thanks for all you do! Stay blessed.

    1. Hi Deandra, I’m glad you find the site helpful. To answer your question, so long as don’t exceed $880 per month, you’re in the clear. Please refer to this source. Hope that helps!

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