Customized Quilts and Crafts
Quilts and crafts may not be items within the “need" category, but if you have proficient quilting and crafting skills, you can offer customized products that become desirable items for home décor and gifts. By specializing in a service such as adding imprinted photos to quilts, pillows, wall hangings, and bags, you can create a niche market that people find appealing.
You can also customize items by making them according to customer specifications, according to their preferred colors, sizes, and designs. Again, this makes your products exceptional among others available. You may also want to consider offering combined deals, such as a lap quilt with coordinating pillow, or a tote bag with a smaller cell phone holder.
Several online venues provide marketing avenues for handmade products. Etsy and Bonanzle are two such websites that offer free or low cost opportunities for you to sell your products. You may also want to consider having your own website. GoDaddy.com is one of the best known and lowest cost domain registrars, as well as offering web hosting packages. Ryan-Willis, the previously mentioned entrepreneur with the candle making business, also offers website hosting options through her Stone Alley Hosting home business.