If you have ever had the desire to make money out of your busy fingers, there has never been a better time. Handcrafted products have not enjoyed this level of popularity in decades. With a significant shift in buying habits, many people now enjoy giving handmade gifts as they seem more personal and thoughtful — even when made by somebody else. The idea of cottage industries is also experiencing a rise in recent years, with many people favouring to shop with independent retailers for many ethical reasons, along with the fact that they know that someone’s livelihood depends on each sale.
Websites such as Etsy have given small and independent craft business a platform on which to make a living, and there are some very successful businesses operating off of it. Thus, if you have a passion for a craft that you want to share with the world, now is the best time to make some money from your talents.