Do-it-yourself (DIY) products are a good option if you plan to start selling online without having to invest or outsource the products you sell. There are many options in the DIY category that you can make at home at a nominal cost and sell at a profitable price. The internet is a treasure trove of such ideas but it might get difficult to choose which item to make. So, how do you decide? A lot depends on your abilities and creative talent. Of course, identifying trends, and recognising customer needs are two basics that will help you make your final choice.
Let’s take a look at some ideas that you can try.Handcrafted accessories
: There is always a demand for fashionable jewellery. With a variety of strings, metals, beads, and stones available in the market, it is easy to start making unique pieces of ornaments. Invest your time in finding what works in the market through online search, trial and error, and you could build a profitable business by making accessories.Pottery
: For this venture, pottery classes could help you learn the craft. Once you know how to use the wheel, you’re good to go. You can create a wide range of products, from every day dinnerware to unique show-pieces. Start with the usual bowls and pots, and paint them in charming colors. You can find ample inspiration online, especially from rural Indian and Chinese artists.Bamboo and rope works
: It is surprising what some pliable bamboo sticks, rope, and glue can create. From containers to furniture to dolls, these inexpensive materials can be utilised for making attractive home utility items and toys.Plants and Terrariums
: Small plant pots are fast replacing the usual flower bouquets. With every urban individual becoming more environmentally conscious, selling good looking pots of tiny bamboo, bonsai, herbs, and flowering plants are becoming a trend. If you have some area for a nursery and little time to water these wonders of nature, you may just find takers to adorn their homes or gift their loved ones.
E-commerce has not only made buying easy, selling products has also become a cake-walk. The only thing you will need to decide is what to sell online, after which the online selling platform takes on the job. One such platform is Amazon, where you can get started
with just a few clicks. It will provide you with a vast global customer base and an array of seller support services, like fast shipping, secure payment gateways, and cash on delivery, to help you reach and connect with your buyers. All you will need to do is register with Amazon as a seller and watch your items fly out of your shelves.