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Now you can probably tell from my screen name that I make soap. It started off as a hobby that errr....got out of control. It is now my full time business. However you have to start somewhere. Do you have a make things, knit, sew, crochet? There is money to be made even in these hard economic times.....people are really looking to get back to basics. If you have a talent and havent tried selling it, look at etsy or ebay. On etsy people even sell baked goods.




i wish i had a talent of making something to sell to make money...

Im in such a hard place right now and am about to get married and im getting really scared..

How do you make soap? hehe :D

Sub: #1 posted on Sat, 11/15/2008 - 18:17

abbytroyer52107-d1 abbytroyer52107-d1

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Thanks for letting me know about esty.com. I love baking and it is a hobby of mine. I was wondering how to get started as a side business. Thanks you so much.

Sub: #2 posted on Mon, 11/17/2008 - 17:13

jeoestreich jeoestreich

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Thanks for the tidbit. I am going to recommend this to my wife for her to sell her jewelry.

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 11/24/2008 - 17:49

cs0khunter82 cs0khunter82

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thanks for the info, I'll look into it!

Sub: #4 posted on Tue, 11/25/2008 - 08:24

smo65d11 smo65d11

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that is really good info, thank you so much! :)

Sub: #5 posted on Thu, 12/04/2008 - 06:15

bea2ls bea2ls
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i myself have dabbled a little in the craft ideas and im not very crafty but i do make cross-stich blankets and other things the problem is alot of times people dont want to pay you for what you have involved in materials let alone the time you spend making it. But then again that is just my experience. If you can find something that you can make cheaply and sell it for more Its a great idea. I also used to make hemp braclets and necklaces and sold them on ebay in bulk until another gentleman started buying them in bulk through china and under cut me. I couldnt make them for what he was selling them for. But some people do very well with this! you just got to find what people want to buy.

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:29

love_my_things love_my_things

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Thanks for the info. It is a very useful website and I have a lot friends who have some good skills and who are in need of money.

I will definitely forward this website url to them so that they can make their hobbies and interest get them the much needed extra money in these times specially!

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 02/09/2009 - 04:29

safdar168 safdar168

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I crochet (and I'm actually pretty decent at it), but I don't know how much money I'd make. I would think it would be harder to use your hobbies to make money now with the economy being so bad. Honestly, I wouldn't pay for anyone else's homemade soap or stuff, because we're so focused on saving our money, but it's a nice idea.

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 10:30

regbyandjulie regbyandjulie

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Oh my, SOAPLADY...to be honest, I always thought you were just into watching soap operas or something! LOL
:lol:

What a great thread - thanks for starting it!

We have some local gift shops that specialize in homemade items - I'm going to be making up some samples of country/primitive craft items I do to show them soon.

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 16:22

SUEBEEHONEY70 SUEBEEHONEY70
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Giggles!! Havent watched a soap in years! Most days I am up to my elbow in oils, butters or waxes!

Sub: #10 posted on Thu, 04/23/2009 - 16:24

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