If you already have a full-time job that does not make enough money and you are looking for a way to earn some extra money while putting your creative talents to work you may want to consider starting up a small home business with things like greeting cards, invitations, decorations, gift boxes and other things that you love making. You could start by going on line and learning new and modern techniques for making such things and experimenting a little with these different techniques. After you have mastered a few, you will want to take some creative pictures of the things that you have made and put up pictures online with the prices of them. Ask all of your friends on your own Facebook and Twitter pages to help you by liking and sharing your posts.
Items for events
As your business grows, you may consider targeting events and even weddings to sell your products to. You may create your own creative marriage invites and advertise them to brides who are currently planning their weddings by sharing on your Facebook page.
Buying wedding invitations from a wedding store is likely to cost future bride a lot of money and therefore they will be grateful when they see the beautiful handmade cards created by you at a significantly lower cost.
In addition to wedding invites you may even consider hand making wedding decorations that you will be able to sell brides and grooms as an entire wedding package.
Dare to be different
What you need to remember is that there are many big businesses out there trying to make money off weddings and therefore there are a thousand different options that your bride and groom have to choose from. It is important for you to make your decorations look different and unique so that brides and grooms will feel tempted to buy your products at a lower cost than to go out to a wedding shop and spend extra money on getting the same decorations that everyone else is using.
Use everyday items to decorate your venue
One great idea is to use everyday items such as local in-season flowers and bird cages to decorate your client’s venue instead of hiring a professional wedding decorator. This will not only make your clients wedding look unusual but you will also be saving them a lot of money in the process as wedding florist & decorators charge exorbitant amounts for their services. The key is to try and make a mark for yourself by taking lots of pictures and sharing them online with your logo.