In this digital age, it is easier than ever before to make some extra money from home. From using your writing skills to write online content to use the internet to sell your own stuff, there are many ways to use the internet to your advantage. With a rudimentary knowledge of digital marketing and the inner workings of social media, you can create a successful online business from home that can supplement your income or even become your main income stream.
How to Sell Your Stuff Online
If you are a crafter, furniture refinisher, knitter, seamstress, pretty much anything, there are multiple ways to sell your wares online with relative ease. The best place to start is to create a Facebook business page. You can do this for free and customize your page to reflect your individual taste and style.
You can regularly post content to your page, add images, videos, whatever you like to reach your target audience and customer base. A good step to take is to add a great image for your page photo; it is this image people will see when they first open your page or get a message from you. You will want to supply contact information as well as some ‘About’ info. The more clear your brand is, the better your success will be. People like to see a bit of who they are buying from, so if you have an appealing look and personality, use it. Big digital media trends are video posts, and that is partly because they are more personal and make more of an impression than regular written posts.
Linking Social Media Sites
Another great way to sell your stuff online is to link multiple social media platforms; this only increases your reach and spreads your brand farther afield. Having an Instagram account that features images of your products, a blog that features written descriptions of the creative process and who you are, and any other medium you can use can have a big impact on the success of your online business.
Connecting with other local crafters is also a good way to engage with your local online community and help each other by interlinking and connecting between multiple sites and individuals of common talents. You can help each other out by linking to each other’s sites and engaging with their online audience.
When it comes to selling your stuff online, don’t be afraid to get out there and try it out for yourself.