What small scale businesses can you start if you are a creative person

If you are a crafty or creative beginner entrepreneur here are some ideas you may want to look into, if you are thinking of turning your crafts into a small-scale business.

1. Photographer

You can set up a studio in your home and consider renting a commercial space as your business grows. You could be a photographer at weddings, birthdays, and family gatherings, or you could choose to dedícate yourself to taking photos of pets or new-born babies.

For this small-scale business, you’ll need professional lighting and camera equipment business.

Another option if you like photography and prefer to have a more flexible timetable, is to make money by taking pictures and selling them on stock photography sites.

2. Etsy store owner

Etsy is an easy-to-use platform with low selling fees and a quick storefront setup, where you can turn your crafting hobby into a small-scale business by selling homemade crafts or products. You can link your Facebook account to your Etsy store and make it simple to advertise and sell your products to a larger audience.

3. Custom gift creator

You can create custom gifts and sell them at craft shows or through dropshipping sites like Shopify. Anything you like doing can be sold at these places. Handmade ornaments, purses, knitted ítems, wooden toys or jewelry are some of the products you can make yourself. The start-up costs for this type of business are low and mostly consist of the supplies you need to make the products.

4. Graphic designer

If you have an eye for design, enjoy being creative, and have access to programs like Canva, Illustrator, or Photoshop, you could start a small business as a graphic designer. Many of these programs can be learned to use by seeing tutorials on YouTube or by investigating yourself. You can offer you services to small brands to start with and acquire experience before you move on to bigger clients 

5. Book designer

Another option if you have a knack for graphic design, is to use those skills to work as a book designer. Many authors love writing books but have no idea of how to design the cover or decide the layout. You can also include related marketing services like ad campaigns and social media graphics in the services you offer.

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