Welcome all you happy people out there in the world, in this guide we are going to be looking at the crafting niche and how we can create a tiny little website around it that can make us passive income. The best part is this guide is adaptable and can help you make smarter choices when you are beginning.
So you want to start a crafting site? Let’s jump right into it.
Creating a Crafting website has been the first step of millions of entrepreneurs around the world. Each one repeating the same steps as the last in hopes of success and many find out they fail.
It is those entrepreneurs that are the most ambitious and creative that find themselves at the top. I’m telling you this so you can always remember to be unique, honest and helpful. If you provide those three things in your business you will increase your chances of success by far.
Let’s just get some things out the way.
The term “crafting” on a scale of one to ten in terms of difficulty to rank for is about an eleven. This term is locked down heavily with millions upon millions of dollars behind it.
With knowing we are going to struggle to rank for broad terms like “crafting” we know we have to focus on the out skirts, the fringe of niche to have a chance at gaining natural organic traffic.
I personally believe that starting in the area where a user is just curious about the niche, and slowly build up from there.
Why start with early consumer information? To keep it simple it’s a lot easier. But it has the ability to adapt into something big over time. The main goal is to nurture your new readers into life long readers and customers. You can do this by providing incredible value to your audience and asking for an email in return, and once you have their email you now have a point of contact forever, or at least until they change it or unsubscribe to you.
The first thing we have to do is find a sub niche or a “micro niche” within the Crafting Industry. Once we have found something that we can believe in and put effort in we have a potential winning combination.
How many crafting niches are there?
Well, to put it simple, it’s more than I could care to count. Just know there is plenty of room for new growth and ideas. If you plan to offer great content this community will welcome you with open arms.
Picking a Crafting Niche: List of Crafting Sub Niches and Crafting Micro Niches
Below are a few craft niches you can select from, our goal is to update this often so you can get started fast.
If you don’t’ see a crafting niche you are passionate about let us know we are always curious about other areas people can find their passions in.
- DIY Beer Making
- Arts and crafts
- Crafts for Kids
- Crafts for Holidays
- Crafts for Students
- Decorative art
- Home Decor ( Check out our extensive guide )
We will add more to this list very soon, so check back often.
Best Type of Crafting Content for Your Blog
The best type of content for crafting content is most certainly going to be visual. People
Create content for your crafting niche by using:
- Video Tutorials
- Video Reviews of the tools you use to help others
- How-to guides with pictures and detailed steps
- Ideas and Inspiration (Pictures and Videos)
No matter the content it is still important to make sure that your content is consistent and provides value.
Best Way to Monetize a Crafting Niche Website
Once you create a craft website you are going to want to monetize it,
A few of the most common ways to monetize a website:
- Affiliate Marketing
- eCommerce Store
If you aren’t sure how to implement these monetization methods you can learn a lot by just Googling them. The easiest one right out of the gate would be advertising, or publisher programs like Google AdSense.
Create Your Own Craft Shop Website
If you want to sell your crafts, creating a webstore is going to be the first step.
You can use existing platforms like:
- WordPress WooCommerce
If you are new to managing and maintaining a website I would recommend you go for a simplified solution tailored to eCommerce, more specifically one that aligns with your goals and ambitions.
Of the list above I highly recommend to use Etsy, Etsy seems to be a product that is highly targeted towards those that are in the crafts and homemade niche.
Crafting Niche Affiliate Marketing
The thing about crafting is that it’s going to need supplies in one shape or another. This means you have an opportunity of recommending where to buy the materials and earn an affiliate commission.
Crafting Niche Affiliate Marketing Programs
Crafting niche affiliate programs allow you to passive income by monetizing your content with highly targeted offers and recommendations.
Imagine writing a detailed tutorial with links to purchase all the products you are using, if a reader does so to follow along then you will earn a small commission of their purchase.
List of Crafting Niche Affiliate Marketing Programs
- Hobby Lobby
- A Cherry on Top
Sponsor Your Craft Website
Once you establish yourself and your crafting websites brand, you can start to ask for sponsorships.
Your sponsors can come from a multitude of different areas and do not have to directly relate to your topic, just be a good fit to your readers.
Sponsorships are the hardest form of monetization to get when we are beginning our blogs. It should never be expected unless you are well established already in other industries that could correlate to them.
Just remember, you can always have a page that allows others to see your sponsorship requirements and what is entailed by sponsoring you and your crafting website. If you have a good value proposition you may find yourself with sponsor request.
Promoting Your Niche
Promoting a craft niche is a bit easier than most niches. The world opens up to you if you start to utilize social media correctly with promotion of your content.
Share your content ideas on social media:
- Pinterest – Best Niche for Crafts
- Facebook – Page and Groups – Get Inspired and Inspire Others
- TikTok – Short videos of you making a craft drive engagement
To Sum it Up
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