If you are a creative person who loves to work with your hands, you should consider turning this talent in to a business of sorts where you will be able to make small creative things and sell them online. You can do anything from creative handmade cards, gift boxes or even scrapbooking for people. In addition to this, you can even have creative unique tee shirts with quotations on them and so much more.
Make a list of all of the things that you can sell at the shop
The first thing you will need to do before you start your business would be to make a list of all of the things you know how to make and also everything that you are capable of making. You can use the internet for you to get inspiration on newer and more creative things as well. As an example, you can buy an inexpensive dry mount photo album and turn it in to something incredibly creative by adding glitter, colour and pictures on to it and you can then resell the same album for a lot more money.The key is to be as creative as you possibly can.
You can even offer to make photobooth photo albums where you can create the photo booth option itself. If you have a way of having a little office, you can have a photo booth where your clients can come in and take pictures instantly for the albums that you create. You have to be creative when you make your gifts so that you stand out from the rest and so that you give your customers a reason to choose you over the traditional gift shops around. You can even manage the little gift shop while you are working at your full time job so that you do not have to be too afraid of the business not making profits in the first few months.
When there is little risk, the business is more likely to succeed. Use this time to build up your brand and to make people recognize your brand and know who you are. You can choose to do this on social media or you can even have stalls at other events or even give out leaflets. Thus far however, social media has proven to be the best form of advertising and brand building because it costs so little for you to reach thousands of customers and in some cases, you can do it without spending a cent.