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asketry and other wickerwork with raffia etc, appeal to many people. They
have many uses from storing stuff in the home to gifts for family and friends.
It's not a difficult skill to pick up, although it takes some time to get good
at it. Once you do though, there are endless ways to make money from it.
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To be successful in this money maker, you need to keep a good standard of workmanship.
Brightly colored designs have a wide appeal, but try to combine clever designs
with practical purposes. Study the market and offer your products on sale or
return to gift and novelty shops, stores, women's exchanges etc. Popular items
are lamp shades, baskets, mats, trays, footstools, hats, chair seats and backs.
There's no reason why you cannot have your own line of fine products that can
be sold as art pieces. Another way of making money from this hobby is to conduct
classes, teaching people how to produce simple basketry/canework items. If you're
particularly skilled and have a good way with people, you could always sell
yourself as a demonstrator where malls pay you to demonstrate your skills on
stage for craft promotions etc. This money maker is about using your creativity
to turn a simple hobby into money.