Your Cricut machine has so many possibilities — including being a source of income! Come learn How to Make Money with a Cricut Machine!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Have you ever wondered, “Can I make money with my Cricut?” The answer is YES!! You absolutely can! I know people that have active full time businesses selling products made with their Cricut machine and I know people that just sell holiday crafts made with their Cricut on the side when they need a little extra money! The possibilities are really endless and can be whatever you want or need them to be!
MAKING MONEY WITH CRICUT
I believe there are 4 initial steps in learning How to Make Money with your Cricut by getting prepared to sell products that you make with your Cricut machine!
- First, decide what you want to sell! There are so many different types of items and I’ll go through a ton of ideas with you below! BUT, the main thing I want to stress is that you need to make sure that whatever you decide to sell is something that you love making! Something that gets your creative juices flowing and makes you excited to create it over and over again!
- Second, make sure you are careful and pay attention to licensing and copyright. You don’t want to steal someones exact design or sell something that has a copyright on it! Without a doubt, this will come to haunt you!
- Third, decide where you want to sell the item! There are several different avenues depending on your location. I’ll also share some ideas of places to sell items below!
- And lastly, prepare yourself for the ins and the outs of running a business — figuring price points for your products with consideration of your materials and accessories costs and shipping costs. Remember, that not all customers will be nice! Be ready to deal with some unhappy and unreasonable buyers. What’s your return policy? How many days will you need to to make and ship the item? Etc.
Let’s now dive into those 4 areas a bit more!
THINGS TO MAKE AND SELL WITH CRICUT
The different items that you can sell with your Cricut machine are really endless! The following items are just scratching the surface on ideas of things that you can make and sell with either a Cricut Explore Air 2 or a Cricut Maker.
Let’s start by going through some items that could be made with both the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker! These ideas are just to get you brainstorming and/or inspired to create something similar!
CRICUT T-SHIRTS IDEAS
DIY t-shirts made with Iron On are probably one of the most popular items I see being sold! Generally they’re just witty or clever words and sayings! If you’re going to be making any projects from Iron On or Infusible Ink, I would check in the EasyPress 2 or even a Heat Press!
If you have a passion for highly visited vacation spots, tv shows or movies, you may have a found a niche! I have seen a lot of shops that focus on just one of these areas that do really well!
OTHER IRON ON PROJECTS:
PROJECTS MADE WITH CRICUT VINYL
INFUSBILE INK PROJECTS:
CRICUT MAKER PROJECTS TO SELL
There are some types of projects that can only be made with a Cricut Maker, because they require the use of Maker Tools that the Explore Air 2 can’t support. These projects generally include fabric, leather, aluminum, chipboard, etc.
Here are some examples of projects that can only be made on the Cricut Maker!
Signs can be made using several techniques! If you have the Cricut Maker, you can incorporate materials like basswood, balsa wood, chipboard and aluminum. If you’re wanting to work with Basswood for your business, I suggest checking out Everyday Jenny! She’s got some great posts making signs with Basswood!
CRICUT MAKER JEWELRY
SEWING PROJECTS MADE ON THE CRICUT MAKER
You can also check out my Cricut Gift Guide for a ton of other ideas!
DESIGNING PROJECTS TO SELL
There are several ways to design projects to make and sell!
- Cricut Design Space — One of my favorite features about Cricut Design Space is Cricut Access! Cricut Access gives you access to 100,000’s of images, 1000’s of ready-made-projects and hundreds of fonts! It is a paid membership that you can get for as low as $7.99/month. You can also design projects from scratch within Cricut Design Space too!
- Upload SVG, PDF or JPG Files — If you’re comfortable designing in an outside program like Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Cricut Design Space allows you to upload SVG, PDF or JPG files into Design Space to cut.
THE CRICUT ANGEL POLICY
If you’re new to design, then I highly suggest you start by design items found within Cricut Design Space that fall under the Cricut Angel Policy. For a full understanding of what is included in the policy, click over to the Cricut website and ready it carefully. But, to summarize:
- Most Cricut Fonts and Images are included in the Cricut Angel Policy — but not all.
- You can sell up to 10,000 completed project annually using Cricut artwork. And this cannot be done under a mass production.
- Each finished product that incorporates any Copyright Material must be conspicuously marked with the notice: “Includes Copyright Material of Cricut.” This notice should be placed in a reasonable size and location on the items, or on tags or labels for such items.
- Are Cricut fonts in the Cricut Image Library Subscription are included in the Angel Policy.
- The Cricut Angel Policy does not include licensed content that is for sale in Design Space. Walt Disney Company (Disney Consumer Products, Inc.), Sesame Workshop, Hello Kitty (Sanrio, Inc.), Warner Bros. (DC Comics, c/o Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc.), Martha Stewart, Kirstie Allsopp (BBC Worldwide Limited), Entertainment One UK Limited, Nickelodeon (Viacom International, Inc.), and Boys Scouts of America characters and images MAY NOT be reproduced and sold.
As a reminder, all images that are part of the Cricut Image Library Subscription are covered by the Angel Policy. Other images that are not part of your Cricut Image Library Subscription may be licensed content that is subject to Third Party Rights Restrictions.
Also, make sure that your project is not marked public in Design Space if it is something you don’t want to share. When you’re saving your design and naming it, just make sure the box next to ‘Public’ is NOT marked!
WHERE CAN YOU SELL CRICUT CRAFTS
The is key to making your business successful is finding buyers! There a lot of avenues to sell your products! Here are some to consider:
- Facebook Marketplace
- Facebook Groups – make sure you have permission from the group moderator.
- Local Craft Fair or Farmers Market – If you can’t afford your own booth, team up with other small shops!
- Instagram – be active on your Instagram and InstaStories! I’ve seen InstaShops be very successful!
- Your Own Website – if you have the means, you could set up your own website. I suggest building your business for a while, prior to investing in this.
- Sell in local small shops – If you have local boutiques, go in and ask if they’ll allow you to sell items in their shop. They generally ask for a portion of the profit, but can sell at a hire price point than you you could online!
ORDER CRICUT SUPPLIES
Now that you are feeling motivated, are you ready to take on a new business? Do you feel you learned How to Make Money with your Cricut?
Make sure that you’re ready to get going by stocking up on your Cricut Supplies! I share all the details about Cricut Consumables and Accessories in this post ‘What Cricut Supplies Should I Buy?” Head on over and check it out!
EDUCATIONAL CRICUT POSTS
Make sure you feel educated and ready to create with your Cricut machine and Design Space!
- Everything You Need to Know about the EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress 2 Questions ANSWERED
- Tips for Using Iron On Vinyl
- Everything You Need to Know about the Cricut Rotary Blade
- Cricut Knife Blade 101
- How to Apply Iron On Designs
- How to Use Cricut Patterned Iron On
- All about the Cricut Maker
As the new year approaches, this is the perfect time to sets some goals! What do you want to accomplish this upcoming year?
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