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What is DIY?

DIY stands for “do it yourself”, without hiring professionals or relying on external assistance. DIY encompasses a wide range of activities, including home improvement, crafts, repairs, modifications, and creative projects. 

DIY projects are often motivated by a desire to save money, customize or personalize an item or space, develop new skills, or simply enjoy the process of creating something with one’s own hands. And someone else creates DIY products not only for themselves, but also for sale.

DIY culture has been greatly facilitated by the Internet, where you can find online tutorials and videos. And on the forums, find a community of like-minded people who can share their experience and knowledge.

What DIY items can be made?

  • Furniture. You can build or repurpose furniture pieces like shelves, tables, chairs, or even a bed frame.
  • Home decor. Create personalized home decorations such as wall art, photo frames, decorative pillows, or flower arrangements.
  • Clothing and accessories. Make your own clothing items like dresses, skirts, or shirts. You can also create accessories like jewelry, bags, or hats.
  • Crafts. Engage in various craft projects such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing. You can make blankets, scarves, stuffed animals, or decorative items.
  • Gardening. Construct raised garden beds, planters, or trellises for your plants. You can also create terrariums or vertical gardens.
  • Cosmetics and skincare products. Make your own natural skincare products, lip balms, or bath bombs using ingredients like essential oils, herbs, and natural oils.
  • Gifts. Create personalized gifts for your loved ones, such as custom-made photo albums, handmade candles, or homemade preserves.

Where to sell DIY goods online?

  • Etsy is a well-known online marketplace specifically designed for handmade, vintage, and craft supplies. It has a large community of DIY sellers and attracts customers looking for unique, handmade products.
  • eBay is a general ecommerce platform that allows you to sell a wide range of products, including DIY goods. You can set up your own online store or list items for auction-style bidding.
  • Amazon Handmade is a marketplace within Amazon dedicated to handmade products. It provides a platform for artisans and makers to sell their DIY goods to a large customer base.
  • Ecwid is an ecommerce platform that allows you to set up your own online store. It provides various features and customization options, making it suitable for selling DIY goods.
  • Facebook Marketplace is a popular platform for selling a wide variety of products, including handmade and DIY items. You can list your goods for sale and reach potential customers in your local area.
  • Instagram can be a powerful platform for promoting and selling DIY goods. You can create a business account, showcase your products through high-quality photos, and direct customers to purchase through your website or other platforms.

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