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Old 09-29-2010, 11:32
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Default How much can you make in this hair bow business?

I'm not sure if this is too personal of a question but I was just curious as to how much others make selling bows and hair accessories. Sales have really picked up for me this last month on Etsy and I think I am going to make about $500 this month. I'm super excited since I used to make less than $150 each month. I've spent more time on my shop and products and have relisted more. Not sure what the difference is. Maybe I'm investing more time in it? Anyway, I was just curious as to how much others make. I'm sure $500 is small potatoes for some of you. LOL. But I'm very excited. Just wondering what the possibilities are. Please share if you feel comfortable. And I would spend more time doing this but I have 3 kids and 2 of them are not in school full time so my time is limited. Next year I plan to do more.
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I think you're going to find everyone has a huge range of what they make from just a few hundred to over 100K. I myself am projecting making about 6k this year.
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$500 a month is great! My sales are mostly seasonal and most come from craft shows. Website sales are usually always under $500 a month for me so you are doing a great job.
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I am right about 11k this year. I am guessing right about 15k for the entire year. That is boutiques and shows, no internet sales.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:07
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I think you're going to find everyone has a huge range of what they make from just a few hundred to over 100K. I myself am projecting making about 6k this year.
Over 100K making bows?? Wow, didn't know that was possible.
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My website sales are a little slow of late and Etsy...well, I'm closing that one down. But, I do great with craft shows throughout the year!! That's honestly where I make the most of my money. Oh, and I'm getting a lot more hits off of my FB Fan Page too.

Sounds like you are doing very well with Etsy, so stick with it!! Great job!!
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That is awesome for you guys! I'm just starting and still working on my technique. But I'm starting to work on my projections a bit.
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You can make unlimited amounts depending how much creativity you put into it. If you manage to crack through the competition online there is big money there but like I said, there is ton's of competition.
My sales have all been on the ground through friends repping for me, etc. If your diligent you can make more than a couple thou. a month. BUT the more you sell the more you have to make, Surprise, Surprise! Thats where I found myself not wanting more business because of the time it takes to make this stuff!
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