Other than making and selling quilting products to your customers, there are many ways that you can supplement your quilting business. Examples of these activities include conducting workshops, selling quilting supplies or providing quilting services to other quilters.
This is not only a great way to earn extra income for your business, but it's also a good place to promote your products. Apart from these, workshop is also a platform for you to share your quilting knowledge and experience. In fact, conducting workshop can be deemed to be one of your marketing activities.
Having said that, conducting workshops do require you to plan ahead, meaning you have to decide who are your target audience, the venue of the workshops, how should you attract participants and things like that.
Selling quilting supplies
Selling extra quilting supplies that you do not need can be lucrative since you normally buy it at lower price from wholesalers.
If you have your own website, you can choose to put it up for sale on your website, else you can sell it on ebay. Beside, advertising for sale on other quilting website is another option.
However, you have to evaluate whether the advertisement fee charged by the webmaster is reasonable.
Another cheaper way to sell your quilting supplies for your quilting business is to put up a qualified ad in your local paper. But the effectiveness is arguable since the readership of the paper is usually limited.
You can provide quilting service to other quilters who do not want to or do not have the time to make their own quilts. You need to have enough resources to handle this type of service.
There are many other ways of supplementing your quilting business income. You have to evaluate which one is more suitable for you.