Amazing Cricut Projects to Make and Sell for Profit!
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Get inspired by this list of great things to make and sell with a Cricut so you can start making money with your Cricut machine!
If you own a Cricut or other die cutting machine, you might be wondering if you could make a little extra money with it. The answer is Yes!
There are a ton of people who make a good amount of money selling personalized party favors, vinyl decals, signs, pillows, cake toppers, really anything. I actually first started out by selling handmade items.
If you are wondering what the best cutting machine for a small business is, I might be a little biased since I only have ever owned Cricuts. But I have owned three over the past 8 years or so!
Which Cricut is Best to Start a Business With?
So, now between the different lines of Cricut cutting machine, which one is best to start a craft business with? There’s not really a clear answer because it really depends on what you want to make and sell.
A Cricut Explore Air 2 will give you the most bang for your buck. The price point is about $100 cheaper than the Cricut Maker line and you can make the most profitable things to sell with the Explore line (like custom shirts, vinyl decals, stickers, personalized tumblers, etc.).
If you have a little bit more in your budget and want to be able to make all the things to sell then a Cricut Maker or Cricut Maker 3 is your best bet since it can engrave, cut fabric, cut thin wood, and so much more.
If you are wanting to make smaller items like labels, cards, coasters, name decals then a Cricut Joy can definitely get you started making some extra money!
When you first get a Cricut you will definitely need to make a bunch of projects to get to know your machine and what you can make for people. You want to make sure you can make something well before you promise it to a client!!
1. One of the main obstacles when learning to use a Cricut is figuring out Cricut Design Space. Luckily I have a ton of tutorials on how to use Cricut Design Space to conquer the program quickly.
If you need help getting started in Cricut Design Space, make sure to browse through my CDS 101 series.
I also suggest finding something that you love to make to sell. Selling the same thing over and over again can get tiring but if you love it, it won’t be so much a job as still a fun hobby.
2. Once you have finalized the Cricut projects you want to sell, you’ll need to figure out pricing. Honestly, pricing handmade items was one of the hardest parts for me. There is a great article on how to price homemade crafts here.
3. Then you’ll need to find somewhere to sell your Cricut crafts. Depending on your personality, you can look into selling at local craft fairs or farmer markets or selling in an online shop.
Facebook has a ton of great local make and sell sites you can find, or you can set up your own Facebook site to sell on or you can set up an Etsy shop.
5. Learn about the laws in your city and state on what kind of licenses you might need to make and sell crafts with a Cricut. There are also laws, called the Cricut Angel Policy, when it comes to using images in Cricut Access to make money. Using your own designs or buying SVG files with commercial-use licenses is the best way to go!
Ok, so now that we went over a little on how get with a Cricut craft business, I rounded up some easy Cricut crafts you can make to sell. All of these crafts are linked to a step by step tutorial so click on “Continue Reading” to hop on over to the tutorial.
Things to Make and Sell with a Cricut
There really are thousands of Cricut projects to sell, but let's look at some of the most popular that will be profitable. Check out each individual blog post for full step by step directions on how to make these Cricut projects to sell.
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