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How are Custom Pins used to Make Money?

Selling custom pins as a side hustle is fun to make some extra cash or even a full-time income.

PinProsPlus

June 11, 2020

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How are Custom Pins used to Make Money?

Selling custom pins as a side hustle is fun to make some extra cash or even a full-time income.

They don't require much in the way of start-up costs, but you can earn thousands of dollars from them if you get popular. To get started, study the market and the competition, define your niche, choose a reliable manufacturer, and set up an online shop.

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Create and sell your own brand of pins and other accessories

The custom pin market is growing as people realize that these pins can be used for more than just a lapel decoration during a convention. In fact, there are many ways for you to turn this trend into profit.

Creating your own brand of pins allows you to give people exactly what they're looking for. You will have complete control over the design, quality, and marketing strategy behind your pin line.

If you want to make the most money off your pins, you need to put a lot of time and effort into making them. That way, you can get many people interested! You'll also need to spread the word about them, so you'll have to set up your local presence and connect with influencers.

Research your competition

If you want to sell custom pins online or in your community, first look at what the competition is doing right. Is it clear who they're targeting? What types of custom pins do they make? Are they focusing on a specific theme? Research their products and how they market them. Then, create pins that are better than theirs.

If you want to compete with other sellers selling similar products, you'll have to focus on quality. If there isn't anything wrong with their products, but yours is slightly better or more unique, people will choose yours over theirs.

Define your niche  

Pop culture custom pins are some of the most popular ones available today. They are so popular because there are so many different options you have when it comes to choosing a theme for them. You can always look at the latest trends to find something hot that people will be willing to buy. If you want a good idea of what is hot and trending, take a look at all social media sites such as Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

Work with an experienced manufacturer.

Although it is not difficult to make money making custom pins, you have to get the design and production part of the process right first. If you get that part wrong, you will never profit from your pins.

An experienced custom pin manufacturer can help you create an original design, or you can create one on your own. Once you have decided what type of design you want to make and how you want to sell the pins, PinProsPlus can help you materialize your ambitions. We create the best custom pins of commercial value.

Figure out your market

Figure out your market and try to sell pins online. Pins have become very popular in recent years, and many people collect them because they are fun and whimsical. In addition, some people buy these pins as part of a fashion statement because they are beautifully designed and come in different colors and shapes. Find out where there is a demand for collectable pins (think about places such as comic conventions) and then create custom pins that can be sold at retail locations or on the Internet.

A website such as Etsy would be the best choice to sell custom pins.

A website such as Etsy would be the best choice to sell custom pins. It is a well-known site that many people look at. If you want to make a lot of money, you should use this site. After you upload your pictures and choose a price for your product, they will be listed on the website. This is where people will get their products. It does not cost anything to use this site, but there is a small fee for each transaction you make when someone buys your pins.

These are minimal fees so they won't take much out of your earnings. You can add whatever information you want to the description of your product, so people know what they are buying. You can also add prices and have different packages available by request.

Takeaway: Pins can be a great side hustle for those of you who have a love for crafting. Call us at (801) 544-1005 to get started.

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PinProsPlus

PinProsPlus

We live and breathe custom pins, coins, and patches. After over 20 years of experience in the custom promotional products industry, and creating custom pins for Adobe, Red Cross, Airbnb, Six Flags, and more, we know a thing or two. You could say we're experts, and we'd likely agree with you.

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