Making a living doing what you love is the dream. And Etsy is a great place to start selling your handmade products.
But what should I sell?
In this article, you will see 53 trending product inspirations on Etsy that are beginner-friendly to start.
If you love to get some inspirations to get into selling on Etsy, you will love this article.
Make your customers feel good with self care products like candles, skin care and floral tea. A curated box like this makes a great gift for customers themselves.
More people started journaling. Instead of a generic themed journal, try selling journals for specific niches like wellness, fitness, affirmation, etc.
Instead of buying the finished products, people nowadays like learning how to craft and create themselves. Sell DIY craft kits for them with raw materials and instructions.
Because of the pandemic, we are staying home more than ever. Products which help you keep your living space tidy and organised have high demand. Tap into this niche by offering drawer organiser, kitchen labels and handmade shelvings like this:
Self care will be a running trend in 2022. Allow your potential customer to pamper themselves with body care products like bath salt, massaging oil.
Encourage customers to embrace who they are fully. It can be clothing, accessories, stickers, or pins like this:
Baby gifts and toys are always in demand. Make sure it's cute, colourful and kid friendly.
One of the ever-green categories on Etsy. Personalised jewelry is perfect for gifts. One thing to consider is to have the packaging gift ready which you can learn in this jewelry packaging guide.
Increasing number of Etsy customers care about the environment and the problems with fast fashion. Tackle both of these problems with handmade clothing using sustainable materials like bamboo and linen.
One of the more beginner-friendly niches on Etsy if you are good with technology. Customise digital products like wall arts and prints like this couple name print is popular on Etsy. Check out more digital product ideas here.
More and more people work from home in recent years. Allow them to make their work space more efficient and personal.
Retro is making a comeback, especially in the younger generation. Create home decor and homeware with a retro vibe.
Veganism is gaining popularity because of ethical and environmental reasons. Tap into this market with vegan accessories with vegan materials like this wallet:
People love their pets and treat them like family. Offer them gifts for their pets like accessories and treats.
Bringing nature indoors with nature themed home decor. It's not only limited to real plants, but also plant related decor like this for low maintenance.
Create something special and personalised for couples. Jewelry and digital arts are the two most popular niches here.
People appreciate authentic, genuine art from different cultures. Think about creating art pieces from your own culture.
Similar to nature themed home decor, furniture using natural materials is also gaining traction. Materials like wood, rattan and bamboo are great for handmade furniture.
Similarly, people are looking for craft supplies like fabric and yarn. If you are close to a source of any of the craft supplies, it may be a good idea to brand them and sell them.
Face mask is here to stay. The demand has been very high since the start of the pandemic. Try offering printed masks that are unique and can't be found in other marketplaces.
Make something personal so that people can buy for their friend's or family's wedding. One way is to learn how to use Photoshop actions to create a unique digital art like this one:
Parents love to dress up their children. Craft cute accessories targeted for babies to capture a share of this popular market.
Digital wall art and prints is a popular niche on Etsy. Think about how you can niche down and create something with your own unique style.
Buying printed invitations could be expensive. Make designs like this so that customers can edit and print themselves to save costs.
Lightroom is a popular photo editing app. Presets are a one-click solution with multiple adjustment so that customers can get the look they want quickly. The app is free to download and start using.
One of the most popular niches on Etsy. The market can be a bit saturated, but you can niche down to serve a specific sub-market better than the existing competition.
Almost everyone uses at least one social media platforms. Create designs that customers can quickly edit and use to enhance their social media presence.
More time at home means more time to cook and bake. Baking supplies especially those that are personalised are gaining demand.
Gift wrapping paper is a great way for customers to express themselves. Create designs that are hard to find elsewhere to stand out on Etsy.
An ever-green category on Etsy. Customers love crystals' natural beauty and fascinated by their metaphysical properties. Tap into it by searching for underserved sub-niche.
Allow and encourage customers to better themselves by creating growth worksheets, checklist and journals.
Vintage revival is real. Give your modern take on the niche and create clothing and accessories that appeals to Etsy customers.
Wedding is expensive, including the bride's and bridemaid's accessories. Many people come to Etsy to look for cheaper alternatives that don't compromise on style.
In this relatively saturated niche, create personalised prints with your own unique take to capture customers.
Seasonal and holiday gifts are a great way to further increase a shop's sales, but it's not recommended to build your entire shop on only those items as the demand is not stable.
Companies like Printful and Printify allow you to upload your own design, and they help you print it on products and ship directly to customers. It greatly reduce your cost for buying the equipment yourself, but the downside is that the profit margin is lower.
People keep themselves fit and healthy by working out, both at the gym or at home. Fitness items like gym clothes, yoga mat, and gym towels are good ways to enter the market.
Yoga is a huge industry, and many Etsy users are into yoga. Other than yoga mat and yoga pants, a printable like this is also popular.
Made popular by brands like Lush, bath bombs or bath frizzers is a great product to create and sell if you create unique flavours or shapes.
Staying motivated is a struggle for most people. Some of them look for a simple print that can both decorate the space and give them that little encouragement.
Upcycled jewelry and accessories are not just homemade projects any more. If they are elevated like this one, it can be a great conversation starter for customers.
Vegan and cruelty free makeup are more natural and better for the environment. Pinterest is a great resource for recipes of how to create them.
Coasters don't have to be boring. Create them with unusual materials like this one to stand out:
Fabric like recycled cotton, hemp and linen are great for making tote bags.
Create impactful social movement items like posters and clothing. Make sure it's something that you believe in.
Budgeting and tracking finances are difficult. Solve that problem by creating planners and worksheets that can help customers.
Many people long to travel again. Satisfy their craving by creating travel related gifts like this one:
Dinnerware can allow people to express their personality on the dining table. Create something that can't be found in big retail shops like this rustic bowl and plate set.
Some parents opt for homeschooling their kids. Design informative posters to help them with the process.
Suncatchers 'catch' sunlight and reflects it, creating colourful iridescent lights in the room. It's gaining popularity and crafting your own can be a good business idea.
Craft projects can keep kids busy at home while encourage their creativity. Something colourful and easy to follow would be best.
Unique wreath like this succulent one can really stand out on Etsy. Think of different materials, shapes and colours for a wreath design.
Funny jewelry items like this miniature cheese stick earrings is a great conversation starter for customers.
Do you have a handmade product that you want to sell? Are you excited to have your own Etsy shop?
I'm excited for you too! I've written this simple guide to take you through the steps to open your new Etsy shop.