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How To Start Your Own Jewelry Business From Home - 7 Tips Selling Your Jewelry

Updated on December 9, 2013
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Starting Your Own Business and Selling Your Wholesale Jewelry From Home

Love jewelry? It's time to start your own jewelry business from home. Needing money and figuring how to get money is on most of our minds today. The subject of selling quality jewelry may be far from thought. But I had an epiphany and wanted to share it with you. I have tested my theory and is now writing this article.

I have owned salons in the past before retiring for health reasons and have enjoyed writing and learning. I have even set up a Extra Income Online blog with numerous ways to make money online and off.

Making money with costume jewelry business was so far in the back of my mind I now feel silly for not thinking about this sooner. You see for years when I was in the salon we carried beauty products and jewelry because we knew the clients needed, wanted or just had to have it. The jewelry was the latter!

I allowed clients to tell me what they wanted more of. The income from selling jewelry was consistent through every season. We even sold out a few times during Mothers Day and the Christmas season!

I took if for granted but not anymore. Jewelry is the accessory that makes an outfit complete. The right jewelry has the power to make a person feel phenomenal with a tee and jeans. The best jewelry will pay your bills and sell itself.

Starting Your Own Wholesale Jewelry Business From Home

Anyone can sell jewelry with the right tools. All you need is ambition and your jewelry! You can actually go into a beauty salon on Thurs, Fri, and Sat when you know the clientele has money to burn. Ask the owner or manager for permission to show jewelry. Getting permission is very important if you want to be welcomed back.

The first thing you have to do is make sure you have quality jewelry. You will avoid future problems by using well known and quality made products.

  • workmanship
  • durability
  • latest designs

Your presence is important and will enhance and support your price:

  • Dress for success.
  • Business cards.
  • Black fabric on display table.
  • Small boxes underneath fabric to enhance display.
  • Nice bag or clear sandwich bags are helpful to wrap jewelry purchase.

7 Tips Selling Jewelry For Your Business

Now that you are all set and ready to go below are some tips that will help your jewelry sales go smoothly. Being professional and friendly is an asset that will keep your income flowing. Ask stores owners to call you when they give events and have tables to rent.

  1. You can have your jewelry separated by sets,necklaces, earrings and bracelets and pass baskets around or set up on a table with your black clothe and let clients browse around.
  2. Always know your prices.
  3. Have change for large and small bills handy
  4. Greet each person with a smile.
  5. Offer client a special with next order.
  6. Place business cards in each bag.
  7. Always set appointment to come back.

Becoming a sales person can really be that simple. Jewelry is a product that is sought after and will never go out of style. That is no hype, just go to any mall online or off! Check out any fashion magazine. Think outside the box and don't let pride stop you from doing something new.

Retail Pricing

You can make it simple to price your jewelry. Exam:Take your wholesale price, shipping cost plus add them together and multiply times 3. It's that simple.The price you come up with will become your discount price. So your negotiation margin will be between your retail price (your cost times 4)and your absolute lowest price (your cost times 3) to keep you in the green.

You can use that formula or research more pricing formulas. You must be consistent and always get reimbursed your cost. Keep competitive prices or your clients will think they are getting inferior merchandise.

Retail Pricing Example

Places To Sell Your Retail Jewelry

Here are some suggestion to get you started in your jewelry business. No business is started until you know where you will make your sales.

  • Salons
  • Fashion Shows
  • Flea markets
  • Fairs
  • Churches
  • Home jewelry parties.

If you have more suggestions and have sold jewelry please share your experience with us. We all can benefit from each other.

In Closing

Well we never thought we would be retirement age, unemployed, single with children, or broke either but here we are.

I know how hard it is to change your life when your income changes. We have to learn how to think out of the box to survive and continue to live the way we once did. Never thought you would get into sales?

I don't care who you are don't let pride keep you from eating. Begin your own business with integrity and make your money. Make business cards and flyers. No matter what your age or energy levels. All you are doing is presenting yourself as a person who has something of interest. When the door opens walk in with a smile.

For less than $50 you can start your costume jewelry business and have quality hot selling costume jewelry at on the way.


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    • Elearn4Life profile image

      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      Thanks Nell! I'm honored.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      What a great idea! its these sort of things that can really start up a new business or hobby for money, thanks so much for the info, and voted up and shared! nell

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      Darlene Matthews 4 years ago

      You can sell items you make yourself on a website called be sure to reflect the cost of paypal and the percentage taken out by Etsy. Thanks for your comment tlpoague !

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      Tammy 4 years ago from USA

      Very informative and helpful hub! I like to make my own jewelry and found this hub helpful in trying to sell it. I am one that usually gives away my stuff instead of selling it, but this gave me an idea for bigger projects. Thanks for sharing it.