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      Does anyone manufacture their own goods today?

      I am amazed at how many products sold today that arenít manufactured by real people! There used to be a time when people made something with their own hands and then sold it for a price a little higher than it took to make the product. Does anyone do this anymore?
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      Hi Paul,

      People still enjoy manufacturing handmade / homemade products. If you take a look at Ebay, there are lots of people selling their homemade foods and handmade products. Etsy is another growing phenomenon.

      A good idea for beginners with a small amount to invest is to find handmade products from people who manufacture them and sell those products. The products are unique, and the trading conditions are favorable, usually with no or low minimum order requirements.
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      Yup. People want to sell the product that has their personal touch.

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      I think there is still a good deal of sellers that produce their own goods. But in most cases, working with professional product development services would make more sense because you won't have to procure your own tools. plus, professional companies also have their own quality control methods so you can guarantee that your products can compete when they are released into the market.

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      I am amazed at how many products sold today that aren’t manufactured by real people! There used to be a time when people made something with their own hands and then sold it for a price a little higher than it took to make the product. Does anyone do this anymore?
      Hello Paul,

      You made a valid point, people love to have homemade products. But technology and development brought really great things to us. Many FMCG and Personal Care manufacturers have product development teams who
      come up with good products. Nowadays personal care products have a natural "touch" to them. I mean Eco-friendly or made from natural extract and all. This is all about Urban lifestyle.

      If you look at tribes, they still make products by themselves. It's a matter of lifestyle.

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      I am amazed to see this discussion because my world is totally handmade. I live and breath it. More so that a lot of people have taken to looking inwards in terms of the economy. Recycling, knitting, sewing, hand-made soaps, virtually everything these days are becoming more hand-made and of high quality as well. I make my bedsheets and other stuff for others from painting to finish, unique to the individual and earth friendly.

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      PinInterest seems to have a lot of links to Etsy sites. I suspect it's a rather difficult market though.... Lots of similar Etsy sites all competing in a rather small market. Homemade tends to be more expensive....

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      There are still some people who sell products produced by themselves. Because they are unique. So if you have some ideas, you can sell the products you manufacture yourself.

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      There are many manufacturers in East Europe where labor is cheaper.

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