I make handmade “vintage” maps personalised for individuals and small businesses. I’ve been doing it on a very ad hoc basis up to now. My question is how do I know if there’s enough demand to make a proper business out of?
I love Etsy and always search there first when buying anything for the house or looking for something unique. I am sure there are lots of people like me who are looking for something different that isn't super expensive as shops have costs to cover. It sounds as though your maps would would fit in nicely with what people like myself would look for. Good luck!
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Etsy is the best place to start as it is a very low cost to get started. Make sure you read up on the Consumer Contract Regulations as you need to comply with these. Also,make sure your maps are old enough to not be copyrighted anymore.