Part of pricing your crafts for sale is establishing your labor costs. Maria Nerius offers some guidance on how to set your wage.
Starting out a crafting business can be scary. Most of us start online through an Etsy shop (or something similar). A great way to gain exposure for your company is to showcase at local craft shows and fairs. Read this great article full of craft show ideas and tip for creating engaging craft show displays.
What's an original design? How do I know if I've violated copyright laws or infringed on someone's copyright? How do I make sure what I've created is original? Maria addresses these topics in this article about original designs.
We've all seen a photo of a craft for sale and wondered "what IS that?" Unfortunately, customers don't usually spend time trying to figure it out, they just click to the next item. Here are some great tips on how to improve your pictures and your sales!
You can have the best product in the world, but if no one knows about it, you're going to be sitting with unsold product stacking up! Part of selling your work online is promoting your product and one of the best ways is to use free social media.
An open house is one of the ways that you can earn money to offset your craft habit or earn some extra income for your household. Many crafters would like to sell items they make. Here's a guide to hosting an open house.
How do you decide what show you want to sell at? Maria offers tips on what to look for when choosing a craft fair or craft show. Take some time to do some research into craft shows for the best success.
Maria continues to get questions about copyright infringement issues or just questions about copyrights and crafting in general. She answers the most frequent questions to clear up confusion.
Many of the magazines I read include a feature that highlights the contributors to the magazine. Contributors can be regulars used by the magazine every issue or more free-lance and even as a one time only submission.
Whether you're having trouble lighting your photos or lighting your displays at art fairs and craft shows, Maria sheds some light on solutions.