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.
So first off, what does the 411 mean? I remember that little saying from middle school & that was like, so 15 years ago! Whoa, that makes me feel old. Weird.
Well here is my recipe for a fantastic blog post! I'm not sure who coined the term 'Evergreen Blog Post', but it's a great way to describe a post that continually draws traffic to your site.
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.
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.
Need tips to save money on craft supplies? You'll be surprised at how much money you can save by following these 7 ways to save money on crafting.
When you're selling your work from photos, you need a great photo. Maria shares some tips about taking great pictures of your crafts in "Get that Product to Smile".
Part of pricing your crafts for sale is establishing your labor costs. Maria Nerius offers some guidance on how to set your wage.
Whether you're having trouble lighting your photos or lighting your displays at art fairs and craft shows, Maria sheds some light on solutions.
I could go on about search engine optimization, or how to take better pictures, or go into the whole philosophy of Winnie the Pooh, but this is easier, more basic, and I believe more necessary. Check out these craft business ideas and tips to widen your audience.