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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.
In order to make your craft business successful, no matter what kind of business you are running, you need customers or an audience. To attract people, you need to get the word out. This part of networking is easy and should cost you little to nothing.
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.
No matter when your business year starts and businesses do vary from using the New Year as a start to starting their fiscal years in July or October, you do need to plan and schedule a quarterly review for your business.
One of the first lessons I was taught about time management was to have one calendar and only one calendar. This calendar is to serve as the one and only place where appointments, meetings, deadlines, and critical dates are noted and detailed.
Whether youve been in business less than a year or 30 years, saving money is always important for a successful bottom line. Saving money means you need to compare prices, services, and products carefully to get the most out of each dollar.
Less is more. The more you have to do the more stressed you are. Learn to do less and love more. Craft and keep yourself busy. Using recyclables in your home makes things a lot easier as well.
This handout was part of a presentation at the Summer 2010 CHA tradeshow in Chicago. Read tips on how to survive as a creative business owner.
Not sure whether to create your own craft blog or not? Check you this article for great ideas for creating your own craft blog to promote your ideas and creations and to drive traffic to your online shop. A blog is a great marketing resource!
There are times when running a small business is just like taking care of the salt water tank in our sun room. In the beginning there is some trial and error.
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