The Handmade Marketplace, 2nd Edition

How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online

Author: Kari Chapin

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123368

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 8903

Make money doing what you love. Kari Chapin’s insightful and inspiring guide to turning your crafting skills into earned income has been completely revised and updated. The Handmade Marketplace is filled with proven techniques that can help you brand your business, establish a client base, sell your products, and effectively employ all aspects of social media. Learn how easy it is to enjoy a lucrative career while leading the creative life you’ve always craved.
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Grow Your Handmade Business

How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business

Author: Kari Chapin

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 4914

Addresses all aspects of turning a creative interest into a profitable business, covering business planning, licensing, budgeting, time management, and legal issues.
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How to Sell Your Crafts Online

A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Sales on Etsy and Beyond

Author: Derrick Sutton

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429984651

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 5252

With over 400,000 sellers on Etsy, how can you make YOUR shop stand out and increase your sales? This is a key question for many crafters and artists who are selling online these days. Now here are all the answers and much more from author and Etsy seller Derrick Sutton. Based on his self-published guide, and drawn from his practical experience, you will learn how to boost your Etsy sales, attract more customers, and expand your online presence. Derrick shares his proven online sales and marketing knowledge in an easily accessible format, complete with simple actions steps at the end of each chapter. Learn how to completely optimize your Etsy shop, website, or blog, and much more. Some of the topics covered include: -How to design a catchy Etsy banner -How to gain an instant analysis of your shop and where you need to focus your efforts -A crash course on photographing your items and key mistakes to avoid class -Fail-safe copywriting secrets -How to take advantage of Etsy's forums, Treasury, and more -The effective way to use Facebook and Twitter, and why so many people get it wrong How to Sell Your Crafts Online offers crafters and artists practical internet marketing techniques from an experienced Etsy seller that will pave the way for a profitable online business! Praise for Derrick Sutton's e-Guide Crafting Success: "This is really a great guide through the mind-boggling thicket of internet selling. It's so easy to follow and straight forward..." --- Etsy seller jenniferwhitmer "I definitely saw a difference in my sales after doing many of the things suggested." --- Etsy seller mishmishmarket "A true wealth of useful information." --- Etsy seller helixelemental "[The steps are] easily presented, so making changes to your shop can be done instantly as you are reading." -- Licky Drake, HappyGoLicky Custom Silver Jewelry "A tremendous amount of information. I learned more from [this book] than from anything I have purchased in five years." --- Etsy seller HandpaintedGifts
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Handmade to Sell

Hello Craft's Guide to Owning, Running, and Growing Your Crafty Biz

Author: Kelly Rand,Christine Ernest,Sara Dick,Kimberly Dorn

Publisher: Potter Craft

ISBN: 0307587118

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5601

Business advice for enterprising crafters, by crafters No one knows more about helping handmade businesses than Hello Craft, the nonprofit trade association for crafty entrepreneurs. Written by the directors of Hello Craft, Handmade to Sell is the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative guide for DIYers seeking to learn every aspect of selling, marketing, and branding. Based on the Summit of Awesome, Hello Craft’s annual business conference, this book covers topics including: • Developing successful product lines • Copyrights and trademarks • Taking perfect product shots • Using analytics to boost your online sales • Selling at fairs, shows, and other retail outlets • Diversifying income through licensing and teaching • Hiring and outsourcing Throughout, you’ll find expert tips and invaluable strategies and advice from some of the most successful indie crafters and artisans. Whether you’ve only contemplated selling your crafts or want to grow an existing handmade business, Handmade to Sell offers essential guidance for anyone who has ever dreamed of making a living from what they create.
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How to Show & Sell Your Crafts

How to Build Your Craft Business at Home, Online, and in the Marketplace

Author: Torie Jayne

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250044723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 9179

Filled with visual, step-by-step tutorials, this excellent resource for readers who want to take their craft business to the next level provides branding, selling and merchandising tips along with profiles of some of the world's most successful crafters. Original.
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How to Make Money Using Etsy

A Guide to the Online Marketplace for Crafts and Handmade Products

Author: Timothy Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118033845

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8077

In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast network of buyers who demand unique, genuine products. To date, the site has attracted over 400,000 sellers who collectively have sold over 30 million items, generating more than $180.6 million in revenue. The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy--written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007--guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include: Establish your Etsy shop Effectively photograph your products Post your products to optimize visibility and increase sales Brand your business Use social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business
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Etsy-preneurship

Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business

Author: Jason Malinak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118461738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2202

Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving business Most Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the business-related intricacies of starting and maintaining a successful Etsy business. Etsy-preneurship helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small business owner on Etsy, including taxes, bookkeeping, marketing, finances, administrative tasks, daily operations, legal requirements, business plans, and improving your business skills. This book will help you make the jump from enjoying your handmade/craft/art hobby to running a profitable business. Etsy-preneurship offers step-by-step advice on what it takes to bring in extra income or even one day run a full-time business on Etsy Outlines the basic business skills and knowledge you need to run a business on Etsy Explains how Etsy makes entrepreneurship attainable for everyone Each chapter even includes a downloadable business spreadsheet tool to help you put the steps into action. This book empowers Etsy sellers to turn their handmade hobby into a thriving business by employing foundational business concepts.
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Craft Business Power

15 Days to a Profitable Online Craft Business

Author: Jason Miles,Cinnamon Miles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484065662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 3796

It has never been easier to start a home based business using the Internet to sell what you make. A whole generation of young families are enjoying additional income because they've learned to make and sell from the comfort of their home. The potential is real and the impact on household budgets can be life changing. But according to an April 2011 article in Inc. magazine, the average Etsy seller makes just $785 a year. You can do much much better! In Craft Business Power the founders of Liberty Jane Clothing share their journey from startup to selling over a million dollars online. They started with a $39 sale on eBay in 2008 and today they lead a dynamic team and have a thriving online business that author Jim Cockrum has called "a virtual empire" (Free Marketing 101, Page 89). If you're ready for a realistic 15 day plan for launching a profitable craft business that is easy to follow, filled with practical advice, and proven to work, this book is for you. If you want to start or expand a craft business get Craft Business Power today!
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Craft Inc. Business Planner

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452107572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 140

View: 9977

This action-oriented planner is packed with advice and worksheets that guide creative entrepreneurs in their hot pursuit of profit. From big picture goals (writing a mission statement, developing marketing campaigns, launching a new line) to immediate to-dos (getting a business license, pricing products, packing for trade shows), this essential guide brims with how-to tips from industry experts.
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Blog, Inc.

Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho,Meg Mateo Ilasco

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452107203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 7874

With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn't easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger's block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world. Learn how to: - Design your site - Choose the right platform - Attract a fan base - Finance your blog - Maintain work/life balance - Manage comments - Find content inspiration - Overcome blogger's block - Choose the right ads - Develop a voice - Protect your work - Create a media kit - Leverage your social network - Take better photographs - Set up an affiliate program - Partner with sponsors - Build community - Go full-time with your blog - And more!
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Craft, Inc.

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811858366

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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Craft, Inc. is the hipster business primer for entrepreneurial crafters to turn what they do for fun into what they do for money. Pro crafter Meg Mateo Ilasco offers a step-by-step guide to everything from developing products and naming the company to writing a business plan, applying for licenses, and paying taxes. Chapters on sales, marketing, trade shows, and publicity round out the mix. Plus, in-depth interviews with such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler, Lotta Jansdotter, Denyse Schmidt, and Jill Bliss provide inspiration and practical advice. Accessible, informative, and more than a little spunky, Craft, Inc. paves the way for today's creative minds to become tomorrow's trendsetters.
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Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies

Author: Kate Shoup,Kate Gatski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119379016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 885

Turn your hobby into revenue with an expertly-run Etsy shop Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies is the all-in-one resource for building your own successful business. Arts and crafts are currently a $32 billion market in the U.S., and Etsy is the number-one way to grab a piece of it for yourself. Sales through the site are rising, fueled by Pinterest, Instagram, and other social media—so there's never been a better time to jump into the fray. This book shows you everything you need to know to get set up, get things running, and build your business as you see fit. From photography and sales writing, through SEO, homepage navigation, and more, you'll find it all here. This new third edition has been updated to cover Etsy's newest seller tools, including Pattern, Etsy Manufacturing, Etsy Shop Updates, and the Dashboard, with expert guidance on QuickBooks Self-Employed to help you keep your business's finances under control. With helpful information, tips, tools, and tricks, this book is your ultimate guide to building your own Etsy shop. Showcase your products to their best advantage with great photographs and compelling listings Learn the technical side of setting up shop and processing orders Manage your storefront efficiently using the latest Etsy tools and features Increase sales by connecting with other vendors and promoting on Pinterest Are you an artist, crafter, artisan, or craftsman? Etsy can be another great revenue stream. Are you just curious about whether your projects would sell? Wade in gradually to test the waters. Etsy is home to businesses of many sizes and types, and Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies shows you how to stake your claim.
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Online Marketing for Your Craft Business

How to Get Your Handmade Products Discovered, Shared and Sold on the Internet

Author: Hilary Pullen

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446304891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Witten by an experienced marketing professional working in the crafts market, this book is full of practical tips to improve your online networking skills and save you precious time. It will teach you everything you need to know about online marketing, and how to set measurable goals which will have a positive impact on sales and brand awareness.
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Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos

Author: Heidi Adnum

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844487516

Category: Handicraft

Page: 192

View: 1405

Sell more of your handmade items with better photographs Amidst the sea of handmade jewelry, apparel, housewares, art, and other crafts that populate blogs, websites, and online marketplaces, how do you make your items stand out? The key is great photography. Beautiful handmade items can be undermined by poor or uninspired images that fail to represent the detail and craftsmanship. With "The Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos" you'll learn that you don't need expensive, professional equipment to get quality results. Get simple, practical advice presented with the crafter in mind. Learn to make a lightbox, how to use natural lighting, and how to capture the detail in your work. Broken down into specific craft areas, you'll find tips on how to best generate eye-catching images that will help sell your items. Boost your online crafting business with "The Crafter's Guide to Taking Great Photos."
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Turning to One Another (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Margaret J. Wheatley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458755495

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

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By the author of Leadership and the New Science (over 250,000 copies sold); Shows how the simple but long neglected act of conversation-of thoughtfully talking and listening to one another-has the power to change lives; Offers insightful advice on how to conduct conversations that will help us to genuinely connect with each other and restore hope to our individual lives; Provides ten ''conversation starters'' to provoke rich and meaningful exchange ''I believe we can change the world if we start talking to one another again.'' With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that people band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for real social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations, she argues, but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation. Turning to One Another encourages this process. Part I explores the power of conversation and the conditions-simplicity, personal courage, real listening, and diversity-that support it. Part II contains quotes and images to encourage the reader to pause and reflect, and to prepare for the work ahead-convening truly meaningful conversations. Part III provides ten ''conversation starters''-questions that in Wheatley's experience have led people to share their deepest beliefs, fears, and hopes.
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Craft, Inc. Revised Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Successful Business

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452128529

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 2751

The growing legions of crafters looking to turn their hobby into a profession can rely on the tried and true advice in Craft, Inc. In this completely revised edition of the definitive crafter's business book, entrepreneur Meg Mateo Ilasco offers expanded and authoritative guidance on everything from developing products and sourcing materials to writing a business plan and paying taxes. With all-new sections on opening an online shop, using social media strategically, and more along with updated interviews from such craft luminaries as Jonathan Adler and Jill Bliss this comprehensive primer features the most current information on starting and running a successful creative business.
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Start Your Own Etsy Business

Handmade Goods, Crafts, Jewelry, and More

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.,Jason R. Rich

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 161308367X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

View: 4538

CRAFT YOUR OWN SUCCESS Whether you’re a master crafter, a carpenter, a jewelry designer, or have become passionate about making the best home décor in town, now is the time to go from hobby to full-time business owner. And with million shoppers ready to discover your unique offerings it only makes sense to join the largest, most successful online community of creative entrepreneurs on Etsy®. Our experts have teamed up with successful shop owners to provide you with Start Your Own Etsy® Business, an easy-to-understand, comprehensive blueprint that takes you through setting up, branding, marketing, and managing your store. You’ll learn how to: • Create listings and marketing plans that attract the right customers • Choose keywords and tags design to drive traffic to your shop • Pick the right shipping and packaging methods to meet your inventory needs • Define your brand with carefully crafted logos, product listings, and images • Reach more shoppers with targeted social media and advertising campaigns • Create storytelling product listings and professional looking product photos • Decide when it’s time to turn your part-time hobby into a full-time business venture Plus, gain worksheets, templates, resource lists and tips designed to go from passion to profits. If you’re ready to share your passion for your craft with millions around the world, this guide is for you.
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Leisure and Aging

Theory and Practice

Author: Heather Julie Gibson,Jerome F. Singleton

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736094636

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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"Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice" provides students and professionals with a balanced perspective of current knowledge as it presents cutting-edge research in both fields. Supplemented by online ancillaries, this text offers a wealth of knowledge on various aspects of life for older people and the role of leisure in their lives.
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EBAY POWERSELLER SECRETS

Author: Debra Schepp,Brad Schepp

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071471206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 5600

Learn from Hundreds of Top eBay Sellers Go beyond the basics and learn the trade secrets that have propelled the savviest entrepreneurs into eBay PowerSellers--those earning $1,000 to $150,000 per month or more through eBay auctions. Sharpen your skills with this healthy blend of time-tested business principles and the advice of real PowerSellers who share with you how they have achieved success. Get valuable advice on finding little-known sources for products, advertising your wares, managing inventory, collecting payments, keeping records, shipping, running an eBay Store, and much more. Plus, learn the keys to keeping your customers so happy they’ll shop with you again and again. eBay PowerSeller Secrets: Insider Tips from eBay’s Most Successful Sellers will help you effectively run a store that never closes, sells globally, and offers virtually unlimited income potential. Tap the more than 100 million registered users that make eBay the leading online marketplace Determine what sells best on eBay and why Find little-known sources for products Learn about tools that will make your eBay business more efficient and professional Develop auctions that create high traffic and product demand Handle end-of-sale payments and protect yourself from fraud and loss Manage auctions, inventories, and communications effectively Provide superior customer service to get an edge over the competition Track incidentals, deductions, expenses, and other tax-related items Automate to ease processes such as listings, managing images, e-mail, and shipping Learn from hundreds of PowerSellers what it takes to succeed on eBay Debra and Brad Schepp have written about cutting-edge technologies for more than 20 years. They are the authors of nine books, and their work has been featured in publications such as Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, and U.S. News and World Report. They have been online since 1984, and buying and selling on eBay since 1999. Technical Advisor Michael Kaiser is an Instructor with eBay University. An eBay seller since 1997, Michael is the bestselling co-author of The Official eBay Guide to Buying, Selling, and Collecting Just About Anything.
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