4 Unconventional Places to Sell Your Handmade Jewelry

In addition to boutiques and craft shows, there are many non-traditional options for selling handcrafted jewelry. Thinking outside the box when it comes to selling your accessories can broaden your audience and increase your profits. Here are four unique places to consider: 1. Salons Who wouldn’t want to shop for fashion accessories after their hair […]

Should You Be Using Item Numbers When Labeling Handmade Products?

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A few months ago, I did a wholesale show with a group of wonderful ladies. One benefit to exhibiting in this group was that we could take orders for each other if someone stepped away. While we looked at each other’s items to get a feel for the different product lines, one of my booth […]

What To Consider When Pricing Your Work

If you hang around for very long with a group of creative business owners, the topic of pricing finished goods is bound to come up. That’s because it’s something that we all struggle with… often. Crafters have to consider many things when setting prices for finished products: Time: When you’re making things by hand, the time […]

Maximize In-Person Sales: Craft Business Resolutions for 2014

There are many advantages to selling your crafts online, but don’t let that stop you from selling your crafts at craft fairs, too. There’s nothing like face-to-face interaction. Here are some tips on how to make the most of your in-person sales at a craft show. Create A Great Display – One of the biggest […]

Keep Customers Coming Back After the Holiday Season

This is a very busy time of year for anyone selling handmade goods. Since everyone is looking for gifts, décor and other seasonal items, you may have seen an increase in site traffic, sales and more. While this is a very important prospect, it can also be terrifying for a crafty businessperson. Once the holidays […]

Etsy and Beyond: Online Sites to Sell Your Handmade Goods

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When you think of selling your handmade items online, the first site you are probably thinking of is Etsy. Probably the biggest handmade marketplace, Etsy provides sellers with a huge platform to sell their crafts. You can also easily get lost in a sea of sellers, too. I was just browsing the scarves section, which […]

On the Cusp of Battle: Holiday Season Tips

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It’s the beginning of November, which means in a few short weeks Christmas, Hanukah, and about a million other holidays will be here. The holiday season is hands down one the busiest times of the year, and if you are a small, one-person-operated creative business it’s even more stressful. To help you prepare for the […]

Navigating through e-Commerce: Which is Best for You?

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E-commerce can be tricky. There are a million different options, but with monthly fees, transaction fees, and listing fees, it can all become a blur. Before you know it your profit is slowly diminishing. So what’s the best option for you? When wading through the various sites, there are of course the bigwigs of the […]