5 Easy Steps to a Successful Handmade Business

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This blog post was originally posted by Bobbie on A Vision to Remember. Have you ever wanted to start your own business, a handmade business, but don’t know how? Let me tell you….I’ve been in your shoes.  It had always been my goal to make my car payment each month.  That’s it. Just one measly […]

Free Printable Tags to Try at Your Next Craft Fair

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Properly tagging and pricing your merchandise at a craft show is more important than you think. If your items are not priced or if it’s hard to see the price of a specific item, then chances are, that item will not sell. You’re more likely not to find a buyer for that item because not […]

How to Sell Your Crafts: 3 Tricks from a Once-Reluctant Vendor

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Presenting your wares to the public for the first time can be spectacularly fun and horrifying all at once. A major introvert, I spent years trying to convince myself that I did not have to do the craft fair, the farmers market, or the pitch-to-retailers thing because I had a product of quality. I honestly […]

Guest Post: How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 3

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Now that you’ve set up a Facebook Page for your business and you’re posting regularly, the next step is to measure performance and to look into using Facebook Ads to promote your business. How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 3 by Jennifer Priest   How to Use Facebook Insights At the top of […]

How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 2

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In the last installment, we covered how to set up a Facebook Page for your business. Once your Facebook business page is set up, your success will depend on what you post to the page itself. In this installment in the series, not only will we cover basic Facebook business advice, but also what to […]

Guest Post: How to Get Started: Facebook Business Page Part 1

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Facebook has created business Pages as a way for businesses to have a presence on Facebook that is different from a personal profile with a friends list. The terms of service on Facebook state that personal profiles are not permitted for commercial use, so if you are running a business, it is important that you […]

Using Social Media For Business: Getting Started on Facebook

Welcome to the fifth in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Facebook, a giant in the social media industry. You will learn how to use Facebook and receive a helpful overview on using Facebook for business. Facebook: The Backstory Facebook was founded in 2004 as a […]

Using Social Media for Business: How to Create a Business Account on Pinterest

Welcome to the fourth in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Pinterest, an image sharing/content curation platform with social features. Pinterest: The Backstory Pinterest launched in 2010 and now has over 44 million users. Although initially using Pinterest for marketing was discouraged, features for business users have since expanded. […]

Using Social Media for Business: Getting Started on Twitter

Welcome to the third in a series of posts about getting started on different social media platforms! Today we are focusing on Twitter, the social network that challenges creative business owners to refine their marketing messages down to 140 characters. Twitter: The Backstory Twitter launched in 2007 and now has over 288 million monthly active users […]

Small Business Saturday: Driftless

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. Today we get to meet the creators of the independent magazine, Driftless. Leah and Shelly told us all about what it’s like to have full time jobs while creating Driftless and we’re excited to share with you their inspiring story so far! Q: Tell us […]