SEO Tips: Help Customers and Search Engines Find You

Help Customers and Search Engines Find You

Help customers and search engines find you so you can grow your creative business. If you don’t have a social presence it’s almost impossible to promote your business. However social media presence doesn’t automatically guarantee an overflowing stream of customers and purchases. You need to be smart about your social media presence and help customers […]

Four Marketing Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Handmade Business

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There are so many ways to not maximize your potential when beginning your crafty company. From neglecting to offer discounts to having conflicting branding, these errors can hold you back from success. I’ve made some of these mistakes myself when starting out, so here are a few tips to get you on the right path: […]

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 […]

What is email marketing? 5 Tips for Getting Started

What is Email Marketing?

With all the emphasis on social media in the past few years, you may not have thought much about email marketing recently. Email is still a very powerful tool for your creative business, and here are just a few reasons why its still one of the best types of marketing: Email is more intimate than social media. […]

Advice for Selling Jewelry: 5 Ways To Stand Out In A Crowded Marketplace

Advice for Selling Jewelry

If you are a craft artist who makes and sells jewelry, you face some stiff competition. The craft fair scene and online retail space is crowded with tons of other handmade jewelry sellers, not to mention all of the mass-manufactured jewelry and high-end luxury jewelry brands out there. Many juried craft shows even put a […]

Are You Setting SMART Goals For Your Creative Business?

When you think about setting goals for your creative business, are you thinking in tangible or abstract terms? The abstract is all about thoughts, ideas and concepts. That’s where we all start our process of designing wonderful crafts and handmade beauties, so it feels like a natural place to start thinking about creative business goals, […]

Why Small Business Owners Should Care About a Marketing Plan

If you are any kind of consumer, you probably already know that marketing is mission-critical for any kind of business. We are exposed to the marketing efforts from the creators of all our favorite goods and services – and if we bought (or even just celebrated) whatever they’re offering, we are proof that their marketing […]

How to Use YouTube for Creative Business: Part 2

In my last article about using YouTube for business, I wrote about some basic benefits a handmade business may receive from using YouTube to promote their brand and products. But now I want to dig a little deeper, and tell you how to make sure you get those benefits after setting up your channel. Typical […]

8 Real Craft Fair Booth Ideas You Can Borrow


To me, inspiration is everywhere. I look for ideas in everything I see and every place I go. But, I can’t be everywhere at once. There is an abundance of information and things to learn and I simply don’t have the time or energy to spend hours searching for a new idea. That’s why hashtags […]

Handmade Selling: 5 Tips for Staying Positive During the Slow Times


As handmade business owners we often get consumed by worry about a lack of orders during slow times.  This can prevent us from growing and expanding, as well as creating an environment of negativity.  But there is a better way!  The following tips will help you maximize your potential (and profits) for your crafty company. […]