Craft Inc Business Planner

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452107578
Release Date: 2011-03-25
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Creative Inc

Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811879844
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.

Mom Inc

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452113081
Release Date: 2012-03-23
Genre: Business & Economics

So many women dream of having it all—being kickass mothers and running their own successful businesses. This book helps them take the leap with confidence. Serial entrepreneurs (and moms) Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto draw on their own successes and missteps to reveal exactly how to choose the right business, find clients, write a business plan, launch a blog and Web site, stay focused at home, and more. Insightful Q&As with enterprising mothers like fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Style Me Pretty blogger Abby Larson demystify the many nuances of balancing work life with family time. It's not easy. But this practical and inspiring guide helps make it possible.

Craft Inc Revised Edition

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452128528
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

Crafting a Meaningful Home

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613129784
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

As the second decade of the 21st century begins, we’re more compelled than ever to find refuge in our homes and personalize our living spaces with DIY projects that celebrate who we are and where we’ve been. In Crafting a Meaningful Home, Meg Mateo Ilasco shares 27 projects that tell personal stories and celebrate heritage, all easily created on a budget. Learn how to decoupage a plate with photos of a best friend; silkscreen upholstery with folk motifs; artfully display love notes; sew a teepee from a vintage quilt top; or create family silhouettes for a festive banner. Contributed by a hip cast of well known designers from across the country, the projects are, at once, nostalgic, sentimental, and modern. Clear instructions are easy to follow, even for beginning crafters. Praise for Crafting a Meaningful Home: "[Crafting a Meaningful Home] can serve two purposes on your gift giving list. If you have time, make one of the projects from the book. If not, give the book itself. It's beautifully photographed and written, and the projects are incredible." --PopSugar Rush TV

Grow Your Handmade Business

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429894
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Addresses all aspects of turning a creative interest into a profitable business, covering business planning, licensing, budgeting, time management, and legal issues.

Art Inc

Author: Lisa Congdon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452135847
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Business & Economics

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business. LEARN HOW TO: • Set actionable goals • Diversify your income • Manage your bookkeeping • Copyright your work • Promote with social media • Build a standout website • Exhibit with galleries • Sell and price your work • License your art • Acquire an agent • And much more

Creative Business Planner

Author: Angela Edwards
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542826411
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre:

Running a creative business can be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Many people start after learning and enjoying new skills and realising their potential. Whether you want to run your business on a casual, part or full-time basis, it will require discipline, planning, commitment and regular action to achieve goals and dreams. This practical planner has been developed for people who wish to focus and put into place regular activities to develop their business. It is suitable whether just starting out or established. The planner contains space to record annual, monthly, weekly and daily actions. With blank calendars, it provides flexibility ensuring full use for 12 months whilst allowing the option of when to start. Adult colouring pages are included as a bonus. This book has been developed by the author, motivational speaker, business coach, TV personality and founder of the Jewellery & Crafts Academy, Angela Edwards. In recent years, Angela has helped hundreds of people start and grow successful handmade jewellery businesses.

Blog Inc

Author: Joy Deangdeelert Cho
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452107202
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics

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!

Craft a Life You Love

Author: Amy Tangerine
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781683352976
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Self-Help

In Craft a Life You Love, readers will learn how to focus their creative energy and make things (and make things happen) by implementing small—yet powerful— changes in their everyday lives. In this memoir and hardworking handbook, creativity and craft maven Amy Tangerine, shows readers how to find their flow, maintain a positive mindset, and cultivate a rich and fulfilling life by focusing on what truly matters. Chapters explore how to craft the soul, craft the right mindset, craft the right environment, craft good habits, rediscover your creative mojo, and maintain momentum, with each section offering exercises for taking your creative practice to the next level. For anyone who has felt disconnected from their creativity or has had trouble saving a space for their passions, Craft a Life You Love will teach you how to make time for creativity each and every day.

Mollie Makes Making It

Author: Mollie Makes
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781910496848
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Love knitting but not so hot on accounting? A whiz on a sewing machine but no good with a spreadsheet? Then this book is for you! Craft is now a viable career choice. Shoppers are choosing handmade gifts rather than buying impersonal high street products - and new craft businesses are springing up all the time. Whether you are an amateur knitter thinking about selling your work at a local market or an established company looking to drive more traffic to your website, this handy pocket-sized book contains everything you need to know about combining craft and business.

I Just Like to Make Things

Author: Lilla Rogers
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781610586368
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Art

Gain a wealth of information, inspiration, and know-how on moving your artistic career forward from one of the most successful illustration agents in the industry! I Just Like to Make Things is a dazzling, colorful volume of career and personal advice for artists, filled with ideas, playsheets (as opposed to worksheets), case studies, and tools for staying inspired and creative. These pages are grounded in the wisdom and experience gleaned from a long and buzzing career as creative juggernaut Lilla Rogers shares her analysis of leveraging various working styles and ways to keep your art fresh. Artist interviews provide inside details about the best jobs, as well as tips on how to work smart and stay creative. You’ll also find annotated case studies of several successful art jobs, in addition to coloring book pages, hand-drawn charts, and lots of crazy fun. Acquire real-life, professional advice from an artist known for setting the trend with I Just Like to Make Things!

You Can Wear It Again

Author: Meg Mateo Ilasco
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452128603
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Self-Help

Being a bridesmaid is one of the greatest honors a dear friend can bestow. But actually wearing the dress the bride picks out? That's the true test of friendship. You Can Wear It Again pays loving tribute to fifty years of bridesmaids' dresses, as featured in real-life weddings. The product of both fashion trends and the bride's whims, bridesmaids' dresses may take the form of medieval costume, complete with wimple; slip dresses with real feathered wings to transform maids into true angels; or the ruffled peach taffeta with puff sleeves that so dominated the 1980s. Whatever the look, you can be sure it's been in and out of fashion more than once. Some lessons are never learned. The perfect gift for current and former bridesmaids, You Can Wear It Again isn't just a showcase of bridal fashions, but a testament to the selfless women everywhere who help the bride's dreams come true.

Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies

Author: Kate Shoup
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119379010
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

The Planner Book

Author: Jean Sagendorph
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250176859
Release Date: 2018-07-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Creatively organize your life! The Planner Book! will help you design, create, an embellish the perfect planner. Forget about boring calendars and ancient date books. Nowadays planners are gorgeous, colorful works of art—one part organization, one part art journal, and two parts keepsake. Loaded with projects, how-tos, tips, and tricks The Planner Book! has all the information you need to tap into your creativity, take control of your to-do list, and craft a custom planner. Featuring color photos and interviews from more than 20 creators, the book is full of ideas to spark your creativity and keep you organized. With 24 projects, from simple tricks like making your own washi tape to more ambitious projects like crafting a leather planner, you’ll soon have the best looking to-do list around. Whether you’re juggling a hectic work schedule, keeping track of a busy family, or trying to balance your class schedule, getting organized has never been this fun or this cute!