The Handmade Marketplace 2nd Edition

Author: Kari Chapin
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123363
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

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.

Handmade to Sell

Author: Kelly Rand
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 9780307587114
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

How to Sell Your Crafts Online

Author: Derrick Sutton
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429984652
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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

How to Show Sell Your Crafts

Author: Torie Jayne
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250044723
Release Date: 2014-02-11
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

How to Make Money Using Etsy

Author: Timothy Adam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118033841
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Business & Economics

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

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.

Etsy preneurship

Author: Jason Malinak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118461730
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Craft Business Power

Author: Jason Miles
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1484065662
Release Date: 2013-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

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!

Crafter s Guide to Taking Great Photos

Author: Heidi Adnum
Publisher: Search
ISBN: 1844487512
Release Date: 2011-12-09
Genre: Handicraft

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."

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.

Handmade for Profit

Author: Barbara Brabec
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780871319951
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides selling strategies for the retail market, as well as advice for business planning, management, promotion, record keeping, and new product development.

Packaging Your Crafts

Author: Viola E. Sutanto
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1454708476
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Shows crafters how to use packaging to help sell their product and features interviews with designers offering practical information, along with packaging templates and other resources.

Exporting

Author: Laurel J. Delaney
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484221938
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics

“Laurel Delaney writes in a tremendous spirit of service to entrepreneurial and small business leaders navigating the opportunities of globalization. Whether leading a fresh startup, a small business, or an entrepreneurial growth company seeking greatness, the question of whether—and how—to go global must be addressed. Delaney shows yet again her passionate dedication to serving her readers with deeply practical guidance.”—Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and co-author of Beyond Entrepreneurship Gain the knowledge you need to market, sell, and fulfill orders internationally, taking full advantage of the Internet and the opportunities it creates. This book is the bible for entrepreneurs and small business owners taking their US businesses to the next level of growth through exports. Exporting empowers readers with the can-do confidence to tackle the challenges and opportunities of exporting, leading to greater revenues, stability, and profitability for your business. With 70 percent of global buying power lying outside US borders, exporting is not just an option for ambitious entrepreneurs—it’s an absolute must for building and sustaining a successful future. Typically, exporting first appears on the radar of small businesses as unsolicited inquiries from foreign customers on the web via your email, website, blog, or Facebook page. People outside your country want your product, and they want it now. The problem is that most small business owners do not know how to service these inquiries. What's the best way to ship goods? Do I need a license? Should I sell through wholesalers in specific countries or directly to consumers? How will I get paid? Reflecting the rapid rate of change in national and global trade regulations and economic conditions, this second edition contains extensive updates and enhancements of the first edition’s data and citations; actual and prospective multilateral trade agreements, especially the TPP and TTIP; CFR, EAR, and BIS rules; interviews with trade and sector specialists; economic trends and shocks affecting export opportunities and risks in various regions and sectors; and the annotated selection of recommended exporting resource sites. Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably: Lays out simple steps and tips to conduct market research, find customers, open new markets, create an export business plan, get paid, and ship goods and services efficiently and profitably Shows you how to use the Internet and social media to mediate the exporting process and expand your international presence Details how the US government helps exporters and how to avoid foreign regulatory pitfalls

Craft a Creative Business

Author: Fiona Pullen
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 1782210520
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Presents guidelines and tips for starting a creative business, from identifying markets, assessing competition, and setting price points to creating branding and using social media to help sell online.