The Business of Crafting
Annotation:It's an exciting new world for crafters. Handmade is hip, creativity is what the market wants, and there are many profitable sales opportunities that didn't exist a few short years ago. For crafters who have more confidence running a sewing machine than setting up a website, this book breaks down and makes sense of the global possibilities for marketing and selling crafts.
Annotation:If the church-basement sale isn't quite your scene, Crafty Superstar is your go-to resource for selling your crafty goods part-time. Packed with ideas for setting up and selling out, the book includes loads of advice from experts like Faythe Levine, Jenny Harada and Jenny Hart.
Annotation:In this completely revised edition, entrepreneur Ilasco offers expanded and authoritative guidance on everything from developing products and sourcing materials to writing a business plan and paying taxes. Includes all-new sections on opening an online shop, and using social media strategically.
Annotation:Revised and updated, this is an essential resource for anyone looking to start a home based art or crafts business or perfect an existing one.
Annotation:Welcome to the indie craft marketplace! Selling your crafts can be easy and enjoyable when you know how to find outlets to sell your goods, price your products, and more
Annotation:Tips for creating an attractive storefront on Etsy including everything from market research to setting up shop to finance and marketing how-tos.
Annotation:The Craft Organization Directors Association reports that 22% of craft households derive all of their income from craft. The legal and business side of crafting can be daunting to artists. The Craft Artist's Legal Guide takes the mystery out of the business side of crafting, offering a comprehensive but friendly review of all of the major legal and tax issues, plus clear examples of how to approach them.
Annotation:This practical and easy-to-use resource gives you access to thirty indispensable, current, and ready-to-use forms and negotiation checklists. All of these are made available both in print and on a convenient CD-ROM, so that the forms can be copied electronically, modified, customized, and saved, ready for the crafter’s next project.
Annotation:"This updated and expanded guide will navigate you through the ins and outs of setting up shop, advertising your wares, braving the online marketplace and becoming a craft show maven." --From publisher description.
Annotation:From business and financial planning to marketing your business both online and through traditional outlets, this comprehensive guide provides practical solutions and solid advice on how to tap your creative skills to earn a living. Learn all about business plans, finding supplies on the Internet, publicity, zoning ordinances, and much more.
Annotation:At the heart of this resource are profiles of a wide-ranging group of innovative female entrepreneurs. Their varied experiences illustrate what one should (and shouldn't) do. Informational sidebars give facts and figures on starting and running a company. A lengthy resource section provides additional invaluable information on new online venues for selling crafts; strategies and tactics for developing a business with minimal staff; and quick tips that will help foster community and build a customer base through social media.