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Selling Crafts Online: The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About!

Selling Crafts Online: The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About!

Selling crafts online used to be an easy game and back when I started in mid-2006, selling my craft products was as easy as listing and crossing my fingers - well almost! Today online retail is much more competitive and so starting a craft business and growing it to make a sustainable income can be challenging.

Here on the blog I want to lay out a guide for the key things I think you need to be doing with your online craft business to make sure it works for you.

Etsy vs Zibbet: Mainstream to unique innovation in one easy leap

Etsy vs Zibbet: Mainstream to unique innovation in one easy leap

The question of, ‘should I Etsy, or should I not’ is one that is often asked, and I see phases of sellers pondering what else is out there for varying reasons. Today on the podcast I wanted to continue our conversation about alternatives and introduce you to Zibbet.

10 ways to achieve Work-Life balance if you are self-employed

10 ways to achieve Work-Life balance if you are self-employed

Work-life balance is the equilibrium we strive for, between our dedication to our career and the commitments of our home life. So, it’s striving for a sense of harmony between the two that ultimately brings us a sense of happiness and maybe even contentment.

But how do we do it? Let me tell you…

3 reasons to use a sketchbook, or a notepad for your Craft Business

3 reasons to use a sketchbook, or a notepad for your Craft Business

I honestly find that having a space to write notes or doodle design ideas is really useful for us creative types and I think it’s especially useful if you run your own creative business.

When I ran Sara’s Texture Crafts I had a sketchbook and a notepad and used them for capturing different thoughts and ideas. Whether you use one type of recording process or another it is very important that you do actually record those thoughts and ideas for your business.

Read more to find out why I think they will be most useful to you!

How to Boost Holiday Sales for Your Craft Business

How to Boost Holiday Sales for Your Craft Business

Did you know that craft business is worth £2bn here in the UK and 88% of these small businesses are sole traders? That’s a lot of crafters who are vying for attention and at Christmas that can feel like a bit of a scrum!

So how do you make a difference with your craft business sales? Read more…

Handmade Business Episode 008 – Be Open To Learning New Business Skills

Handmade Business Episode 008 – Be Open To Learning New Business Skills

🎥Today we are talking about opening ourselves to learning new business skills and not being afraid of doing that… please comment with your thoughts!

Handmade Business Episode 007 – Video is King (create more engaging content for your customers)

Handmade Business Episode 007 – Video is King (create more engaging content for your customers)

🎥Today we are talking about video and how we can use it to increase social awareness for our craft businesses…

Handmade Business Podcast Ep 6 - Facebook Comments (beating the Facebook Algorithm)

Handmade Business Podcast Ep 6 - Facebook Comments (beating the Facebook Algorithm)

Today we are talking all about the importance of Facebook comments in increasing our organic reach and therefore our brand awareness.

Handmade Business Podcast Ep.004 – The Importance of Taking a Break

Handmade Business Podcast Ep.004 – The Importance of Taking a Break

Today we are talking about the importance of taking regular breaks to balance your work/life commitments and to be more mindful of your own emotion and physical well-being.