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.
Having come away from a recent class where I had to answer the question, ‘How do you find time for a business if you are a long-term carer, or are chronically ill’, I felt I ought to talk about this more, because I certainly have met several people who are chronically ill, or care for chronically ill family members and still find time to run their businesses quite successfully.
Today on the podcast I want to give you the seven steps that I think will help you find the time to build a craft business and still be focused on your main carer duties, or take the time away you may need if you are chronically ill.
Today I had a Facebook live session as part of Issue 3 of My Craft Biz magazine called ‘Why you need to start thinking about investing in your craft business’. I wanted to expand on that subject here on the blog, because I think there are two types of investment you always need to consider which can make a massive difference to your business.
Craft businesses must be one of the most under thought-through start-ups, in my opinion. It starts mostly with no more than a dream of spending all day making things that we get paid for… there is little thought for what it takes to run a business and how to start one in the right way.
Today I wanted to share my top 5 things you need to know before you start your craft business.
Back when I was running Sara’s Texture Crafts, I would encounter the odd fellow crafter who marvelled at the idea of owning their own business.
They’d say, ‘Oh I wish I had my own craft business. I can imagine it’s SO much fun!’
‘What would you sell?’ I ask.
‘Oh I don’t know… I just want to be creative! It seems like such a lovely way to earn a living. What sort of business would you recommend?’
The ultimate guide to finding a craft business model that works for you!
I’m really excited to bring you this guide today… I have had so many questions about what sort of craft businesses you should start that I thought I’d give you my top tips to finding something you will love doing!
Working in the Arts and Crafts industry can be everything you imagine, as a creative type… starting and ending each day doing something you love is an amazing feeling. The best news is that you don’t need a huge investment behind you to start out either; so we aren’t talking bank loans, or fancy premises, in fact most craft businesses can be started at home. I started mine in my spare room!