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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.

5 Tested Steps: Hobby to Successful Six-Figure Business!

5 Tested Steps: Hobby to Successful Six-Figure Business!

When I started my own craft business on 2006, I had no idea how successful it would become, or just how possible it was to reach almost 7-figures of turnover in 11 years selling the things I designed and made. So today on the podcast I wanted to share my story and my tips on how to turn your hobby into a successful business too.

Read to the end for my 5 tips on how to be successful!

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.

Handmade Business Episode 011 – Work-Life Balance

Handmade Business Episode 011 – Work-Life Balance

🎥Today we are talking about work-life balance and why it is so important that we strive for the dream we had when we started working for ourselves… please comment with your thoughts!

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!

Handmade Business Episode 010 – Notepads & Sketchbooks

Handmade Business Episode 010 – Notepads & Sketchbooks

🎥Today we are talking about the importance of keeping records of our research and design inspiration. We’ll also be covering two ways you can do that – notepads and sketchbooks… please comment with your thoughts!

Handmade Business Episode 009 – Holiday Season Prep

Handmade Business Episode 009 – Holiday Season Prep

🎥Today we are talking about preparing ourselves and our businesses for the busy holiday season ahead… please comment with your thoughts!

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…