How To Deal with a Difficult Customer

How to Deal with Difficult Customers

The dreaded difficult customer. We’ve all had {or will have} one at some point. If you haven’t experienced this pitfall yet I’m sure you can imagine the heart-stopping moment when you spy the product review that tarnishes your perfect track record. Those 5 beautiful, golden stars are blemished for all eternity {or so you believe}. Before you throw in the towel and decide you just can’t take the critique, I’m going to share my first dance with a {ahem} difficult … [Continue reading...]

Why You Should Make Time for a Creative Retreat

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If you are like many creative business owners you probably spend a great deal of time tending to your business. Then there is the family, the day job, the house and all of the other demands you deal with while trying to run and improve your business. All of that running, going and doing can take its' toll on your health, outlook and creativity. Eventually you may get to a place where you don't feel as excited about your business as you once did. You may have difficulty working on pieces in … [Continue reading...]

Labor of Love: How to Price Your Handmade Items

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So, you’ve got your shop name. And, your banner is looking pretty good, if you say so yourself.   Your first product is all finished and you’re ready to list it in your online shop. Titles, tags? Check. Check. Aw shucks! You still have to charge for this item! This, being the labor of love that, […]

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7 Outdoor Craft Fair Booth Ideas You’ve Never Thought Of

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Craft fairs and art fairs all over the country often times take place in the great outdoors. There’s something refreshing about taking a stroll in the park and looking at wonderful works of art. Personally, I love outdoor craft fairs. It’s a summertime staple for a craft lover like me. I’ve seen some pretty unique […]

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3 Tips to Market Your Creative Business with Confidence

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It’s not easy to market your business to other people. How do you tell a potential investor or client about what you do without sounding like you are pushing a hard sell? How do you explain to someone you admire or look up to about your business without feeling like an impostor?   First of […]

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Canva Series: Facebook Cover Template Tutorial

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This post is part of a series of tutorials for creating amazing graphics with Canva.com. Be sure to check out the first post here for the basics on how to use Canva.   If there is one thing that your business Facebook page needs, it’s a good cover photo. This is your moment to shine. […]

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Canva Series: Social Media Template Tutorial

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Lately I’ve been obsessing over graphic design and creating new images to promote CreativeIncome and FaveCrafts. I love art and graphic design and I love seeing the impact my designs have on blog traffic, site design, and social media engagement. I may have minored in Art in college, but here are three fun facts: I […]

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11 DIY Jewelry Displays for Craft Fair Booths

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Without a doubt, jewelry is one of the most popular items to sell at a craft fair. I have a couple of theories as to why: Each piece is unique. While going to a department store and finding the most popular and trendy piece is fun, you’re bound to run into someone with that same […]

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22 DIY Craft Fair Displays

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Selling at craft fairs can be a blast! It can also be pricey. Paying for your spot at the fair, traveling costs, buying food to eat, and potentially buying other peoples’ crafty wares – it can be a pretty penny if you aren’t careful about it. What else do you find drains your money while […]

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Pinterest Personalization and What it Means for You

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Pinterest Personalization If you have been on Pinterest lately you may have noticed that your Pinterest feed looks different than it did in the past. That is because Pinterest added a new “personalization” setting to your account. Which means you will see images from pinners that you haven’t even followed. Here’s how it works: When […]

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