Start a Business? Don’t Make These Rookie Mistakes

Want to start a craft business? Congratulations - that's great news! As you probably know, a lot of time, effort and money go into building a brand and turning your dream into a reality. Unfortunately certain things that seem like no-brainers can slip by and ultimately hurt your business. Make sure you get off to a successful start and avoid rookie mistakes that will ultimately handicap your growth. In her post for Katie Wagner Social Media, Monique and Manour provides tips time (and … [Continue reading...]

Breathe New Life Into Old Blog Posts With Pinnable Images

As craft and food bloggers know, Pinterest is an important resource for driving traffic to blogs. However, if you've blogged for more than two years, chances are that your old blog posts are riddled with horizontal photos. As all Pinterest users know, the pins that are shared the most often have similar qualities: Good or even fantastic photography Vertical images Pinterest is a visual medium with shareable content from all over the web. When you login to your Pinterest account, you are … [Continue reading...]

What To Consider When Pricing Your Work

If you hang around for very long with a group of creative business owners, the topic of pricing finished goods is bound to come up. That’s because it’s something that we all struggle with… often. Crafters have to consider many things when setting prices for finished products: Time: When you’re making things by hand, the time […]

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9 Tips for a Better Craft Fair Display

When you set up a craft show display over and over again, it can be hard to see it in an objective way. You may be so used to seeing the same things, so you don’t really give any thought about how it could look better. Good news – it can always look better. Here […]

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Thinking Ahead: Ways to Improve Your Business

In general, it seems that creative businesses, are doing well. Almost every day, artists and project creators share announcements of commissioned work and new jobs with new clients  on social media. It looks good (and I know from personal experience that it feels good) to be busy. It’s tempting to not look beyond the work […]

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Setting Up an Art Guild

If you’re looking for social outlets as well as support in your creative business, my recommendation is to join or start a supportive group. I recently started an Artisan Guild in my local area because I couldn’t find one to join. I did a lot of research and found a couple of other local artists […]

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck

Have you ever sat in a parking lot with your car in park and the ignition off when the car beside you begin to move, making you feel like YOUR car is moving? You probably felt startled until you realized that you were actually sitting still and it was the other that was moving. Sometimes […]

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How to Turn Your Hobby Into Income

So you are a crafty gal (or guy) and you’ve been creating the things you love to make Your friends don’t want them any more as gifts, your house has more than it can hold, and your family cringes every time you hand them a wrapped package.  You don’t want to stop making anything and […]

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How to Use PicMonkey – Creating a Collage

This is the fifth post in a 5-part series. If you missed the other four, here’s your chance to get caught up: Getting Started Editing Photos Touching Up Photos Designing a Graphic   If you’ve followed the series and experimented on your own, I’m sure you are now in love with PicMonkey! Yes, I can […]

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How to Use PicMonkey: Designing a Graphic

This is the fourth post in a five-part series. If you missed the first three tutorials, here’s your chance to catch-up: Getting Started Editing Photo Touching Up Photos The Design Your Own feature is a relatively new feature from PicMonkey. Users asked and the monkey responded! Before this feature was available, users would have to […]

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