Should You Use QR Codes for Your Handmade Business?

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QR Codes originated in the logistics field as a way to track inventory and products in warehouses, similar to barcodes. “QR” stands for “quick response”**, as the code is a way to store a lot of information in a small graphic and receive a quick response when scanned.   A few years ago, companies started […]

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How To Deal with a Difficult Customer

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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}. […]

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Encouraging Repeat Customers In Your Handmade Business

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Whether you sell your crafty goods on Etsy, through your own website, or focus on wholesale orders, the value of repeat customers is undeniable. They can be easily gained by offering discount coupons, responding politely to questions, and saying hello to established shoppers. The following three tips will help you build connections with your buyers- […]

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How to Manage Custom Orders on Etsy

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One of my favorite parts about selling on Etsy is taking custom orders!  They’re always new and exciting and can be a fun challenge.  After agreeing on a custom inquiry, how should you manage this type of order?  Use these helpful tips for reserved listing success!   Make a Custom Order Template Save yourself a […]

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Best Tips for Selling at Arts and Craft Fairs – free eBook!

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Let’s face it, selling online can sometimes be wonderful and sometimes it’s like you’re hearing crickets. In reality, it can be kind of a gamble. That’s why so many of us supplement our handmade business incomes with craft fairs! Craft show season can be really lucrative for creative business owners, but you want to make sure you’re […]

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Good Manners In Your Creative Business

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I’ve always been a bit of a stickler about having good manners here at home. My kids will back that up, I’m sure. But good manners are also important in your creative business. It makes you look professional and will set you apart from some of your competition. Image Source So what do good manners […]

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