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100+ Crafts to Make & Sell from Home

Making and selling crafts isn’t as simple as looking up an idea, learning how to make it and setting it up on a website or at a craft show to sell. You must find a unique angle for your crafts if you want to stand out and sell more. There isn’t a craft that doesn’t...

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Where to Market & Sell your Handmade Products

I had an incredibly gut wrenching moment when I woke up one morning to discover one of the social media accounts Made Urban uses for marketing had been suspended and my page with over 25,000 followers, which drove a big chunk of our traffic, could no longer be found....

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1 Simple Sales Technique to Sell More Handmade

It was 8am in the morning and my husband and I were headed out to our cabin for the weekend. We hadn’t eaten breakfast yet and actually had a conversation on our way to Starbucks that a breakfast sandwich would be great that we’d just make eggs and hashbrowns once we...

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How to Make Less but Sell More at your Next Craft Show

I shut my handmade business down several years ago and one of the big reasons for doing so was that I was run down. I was exhausted from sewing handbag after handbag, trying to sell more and more, at craft show after craft show.   I think I was starting to feel a...

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How to Prepare for a Busy Holiday Craft Show Season

Holiday craft show season is going to be in full swing sooner than you know it, so now is the time to prepare. If you’ve participated in events before, you know the amount of work that goes into them. They require you to start thinking about, planning and preparing...

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How to Sell Handmade on Facebook (without selling)

This week's article is written by Jackie Muscat, who is a Facebook coach and kid's mural artist. I'm so excited for her to share her expertise on a subject we could all use a little help in 😉 Learn more about Jackie and her free Facebook group at the end of this...

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Free Product Description Template & Sample

This article is the third and final article in a series covering how to write powerful product descriptions that sell and includes templates you can use to fill in the blanks with your product details.   If you'd like the free worksheets that go with these...

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Product Descriptions that Sell: 3 Answers you Must Know

Welcome to part 2 of the Product Descriptions that Sell series!   In the first part I explained the 2 main reasons people buy. If your products and their descriptions don’t appeal to at least one of those two reasons, you’re going to have a hard time making...

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Product Descriptions that Sell: The 2 Reasons People Buy

Welcome to the Product Descriptions that Sell series! Please sign up for my newsletter if you would like instant access to the free printable worksheets that go with these articles and include a fill in the blank template you can use:     Why a series?...

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5 Steps to Plan your Week and Organize your Handmade Business

I’ve been a business owner for over a decade now and know the most frustrating days are usually when you feel like you’re going in circles and getting nowhere. You don't have a plan.   You second-guess what you should be working on, get distracted and jump from...

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Marketing Mistakes most Handmade Businesses Make

Marketing is essential to small business success but many business owners make these common mistakes. It’s easy to push marketing to the side, figuring the important aspects are to make product and sell it.   But the number one question I see on message boards...

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Why I Quit Craft Shows & What I’d do Differently

It’s been several years since I shut down my handmade business and stopped selling at craft shows. I still kind of kick myself for not pushing through, as looking back; I know I really found my groove in my last couple years.   A lot of people feel like throwing...

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3 Common Mistakes when Selling Handmade Online

When it comes to selling handmade online, It doesn’t matter which marketplace you sign up for, which platform you use to build your website or which social media site you post to, you cannot rely on traffic just rolling in.   I really do wish it worked that way...

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What to Sell at Craft Shows to Make Money

I’m sure you’re already aware of what to sell at craft shows under the main categories. Typically they are: Accessories Bath & Body Clothing Food Home Decor   But you can’t just apply to a craft show with your “accessories” or “bath & body products”....

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How to Prepare for a Craft Show & Preparation Checklist

This article is to help you get ready and prepare for a craft show you’ve been accepted to. It includes a craft show preperation checklist to download and print off.   If you haven’t been accepted to a craft show yet and are looking for ones to apply to or want...

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What Sells Best at a Craft Show? Find out

If you’ve sold at a craft show before, you’ve probably noticed those “IT” booths.   They got it goin’ on. They scream, “cool” without having to say a word and have a steady stream of shoppers in their space all day. The handmade products they sell have their own...

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How to Know if your Handmade Product will Sell

You design your handmade products, build up tons of stock, set up at a craft show and wonder if your products will sell.   The hard part is; you'll never know 100% what people will and won’t buy until you put it out there.   But….you can increase your...

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What to Work on in Slow Times of a Handmade Business

It’s not uncommon, and so easy, to feel a little down and stuck after December. You’re tired from the holidays, have the back-from-vacation blues and are returning to your handmade business after one of your busiest months, filled with sales and craft fairs, and into...

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