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April Checklist & Planner for Small Handmade Businesses

Since April 2018 has come and gone, the original content is no longer relevant.    But fear not!   I have improved the article and made it evergreen so the advice applies no matter which month it is and you can grab the most current checklist and...

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Hot Items to Sell at Craft Shows in 2018

Every handmade vendor wants to know what the hot items are to sell at craft shows each year. There are so many factors that affect which booth is the busiest and there’s no guarantee an item will be a hot seller at every event. But, vendors can follow trends, put...

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The Most Effective Sales Technique

Selling is not a strength of mine. But when I worked as a regional merchandiser for a major retailer, I participated in selling workshops because there were times I had to help customers and during busy shopping holidays, everyone had to sell, regardless of position...

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March Checklist & Planner for Small Handmade Businesses

Since March 2018 has come and gone, the original content is no longer relevant.    But fear not! I have improved the article and made it evergreen so the advice applies no matter which month it is and you can grab the most current checklist and...

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How Much Money can you Make at a Craft Show?

It’s the question everyone wants to know: how much money can you really make at a craft show? It’s not an easy one to answer and of course there are SO many factors that can affect the total but I’m going to give a general idea here.   You don’t want to know how...

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Handmade Business Checklist & Planner for February

Since February 2018 has come and gone, the original content is no longer relevant.    But fear not! I have improved the article and made it evergreen so the advice applies no matter which month it is and you can grab the most current checklist and...

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5 Steps for When your Handmade Products Aren’t Selling

Those of us who create, often have a strong desire to. We didn’t start making bags, jewelry or scarves because handmade became trendy; we started because it excites us. But what do you do when your handmade products aren't selling?   It’s hard when your passion...

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4 Easy Ways to Revive a Dead Facebook Page

Sometimes, we can fall a little bit out of love with our Facebook pages, right?   Sometimes it can just feel a bit laborious and we lose our mojo.   At the time of writing this it’s early January. Most of us are feeling full from overloading on mince pies...

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How to Increase Handmade Sales in February

February holds one of the first major gift-giving holidays of the New Year: Valentine’s Day, which is a great holiday to boost your handmade sales.   To impact sales in February, you must start planning and marketing in January…at the latest. The further ahead...

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Where to Sell Handmade Crafts Locally

So you've started a handmade business and now you need to get out there and sell them goods! Here's a list of potential venues to sell them through if you want to stick to selling your handmade crafts locally.     Why locally? Well there are many benefits to...

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How to Set Up a Sales Funnel for your Handmade Business

In the past couple weeks there have been two products appear in my Facebook feed that have piqued my interest. One, I instantly purchased after visiting their website and the other, I didn’t even get close to putting in my shopping cart. One had a good sales funnel...

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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

Running a handmade business can become exhausting. Because you must make each product you sell, you really are earning all your money, as opposed to making money.   What's the difference?   Let’s look at that and why I think the concept may be helpful to...

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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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