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Branding for Craft Businesses for People Who Hate Marketing

If you’ve been doing craft fairs for awhile, or even if you haven’t, chances are you are at least somewhat familiar with the concept of branding. Gone are the days where you can just slap a few things on a table or throw a few items on Etsy and hope to find success.  Here’s what …

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10 Tips to Find the Right Craft Show for Your Items

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The Best Craft Shows for Vendors Craft fair information can be confusing at times, especially for those who are newer to doing shows.  One of the most common questions asked is “How do I pick the right craft show?” The answer is, that depends – and I know that’s not an easy answer, but here …

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5 Ways to Sell Your Products Locally

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How to Sell Products Locally Craft fairs are a great way to get the word out about your products, but aren’t the most profitable way to earn a full time living.  Those who make crafting or art their livelihood have to expand out beyond the local craft fair scene.  Today, we’re going to look at …

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Guest Post How to Start a Vinyl Business

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How to Start A Vinyl Business Vinyl decals are an enjoyable and profitable craft. Many companies use vinyl decals as a promotional tool or decorate their doors, windows, walls and other items. Auto dealers use them to promote brand visibility by placing their name, contact info and logo on the body of their vehicles. If …

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Beyond Craft Fairs How to Expand Your Craft Business

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We spend a lot of time focusing on craft fairs and trade shows, but what about other ideas for how to expand your craft business and increase sales? Here are a few great ideas for broadening your horizons beyond just selling at craft shows.  Successful handmade business ideas include consigning, selling services and not just …

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Monthly Goals to Grow Your Craft Business

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Well, another season has come and gone and now it’s time to start preparing for the year ahead. Here’s a monthly goal list to help you grow your craft business throughout the year. If you find you’ve already met these particular goals, feel free to create your own and change things up.  Set goals are …

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10 Craft Fair Off Season Tips to Prepare for Next Year

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At the end of each busy season, I find myself taking some time off to rest of course, but then I get right back into preparation for the coming year.  Just because the busy craft fair season has come to a halt doesn’t mean you should – quite the opposite in fact. The craft fair …

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Free Craft Show Marketing Tips & Techniques

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Selling at Craft Fairs can add up to a lot of expense really quick! Cutting corners is one area where we have to be really careful when it comes to products and displays, because that can mean a sacrifice in quality as well. One area where you can save some big dough though is in …

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Amazon Handmade – Apply Today for an Invitation!

So, I found out yesterday that Amazon has launched, and is in the process of expanding its own new program Amazon Handmade. I think it could have a distinct advantage over Etsy because it’s new and Amazon of course has millions of daily visitors. With everyone starting off fresh; it’s a chance to get in …

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How to Find Local Craft Fairs Free

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Learn how to find craft shows in your area for free. Tired of all the expensive membership sites? Here’s how to find this information on your own.  The off-season is an ideal time to start researching for the coming year. If you are pressed for time, paid sites can be worth the investment if you …

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