Types of Craft Fairs, Expos and Festivals

Selling things you make at local craft fairs is a good way to start your business. You can test your products to learn how they sell. You’ll get feedback from customers to help you improve your items. I personally like to sell at craft fairs because I enjoy the interactions with customers. If I do[…]

Finding Craft Fair Listings and Show Reviews

Do you sell at craft fairs? I updated my list of craft shows, festivals and events listing services at http://craftmarketer.com/find-craft-shows/ If you are looking for shows and events to sell to, some of these services include reviews by artists who have attended. Very helpful if you visit a show yourself before signing up for a[…]

Required Licenses for a Craft Business

What are the required licenses for a craft business? At some point, your sales have grown and you are starting to wonder if you should get a business license and open a business checking account¬† Legally, you need a business license from the beginning. But as you probably know, there are many folks selling products[…]

Current Trends: Business Ideas, Products to Make and Sell

Business Ideas for Things to Make Based on Trends This article provides several tools for identifying current and upcoming trends as a resource for business ideas of things you can make and sell. Google Trends Use Google Trends to spot popular topics to design items for. For example, sports events make hot search topics. If[…]

How to Raise Your Craft Prices by Increasing Perception of Value

How to Raise Your Prices Perceived value is the worth a shopper places on an item when considering a purchase. Newcomers in business almost always under-price their craft products thinking they will attract more buyers. In the handmade marketplace, lowering the price more often lowers the perceived value. Raising the perceived value, however, lets you[…]

Copyright Infringement: Making Crafts to Sell from Brand Name Material

Got an email from a long-time eBay seller who makes her crafts using material from a major brand name company. Apparently, the company is forcing her to discontinue making her crafts with their stuff. Unfortunately, many crafters are under the impression they have the right to use brand name materials when making their crafts to[…]

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