Links for Craft Show Businesses

I put together a list of websites that I am sharing with several crafter friends. You may or may not find any of this information useful. If this isn’t your interest, don’t feel obligated to read further. 

 

Getting your business started/business management

Must Do Before Quitting a Full Time Job To Start a Craft Business
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/businessplans/qt/qtbusinessplan.htm

Deciding to Start a Craft Business – Opening a Craft Business
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingthecraftbusiness/tp/firststepsforcraftbusiness.htm

How to Start an Arts and Crafts Business
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingyourbusiness/

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingyourbusiness/tp/Top-Five-Mistakes-To-Avoid-When-Operating-A-Craft-Business.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/businessplans/tp/targetmarketbusienssplan.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/inventorymanagment/tp/Accounting-For-Arts-And-Crafts-Inventory.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/accountingandpricing/ss/Setting-Up-Your-Spreadsheet-Columns-To-Organize-Accounting-Records.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/businessplans/tp/targetmarketbusienssplan.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/marketingandadvertising/tp/productdescriptions.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingyourbusiness/tp/Your-Arts-And-Crafts-Business-Start-Planning-List.htm

http://media.about.com/od/mediatermsandglossary/g/Demographic-Information.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/marketingandadvertising/a/craftmarket.htm

http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/marketing/qt/definecustomer.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/marketingandadvertising/tp/Creating-A-Logo-For-Your-Arts-And-Crafts-Business.htm

http://marketing.about.com/cs/brandmktg/a/target_market.htm

http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/business-copyrighting/

http://marketing.about.com/cs/advertising/a/solutionpost.htm

10 Steps to Follow Before You Start a Crafts Business
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingyourbusiness/tp/startcraftsbusiness.htm

Setting up a home-based craft business: top tips | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/small-business-blog/2014/oct/24/set-up-a-home-based-craft-business

Beginning Business
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business.html

Overcome Doubts About Running Your Own Craft Business
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/168-overcome-doubts-about-running-your-own-craft-business.html

Can Your Craft Business Support a Family? Part 1
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/68-familypart1.html

Can Your Craft Business Support a Family? Part 2
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/96-familypart2.html

Creating a Concept for Your Arts and Crafts Business
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingthecraftbusiness/a/Creating-A-Concept-For-Your-Arts-And-Crafts-Business.htm

How to Set Financial Goals – Financial Goals Worksheet
http://frugalliving.about.com/od/frugalliving101/ht/Financial_Goals.htm

Sales Funnels – a brief introduction for artists – Reinvented landscapes-Dreaming Between The lines
http://www.dreaminglines.com/sales-funnels-a-brief-introduction-for-artists/

Guides to Bookkeeping, Accounting and Product Pricing
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/accountingandpricing/

Bookkeeping for Your Arts and Crafts Small Business
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/accountingandpricing/tp/Keeping-The-Books-For-Your-Arts-And-Crafts-Small-Business.htm

Manage and Grow – Arts and Crafts Business Management
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/businessmanagement/u/manageandgrow.htm

Setting Up Your Home-Based Arts and Crafts Office
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/startingyourbusiness/a/Setting-Up-Your-Home-Based-Arts-And-Crafts-Office.htm

How to Successfully Price Your Crafts
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/accountingandpricing/a/priceyourcrafts.htm

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive
http://www.createandthrive.com/10-things-you-must-do-to-have-a-successful-online-craft-business

Capture the “It” Factor
http://www.craftsreport.com/crafts-photography/362-capture-the-it-factor.htm

Selling online/maximizing the internet

Sell Your Art: How to Build an Online Sales Funnel – ArtSquare Academy
https://blog.artsquare.com/sell-your-art-how-to-build-an-online-sales-funnel/
10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive
http://www.createandthrive.com/10-things-you-must-do-to-have-a-successful-online-craft-business

Setting Up a Website and Selling Your Arts and Crafts Online
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/sellingonline/
Marketing Arts/Crafts Businesses – Advertising Arts/Crafts Businesses
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/marketingandadvertising/

Promote Your Arts and Crafts Business with Yahoo Local
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/marketingandadvertising/a/Promote-Your-Arts-And-Crafts-Business-With-Yahoo-Local.htm
Promote Your Arts and Crafts Business – Six Low-Cost Ways
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/marketingandadvertising/a/Free-And-Low-Cost-Way-To-Promote-Your-Arts-And-Crafts-Business.htm

How I Made $50,000 Selling Art on Facebook – The Abundant Artist
http://theabundantartist.com/how-i-made-50000-selling-art-on-facebook/
The Pinterest Guide to Selling Art Online – The Abundant Artist
http://theabundantartist.com/the-pinterest-guide-to-selling-art-online/
12 Persuasive Reasons Why Artists Should Use Twitter | Meylah
https://meylah.com/meylah/12-persuasive-reasons-why-artists-should-use-twitter
Sell Your Art: How to Build an Online Sales Funnel – ArtSquare Academy
https://blog.artsquare.com/sell-your-art-how-to-build-an-online-sales-funnel/

20 Twitter Do’s for Artists – Reinvented landscapes-Dreaming Between The lines
http://www.dreaminglines.com/20-twitter-dos-and-10-donts-and-5-takeaways-for-artists/

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive
http://www.createandthrive.com/10-things-you-must-do-to-have-a-successful-online-craft-business
6 Ways to Influence Customers and Grow Sales
http://www.craftsreport.com/crafts-marketing/173-6-ways-to-influence-customers-and-grow-sales.html

http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/a/pinterest-for-small-business.htm

http://homebusiness.about.com/od/socialmediamarketing/fl/Market-Your-Business-on-Pinterest.htm

http://www.everythingetsy.com/2011/11/21-ways-to-increase-your-etsy-sales/

http://www.everythingetsy.com/2011/04/5-blogging-tips-for-etsy-sellers/

https://www.etsy.com/teams/7974/etsypreneurs

http://www.everythingetsy.com/2011/07/how-to-build-an-online-empire-starting-with-etsy-infographic/

http://www.everythingetsy.com/2011/01/its-the-extra-that-gets-the-referral/

http://www.everythingetsy.com/2010/11/increasing-etsy-sales-mind-your-item-count/

https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/how-to-boost-sales-one-step-at-a-time/22423017353

https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/3-ways-to-refresh-your-product-line/22632020889

https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/4-essential-product-shots-for-your-etsy/22504064051

Best Practices for Craft shows

Arts and Crafts Shows and Resources
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/resources/u/Arts-And-Crafts-Shows-And-Resources.htm

Craft Show Information and Guide to Events
http://artsandcrafts.about.com/od/sellingatcraftshows/

Is that Holiday Art sale a good opportunity? – Reinvented landscapes-Dreaming Between The lines
http://www.dreaminglines.com/is-that-holiday-art-sale-a-good-opportunity/

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Dumb Mistakes at a Craft Show: What You Can Learn From a Boy Scout
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/204-avoid-dumb-show-mistakes.html
The Psychology of Sales at a Craft Show
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/154-psychology-of-sales-at-a-craft-show.html

Shows & Fairs
http://www.craftsreport.com/shows-and-fairs.html
Doing Craft Shows: Simple Tips to Make Your Experience Successful
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/236-doing-craft-shows-simple-tips-to-make-your-experience-successful.html
Indoor vs. Outdoor Shows
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/178-indoor-vs-outdoor-shows.html
What You Need to Know About Craft Business Insurance
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/177-craft-business-insurance.html
Craft Show Transactions
http://www.craftsreport.com/beginning-business/109-craftshowfinancialtransactions.html
How to Get Customers 4x More Likely to Buy
http://www.craftsreport.com/show-business/30-how-to-get-customers-4x-more-likely-to-buy.html

Behind the Scenes Secrets to a Great Craft Show Booth Layout
http://www.craftsreport.com/show-basics/153-booth-layout-at-a-craft-show.html

 

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Author: 1leftofcenter

I am the mother of four amazing children who constantly encourage and inspire my work. 1 Left of Center would not be what it is today without the support of them and my wonderful husband. I am a crafter. I make unique and unusual home decor, and accessories (mostly purses and tote bags). I participate in craft shows in the St Louis area, though out the year, and sell many of my creations in my Etsy shop.

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