Selling Your Crafts At Craft Shows

Author: Madelaine Gray
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603422919
Size: 18,15 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Craft Show Sell

Author: Torie Jayne
ISBN: 9781782210429
Size: 10,17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 867

Want to take crafting to a new, entrepreneurial dimension? Let 'Craft Show & Sell' be your guide. Through highly visual, step-by-step tutorials and inspiring profiles on some of the world's most successful crafters, this book delivers all the advice and vision that today's crafters need to take their brand or business forward into a new realm.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Selling Your Crafts

Author: Chris Franchetti Michaels
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198087
Size: 13,22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 393

Find profitable new outlets for selling your crafts. Selling crafts online is a successful trend, but this book explores so many other avenues for casual and active indie crafters, and teaches them how to work more efficiently, manage inventory, and find and utilize all outlets for selling their work. Clear, concise instructions on every aspect of selling crafts - from flea markets to websites - including: ?Pricing your crafts and managing inventory ?Creating an identity ?Payment, shipping, and promotion ?Selling venues (online, trunk shows, parties, fairs) ?Tax and business management

Easy Business For Women With Little Or No Money

Author: Dr. Mary E. Waters
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 0759605955
Size: 16,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 539

Explains how easy it is to start and run a business. List many businesses to start with little or no money. Shows how to turn those arts and crafts items into a business. Very informative for men and women.

How To Make Money At Craft Shows

Author: Mallory Whitfield
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535086615
Size: 16,73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 628

Have you ever wanted to sell your handmade crafts or artwork at local craft fairs, but have no idea where to start? Or maybe you've taken the first step and have tried selling your art at a craft show or two, but now you're looking for ideas on how to sell more, how to make your booth more appealing to customers and where to find more venues to sell your handmade goods? You've come to the right place! I've been selling my own handmade creations, as well as the work of other artists, at a variety of craft shows and other events since 2004. I've learned a lot of lessons the hard way, and now I'm sharing them here with you so that you can learn from my experiences! In this book, I'll cover the basics of getting started selling at craft fairs, as well as how to design a great looking booth, how to give outstanding customer service & sell more and even how to find and create additional events at which to sell your handmade work. WHAT IT INCLUDES: - how to define your target market - where to find good shows - how much should I spend on a booth fee at a show? - how to make your booth look great - promoting your show & getting your customers there - my craft show tips & tricks - dealing with crazy weather & unexpected events - theft prevention - craft show supply checklist - how to give great customer service - how to use craft shows to create after-the-show sales - alternative venues to sell your work, beyond traditional craft shows - how to create your own events to sell at - tracking your inventory - how to create a personal & business spending plan - big hunkin' list of craft show resources WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR: This book will be most useful for someone new to selling at craft shows. I do cover more advanced topics as well though, including how to define your target market, visual merchandising, inventory tracking, and creating a business spending plan. The book includes worksheets along the way to help you. The information in this book is based on my experiences, selling in the United States, mostly in Louisiana. However, most of the information contained here is useful to anyone around the world who is interested in setting up a booth at craft shows, festivals or conventions. WHY I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT: I did my first craft show in 2004. It was the Alternative Media Expo, put on by Antigravity Magazine here in New Orleans. I sold a few things, and learned a LOT of things. And I haven't looked back! I've done all sorts of events since then. I have sold regularly at the Frenchmen Art Market, and have done festivals around the New Orleans area including Bayou Boogaloo, Gretna Heritage Festival, Freret Market, New Orleans Earth Day Festival, and many, many more. As one of the founding members of the New Orleans Craft Mafia, I've even organized a variety of events, both with the group and on my own. As a group, we've created a monthly art market and the annual Last Stop Shop holiday market. On my own, I've also hosted home shopping parties, trunk shows and pop-up shops. In 2007, as one of the winners of Etsy's Upcycling contest, I even traveled cross-country to San Francisco to participate in Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire!

Make Money At Craft Shows

Author: Russ Searle
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1425177166
Size: 13,60 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 143

Provides information about merchandising, selling and advertising handicrafts at craft fairs and shows.

A Beginner S Guide To Selling Your Crafts

Author: A. B. PETROW
ISBN: 9780965519335
Size: 17,40 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 266

This is a guide for artists and craftspeople to sell their crafts directly to the public, sell wholesale to galleries and stores, and on the internet. It contains 200 tips, 850 craft fairs, 1,100 craft galleries, 14 spreadsheets and forms, and contact information for canopies, cases, wholesale shows, photographers, insurance, craft fair guides, and show promoters who have multiple shows.

Start Your Own Arts And Crafts Business

Author: Entrepreneur Press
Editor: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1613080506
Size: 17,82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you dream of spending the day working on your favorite craft? Would you like to make money in the process? If you’re ready to take your crafting to the next level, your favorite hobby can become a fun, lucrative, homebased business. Hundreds of thousands of working artisans earn their entire income from the crafts they produce—selling on eBay, at their own online stores, in retail stores, at carts and kiosks, or at craft shows and street fairs. With this expert advice, you can become one of them. This comprehensive guide is packed with useful information from crafts professionals and dozens of resources, such as helpful organizations, publications, software and websites. It covers all aspects of a crafts business: • Exploring the market and choosing a profitable niche • Setting up a workshop that’s conducive to business success • Making your products available in retail stores, carts and kiosks, craft shows and other local markets • Selling your products on eBay,,, and other global online marketplaces • Advertising and promotion to get the word out about your crafts • Record keeping, taxes, accounting and other business essentials

How To Start A Home Based Jewelry Making Business

Author: Maire Loughran
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762755962
Size: 20,70 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 439

How to Start a Home-Based Jewelry Making Business is for creative, talented women who want to turn their passion for beautiful jewelry into a profitable sideline or full-time business. Selling and making jewelry is one of the more high-margin craft businesses and with the right approach to sales and a stylish look, one can develop a devoted following. In addition to the essentials common to the series, this book also includes information on pricing jewelry, setting up a Web site, and how to get celebrity attention.

A Survival Guide For Bronze Sculptors

Author: Gabe Gabel
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469104741
Size: 14,98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 260

Gabe Gabel has written the book she wishes she had been able to find when she started her professional career thirty years ago. It is really a two part book. One part concentrates on the bronze sculpture. Art collectors will find the step by step explanation of the casting process extremely educational. Artists who wish to learn more about doing a bronze sculpture will not only like that part, but the complete how-to-do-it discussion will cover everything they need to know about taking a sculpture all the way through. It starts with the placement of the armature and finishes with the decision of the number of the limited edition they choose to cast. The information is all there, the basic tools, the different choices they have in methods and materials, and why Gabe prefers the ones she does. There are sources, and expenses, and many ways to save money that she has learned over the years. Many options are discussed, there are suggestions for solving problems that can occur, and attention is paid to safety concerns that artists face that are rarely mentioned. Nearly any bronze sculptor is likely to learn some tips that they will appreciate, no matter how experienced they are. Dont look for how to create your art. The reader has to bring his or her own artistic ability to the sculpture table. This is not the book to show you how to do a horse sculpture, though the book does follow one horse original from armature to bronze. This is a book to show you how to bring your own creations to casting ready sculpture. But if you do want to sculpt a horse, you will come out with some great ideas to make yours even better. For artists who use other media, there is a great deal of wonderful information on all aspects of marketing and managing your art business. It is a business, and Gabe feels that is must be treated as such if an artist wants to make a profit and to make a living selling their work. It is all there, how to start and utilize a mailing list; there is a discussion on show vehicles and various art displays, (with information on building your own,) show clothing and manners, types of shows, galleries, your home office and computer. Look for letters to Dear Aunt Gabby and her often rather pointed advice. Aunt Gabby has heard it all, from artists and buyers to show promoters. Aunt Gabby is not an art critic,( she thinks there are enough of those), but she can be highly critical of artists and their behaviors. In short, this is a book by an artist for artists, though Gabe does hope that art collectors will find it irresistible, too. Please visit her personal web site, to enjoy her work in full color, see her show schedule, and read her newsletters. She also welcomes comments through e-mail at [email protected]