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Selling your handmade crafts is nothing less than exhilarating.
The most difficult challenge you will face is learning how to get started.
In this post, I am going to share with you some of the best craft business tips I have learned over the past 20 plus years.
The tips I am going to share with you will help you to build an online craft business as well as selling your handmade crafts at crafts shows and craft fairs.
Best Craft Business Tips
Before we get started, I do want to tell you that the road will be long and challenging.
However, if you are willing to learn from every situation and strive to do better at every craft show, you will be successful.
I have been selling handmade crafts and fine art for over 20 years, and I am happy to say that I earn more than my last professional job.
It was not a smooth ride, but I was willing to try new ideas and learn from every situation.
Today I want to talk about how to get your business started, so you do not have to learn the hard way as I did.
Below is a list of craft business tips with more in-depth articles so you can tackle one step at a time.
Bookmark this page until you have finished the last craft business tip.
Know Your Objectives For Your Craft Business
Before you get started selling your crafts, you will want to know precisely what you are trying to achieve.
Having a clear vision of your objectives will help you to develop a winning craft marketing plan.
How To Set Business Goals
Are you ready to build your art business?
In this post, you will discover how to set business goals for artists so you can start building a strong art business you will be proud of and better yet make money from. How to Set Business Goals for Artists [Read more…]
This post outlines the steps you will need to write achievable goals.
After you have your goals documented, you will be able to work on the steps outlined below.
I also use the printables I have created below for my art and craft business. These printables have made it easy to keep track of what is essential for my business.
- How to Write Goals You Can Achieve Workbook
- Artist Goal Planner Printable
- Month Goals Printable
- Weekly Goals Printable
- Artist Goal Planners in Light Blue
- Artist Goal Planners in Light Pink
All of the one-on-one artists I work with also use and find the printables valuable.
Build A Website For Your Craft Business
Whether you are interested in selling your crafts online or just at craft fairs, a website is something you will want to consider strongly.
If you are selling your crafts online, your website will be the place where people can visit and purchase your products.
Your website will also be the place where people can learn where your upcoming events are if you are just interested in selling crafts at craft fairs. To be successful at craft fairs, you will want to be able to let your target audience know where you will be selling your crafts.
Why Artist Websites Should Be Built On WordPress
Are you trying to decide what the best solution is for you to sell your art online?
In this post, you will discover why artist websites should be built on WordPress and a library of tutorials to help you make your dream artist website. Why Artist Websites Should Be Built On … [Read more…]
Know Who Your Target Audience Is
Once you know what your objectives are and have a website, you will want to learn who your target audience is.
Your target audience is the people who are interested in the crafts you create.
You will also want to know how to find your target audience so you can market your crafts to them.
Simple Strategy For Finding Your Target Audience
Selling your art can either be exhilarating or downright discouraging, depending on how you look at it.
In this short post, I am going to talk about a simple but effective strategy for finding your target audience so you can feel exhilarated and excited to sell more art. Simple Strategy … [Read more…]
What Is Your Target Audience Looking For
What is your target audience searching for? Knowing what your audience likes will help you develop a better marketing plan. What Is Your Target Audience Searching For An excellent way to understand more about your audience is to … [Read more…]
Sell Artwork Online By Knowing Who Your Audience Is Part 1
Are you having a difficult time marketing your artwork?
Do you feel like the people you are reaching are not interested in your artistic style? In the next couple of posts, I am going to talk about learning more about your target audience so you can attract the people who have a passion for your … [Read more…]
Only Post High-Quality Images Of Your Crafts
Every image of your crafts reflects your brand positively or negatively.
Investing in a good camera and learning how to take images of your crafts is essential for your crafting success.
4 Best Digital Cameras For Photographing Artwork
Are you struggling with taking great images of your artwork to put online?
Selling art online has made it easy for artists to pursue a career doing what they love to do. The other side of the coin is that if the images of your artwork are of low quality, no one will purchase your art. I have come up … [Read more…]
Why Professional Quality Images Art A Must For Art Websites
Are you finding that a lot of people are visiting your online art gallery, but your sales are flat?
Maybe it is the quality of the images you are showcasing on your site. In this post, you will discover why professional quality images are a must for art websites. Quality Images Are A Must … [Read more…]
Helpful Tips For Photographing Your Artwork
Are you having a difficult time photographing your artwork?
You will learn Helpful tips for Photographing your artwork that works with this video by Saatchi Art. Helpful Tips For Photographing Your Artwork That Work https://youtu.be/SrsKycVp-bA You … [Read more…]
Build Your Email List
Email lists will be the most valuable asset to your craft business and are often overlooked by crafters.
People who sign up for your email list are the people who are interested in your crafts and will be the first people who will purchase from you.
How To Start Your Email List Today So You Can Sell More Art
Are you trying to find different ways to sell art?
In this post, you will discover how to start your email list today so you can sell more art. How To Start Your Email List Today So You Can Sell More Art Disclaimer: [Read more…]
Ultimate Email Marketing Guide For Selling Art Online
Would you like a low-cost way to communicate directly to your art collectors?
Are you discouraged because your social media posts are not reaching your fans? I am going to show you how to be more effective in growing your email list and some newsletter strategies that will increase your chances … [Read more…]
The last thing I would like to talk about is learning how to be productive with your time.
There will be times when you are feeling like you are spinning like a top.
There will be other times when you forget to do the necessary tasks.
Always search for ways to be more productive with your time.
I have written Get More Done in Less Time The Part-time Artist to help artists and crafters just like you.
In the ebook, I talk about all of the things I have learned over the past 20 plus years selling art and crafts.
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28 Day Blogging Challenge for Visual Artists
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The right mindset and time management skills are essential for any business. These topics are often not talked about but are critical elements for your success. You will learn how to have a winning mindset and time management skills necessary for operating a successful art business.
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Proven strategies that will help you to get more work done in less time so you can sell more art and earn more money.
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