craft marketing tips

Crafty Connections- August 9th

Hello! Happy Tuesday! I'm super excited to bring you this week's Crafty Connections! Don't forget to check out the DIY at the end of the post-- I *so* want to try this! If you do try it, let me know about your results!

Each and every week I scour the interwebs and gather the best tutorials, tips, and informative links to help with your handmade craft business. In addition, I’ll post links to cool crafty DIY projects, and blogs I think are worth following. I hope you find something useful and helpful! If so, please let me know. I would LOVE your feedback!

You & Me Venn Diagram Embroidery

via Spec-ta-cles

6 Tips for beginning Etsy shop owners- Did you love this post? I have more! Sign up with your email address to receive monthly free printables, desktop + iphone wallpapers, and updates!

via Plumed

The World's Shortest (and Probably Most Controversial) Guide to SEO The things that are really important–like creating powerful content–are often overlooked...

Fall 2011 Fashion Color Report Taking cues from the great masters, sepia tones of old Hollywood, Chinese opera, cityscapes and countryside, designers are paying close attention to texture, contrast and color for fall 2011

via Pantone.com

 

Pros & Cons of Selling Your Products On Consignment There are pros and cons to consignment that you should weigh before making your choice

DIY- Handmade Custom Paper Tape It’s crazy easy, if you have the right materials and tools.

 

If you know of any good handmade craft marketing resources I should include in the next Crafty Connections post please don’t hesitate to email me, or leave the link(s) in the comments section! I would love to be able to share these great resources with everyone! Thank you so much! 

-April

NEW SHOP! http://www.aprilbernphoto.etsy.com

 

 

Crafty Connections- August 2, 2011

Hello! I'm back to posting my Crafty Connections!! I've had a very fun and eventful summer (so far!) and I feel like I am ready to get back in the swing of things! Thanks so much for your words of support and encouragement while I was on my little hiatus!  

Each and every week I scour the interwebs and gather the best tutorials, tips, and informative links to help with your handmade craft business. In addition, I’ll post links to cool crafty DIY projects, and blogs I think are worth following. I hope you find something useful and helpful! If so, please let me know. I would LOVE your feedback!

 

Six tips for managing Custom Orders
Custom order of NYC pinback buttons
via cutiepie company

Three creative business people share their insight into handling and managing custom orders.



Website Marketing: You've Just Launched your Website… Now What?
If you want visitors and sales, you have to constantly, consistently, and persistently promote your website.



Your Business Plan- the Best Road to Success
I'm sitting here in pieces, and you're having delusions of grandeur!
via pinkpurse

Many liken the Business Plan to a road map, but it’s more than that: a business plan doesn’t just tell you how to get somewhere; it also helps you decide exactly where it is you want to go.

 

8 reasons to comment on my blog
There are some great reasons why you should comment on my (or other bloggers’) blogs.



How to Get Your Indie Business Noticed
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via kup kup land

Getting featured in a magazine or high-traffic blog is a HUGE metaphorical “pat on the back” but time and time again, you create something fabulous, you put it out there and…. nothing but crickets! Read an informal case study of a shop that's doing everything right.



DIY- An Envelope Tutorial

via the pink couch

With the holidays approaching, there are more reasons to give a card to your favorite teacher, a small envelope with a gift-card tucked inside to the best hair stylist, or just a quick thank you to a sweet friend.

 

 

If you know of any good handmade craft marketing resources I should include in the next Crafty Connections post please don’t hesitate to email me, or leave the link(s) in the comments section! I would love to be able to share these great resources with everyone! Thank you so much! 

-April
NEW SHOP! http://www.aprilbernphoto.etsy.com

http://www.creativeapples.etsy.com