By Philip Kadubec
Every little thing crafters want to know to make money--revised and updated
* effortless to learn, packed with functional knowledge and exciting tales * up to date info on online marketing and branding
Craftspeople and hobbyists will welcome this new version of a well-liked e-book. complete and fundamental, Crafts and Crafts indicates offers suggestion on every little thing had to reach the craft-show market. Easy-to-follow directions make it a snap to pick the easiest exhibits to wait, create an beautiful sales space, and provide sturdy customer support. every one bankruptcy within the top-selling guidebook has been thoroughly up to date to mirror contemporary adjustments within the craft global and the ebook comprises new details on branding, developing items that could compete in todayвЂ™s industry, promoting on the web, and taking promotional pictures, in addition to developing new advertising and marketing ideas for pricing and relocating item.
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We all have an inflated idea of the value of our work and time. It’s human nature, particularly in the craft and art world. When you work for an employer, he sets the hourly wage and if you don’t believe it’s sufficient recompense for your labor, you simply don’t take the job, you quit, or maybe you go on strike. Now, of course, you can quit the crafts business, or not go into it in the first place, but the strike option is not available to you. More to the point, you are now in the crafts business and have made a big investment.
Henry Ford could not sell his Model T—today! However, we tried to make the loss worthwhile. When a basket wasn’t selling, we made it a practice to ask customers what they didn’t like about it. We solicited their ideas and redesigned accordingly. The idea for a number of our baskets came from someone with a particular need. We had designed a jewelry tray that we thought was very pretty. It didn’t sell. Then one day a customer picked it up and pointed out that slightly enlarged and with two dividers it would make a beautiful utensil tray for outdoor picnics and barbecues.
Jewelry held pride of place, leading the pack by at least four to one. Here’s a breakdown of what comprised the show: Jewelry Glass: vases, paperweights Jewish home blessings Mezuzahs Wooden vessels Wooden furniture Wooden toys Wooden games Chenille garments Pottery plates, kitchenware, teapots, mugs ❯ Handbags ❯ Photos ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ 18 ••• CRAFTS AND CRAFT SHOWS ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ Switch plates Masks Cards Raincoats Puppets (sock puppets) Kids clothing Mobiles Magnets Hand painted T-shirts Mirrors Boxes Fountains Wind chimes (02) crafts 10/20/06 ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ 9:28 AM Page 19 Hats Dolls Scarves Lamps Frameable wall art ❯ ❯ ❯ ❯ Notebooks Shadowboxes Dog products Animal portraiture Although jewelry is always a major category, and it is the one that I have specialized in myself, it is not always a surefire seller.
Crafts and Craft Shows: How to Make Money by Philip Kadubec