Sell Your Crafts

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Learning as You Go
The Important Startup Budget
Getting Your Business Started
Calculating Your Costs
Pricing Your Product
Displaying Your Jewelry
Creating Line Cards
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Hring a Sales Representative
Hiring a Salesperson
Getting it Done Overseas
Selling on Ebay and the Internet
Selling at Flea Markets
Consignment Shop Sales
Antique Shops Are Not Out of Date
Hospitals, Hotel Gift Shops, and Art Stores
Selling to Florist Shops
Selling to Post Office SubStations
Hair and Nail Salons are a Good Thing
Trunk Sales, Mobile Selling
Guerilla Marketing
Beading Supplies Directory
Gemstone Dealer Directory
Score Directory




Welcome to Starting Your Own Jewelry Making Business. Having spent many years starting businesses that ranged from selling horticulture products, selling books and music cd’s, making and selling jewelry, software development, Ebay sales, Transportation, and others. In addition I have had the pleasure of working for various industries usually in top management positions.

This gives me a unique background and insight to all of the ins and outs of starting a business. This book as you will quickly find out is not intended to teach you how to make or design jewelry. There are plenty of good books on the market that can teach you those skills.

What this book is about is walking through step by step the process of specifically starting a jewelry making and jewelry sales business. We will walk through in some detail the many aspects of getting your business started without making it too complex to understand.

Some of the many topics we will cover are: What type of licensing will I need, how do I find out where to go. We will go deeper into some of the other aspects involved such as opening business checking accounts, registering your business assumed name. Not sure what it is going to cost to get started? We will help you quickly go through the process.
We will go in depth on the important aspects of how to calculate how much it costs you to manufacture your jewelry. Then taking outside factors into consideration we will show you how to price your products for a profit through the various sales outlets of retail stores, wholesalers / distributors, and sales reps.

Want to learn how to market your jewelry to retail stores, consignment shops, sales reps, florist shops, nail and hair salons, flea markets, trunk sales, Ebay, etc etc. We go into detail on all of these markets and provide real world examples of how it was done. This book spends some time on the complex aspects of selling to online services like Ebay, and setting up your own website. If you do not like to get out and sell we have some solutions for that as well.

For a small business advertising is one of the most effective techniques for building a customer base. The problem is that most start up businesses are so cash strapped that they have very little left over for advertising. This book guides you through several unique and effective techniques on how to get the most effective advertising for your business.

If you are planning on opening a store, we will guide you through many of the important steps to get you there. From picking out a location to the aspects of furnishing the store, you will find many great hints and examples of what to do.

We will talk about getting sales reps and distributors to help you market and sell your products, including going through good and bad of selling your product through this outlet.

If you do not have a website already or you need to update your existing site. This book will give you great insight on the steps you will need to take, whether you can program the website yourself, or if you need an outside source to do it for you. This book will show you how to prepare your website and the pitfalls you will need to avoid.

Everyone wants to sell on Ebay, there are pages of thoughts, instructions, how-to’s, benefits, and what you should really be using Ebay for as well as other helpful ideas and real world examples to put you on the right track selling online.

If you need resources, check the back of the book we have pages and pages of resources and hundreds of leads in finding suppliers and resources to help you along in the start of your jewelry making venture.

I have honestly not seen a book like this on the market that goes in such depth on all aspects of the business. It follows up many times with real world examples in order for you to take the information and apply it to you
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015912173
  • Publisher: BBGroup
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 84 KB

Meet the Author

Welcome to Starting Your Own Craft Making Business. Having spent many years starting businesses that ranged from selling horticulture products, selling books and music cd’s, making and selling jewelry, software development, Ebay sales, Transportation, and others. In addition I have had the pleasure of working for various industries usually in top management positions.
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