The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide by Grace Dobush, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide

The Crafty Superstar Ultimate Craft Business Guide

by Grace Dobush
     
 

Calling All Crafters!

Let's face it, peeps; the craft business world can be a tough one to navigate. Luckily, you have the Crafty Superstar by your side! This updated and expanded guide will navigate you through the ins and outs of setting up shop, advertising your wares, braving the online marketplace and becoming a craft show maven. You'll find expert

Overview

Calling All Crafters!

Let's face it, peeps; the craft business world can be a tough one to navigate. Luckily, you have the Crafty Superstar by your side! This updated and expanded guide will navigate you through the ins and outs of setting up shop, advertising your wares, braving the online marketplace and becoming a craft show maven. You'll find expert advice from Grace Bonney, Cinnamon Cooper and April Winchell, as well as downloadable forms to keep track of your budget, organize your craft show applications and calculate prices and sales tax. Yes, you can sell your crafts, make extra cash and have it all!

Inside you'll find out how to:

  • Sell your handmade items
  • Get publicity and press
  • Put together an awesome packaging concept
  • Rock the indie craft show
  • Set goals, plan for the future and balance life and crafts

Running a craft business can be a challenge, but you're up for it, right? Get organized, get noticed and get selling—the Crafty Superstar will show you how!

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Dobush, the owner of a craft-based small business and the co-organizer of a large indie craft show in Cincinnati, expands her 2009 guide to keep up with the explosion of social media options for promotion and outlets for independent artisans to sell their wares online and in person. This practical guide includes suggestions for getting accepted to and selling at craft shows, best practices for using social media and using it to expand craft businesses, and even how to handle the explosion of attention that comes with being featured on Regretsy, a humorous site showcasing the worst of the handmade and vintage retail site Etsy. Interviews with influential crafters are interspersed throughout the book, providing additional perspectives and advice. VERDICT It's easier than ever for crafters to sell their wares online, and Dobush's guide provides a good overview of best practices for the small-scale crafty businessperson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440320378
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/16/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
713,962
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Grace Dobush is a writer, editor and crafter based in Cincinnati. She is a co-organizer of the indie craft show, Crafty Supermarket and the author of the popular book Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash and Basically Have It All. An alumna of Kent State’s School of Journalism, Grace has written about crafts, art and design for Hello Craft, HOW, Venus Zine and The Artist’s Magazine and presents at creative business conferences around the country.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >