If you are a crafter and are thinking about selling your items whether it be online or offline, then you definitely need to check out The Handmade Marketplace. Personally, I have not thought about creating craft to sell – but I have been considering opening an Etsy store (or rather, re-opening) to sell some of my extra supplies that I get when I buy “scrap bags” or kits.
But it’s always been in the back of my mind that hey, sometimes I make some cool shapes on my cutter and maybe I can start selling them because other people will want to use them too?
The book has a lot of great tips on getting websites (good for anyone who wants a website, not just craft related!) and picking business names. (again, good for anyone who has a business not just craft related ones!)
There is also tons and tons of advice from other successful craft store owners and you know I loved the fact that each person had their own handwriting font to go along with their advice 🙂
The book certainly gave me a lot of good things to think about if I do decide to start trying to sell some of my creations. A must read for any crafter looking to make some money from their creations and share their art 🙂
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Since its original publication in 2010, Kari Chapin’s The Handmade Marketplace has inspired thousands of crafters around the world to find the courage and know-how they need to make money — and even to make a full-time living — from doing what they love best. Now, this best-selling guide has been completely revised and updated to include solid information on the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, as well as fresh advice and invaluable tips from successful crafters and artists. With Kari Chapin at your side, you can live a more creative life and enjoy a lucrative career at the same time.