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Arts to Cash: Crafting a Home-based Business

Arts and Crafts are not just for children anymore! In 2011, Etsy.com, an online market for independent crafters, generated $525.6 million in sales thanks to its 17 million members and 800,000 shops.

Have you thought about crafting your way to extra income? Join a panel of local crafters and artists as they share how they turned their craft into a home-based business. Call 929-3457 to register.


Amazon Says: Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving businessMost Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the busines more...
Amazon Says: Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving businessMost Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the business-related intricacies of starting and maintaining a successful Etsy business. Etsy-preneurship helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small business owner on Etsy, including taxes, bookkeeping, marketing, finances, administrative tasks, daily operations, legal requirements, business plans, and improving your business skills. This book will help you make the jump from enjoying your handmade/craft/art hobby to running a profitable business.Etsy-preneurship offers step-by-step advice on what it takes to bring in extra income or even one day run a full-time business on EtsyOutlines the basic business skills and knowledge you need to run a business on Etsy Explains how Etsy makes entrepreneurship attainable for everyoneEach chapter even includes a downloadable business spreadsheet tool to help you put the steps into action. This book empowers Etsy sellers to turn their handmade hobby into a thriving business by employing foundational business concepts. less...
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Amazon Says: In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast more...
Amazon Says: In a world where most products are manufactured by machines, Etsy offers an online platform for makers of handmade products and crafts to market and sell their goods to a vast network of buyers who demand unique, genuine products. To date, the site has attracted over 400,000 sellers who collectively have sold over 30 million items, generating more than $180.6 million in revenue. The only resource of its kind, How to Make Money Using Etsy--written by Tim Adam who has successfully been selling his products all over the world through his Etsy shop since 2007--guides readers step-by-step through the many stages of selling online. How-to topics include:Establish your Etsy shopEffectively photograph your productsPost your products to optimize visibility and increase salesBrand your businessUse social media like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook to connect with buyers and grow your business less...
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Amazon Says: Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based craft business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessa more...
Amazon Says: Have you ever dreamed of starting your own home-based craft business? Have you been hesitant to put your plans into action? This comprehensive guide contains all the necessary tools and strategies you will need to successfully launch and grow your own business. Author Ken Oberrecht, a successful home-based woodworker, shares his experiences and down-to-earth advice to help you estimate your start-up costs, manage your cash flow, and stay profitable once you're in business. From painless record keeping to finding craft supplies on the Internet, his step-by-step methods are practical and easy to understand. Use his handy worksheets, quizzes, and checklists to turn your dream into a reality. Whether you want to earn a living from your craft or just make some extra money, this guide can help you experience the satisfaction of building your own home-based business. less...
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  • Startup Owl
    Interested in starting your own crafting business? Start here to find information, links, and more.
  • Etsy
    Before Etsy, people sold their crafts via eBay, their own sites, and private sales but were often get lost in the shuffle. Etsy has become the online market leader.
  • Kickstarter
    Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.
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