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.
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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...
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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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...
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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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.
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