The Savvy Crafters Guide To Success: Turn Your Crafts Into A Career (Google eBook)

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F+W Media, Inc., Apr 15, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
3 Reviews
Take your crafts out of your workshop - and into the spotlight.

Do you dream of making money with your art but feel unsure of how to begin? With The Savvy Crafter's Guide to Success, turning your hobby into a career is easier than you think.

Leave the boring business books to the white-collar set! In these pages filled with plenty of artwork for inspiration, renowned rubber-stamp and polymer-clay artist Sandra McCall teaches you everything you need to know about successfully marketing and selling your work. She shares personal insights from some of the industry's top crafters, including Traci Bautista, Claudine Hellmuth, Michael Jacobs, Catherine Moore and Stephanie Olin.

With sound advice, valuable do's and don'ts, and plenty of encouragement, you'll learn to:

  • Become a regular contributor to craft publications
  • Start teaching workshops at stores, retreats and craft shows
  • Assert yourself as an "expert" in your field
Turn your dreams into reality. Turn your crafts into a career!

  

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User Review  - artbug05 - Overstock.com

This book was okay. Some of the information were things I already knew after reading other craft books about running a craft business. If you have not read a lot of info about the crafts business ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cyndy - Goodreads

This is a good book to help get you started in a craft business. Although there is not much about online selling, some of the tips, ideas, and inspirations are helpful in taking the plunge into selling your crafts. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Artists Bios
Resource Guide
Index

Chapter 8
Chapter 9

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Freelance artist Sandra McCall has been making art since majoring in commercial art. She quickly decided that the field was too restrictive for her and began working in multi-medium art and assemblage while paying the bills with a job as an accountant. She began making her original drawings and eraser carvings into rubber stamps and eventually found a whole new career. Today, Sandy has authored three books, created instructional DVDs, designs new projects and teaches rubberstamping.

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