The Handmade Marketplace

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Storey Publishing, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 218 pages
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Turn your craft into a successful business! Even the most expert crafters may find it challenging to market and sell their wares, but with Kari Chapin you have an experienced guide at your side. Learn to determine your cost of goods, set prices, identify the competition, and understand the ins and outs of wholesale and retail sales. Explore the various sales venues available, including independent craft fairs, Web sites such as Etsy, and traditional stores, and learn to maximize your visibility and sales in each one. Want to start your own website? Chapin shows you how to style and prop your crafts for photography and explains how the most popular Web marketplaces operate. You'll find everything you need to turn your talent into profits.

 

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User Review  - Lakenvelder - LibraryThing

I just finished this book and I must tell you I was impressed with the content. It has some great advice for online present from using social media sites to having your own website. I felt the advice ... Read full review

Review: The Handmade Marketplace: How To Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, And Online

User Review  - Goodreads

A good starting point when thinking about going into the craft-selling business. Most of it is common sense, I think, but there are some helpful hints (the photography section is helpful). It will ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
My Creative Collective
4
Part 1 Getting to Know Yourself and Your Business
11
Part 2 Spreading the Word and Images
63
Part 3 Getting Down to Selling
145
Parting Advice
208
Resources
211
Craft Show Supplies Checklist
214
Index
215
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Since the publication of The Handmade Marketplace in 2010 and Grow Your Handmade Business in 2012, Kari Chapin has gained national visibility as a sought-after speaker at craft business conferences and events. She also offers one-on-one creative coaching and courses online. She's known for her effective coaching style and distinctive, supportive voice, along with her strong ability to market and network.

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