• craft business

    Packaging for Etsy Sellers

    As I was reading blogs the other day I came across one that talked about Etsy Shipping Stations. It was showing pictures and talking about how important it is to have all your shipping supplies in one place. That is very important, but how you prepare those packages is just, if not more important. How you package your product for shipment is how your customer is going to perceive your business. Packaging for Etsy sellers is another tool in their marketing arsenal. First I want you to reflect on the packages that you have received in the past. I received something I ordered from Amazon before Christmas. I had bought…

  • craft business,  Motivational

    How to earn a living online crafting

    It’s all part of the dream. Quitting the 9 to 5 job and working from home, doing what you love, crafting. Many people dream of it, and others actually do it. You want to be one of the ones that do it. Here are some tips on how to make a living online crafting. First thing is to treat it like a job. Now I know, you a want to quit your job and craft, not work. What you want is to have your own crafting business. You want to be independent. That will actually be your job. You have to treat it with respect so it will grow and…

  • craft business,  Creative Craft Blogs

    One thing every Etsy Shop Needs

    One thing every Etsy Shop Needs to have is to fill in their about shop settings, especially their story. This is a pretty easy fix.  The thing is, that a lot of Etsy Shop owners don’t take this additional step and fill in this information. Every Etsy Shop needs to put in their “about shop”  and “story” page. You don’t need to write a book, but you do need to engage your customers or potential customers. Give them additional places to connect with you other than your Etsy Shop. Why? There are a few good reasons. 5 reasons to fill in your “story” section in your Etsy Shop It links your…

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    Should I blog for my creative business?

    Should I blog for my creative business? Hi Creatives! I know when you read the title of this post “Should I blog for my creative business?” you may have had a few reactions. One may have been one of curiosity. I get a lot of questions about blogging. Should I? How do I start? Is it hard? And I promise to get to those questions in a future post. The second reaction may be that you just can’t add one more thing to your to-do list. Trust me I know you have a lot to do to get your creative business working each day. And I would not add another thing…

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    Do you have a craft business or a craft hobby?

    It’s tax time! But this is a question that should be in your mind the whole year, not just at tax time! Are you a craft business or a craft hobby? So for starters, what is the difference between the two? To be a business the IRS distinguishes the two by this criteria. To know the difference between a hobby and a business, consider the circumstances of your Business or hobby. The IRS lays out the following 9 factors that should be considered when establishing if an activity is a business engaged in making a profit: Whether you carry on the activity in a businesslike manner Whether the time and…