• 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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    Creative Craft Shop Owners who have Blogs March 2018

    Hello Creatives! Today’s post is going to be a monthly thing. The first weekend of every month I want to list 3 Creative Craft Shop owners who also Blog. This first month I have to be honest, it took a bit of digging to find. Google wasn’t even much help! (Can you imagine?) Maybe my search terms just were not hitting the mark, but Google just kept giving me articles on blogging for crafters, or why Etsy Shop Owners should blog. I get all that. That is what my content is about! I wanted to see the actual results of those how-to articles! So… I went into my Etsy account…

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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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    5 Reasons Etsy Sellers Need their own Website or blog

    Hey there Creatives! Today’s topic is all about your own website and/or blog. No, they aren’t the same thing, they can be, but not always. I will explain that in a bit. I know that you do not want anything added to your to-do list. Especially if your todo list is as long as mine is. But this is important, I promise. I had a website and a blog way before Etsy was even dreamed up in the founder’s head. I tried selling online back in the late 1990’s. That was way before online shopping was a thing. I didn’t do so well. I switched over to doing live events, but…

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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…