Thursday, 17 May 2012

Craft Business Tips

One of the amazing things about the internet is how much free information there is out there in cyber space.

One of the problems is finding it.

That's why I love to share stuff and love it when others share stuff too.  Recently, someone commented on here that they love a link-rich blog as it leads you to other stuff - and I totally agree.  Links are one of the very best things about the internet.  In fact, I think links make the internet.

So today, here's a few links for those who like reading about business tips.  Artists, designers and crafters sometimes set up in business simply because it's often the only way to get the job we really want - it's not because we're naturally drawn to business.  So, of course it helps to read about it!

 craft fair

Here we go, then.  First, you'll find a list of business articles here on The Sewing Directory.  Don't be put off if sewing isn't your thing, because they're not all sewing related (and one of them - more in the pipeline! - is written by yours truly).

I'm a big fan of Seth Godin.  You can find his books here and do scroll down the page, because some of them are free.  You can follow his blog, too - he blogs a lot.  And blogs a lot of sense.  Worth a read for any type of business.

Blogging is a big part of promoting any small (or even large) business these days.  It amazes me how successful a blog can be for promoting a small business if you just keep blogging!  There's loads of tips on Craft Blog UK all in one easy-to-access place.

 reading up about Craft Business

The Etsy Selling Tips on Handmadeology aren't just useful for Etsy sellers - there are tips on these pages anyone can use.

You'll find a range of business tips on UK Handmade too, specifically aimed at makers.

Those are just a few of my favourites - do you know any places with  good business tips - especially if they are free and easy-to-read?  Let us all know about them by leaving a comment!

 tools of the trade

P.S. If you don't already get the Craft Business newspaper in the image above, go to to find out more - it's free in the UK.


Fiona said...

Thanks for mentioning The Sewing Directory :-) A great list of craft business resources.

Muhammad Thornton said...

“One of the amazing things about the internet is how much free information there is out there in cyberspace”—so true! When it comes to craft businesses, there is endless amount of information you can find on the web. DIYs, tutorials, and tips—they're almost everywhere. These ideas can be integrated into your own craft business. Indeed, curiosity fosters creativity. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this.