Selling Your Craft
 
 
The Business Side of Selling Your Craft...

The Business of Selling Crafts

Accepting Credit Cards at Craft Shows

Copyright Law for Crafters

Licensing Your Craft Designs

Insurance for Craft Business

Craft Show Press Release

Promoting Your Craft Business

Finances for Crafters

Resource Book...

The Craft Artist's Legal Guide: Protect Your Work, Save On Taxes, Maximize Profits

 

The Business of Selling Crafts

Prepare for "seasonal rushes": Be ready for the good selling seasons, like the months before Christmas, with plenty of inventory. Once the season is past, it’s several months before sales pick up. Use a production quota to insure you have the goods. Order your materials far enough ahead of the production time so that you aren’t ruined by out-of-stock problems with suppliers. Budget so that you’ll have the money to buy what is needed.

Get email and phone service in your own/business name: People looking for your crafts will more likely remember your business name.

Save on travel, food and transport expenses: Sharing van rentals, helpers and rooms with other crafters keep your budget in line. Do shows in cities where you have friends and relatives. And most importantly, pack your own food for each day. Since eating at a booth can get messy, pack trail mix, granola bars, fruit, small items. Don't forget plenty of water!

Do your own building and maintenance: Build, or find a friend to help you construct your display booths, inventory shelves or tables for your studio.
 
YCB TIP: CASH OR CREDIT?
Most craft shows attendees haven't stuffed their wallets with large bills. Getting a merchant account so you can accept credit cards encourages buyers to go for higher ticket items.

KEEP GOOD RECORDS
Intuit has a great way to start keeping your craft business finances in order. Easy to set up and learn to use.
 
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