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How to Get Your Handmade Business Started on Etsy
Selling handcrafted goods on Etsy could turn into a side business or even a full-time living. But before you can worry about long-term business planning, you have to get your Etsy shop started. More ...

Selling Crafts - Are You Ready to Start Your Own Home Craft Business?
The CODA reports that there are 127,000 professional craft artists in the United States, and the average gross annual revenues for craft businesses reaches $78,000. If you are thinking about joining the ranks of these professional craft artists, answering these questions will to help determine if you are ready to start. More ...

Making money with craft show customer service!
Buyers often come to craft shows to see unusual objects and meet the artists, so give them what they came for. Explain briefly about your crafts and how you make them - if it's a unique process. Talk about a specific item they may be showing an interest in - strictly from an informational standpoint. More ...

Craft Show Items - Patents and Trademarks
A patent differs from a copyright in that it affords you the exclusive right to make, use or sell your craft show item and excludes others from doing so without your permission, while a copyright prevents others only from copying your designs. More ...

Paying Taxes on Craft Show Sales
At the end of the year, tally up all of the revenue you made and then subtract all of the expenses - this should give you a fairly accurate amount as a netincome from your craft show business. This is the amount that you'll pay tax on. More ...

Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks for Selling at Craft Shows
If you've invented a unique product, you will more than likely want to protect it from others who can create knock-offs of your craft show gem at cheaper prices. Although it may be flattering to have created a craft item others want to duplicate, it can also be a nightmare to see your distinctive creation on the Home Shopping Network! More ...

Sell Your Crafts - List of Online Selling Venues
There are so many places online to sell your crafts. The problem is you either don't know what they are, who they are, or more importantly where they are. I've compiled a list of just a handful. I hope these help you on your journey to being a successful crafter AND seller. More ...

Making money away from Craft Shows!
Between craft shows shows, you may decide to pursue other paths to selling your products. Some of these are: the Internet (your own Web site or eBay), retail (your own store, space in a gallery or retail store), wholesale (trade shows, distributors or sales reps), trade or consumer magazine ads (extremely costly), mail order, catalogs, TV shopping networks and home shows. More ...

Arts and Crafts Business Plan
The process of writing a plan is a journey that will allow you to focus and elaborate on each element resulting in a clearer business path. There is no specific right or wrong way to write a business plan but the seven key elements mentioned here will be suitable for nearly any arts and crafts business. More ...

Where Craft Show Profits are Lost
While it is an enjoyably endeavor, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you market and sell your crafts in order to increase your profits while you do it. Craft show profits are left on the table in these three areas: More ...

Using Artistic Flair For Your Craft Show Crafts
A large market exists for the artist with the right flair and the eye for what appeals to today's craft show goer. Here are a few ideas to help you succeed selling your masterpieces at craft shows. More ...

Where to Sell Your Arts and Crafts Online
Selling your homemade arts and crafts online can be a way to make extra money. Here's a list of sites where you can sell your arts and crafts online. More ...

Craft Show Tax Season
With a little creativity and stellar bookkeeping, you can make the job of figuring out taxes a whole lot easier. Here are a few tips to make the tax process easier, and a couple of ways you might consider to save some money in the end: More ...

A Craft Industry Analysis
The crafters and hobbyists contribution towards U.S. Craft and Hobby Industry industries is approximately $29 billion. Woodworking was the front runer coming in at $3.32 billion with 16.8 million individuals engaging in this activity. More ...