Marketing and Advertising
- Business Copywriting (3)
- Pinterest (2)
- Promoting Your Arts/Crafts Business (15)
- Setting Up a Monetized Blog (8)
Learning About Artist Front
Many arts and crafts contests and competitions use Artist Front to accept application online. It's free and easy to use. Find out more about Artist Front and learn how set up your own online portfolio of your arts and crafts images.
Setting Up Your Artist Front Portfolio
After you check out the various options and tools on the Artist Front website and set up your arts and crafts business account, it's time to upload your product images. Find out about setting wholesale prices in Artist Front and sizing your images at 300dpi.
Inexpensive Stock Images
It's hard to always be able to shoot just the right images for your web site. Additionally, sometimes you don't have the right camera equipment to take the perfect shot. Having appropriate images builds user interest and is a good selling technique for Ecommerce products. Find out where to purchase inexpensive (or free) images to use on your arts and crafts web site.
Three Arts and Crafts Business Trends
Smart arts/crafts business owners practice responsible crafting to increase prices and sales. This is particularly true in the areas of conflict diamonds and using eco-friendly or organic raw materials. Besides being good for our environment, it's good business practice to recycle and reduce waste in your arts and crafts business as cutting costs increases the bottom line.
Working Around Saturation Point
If you have with properly planned and managed your craft business growth, you will eventually reach a saturation point. Here's how to recognize when you've reached that point and what to do about it.
Using Crowd Funding To Build Your Arts and Crafts Business
Find out more about crowd funding and other arts and crafts businesses that have used this platform to successfully raise money for projects.
Starting a WordPress.Org Blog
WordPress.org boasts a 5-Minute installation if using one of their recommended hosts. Find out how to create your own WordPress.org blog. Learn more about the WordPress.org dashboard.
Designing Sustainable Packaging - Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts
Making arts and crafts from recycled products has been a continuing trend. However, reusing and repurposing raw materials doesn't do a heck of a lot of good unless our arts and crafts products are provided to our customers in sustainable packaging as well. Designing Sustainable Packaging gives useful information about reusing and resourcing...
Creating a Logo for Your Arts and Crafts Business
Find out more about creating a logo for your arts and crafts business. Check out my two examples, one from Fiverr and one from Elance.
Introduction to Starting a Blog
Learn about blogs. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of blogs. This article also gives information about picking a topic and deciding whether to host your own blog or use a free blog service.
Reviewing the Difference Between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org
Wordpress is a free user-friendly option for setting up a blog. This article discusses the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org. The big difference is that you can't monetize a wordpress.com blog.
Picking Out a Domain Name and Host for Your Blog
If you want to start a monetized blog, you need to select both a domain name and a host. This article discussed using one of the three Wordpress.org recommended host Laughing Squid. Since Laughing Squid does not manage domain names, you also learn about the service I used to register my domain name.