Marketing and Advertising
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.
How to Start a Pinterest Business Account
Learn how to set up a Pinterest business account. Pinterest is a virtual online bulletin board that you can use to organize important information about your business and to drive traffic to your arts and crafts and other monetized business websites.
Quick and Easy Instructions for Starting Your Own Monetized Blog
Walk through the steps for setting up a monetized blog using WordPress.org. You find out how to select a domain name and blog host. After that you find out about WordPress.org s 5-minute installation and how to promote your blog.
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.
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.
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.
More Ways to Inexpensively Promote Your Arts and Crafts Business
Don't be shy. You should be the biggest cheerleader for your business. This articles gives cheap ways that every owners should be using to promote their arts and crafts business.
Networking While Teaching Arts and Crafts Classes
A reader ask: I will be teaching a jewelry making class at a very popular non-profit adult learning center in a large metropolitan area. How can I use this as platform for networking? Find out basic networking etiquette while teaching arts and crafts classes.
Promote Your Arts and Crafts Business with Yahoo Local
Promote your arts and crafts business for free by setting up a Yahoo Local listing. These listings are organized by geographic location and you can set up your arts and crafts business in five different categories. This article walks you through the steps to set up a free Basic Yahoo Local listing.
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...
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.
Introduction to Google Merchant Center
Another on-the-cheap promotional suggestion, the Google Merchant Center lets you upload your arts and crafts item product feed into Google Shopping at no charge. This article shows you how to set up your arts and crafts shop in the Google Merchant Center.
Six Free and Low Cost Way to Promote Your Arts and Crafts Business
Promoting your arts and crafts business is an ongoing process. While methods will change and evolve over the life of your business, free and low cost advertising is always a good idea. Find out about different ways you can promote your arts and crafts business on the cheap.
Best Practices for Using Yahoo Local
Interested in using the free Basic version of Yahoo Local? Here are some best practices to get the most use out of this listing tool for promoting your arts and crafts business.
List Your Arts and Crafts Business on Google Places
Google Places is another free way to promote your arts and crafts business. Find out more about Google Places and how to set up your arts and crafts business in Google Places.
Marketing vs. Advertising: What's the Difference?
There are differences between advertising and marketing. Find out what these differences are and how both affect marketing research.
The 6 Laws of Small Business Advertising Success
Small business owners need to understand the basic fundamentals of advertising in order to promote their business. See better ad results by learning the 6 laws of small business advertising success.
Creating a Powerful Brochure
Craft a fantastic brochure in just five quick steps.
How to Market an Art and Craft Business
Nine useful steps to market a crafts business from compiling a mailing lists to renting a booth at a crafts mall.
The Story Behind your Crafts
How to use the story behind your crafts as a marketing tool.