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May 22, 2017

Solo Build It Review - How SBI Transformed My Business

Solo Build It ReviewCraft Professional is celebrating 10+ years online. Here's how I built my online business. Plus, how to decide if taking your own business online is the right next step for your craft business.

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May 21, 2017

Craft Display Ideas

Craft Display IdeasThis week on the Craft Business Challenge - 34 craft booth photos to help you get your own booth ready for upcoming shows, booth lighting options, and how to use tent weights to secure your craft canopy.

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May 20, 2017

Food Display Ideas

Food Displays6 gorgeous food display booths at craft shows. Get inspiration to create your own booth with these pics.

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May 19, 2017

Handmade Hat Displays

Hat DisplaysI've found 10 beautiful, portable hat displays. You'll see examples of booths using gridwalls, pegboards, millinery trees, shelves, and some fantastic custom-designed stands. Plus where to find hat display stands for your own booth.

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May 18, 2017

9 Gorgeous Handbag Displays

Handbag DisplaysIf you're working on a handbag display for upcoming craft shows, you're in luck! I have 9 photos of beautiful handmade purses in portable displays.

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May 17, 2017

Light Up Your Craft Booth

Jewelry Display LightingYou know a great craft booth needs great lighting, right? Here are 7 craft booths with effective lighting solutions. Plus, where to find similar lights for your own booth.

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May 16, 2017

Craft Tent Weights Save the Day!

Craft Tent WeightsEver have your craft tent take flight in a small gust of wind? I have. That's when I learned people are serious when they tell you your tent needs to be properly weighted.

Check out these store bought and DIY options for securing your own canopy.

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May 14, 2017

Pinterest Efficiency Tips

Pinterest Efficiency TipsHere's the workflow I use to bring plenty of visitors to my website via Pinterest, without cutting into my core, focused work hours.

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May 13, 2017

Create an Art Show Display Designed for Your Customers

Art Show Display Tips3 tips to help you create a craft booth that is appealing to your target customers.

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May 12, 2017

Craft Tent Buying Guide

10 x 10 Canopy Buying GuideEliminate the confusion that comes with buying a craft tent. Use my free, printable craft tent comparison chart to decide which craft tent is best for you.

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May 11, 2017

Pinterest for Business

Pinterest for BusinessHow to set up your Pinterest boards to promote your craft business.

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May 10, 2017

Craft Booth Design With Portable Tables

Craft Booth DesignGet inspired to create your own fantastic craft booth! 12 displays using portable tables.

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May 09, 2017

How I Built my Online Business

How I Built My Online BusinessBack in 2006, I started an online business with zero knowledge about how to get started. Here's how I went from zero to having a site in the top .5% of all websites - and you can too. ;)

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May 08, 2017

How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Craft Business

How to Use PinterestPinterest for business primer - Decide if Pinterest is the right platform to promote your craft business. Plus, how to get started building your Pinterest following.

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May 07, 2017

How I Got My First 1000 Pinterest Followers

Pinterest for BusinessThe resource I used to learn everything I needed to know to get my first 1000 followers on Pinterest.

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May 06, 2017

Step Up Your Craft Product Photography

Craft Product PhotographyIf you take your own craft product shots, you need this resource.

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May 05, 2017

Persuasive Online Copywriting for Craft Professionals

Persuasive Online CopywritingHow to write more persuasively to sell more crafts online. Plus, get an excellent, free 250 page ebook to improve your copywriting skills.

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May 04, 2017

Selling Crafts Online via Instagram and Pinterest

Craft Business ChallengeThis week on the Craft Business Challenge - How to promote your crafts online via Instagram and Pinterest. Plus, take better product photos, and write more persuasively to boost your online sales.

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May 03, 2017

Smarter Instagram Hashtags

Instagram FollowersAre you using smart, strategic Instagram hashtags to get your account found? A lot of craft professionals I see on Instagram are making big hashtag mistakes that will slow the growth of their account. Are you making the same mistakes?

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May 02, 2017

Get More Instagram Followers

Instagram FollowersStrategies and tools you can use to build a real, engaged Instagram following without using spammy cheats that put your account at risk.

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May 01, 2017

Is Instagram Marketing Right For Your Business?

Instagram MarketingInstagram marketing has firmly placed itself alongside other big social media sites in terms of its importance for business owners. Instagram is almost entirely visual, which makes it a great fit for many craft businesses, which are also often visual in nature, but is it right for your business? Read on to decide...

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Apr 30, 2017

Marketing Through Social Media

Craft Business ChallengeThis week on the Craft Business Challenge - How to develop a social media marketing plan that's realistic, plus tools to help you create social media optimized images quickly. Social media marketing can feel overwhelming at first, but with the right information and a good plan, it's completely do-able. Don't lose out on the benefits social platforms can bring to your business.

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Apr 29, 2017

Top Photo Editing Software Options

Top Photo Editing Software and AppsIf you're selling crafts, at some point, you're going to need to edit photos. Whether you're preparing images for social media posts, your website, an Etsy shop, or for craft show applications, getting great pictures is part of the job. And photo editing tools will help you get those great pictures.

I've put together a roundup of my top photo editing software and apps to help you get great images quickly and affordably.

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Apr 28, 2017

Your Artist Marketing Plan

Artist's Marketing PlanDevelop a marketing plan to create a smarter, more cohesive marketing strategy, determine your goals, understand how you're going to reach your customers, and build strategies to outshine your competition.

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Apr 27, 2017

Social Media Marketing Simplified

Social Media Marketing SimplifiedHow to create a simplified social media marketing plan for your craft business, so you can promote your work and still have a life.

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