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Dec 04, 2017
Is Selling Crafts Your Hobby or Your Business?
This week's Craft Business Challenge looks at selling crafts as a business vs. selling crafts as a hobby. Both options are completely valid as long as they are in line with your own values and goals for your venture. It's helpful to clarify what your own intentions are so you can make smarter choices.
Plus, my business has been featured by my own favorite business-building mentors at SiteSell. Check it out in this week's Craft Business Newsletter
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Nov 30, 2017
Craft Selling Hobby or Business?
Do you have a craft business or hobby? You might be surprised to learn that just because you make money with your crafts, doesn't automatically mean you have a business. Find out if you are building a business or enjoying a hobby and why it matters.
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Nov 12, 2017
Rain-Proof Your Outdoor Canopy Tent
This week's Craft Business Challenge shows you how to prepare your tent so it holds up through bad weather.
Plus, do you want to chase a big business goal, but you're worried about the risk involved? Learn from an astronaut how to manage the risk inherent in chasing big dreams.
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Nov 08, 2017
Keep Your Portable Canopy Dry & Secure
Don't get stuck in a leaky portable canopy at a rainy craft show. There are some simple and inexpensive ways to help your craft tent hold up and protect yourself and your products when rain is in the forecast.
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Nov 05, 2017
Craft Show Tips
Oodles of craft show tips in the new craft show information hub at Craft Professional. Almost 100 articles about selling at craft shows, 600+ craft booth photos, and lots of tips for buying the right craft tent. Find it all here!
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Nov 02, 2017
Craft Show Central
Loads of craft show tips, hundreds of craft booth photos, and plenty of resources to make the most of your next craft show.
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Oct 30, 2017
Simple Self Motivation Techniques
Self motivation is often the difference between those who achieve their goals and those who don't. Here's how to stay motivated to do the work it takes to achieve big goals.
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Oct 28, 2017
How to Learn Anything
Discover how to learn anything. Really! If you think you can't learn a skill because you're too old, or you're not gifted with natural talent, the top experts in learning theory say you're wrong.
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Oct 26, 2017
Portable Clothing Display Racks
11 gorgeous clothing display photos to inspire your own booth design.
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Oct 24, 2017
How to Display Clothing
This week's Craft Business Challenge gives you all kinds of ideas to spruce up your craft booth for the upcoming holiday sales season.
Plus, stop wasting time on the wrong kind of practice. Learn the best way to practice to master any skill.
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Oct 20, 2017
Everything You Believe About Creative Talent is Wrong
The newest research on creative talent and learning in general is exciting. It shows how anyone who is willing and able to work hard can achieve goals that once might have felt out of reach. Here's how you can achieve your goals by updating your assumptions about talent.
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Oct 17, 2017
Adult Halloween Costume Patterns
Kids shouldn't be the only ones who have fun on Halloween. Here are some adult costume patterns for your trick or treating fun.
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Oct 15, 2017
11 Halloween Crochet Patterns
11 patterns to crochet a costume for Halloween. There's something for babies, children, adults, and even your cat. Boo!
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Oct 13, 2017
Baby Halloween Costume Patterns
Are you looking for an adorable Halloween costume to make for your baby? From a mini Doctor Who tardis, to a sweet pumpkin, There are plenty of great choices.
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Oct 12, 2017
Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns
Want to sew up something spooky for Halloween. Here are 6 beautiful patterns for the big night.
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Oct 10, 2017
Dog Halloween Costume Patterns
Dogs want to have fun on Halloween, too. There's a surprising lack costume patterns for dogs out there, but I have tracked down a few cute ones for your pooch.
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Oct 08, 2017
8 Toddler Halloween Costume Patterns
8 gorgeous and fun Halloween costume patterns for your toddler. Your little one will be able to use these cute creations for playing dress up after Halloween, too.
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Oct 06, 2017
Cat Halloween Patterns
Every cat loves to dress up for Halloween. Right? If you want to make a unicorn hat, or bunny ears for your cat, you'll find the patterns here.
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Oct 04, 2017
Halloween Knitting Patterns on Etsy
Knit something gorgeous for Halloween with these patterns. How about a Princess Leia knit hat? Or maybe you'd rather be a lion this year.
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Oct 02, 2017
Easy Photo Editing Tools
Whether you sell crafts online or at shows, you need to create beautiful product shots. Creating great images for a variety of platforms (social media sites, Etsy shops, craft show applications) starts with great photography and ends with smart image editing.
Basic image editing is simple with the right tools for the right job. I've showcased some excellent photo editing tools recommended by skilled photographers and craft show organizers. They will help you make your own product shots look their best.
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Sep 30, 2017
Halloween Patterns Bonanza!
Loads of clever Halloween patterns you can use to knit, sew, or crochet a costume for yourself, your family, or your pets this Halloween.
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Sep 27, 2017
Photo Editing Made Simple
Are you at a bit of a loss when it comes to editing your photos for juried art show applications?
Some show organizers recommend the software, Pixlr, for editing photos. It's free and simple to use. Here's how to use Pixlr to get your craft show application photos looking their best.
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Sep 25, 2017
Get Ready for Christmas Craft Show Season
It's time to get ready for the Christmas craft show season! This week's Craft Business Challenge will help you prepare your craft booth for the upcoming holiday sales season. It's approaching faster than you think...
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Sep 22, 2017
Holiday Craft Show Booths
10 holiday craft show booth ideas to help you liven up your own booth for the Christmas sales season.
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Sep 20, 2017
Christmas Craft Fair Displays
10 Christmas craft fair booth photos provide inspiration and ideas to help you spruce up your own booth for holiday sales.
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