Do you want to build your craft business, but you feel there's always too much to keep track of?
If you're anything like me, you worry about missing important dates and struggle to stay one step ahead of the seasonal nature of the business. The Weekly Craft Business Challenge will help you stay on top of all of that.
It's important to be working on the right things at the right times:
These things can sneak up on you if you don't have some gentle reminders in place.
Each week I'll publish a new set of craft business tips - timely reminders of things you should be thinking of or working on in that moment.
Did you remember to find the application deadlines for craft shows and studio tours that interest you? I'll remind you in January.
How's your booth looking? I'll send you craft booth inspiration in the spring and summer when you need to create or spruce up your display.
Start any time you like. I'll post updates once a week, every week. You can jump in whenever you're ready. You don't have to wait until the beginning of the year to get started.
Each week, I'll post a new set of reminders here, on the website.
It's tough to remember to check a website every week, so I'll also send the reminders out each week as part of the newsletter I publish for this site. You can sign up to receive the free Weekly Craft Business Challenge reminders, as well as other craft business tips and news in your inbox by completing the form below.
Below is a list of all of the craft business challenges. I'll add to the list each week. You can come back to review any of the challenges whenever you like.
This week we focus on preparing for craft shows and studio tours to make the most of each big day, and assessing your skills to ensure you have the skills you need to make your business a success.
This week we'll focus on promoting your business and managing your resources intelligently. Plus we'll continue work on getting ready for craft shows.
Getting started with social media marketing can feel daunting, but you shouldn't miss out on the huge business benefits social media can create just because you have a little to learn.
This week we look at how to develop a social media marketing plan that's realistic, plus tools to help you create social media optimized images quickly.
If you promote your craft business online, you need to be active on social media. This week, we look at how to promote your business on Instagram, whether Pinterest is the right marketing venue for your business, and how to take great photos and write persuasive copy.
We're exploring important ways to get traffic to your online shop. If you want to sell your crafts online, you need to know how to promote your online shop. This week, we look at Pinterest, an exceptionally good source of traffic in many craft niches. Also, I'll share the only resource I'd recommend for developing your own website. Plus, it's getting serious. Craft show season is almost upon us, and that means plenty of tips for setting up a great craft booth are coming your way.
It's getting to be that time of year - craft show season. I've dedicated this week to sharing 34 craft display photos. There are a variety of display types, and lighting ideas. Plus, plenty of information to make sure your craft tent is properly weighted and secured, so you can avoid craft show disaster.
This week I share the single most important resource I use to build an online business, a simple tool to give you peace of mind when packing for a craft show, 11 clothing booth photos, and tips to help you avoid a mistake I made when I was getting started.