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How to light product photography. Painless product photography lighting techniques for handmade business owners. Learn how to light craft photography with easy lighting setups using affordable gear.
12 product photography styling tips for handmade business owners. Learn how to use props in product photography to tell your brand's story, show ways to use your product, convey the size of your items, and evoke an emotional response that builds a desire to buy.
Product photography composition tips for beginners. 2 simple composition rules and 6 design elements that will improve your craft photography. How to use the rule of thirds and the golden triangle to improve your crafts photography. Plus 6 design elements: line, color, shape, light, texture, and negative space you can use to make your craft photos more compelling.
Should you DIY your product photography or hire a pro? There are times when it makes sense to do your own craft photography and times when you need the skill of a professional photographer to get the quality required for the situation. Here's how to decide when it's reasonable to take your own product photos and when it's smart to work with a pro.
15-step craft photography guide for beginners. Learn how to photograph your crafts with this simple action plan for beginner photographers.
Compare lifestyle vs product photography for your craft business, and decide which type of photos you need to sell your handmade products online and apply to juried art shows.
My 14-step home office and craft room organization action plan will help you turn a messy workspace into a tidy haven for creative productivity. It whipped my chaotic office and craft room into shape - wait 'til you see the before photo! It can help you get your space under control too.
3 free, printable craft fair signs - Post them in your booth to encourage your customers to shop local and support handmade businesses. Plus 5 free, printable "thank you for your purchase" tags to include in your packaging, and 2 cute wall art printables to decorate your home for autumn.
9 Halloween craft kits for kids make it easy to have some DIY fun with your little ones and your not-so-little ones.
5 cute pumpkin coloring pages for adults & kids. Free printable fall coloring sheets you can download for a Halloween party or a fun Thanksgiving activity.
Resin jewelry making guide for beginners. In-depth tutorial shows you how to make resin jewelry, choose the right supplies, and avoid common problems.
Jewelry resin guide for beginners. Everything you need to know to choose the right resin for your craft projects. Plus, other supplies you'll need to start making resin jewelry.
How to prepare your handmade business for Christmas craft shows and online holiday shopping. Holiday retail trends and craft trends to help you predict what your customers want this year, so you can benefit from 2020 Christmas trends.
The 2020 Christmas shopping trends report for craft business owners is out! Learn what holiday shoppers are looking for this year, so you can meet their needs and sell more handmade items.
Learn how to start a craft business with my favorite business skills courses for creative professionals and craft-based courses to build your artistic skills.
Learn how to research seasonal trends in selling handmade products. Then develop a seasonal craft artist business plan, so you can profit from those seasonal opportunities and never miss a deadline.
The Pinterest Trends tool is a free, simple resource for researching the latest search trends on Pinterest. Let's take a look at what it is, how to use it, and how it can help you market your creative business online.
Here's how to start selling crafts online. This 8-step guide shows you what you need to research to create an online craft business with real potential.
Why registering your craft business name is a smart idea and where to go to start the process.
11 criteria for choosing a business name will help you create a cool company name. 6 things to look for and 5 things to avoid when you select a name for your small business.
Choosing a company name is an easier task when you have a clear process in place. Use these 7 tips to keep yourself focused while you select a name for your new company.
Get help naming a business with loads of free tools and resources.
Find catchy business name ideas with these 10 strategies for brainstorming company names.
There are only 3 ways to create a business name and 3 different types of company names. That's it! Learn how company names are constructed, so you can find a great name for your own company.
Choosing a blog name is tricky when all of the good domain names are taken. It is possible to find a name for your online business that's available and affordable, but it takes some creativity and patience. Here's how to create an awesome blog name that isn't already taken.
A naming brief will help you create a clear picture of what you want your company name to communicate to customers. Here's how write a naming brief, plus a printable template to help you get focused before you start brainstorming ideas.
Wondering where to sell crafts other than art fairs? Here are 12 way to build a creative business and sell your handmade items when you can't sell at craft shows.
Bad company names share a few common characteristics. Learn what the worst business names have in common, so you can can avoid a horrible naming fail when you name your own business.
How to create a catchy company name your customers won't forget. Use these 4 strategies to find a clever and memorable business name.
Good business names have 6 characteristics in common. Learn what they are, so you can choose a great name for your own new business.
Learn how to name a business. This in-depth, 12-part series shows you how to work through the whole process of brainstorming and choosing a great company name from start to finish.
Emergency resources for independent artists & craft business owners. Here's a growing list of resources & organizations working to support artists, handmade business owners, and other creative entrepreneurs & small businesses through times of crisis.
How to start a craft business right. Get tasks like registering your business, checking product labeling requirements, and setting up your books under control with advice from the right local professionals. Here are 15 things to do in February to find the right professional support for your business, and get your business fundamentals in place.
Create a practical craft business plan that will set you up for success for the coming year. You don't necessarily need to write a formal business plan - you just need a plan that works for you. Here are 18 things to do in January to help you plan & prepare to achieve your business goals this year.
What crafts are trending for 2020 and will sell well in the upcoming year? Check out the hottest decor and fashion design trends shoppers at craft shows and on Etsy will be buying in 2020.
6 holiday craft show display photos. Easy, affordable Christmas booth ideas for craft business owners who sell at holiday craft fairs and Christmas markets.
Christmas design trends for 2019. Discover what shoppers who love handmade will be buying this holiday season.
Etsy's DIY Christmas trends report for 2019 has been released just in time the holiday sales season. Want to modernize your holiday craft show display with the latest trend or add a few on-trend products? Check out this report first to discover what shoppers who love handmade are searching for heading into this Christmas season.
Christmas craft show display ideas. 6 brand new photos of holiday craft show booths to help you get your own portable display ready for holiday craft fairs and markets.
9 photos of craft displays at holiday bazaars. Get your own craft booth ready for Christmas craft shows and markets with these display ideas.
Pinterest tools to market your creative business on a budget. If you're starting a blog or promoting an Etsy shop on Pinterest, and your business budget is tight, you don't need to spend a lot on Pinterest marketing. Here's how you can get the job done for free.
How do blogs make money? If you're thinking of starting a blog, you'll need to plan out some monetization options. Here are 6 ways savvy beginner and more established bloggers make money.
How I use Pinterest for business in 2019. Here's my newly updated Pinterest marketing strategy that has boosted my website's traffic from Pinterest by 140%.
How to sell your crafts online, develop better business collaborations, and finally, I'm sharing the Pinterest marketing strategy that increased traffic to my site from Pinterest by 140%.
There's popular Pinterest marketing advice out there that worries me. It might work for now, but, in my opinion, it's pretty aggressive.
Here's why I don't use the most aggressive Pinterest marketing strategies, even if they appear to be working for other bloggers.
Reduce the risk of theft at craft shows with an efficient booth design, plus 14 retail display ideas that can be translated into portable craft booth designs.
Create a display for art shows that's designed to appeal to your target market, and draw the right customers into your booth.
7 photos of craft show displays that use slat wall panels. Slat wall panels and freestanding units are less common than other types of craft show display furniture. But in the right circumstance, they can be used to create a professional looking display.
10 necklace display ideas for craft shows. Clever necklace stands you can buy or DIY for your portable jewelry booth.