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11 photos of portable display booths help you get ready for craft shows. this week's Craft Business Challenge features clothing displays, plus if you're not sure whether you need to buy a craft tent, read this to get help with your decision.
As a crafts instructor, you'll need to know how to set and negotiate fees, create class policies, and manage a whole host of business-related issues. Here's how to get a grip on managing the business side of teaching your craft.
For those who've dreamed of being a crafts instructor - The craft teaching series will get you off to a good start. This article in the series looks at how to choose a class topic and project that you can teach successfully and that students want to enrol in and learn.
In part three of the series on teaching crafts, we look at 6 community venues for teaching crafts. You might want to teach in your home studio, but that space might not be an ideal classroom setting. Don't worry, there are plenty of other venue options for your craft class.
If you've ever thought about teaching your craft but don't know how to get started, this series is for you! My brand new 5-part series on how to teach your craft takes you through everything from deciding what to teach, discovering what people want to learn, planning your class, finding a great teaching venue, building your teaching skills, and dealing with the business side of teaching crafts. It's all here...
You can't use any old hashtags on Pinterest, and you probably shouldn't use hashtags you use on other social media platforms. Here's how to research popular hashtags on Pinterest to find the best keywords to get noticed.
This week on The Craft Business Challenge: A clever jewelry booth display shows how to totally break the rules with your craft booth and still create a fabulous display. Plus, discover the craft tent I bought when I started selling at outdoor shows. Finally, we continue our look at promoting your business on Pinterest with part two of the article on using hashtags for Pinterest.
This week on The Craft Business Challenge: Selling crafts online with Pinterest and Instagram. We review how to promote your business on Instagram, and continue the Pinterest for Business series with the first of a two part article on using hashtags effectively on Pinterest.
Promoting your business on Pinterest can be time consuming if you don't have a smart strategy. Here's my workflow for building my business on Pinterest while saving plenty of time for other priorities.
Finding quality Pinterest pins is essential to promoting your business on Pinterest, but it can also be time consuming. Here's how to quickly find and pin quality content, so you can promote your business on Pinterest without losing valuable work time.
If you're going to start to use your Pinterest account to grow your business, you'll need to make some key changes to increase your account's chances of being found. Here's how to set up your Pinterest account to get found more often and grow your online business.
This week on the Craft Business Challenge: The Pinterest Business Marketing Series - If you're not actively and strategically using Pinterest to market your craft business, you're missing a huge opportunity. Mastering Pinterest for business takes some time, but it's completely do-able. Pinterest brings my site loads of traffic, and I'm sharing what I've learned about how to promote your business efficiently and effectively on Pinterest.
This week on the Craft Business Challenge: Get ready for craft show season! The summer season is fast approaching, and now's the time to get your booth together. This week there are loads of craft booth lighting photos and ideas, so you can light up your booth and show your work at its best. There's a craft show packing list to help ensure you don't miss anything when you put your craft show supplies together, and ideas for shading your booth if you have an irregularly shaped outdoor booth space to dealt with.
Time management research shows giving up social media may be an important step towards growing your business and achieving your big goals. It's not just the time spent on social media that can be a problem, but also the effect those kinds of distractions can have on your ability to focus and complete complex projects. Here's how to find out if social media is getting in the way of your big goals and what to do if you want to change your habits.
Good lighting makes all the difference in craft show displays. I have 7 new photos booths that make great use of lighting in their display, so you can see exactly how great lighting impacts your display and find ideas for your own booth lighting.