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May 24, 2018

Portable Clothing Displays

8 Clothing Display Ideas8 photos of clothing displays at craft shows. Get ideas for displaying everything from women's fashions to adorable children's clothing.

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May 22, 2018

Portable Display Booths for Clothing Designers

Portable Display Booths for Clothing Designers11 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.

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May 15, 2018

The Business of Teaching Crafts

The Business of Teaching CraftsAs 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.

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May 14, 2018

Teaching Skills for Craft Artists

Teaching Skills for Craft ArtistsYou know your craft, but do you know how to teach it? Here's how to brush up your teaching skills and be a better craft instructor.

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May 13, 2018

Best Crafts to Teach

Best Crafts to TeachFor 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.

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May 12, 2018

Where to Teach Your Crafts

Where to Teach Your CraftIn 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.

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May 11, 2018

How to Be a Craft Teacher

How to be a Craft TeacherWant to be a craft teacher? Here's what you need to plan, organize, and make happen before you start your first class.

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May 10, 2018

How to Teach Your Craft

Pastel chalk with text overlay - How to Teach Your CraftIf 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...

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May 05, 2018

Pinterest Pin Guide

Laptop with text overlay - Pinterest Pinning 101The basics of Pinterest pins. If you're brand new to Pinterest and not sure how to start pinning, this article is for you.

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May 04, 2018

Pinterest Business Series

Laptop with text overlay - Pinterest Business SeriesThe complete Pinterest Business Series - Nine articles to get you started using Pinterest to grow your craft business.

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May 03, 2018

Smart Pinterest Hashtags

Red hashtag pattern with text overlay - Hashtags for PinterestHow to use hashtags on Pinterest to grow your presence on the platform and grow your business online.

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May 02, 2018

Popular Pinterest Hashtags

Pinterest feed background with text overlay - Choose the Right Pinterest HashtagsYou 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.

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Apr 30, 2018

Craft Booths That Break the Rules

Jewelry display with text overlay - Displays that Break the RulesThis 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.

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Apr 23, 2018

Selling Crafts Online via Instagram and Pinterest

Laptop computer with text overlay - Selling Crafts OnlineThis 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.

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Apr 16, 2018

Art Show Booth Ideas

Art Show Booth IdeasGet your art show booth ready for the upcoming season with inspiration from these 18 craft booth photos. Plus, discover the popular craft tent used by many craft professionals.

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Apr 16, 2018

Make Your Craft Website Pinterest Friendly

Make Your Craft Website Pinterest FriendlyLearn how to make your craft website more Pinterest friendly to increase your visibility on Pinterest and grow your online business.

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Apr 15, 2018

Pinterest for Business

Pinterest Boards for BusinessHow to optimize your Pinterest account to get found online, bring more visitors to your shop, and promote your business.

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Apr 14, 2018

Pinterest Tips

Pinterest Boards for BusinessPromoting 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.

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Apr 13, 2018

How to Find the Right Pins to Share on Pinterest

Pinterest Boards for BusinessFinding 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.

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Apr 12, 2018

Pinterest Boards for Business

Pinterest Boards for BusinessHow to set up your Pinterest boards strategically to build your following and grow your business on Pinterest.

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Apr 11, 2018

How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Craft Business

How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Craft BusinessIf 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.

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Apr 10, 2018

Pinterest Business Marketing

Pinterest Business MarketingThis 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.

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Apr 09, 2018

Get Ready for Craft Show Season

Get Ready for Craft Show SeasonThis 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.

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Apr 04, 2018

Time Management Research Says You Should Quit Social Media

Time Management ResearchTime 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.

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Mar 31, 2018

Craft Show Lights

Craft Show LightsGood 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.

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