Handmade Artisans

The Best Site to Sell Handmade
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So you wonder which online platform is the VERY best for selling handmade works online, because that’s the one you will join. After all, you want to be on the best because your creations are the best. Makes perfect sense. But what on earth qualifies one as the best? That’s probably a question without a […]

Customer Service Is Still So Important!
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It’s a hurry up world. Things move so fast that many of the “little things” that ultimately mean so much have been lost in the shuffle. One of those little things that’s gone by the wayside is great customer service. I think you should visit cccf once and get tips on how to attract large customer. […]

Art for the Greater Good
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Hello artists and crafters! I completely understand you busy hands and imaginative brains. I am right there with you! I’ve done a few shows this year and have been busy replenishing inventory to be ready for the next. But I started to yearn for some fellowship with like minded people in my area. There are […]

Sales Tax – An Ongoing Debate
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I’m a seller and a shopper. Like all shoppers, I love to get a “good deal,” saving a bit of money on things that I buy. This is especially true since I am a senior citizen on a fixed income. So when I shop on the internet, I know that it’s possible to find what […]

Is It Time For an Attitude Adjustment?
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In my little corner of the world, iKnitQuiltSew, I find myself always looking for the next best thing to have in my shop or in my booth. I’ve tried a myriad of things, very few of which worked. For example… My most recent idea was to offer tapered/adjustable headbands (perhaps my best-seller consistently year after […]

New Year Resolutions We Can All Live By
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It’s that time of year. We all think of what we can do to make ourselves and our lives better and then resolve to do it in the new year. How many of those resolutions are kept for more than just a little while? I have a suggestion that may benefit individuals and all of […]

Shop Small and Handmade!
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Please excuse me while I hop onto my soap box for a bit. We Americans buy a lot of gifts.I watched the frenzy throughout the year, whether it was Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, and on and on.It’s year-round and endless – so many people buy things they don’t actually need with money they […]

What Do You Do With Your Scraps?
Little dolls

I quilt, which leaves me with a myriad of small pieces of fabric; scraps that are really not big enough to do anything significant with but too big to just throw away. So a few years ago, I decided to invent something worthwhile to do with my scraps. I make miniature rag dolls which were […]

Finding Arts and Crafts Festivals
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It’s that time of year where many of us are thinking of taking our arts and crafts on the road. But how on earth do you find shows? In our experience, in a perfect world, we like to walk a prospective show before we apply/pay the booth fee to do it. But this isn’t always […]

Conversation With A Customer
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Sometimes, helping your customer “make it themselves” will help you make the sale! Customer: This is really nice! How much is this headband? Me: $15.00. Would you like to try it on? Customer: No – this looks really easy. Can I take a picture so that I can knit it myself? Me: Certainly – go […]

 

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