Mini guide to online selling platforms

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We all know that having a presence online is a good thing that can help our creative business in terms of marketing, visibility and selling. I know I’ve preached how important your online presence is and how big a difference it can make on the bottom line if you have a good website, let alone […]

Generosity

Being generous with your work is owning it

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In this past week I’ve encountered two different aspects of misconceived generosity. Which made me think that maybe we need to talk more about being generous with our information, not solely for the sake of helping others, but because it’s good for business too. If you know me, the word transparency won’t surprise you. It’s […]

Pitch

How to Pitch Your Ideas, Craft or Art

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Have you ever let the fear of rejection or being turned down, hold you back from asking a particular (or maybe just any) shop, gallery, web shop to stock your work? Pitching your work to anyone is scary – I find it scary! It takes you outside your comfort zone, because it requires you to […]

theGuidebook

A Makers Guidebook to Full-time Success

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I’m guessing you’re here because you have a passion for making beautiful, functional things, and you want to make that passion your full-time income. But you just don’t know quite how to get from A to B. A being creative, making your beautiful work, B turning it into the full-time business. Actually you might think […]

Wholesale and Retail Explained

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When you calculate the price for your work, have you ever wondered what exactly the difference is between wholesale and retail price? I know I have, and even if it seems like a straight forward concept, it’s still complicated when you have to deal with it in real life. Are you robbing yourself for profit? […]

The free and fun ways to get exposure

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I want to talk about how you can use your closest network to get exposure of your work. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s super simple. I want to tell you a quick story: When my dad retired, he thought he was going to live the easy life: spend time in his garden, fixing the […]

3 unusual reasons for using upcycling in your work

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Upcycling, recycling, reclaimed, saved, recovered or second hand all describe the same idea, that of taking things we’ve already used and transforming it into something new. I think it’s a beautiful idea, especially because we are literally overflowing our planet with crap. This isn’t a blog post where I’m going to preach about why recycling […]

How to get past sales block

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Are you one of those people who can sell sand in Sahara? If so, this probably isn’t for you – unless you want a different perspective to promoting and selling. If you are one of those people who feel less confident about promoting and selling your own work – read on. To me, selling felt […]