Turn your favorite hobby or craft into a way to earn some extra cash — or even start your own online store — with these guides available from the JMRL catalog:
The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin – Presents advice on turning a creative interest into a profitable craft business, covering basic business start-up practices, marketing, networking, advertising and publicity, blogging, participating in craft fairs, and online selling.
Crafter’s Market 2016 edited by Kerry Bogert – Whether you’re looking to expand your online presence or you’re just beginning to think about how to turn your weekend hobby into a side business, this comprehensive guide is the complete resource for crafting professionals.
Handmade to Sell: Hello Craft’s Guide to Owning, Running, and Growing Your Crafty Biz by Kelly Rand – An all-encompassing guide to starting and running a successful craft business provides authoritative coverage of everything from developing successful product lines and preparing taxes to forming LLCs.
How to Make Money Using Etsy by Tim Adam – Presents advice on selling handmade items using the web site Etsy.com, describing how to create a well-designed shop, create photographs that enhance sales, optimize search options, and use social media to increase customer contacts.
How to Sell Your Crafts Online by Derrick Sutton – This step-by-step guide to successful sales on Etsy and beyond will show you how to stand out, attract more customers, and expand your online presence.
Sewing to Sell by Virginia Lindsay – Provides tips for setting up a craft business along with instructions for sixteen sewing projects.
The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos by Heidi Adnum – A photography guide for crafters explains how to make a lightbox, use natural lighting, capture detail and more, all with the aim of producing great photos to help showcase and sell one’s crafts online.
Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend by Alannah Moore – Guides readers through the process of setting up an online business and creating a website that fits both their products and their budget, detailing how to select payment solutions, manage orders, and boost sales through marketing.