Ever wonder why there are many "starving artists"? For many, creating art is the easy part; the difficulty lies in selling their art products or creations. As a result, a lot of artists toil in their studios or garage with their heretofore "creative geniuses" remaining unknown. Art that sells are seen as artfully rendered and impactful works. However, many artists need … [Read more...] about How to Market Your Creative or Art Products
Make Money from Your Hobby
Brad Chase received plenty of employment offers after leaving Microsoft Corp., where until April 2001 he was a senior vice president and head of the software company's MSN Internet unit. "I got a call for a CEO job for a company in the Bay Area that was a great opportunity with an incredible salary and stock options and the whole kit and caboodle," he recalls. Retirement to … [Read more...] about Starting a Business is Not All About the Money
Do you have the talent for creating eye-pleasing, innovative and interesting craft items? If yes, you can turn your passion for crafts into an income-generating business. You will be earning from what you love to do most. Now, what could be greater than that? The handicraft industry has seen an increase in demand in the past few years. More and more people are seeking out … [Read more...] about How to Start a Craft Business
Finding the right product to sell at a craft show is extremely important in finding success on the craft show circuit. You may already have an excellent craft product or line of products you are creating or even selling, or you may be looking for a craft to produce in order to enter the business. In either case, market research is going to help you find a craft show product … [Read more...] about Craft Ideas: What to Sell at Craft Shows
QUESTION ON Starting a Craft and Gift Shop I love making homemade soap & candles. I also have a passion for candy-making and baking. I would like to open a craft and gift shop from home. But being a new mom money is tight. Where do I start and how do I go about small business loans? - - Heather ANSWER Advice by Tammy Harrison Dear Heather: There … [Read more...] about Starting a Craft and Gift Shop for a New Mom!