The wonderful people at Sterling Books offered me a copy of Mollie Makes: Making It! The Hard Facts you need to start your own Craft Business to review as well as an extra copy to giveaway!
I have absolutely loved reading through this book. It is packed full of useful information on starting your own handmade shop. Chapter 1 is about deciding if you’re really ready to open a shop, Researching who your customers will be, Choosing a name, and Setting up your site. This book is cover-to-cover full of helpful tips and resources!
If you struggle with pricing your work, there is a useful guide on figuring out the costs of your supplies, your time and what you should charge for wholesale vs retail. Once you’ve got your shop up, there are tips for managing and sharing your work on social media, writing a press release and even tips for taking better photographs of your product. Good photography is extremely important in selling your work, so these tips are some of my favorites.
The last chapter of the book is on the nitty gritty stuff- Taxes, Online Payments and if you need to hire an employee, there are tips on that as well! Combined with all of these amazing tips, guides and resources, Making It!, also includes interviews by indie artists like Cut Out + Keep, Hope & Elvis, Clothkits and many more.
To win, leave a comment, and let me know what you sell in your handmade shop, or what you would if you had a shop?
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