Crafty Connections- June 14th

Hello there!!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out this weeks Crafty Connections. I hope you find the following links helpful and inspirational!

Each and every week I scour the interwebs and gather the best tutorials, tips, and informative links to help with your handmade craft business. In addition, I’ll post links to cool crafty DIY projects, and blogs I think are worth following. I hope you find something useful and helpful! If so, please let me know. I would LOVE your feedback!

6 Helpful Tips when You're Just Starting Your Business
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via fancypicnic
It would have been nice if someone told me about #3 before I started...



Creating Content for Email Newsletters
The key to creating an email newsletter that drives traffic and builds report with customers is to have an excellent blog or article section on your store site that can provide fodder for the newsletter.



Your Marketing Stategy: Customer Engagement vs. Traffic Generation
Fuel-Free Cars
via la pomme
If the only marketing you’re doing for your business is through social media, you’re missing something. Notably, you’re missing marketing that brings new traffic into your business.

 


Pricing Your Handmade Items to Sell
Pricing is definitely one of the trickiest and one of the most important decisions you will have to make when you start selling your handmade items.



Etsy Shop Help: Ten Mistakes I've Learned From
Billie Monster Etsy Packaging
via Billie_Monster
Bonnie from GoingHomeToRoost.com gives us her ten mistakes she's learned from.



DIY: Make Can Planters


Although you can find great small ceramic pots at Target or cute eco friendly ones at kelly green, you can also make your own by reusing cans and wrapping paper.

 



If you know of any good handmade craft marketing resources I should include in the next Crafty Connections post please don’t hesitate to email me, or leave the link(s) in the comments section! I would love to be able to share these great resources with everyone! Thank you so much!

-April
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