NEW Mollie Makes Making It

Love knitting but not so hot on accounting? A whiz on a sewing machine but no good with a spreadsheet? Then this book is for you! Mollie Makes Making It! includes all the hard facts you need to start your own craft business

Making the leap from a hobby to a more serious money-making venture? Sit down with a copy of our new book Mollie Makes Making It! where our favourite, and successful, designer-makers answer questions on costing your products, spreading the word, branding, managing cash flow and much more.

Inside Mollie Makes Making It!:

First steps

• Do your research
• Building your ‘brand’
• Setting up your website

Taking the plunge

• Your company structure
• Home or away?
• Financing your business
• Writing a business plan

Creative Conundrums

• Costing and pricing (read this now!)
• Sourcing raw materials
• Staying inspired
• Making connections
• Protecting your intellectual property

Spreading the word

• Using social media
• PR material
• Writing a press release
• Feature articles
• Getting professional PR help
• Photography your products

Sell, Sell Sell

• Craft fairs
• Online marketing
• Selling from your own website
• Selling to shops
• Opening your own shop
• Running workshops
• The customer is king

The Nitty Gritty

• Money, money, money
• Tax
• Card and online payments
• Managing cash flow
• Insurance
• Consumer law in brief
• Employing staff

Here’s your chance to get social media tips from Jane Foster, Gillian Harris‘ advice for protecting your intellectual property, and Cut Out + Keep‘s hints on creative networking, plus expert advice from Etsy, Folksy, The Design Trust and others.

 

Mollie Makes Making It - Guide to starting a crafty business book.Making It! By Mollie Makes is published by Pavilion.

Illustration by Ello Lovey

Buy your copy of Making It! by Mollie Makes (RRP: £14.99) for only £12 including free UK p&p. Order from store.pavilionbooks.comand enter discount code CH1936 at the checkout. Alternatively call 0844 576 8122. Offer is valid until 1st September