Hashtags round up: Photo challenges

#100happydays by @fauxpas.la

If you want to inject some positivity into your life or fire up your imagination, photo-a-day hashtags are a great way to get involved and inspired.

Craft business owners on changing direction

Rebecca from BonBon Balloons

Being expert stitchers or a pro potter doesn’t mean you can’t wipe the slate clean and take your making in a new (and more profitable) direction. But would you turn your current business on its head to chase your dream? Meet two makers who did just that…

Crowdfund your craft business

Jayne from Hairy Jayne

Finding the extra cash to grow your craft business can be tricky if you don’t want to go begging to your bank manager. Whether it’s money to help create a new product or build the workspace of your dreams, crowdfunding is an alternative way to get your fans and fellow crafters to give your business the… Continue reading

Craft business tips: How to plan your year ahead

Craft Business Tips | How to plan your year ahead | Mollie Makes

Make sure you’re ahead of the game and make the most of every creative opportunity by getting organised.

Start Up Starter Kit series, Part 1: How to make money from your craft skills

Mollie Makes Start Up Craft Business Tip series | Part 1 | How to make money from your craft skills

So you want to become a pro maker? First you need a business idea – we asked the experts how they turned craft into cash

Handmade at Amazon: a new handmade marketplace

The Paper Shoppe on Handmade at Amazon.

Amazon announces the launch of their new handmade marketplace, Handmade at Amazon. Will you be opening shop or buying there? Compare the fees

5 lessons on letting go by Emily Katz

Modern Macrame Emily Katz craft business tips and well being

Queen of modern macramé Emily Katz discovered her true passion after her first business went bankrupt. We learn 5 tips on letting go from the woman behind Modern Macrame

5 tips for building a brand

Chiara Perano of Lamplighter - Mollie Makes

Do you think of your business as a brand? Learn Chiara of Lamplighter London’s top tips for building your brand.

5 business tips for creative start-ups

5 tips for running a creative business | Laura Spring | Mollie Makes

Screen print designer Laura Spring discovered the medium while searching for a career change. Find out what her top craft business tips are and get a glimpse into how she built her business…

Creative conundrums: How to price your handmade goods

How to price a product - Mollie Makes Making It - Illustration by Ello Lovey.

Flip the sign of your crafty business to OPEN! One of the trickiest steps to starting your own business is learning how to price a product, but our easy formula can help. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of pricing your creative makes.