Branding for beginners

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Branding isn’t just for big businesses – creating a look for your fledgling company is all about being yourself.

Tearing up the rulebook with Tatty Devine

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Tatty Devine’s Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden are bossing the quirky-cool laser-cut jewellery scene because they make their own rules. Commitment, passion and confidence in your work is the foundation of any successful business, but it’s easy to move with the trends and lose your focus. We spoke with Harriet and Rosie who told us why… Continue reading

Hashtags to help you make a sale

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Standing out from the crowd and getting noticed by potential customers can be tricky. However, by using focused hashtags everyone from crafters to small shop owners can increase their online presence leading to those all-important sales. We’ve rounded up the top ten hashtags to get the pennies rolling in… “Hashtags help Etsy sellers to connect to… Continue reading

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

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.

Would you make the jump? Pauline Hagan on how to turn your craft business full time

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We’ve been loving Pauline Hagan’s colourful, quirky jewellery label, Benu Made, for some time now – so much so, we asked her to design issue 56’s fruity brooch free gift. Pauline recently quit her full-time job and moved out to Prague to concentrate on her craft business, and we were intrigued to find out what… Continue reading

How to sell on Etsy: 10 tips for selling success

How to sell on Etsy 10 tips for getting it right

How to sell on Etsy: 10 tips for getting it right from Susannah Bradley, Manager of Etsy’s International Community Programs. Thinking of setting up? Read on