Start selling on Etsy this September for the chance to win £1000!

Have more time on your hands now that the kids are back at school? Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or just fancy boosting your income from home in time for Christmas, now’s a good time to get crafting. Etsy’s giving you the chance to win £1000 and a shop review for one lucky new seller.

Tearing up the rulebook with Tatty Devine

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

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

Hashtags round up: Photo challenges

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 tips: How to plan your year ahead

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

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

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

10 businesses named after family members

Choosing a name for a business is tricky – it’s got to be catchy, memorable and sum up ‘you’ too. We searched the web for crafty companies who took family names as the ultimate personal inspo. Find out how this line-up of crafty businesses came up with their shop names.

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

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

Creative conundrums: How to price your handmade goods

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.