From One Crafter to Another: The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin

The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin

I am excited for today’s ” From One Crafter to Another”  because I get to talk about a book that I’d recommend to any crafter/artisan/maker that is looking to selling their crafty wares.  The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line by Kari Chapin is the go-to guide for anyone who is looking to turn their love of handmade into a business, whether that be full or part time.

Not only does Kari address topics that every creative person deals with when starting or growing their crafty-handmade-based business, (from taxes, to marketing on a budget, how to approach media, and more) she introduces us to her Creative Collective: a group of makers, bloggers, movers and shakers in the creative community that share their insight on each topic and some Q&A as well (what are the chances of finding a creative person who also is an accountant?) The Creative Collective includes blogger Grace Bonney of  Design Sponge, and “Sister” Diane Gilleland from CraftyPod fame to Berkshire-based Flora/Fauna Crafter Laurie Coyle and organizer of the The Sampler and Boston Bizarre Bazaar Alison Gordon,  and many more! Click here to learn more about the Creative Collective.

The Handmade Marketplace is going to have a place in my crafty world and I’m already looking at how I operate my business in a new way, and it’s always best to learn from someone whose been there right?

To purchase a signed copy of The Handmade Marketplace, check it out here!


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