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    10 Great Backgrounds for Beautiful Craft Photography400photography background white paper
    Taking great photos of your craft for selling and marketing purposes can sometimes feel like a challenge. The good news is that it's easy to improve and make the process more enjoyable when you take it one step at a time. A good place to start is to choose a background that suits your craft. Here, we're going to talk about ten different options for backgrounds that are aesthetically pleasing, versatile and simple to create at home. For inspiration, take a look at the two photos for each option: the first shows the final look, and the second demonstrates the simple set-up that you can use to achieve it. Pick your favourite, and give it a try!Read More…
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    Ready to Give Up Your Day Job? How to Turn Your Hobby Into Your Career400px etsy workshop
    Quitting your day job to pursue your creative career is something that many of us dream of, but not all of us know how to attain. The prospect is so amazing and exciting, yet it can also be scary and sometimes a little daunting. This article will provide you with the essentials needed to make that leap and share some honest advice on what it's really like once you do.Read More…
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    Make Social Media Work For You: How To Promote Your Crafty Business Online400px harvest workroom instagram
    Social media is a wonderful marketing tool. It's also pretty crucial in this day and age. Most customers use social media as a way to connect with the businesses they love, so it's important to have a presence across at least some of the platforms available out there. We'll show you how to do that in this handy article.Read More…
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    Is Your Craft Up To Scratch? 10 Clever Ways to Improve Your WorkKitya 400px
    A top notch brand is one that won't be forgotten. Ensure that your brand is memorable for all the right reasons by producing top quality goods that will wow your customers.Read More…
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    How to Get Your Product on the Front Page of Etsy400px retina preview etsy front page
    Ah, the elusive Etsy front page! The place where your products can be showcased to the masses, where you can gain instant exposure and get on the radars of new customers all around the world in a flash. But how do you get there? This article will provide some handy tips on how you can give yourself the best chance of getting featured on Etsy's front page, from my own personal experience as an Etsy seller. Some of the tips I'm about to share can be applied to other online shopping platforms too. So let's get started!Read More…
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    Craft Market Selling 101: A Beginner's Guide Deadweight retina
    Here it is! A handy Crafttuts+ how-to guide for selling your handmade products at markets. I've compiled a bunch of information based on my own first-hand experience selling handmade wares at markets, as well as some top-notch tips from Australia's industry insiders. Together I hope we can give you a kick start to something that will no doubt be fun and very fulfilling for your creative venture.Read More…
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    Stand Out From the Crowd: Etiquette Tips for Your Creative Business2003
    Having a strong sense of etiquette and professional practice is an important part of running your own business. Here are some tips on how to conduct yourself in a way that will set you apart from your competition and help you to succeed in the creative marketplace.Read More…
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    Give Your Brand A New Year MakeoverHappynewyeartype200
    2012 is done and dusted and if you're feeling a little drained after an epic year of creativity, don't worry! Make a cup of tea, put your feet up, and read our helpful tips on how to inject new life into your creative endeavours for 2013.Read More…
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    How Much Is Your Craft Worth?200%20little%20bright%20studio
    One of the most challenging things about being a creative person looking to profit from your work is knowing how much to charge for it. It can often be difficult to place a realistic price on something so personal, because that's what art essentially is - you sharing a part of yourself with the world. Whatever it is you choose to sell, rest assured that with few careful considerations and some simple number crunching, you'll soon be on your way to seeing the financial benefits of all your hard work.Read More…
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