i’ve been trying to push my handmade goods more lately. perhaps is my crazy summer vacation and my severely lacking bank account, but i’d like to make a legitimate, albeit, small income through my etsy shop.
that being said, i’ve been doing a lot of reading lately 🙂
a few months ago i read Crafty Superstar
. this book is amazing! if you need inspiration, motivation, and a lot of how-to, BUY IT. READ IT. LOVE IT. 🙂
there are adorable illustrations throughout the book, and a lot of tables and templates for you to photocopy and use! i copied down SO MANY useful links and tips as i read…
anyways, so far it’s my absolute fave. 😀
recently I read Craft Inc
. This book is very helpful if you are trying to make a serious business out of your craft. There’s a lot of information about being an employer, marketing, hiring staff, etc. I’m not trying to make a big business out of feisty fabrik [right now i’m really happy with craft fairs and etsy], but if you are looking to expand and get serious, then this book is for you.
Currently i am reading Handmade Marketplace
. i’m not even halfway through the book yet and i have already been jotting down notes like crazy! i really like how the book is divided into short sections. it keeps your attention as well as offers plenty of advice from other crafters already living their dream. 🙂 there are also some really cute illustrations that just kind of make the book more fun to open up 😀
i’m not the best writer, but i hope my humble opinion helps you out a tad! 🙂