Proven Craft Business Ideas
25 proven craft business ideas have been carefully researched to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Being in the know before you go just makes "cents." It pays not to reinvent the wheel!
That's why each of these home based craft ideas is
backed up with one or more "how-to-start" guides provided by successful
crafters who have had real life experiences in the craft
Tons of info, shared by successful entrepreneurial crafters,
who’s been their done that experiences, may save you hours of time and
probably costly mistakes.
Starting an art-centered company is now so much easier!
Knowledge = Sales = Profit
Craft Business Ideas: Opportunities to Discover
- 101 Easy Craft Project Ideas
by Dagmar Szimcsik is a real winner. Her ebook, an industry standard, is packed full of easy-to-understand "how to do it" projects.
Each of her craft business ideas will get your mind working and thinking of all the business possibilities.
- Andy Turner has been making jewelry from wire for over two decades.
He doesn't miss a trick in explaining how to make personalized jewelry
and profit big time from it with an ebook called
Wire Writing Secrets.
For the serious artisan, this deserves serious consideration to leap over your competitors.
- Another important resource for the serious jewelry making crafter is Kameron Kay's ebook and audio program
Jewelry Selling Secrets,
focuses on how to present and sell your pieces in shops, galleries and boutiques and hoe to have a flood of Internet sales.
Craft Business Ideas: Card Making Profits
- Walking through a juried craft show in Columbus, Ohio I came across a
talented couple making really beautiful hand made custom cards and
selling them to booth visitors.
I waited in line until my turn and asked the couple how they learned to make so many custom cards so fast?
They said they started their business after reading Jennifer Gormly's
50 Card Making Sketches.
They were very generous in praise for Jennifer's description of card making planning made easy.
- David Allen has written the “Bible” of the industry.
How to Start Your Own Greeting Card Business
is thorough, well written and loaded with effective and usable information all designed to guide you to one end…PROFITS!
For anyone exploring card making crafts, David’s ebook is a MUST!
Craft Making Ideas: Glass Art Profits
Every craft show has one or two glass art booths.
But few of your competitors know what it takes behind the scenes to make their company truly profitable.
Well, my research has turned up an invaluable resource that provide a huge competitive advantage for you.
A serious resource is Eric Robert's
Glass Etching Secrets.
As you may know, glass-etching equipment is relatively expensive.
Eric cuts through all the fog. His advice can improve your profitability.
He shows you absolutely proven techniques to reduce your costs,
and, at the same time, produce true art, which will get the attention of
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Craft Business Ideas: Quilting, Crocheting and Leather Crafting
My research tells me this resource is the “best of the best!” You owe
it to yourself to consider one of these craft business ideas.
How to Start Your Own Machine Quilting Company.
The authors are Kathy Marshall and Judy Turner who are two pros who actually operated a successful machine quilting business.
In collaboration with Chuck Smith, they offer the most comprehensive guide in the machine quilting business.
It is packed with valuable tips and day-to-day profit-building advice.
- Many crafters believe that knitting or crocheting are
borderline opportunities if your goal is to make money, or more
importantly, enough money to make this skill profitable in a significant way.
Well…they are wrong! Liz Reel’s
Knitting for Profit
, a 134-page ebook brings 5 solid strategies that can turn your passion into a profitable enterprise.
Craft Business Ideas: Expressing Creativity into Profit
At a show in Kentucky I stumbled upon a special booth.
This crafter had a skill I’d never seen in such a show. In fact,
this was a booth with visitors crowding around to see the crafter in
The crafter was doing all sorts of creative art with…Dried Flowers!
But that’s not all.
She was selling them like hotcakes!
The colors were so vivid. Her personalized cards and pictures
made with pressed flowers were alive with realism.
They were art. They
were just beautiful!
Helpful Professional Resources
Aid To Artisans
American Craft Council
Helpful Craft Information
Additional Small Business Ideas