It has never been easier to start a home based business using the internet to sell what you make. A whole generation of young families are enjoy additional income because they've learned to make and sell from the comfort of their home. The potential is real and the impact on household budgets can be life changing.
According to an April 2011 article in Inc. magazine, the average Etsy seller makes just $785 a year. You can do much better!
In Craft Business Power the founders of Liberty Jane Clothing share their journey to a profitable six figure craft business. They started with a $39 sale on eBay in 2008 and today they lead a dynamic team and have a thriving online business. In Craft Business Power they outline a realistic 15-day plan for launching a profitable craft business that is easy to follow, filled with practical advice, and proven to work.
If you want to start or expand a craft business get Craft Business Power today!©2013 Jason G. Miles (P)2013 Jason G. Miles
The title is misleading. It should be called "How to run auctions on eBay while helping the authors earn more money through the sales of this book". I was expecting information on running a indie crafts and/or fine crafts business, maybe some talk about Etsy, small business logistics, selling at fairs. Yeah, that didn't happen.
Jason Miles began losing my confidence early on in the book, when he recounted becoming obsessed with the idea that he could make $1000 or more a day on the INTERNET. Oooooh. Yes, I certainly want to make money in my business, but a craft business is not a get-rich-quick scheme, and I felt as though I'd been duped by the irrelevant content of this book. The reviews on Amazon are probably all from the authors' friends and family (and one of them even says as much), and most of them don't seem to be crafters or artisans at all.
This has many important considerations that are not necessarily obvious when starting your business. This book was written based on the success the authors had launching their own craft business; this book has many personal anecdotes to help learn through example. There is also a lot of mentioned resources on where to get the information you need to get your business going. You'll definitely want to take notes.
This book was written by a husband (marketing and admin talent) and wife (design talent). At the end of each chapter there is an interview style Q&A that I wish they used different gender voices to distinguish who is who but otherwise, the speaker was easy to listen to. Using the original authors as the speaker (except when they have a heavy accent) is usually my first preference in a book because they capture their passion. That is my only complaint.
There are some nuggets of wisdom buried deep within this book. But not without a price. The excessively nasal voice of the woman reading it made me feel like I was being lectured to by a country club socialite about how to use ebay and the internet. Many chapters seemed to go on and on about getting rich. I found myself finally jumping around chapters to avoid self-indulgent anecdotes. Still, her tips are very helpful and methods are commendable.
A must read if you are thinking of starting up a business. Very informative and gives the reader a good idea of plusses and pitfalls of starting a business.
"Food for Thought"
You have to look for the info, within the couples own story. I know for my business, ebay just isn't an option however its worked well for them and so this is what they largely focus on. Their back story explains their focus on bucks, but I found the constant reference to their financial success in actual numbers rather gratuitous. The advice about images however, is very transferable.
The narration was distracting. I'm starting to accept that I am possibly overly intolerant of diction that doesn't appeal to me.... in particular, this narrater really lengthens vowel sounds.. so camera became Caaamraaaaaa. In a paragraph where camera is used 5 or 6 times, it becomes hard to ignore.
An interesting book if you can glean what you need and ignore the narration.
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