Online Class: How to Start a Craft Business

This course offers an introduction to business and guidelines that will help you create a successful and sustainable crafting business.

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  • 13
    Lessons
  • 20
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 3,469
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Congratulations on considering opening your own craft business! This course offers an introduction to business and guidelines that will help you create a successful and sustainable crafting business. In this course, you'll learn what to expect, how to create a business name that people will remember and determine what type of crafts you want to sell.

Targeting your market is essential for the success of any business, and we'll give you the basics on how to determine who will buy your crafts, how much to charge for them, and how to market your business to reach the widest audience range. You'll also learn some important marketing skills that will help you run your business. We'll discuss different ways to sell your crafts, including online venues and craft shows.

Creating a sustainable business means keeping your overhead low. Lessons in this course will offer tips on wholesale and retail purchasing of supplies, developing attractive packaging, and how to determine how much to charge for your crafts, as well as a number of pricing strategies that will help you set prices that generate profits.

No business, and that goes for home-based craft business, can succeed without customers. Good customer service is essential.  We'll explain some of the do's and don'ts when dealing with customers, as well as how to deal with difficult customers.

Finally, we'll discuss (briefly!) your financial obligations regarding income taxes and the importance of keeping good records. Balancing your craft business with family responsibilities will be discussed, as will reaching the masses to help you develop the best ways to reach audiences both locally, domestically and abroad.

This course will provide you with enough information to feel confident when starting your own business, and provide pointers that will help to ensure that your business endeavor is successful.

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Course Motivation


  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(2,167 votes)

Lesson 1: Developing Your Own Home-Based Craft Business

So, you have decided to open your own home-based craft business. Congratulations! This means that you obviously love your craft, and want to share it with others. 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Craft Business; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1: Developing Your Own Home-Based Craft Business

Lesson 2: Starting Your Home Craft Business

One of the most important aspects of starting your home-based craft business, is to create a name for your business that states who you are and what you offer. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 2: Starting Your Home Craft Business

Lesson 3: Targeting Your Market

When creating a home-based craft business, you need to determine who will buy your crafts, and why. Take the time to identify your proposed customers, and where you will find them. Additional lesson topics: Finding your Target Market; Defining the Target Market 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 3: Targeting Your Market

Lesson 4: What About Marketing Basics?

Later on in this lesson, we are also going to discuss how you can determine your earning potential, both short-term and long-term. Additional lesson topics: Crafts Marketing 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: What About Marketing Basics?

Lesson 5: Selling Your Crafts

Fully explore your options when it comes to selling your crafts, and do not underestimate the power of the Internet to literally reach all ends of the globe. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Selling your Crafts
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: Selling Your Crafts

Lesson 6: Saving on Supplies

A basic tenet of any business, and that includes a home-based craft business, is to keep your overhead down. Overhead is the term used to describe expenses incurred by a business. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: Saving on Supplies

Lesson 7: Costs and Sales

Pricing is an important aspect of a home-based craft business. Charge too much, and no one will buy. Charge too little, and you will end up losing money. Additional lesson topics: How to Price Your Crafts 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Costs and Sales

Lesson 8: Customer Service

Understanding customer behavior, earning customer loyalty, and learning how to deal with difficult customers, are all parts of owning and operating a home-based business. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Customer Service

Lesson 9: Financial Obligations

When you start your own home-based craft business, you are going to have to know at least the basics about tax obligations, business expenses, and what you can claim as a business deduction. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Financial Obligations

Lesson 10: Reaching the Masses

Learning how to take advantage of websites, social networking, linking, and blogging can help grow your business, and enable you to extend your reach and client base. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Social Media
  • Assessment: Lesson 10: Reaching The Masses

Lesson 11: Time Management

This lesson will offer a few tips on how to better manage your time for the ultimate success of your business. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11: Time Management

Lesson 12: Getting Paid

Your business will not get very far if you do not get paid for your crafts. Keeping track of sales and invoices may also take a chunk out of your day. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 12: Getting Paid

Lesson 13: Ten Tips for Home-Based Business Success

Learning how to manage your time, and getting paid, are important aspects of your business that will help you succeed. 45 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 13: Ten Tips for Home-Based Business Success
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
308
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize developing your own home-based craft business.
  • Describe starting your home craft business.
  • Define targeting your market.
  • Summarize about marketing techniques.
  • Describe selling your crafts.
  • Describe saving on supplies.
  • Recognize costs and sales.
  • Describe customer service.
  • Identify financial obligations.
  • Summarize reaching the masses.
  • Identify time management.
  • Describe getting paid.
  • Summarize ten tips for home-based business success.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: How to Start a Craft Business
Course Number: 7550456
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (2,167 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: April 2022
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "First time to do an online course and really enjoyed it. Going at my own pace was brilliant, thanks for the opportunity." -- Malcolm B.
  • "I liked the fact that I can do on my own time frame, as when things got busy at home come nice weather I missed some time getting here." -- Eileen M.
  • "I enjoyed this course and it was a great motivating start to continue learning. I have been out of school now for about 15 years and this course helped me revive my energy to continue learning." -- David S.
  • "Thank you for this great course for the people that we need to do a job from home. The instructor also thank you for helping us in this great project of life. Success and good luck. God Bless." -- Iris R.
  • "I enjoyed this course very much. I learned many aspects of a home based business. Thank you!" -- Pat M.
  • "My instructor was great. She was very helpful, and provided great feedback on my assignments." -- Isabella L.
  • "Very well done course and I learned a lot." -- Sophie S.
  • "Very helpful instructor and excellent course." -- Kelly L.
  • "There was a great overview of what would be required when starting a craft business. I especially felt like the marketing and pricing of items was very helpful. The instructor was very helpful and got back to me right away if I ever emailed her or turned in any assignments." -- Natalie C.
  • "Overall I was satisfied with this course, it was a lot of fun and the information I got from taking this course was useful and I feel a great starting point for gaining confidence to building my own craft business. I really liked how the course delved into creating a business name, finding your target market and the importance of being focused on providing great customer service." -- Jerrica L.