How to Start a Craft Business
with CEU Certificate*
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.
Finely, 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.
Anyone who's interested in learning about how to set up an arts and craft business is welcome to enroll in this class. You won't need a background in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books are required.
Lesson 2: Starting Your Home Craft Business
Lesson 3: Targeting Your Market
Lesson 4: What About Marketing Basics?
Lesson 5: Selling Your Crafts
Lesson 6: Saving on Supplies
Lesson 7: Costs and Sales
Lesson 8: Customer Service
Lesson 9: Financial Obligations
Lesson 10: Reaching The Masses
Lesson 11: Time Management
Lesson 12: Getting Paid
Lesson 13: Ten Tips for Home-Based Business Success
|Lesson 1 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 1: Developing Your Own Home-Based Craft Business||8|
|Lesson 2: Starting Your Home Craft Business||9|
|Lesson 3: Targeting Your Market||9|
|Lesson 4 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 4: What About Marketing Basics?||10|
|Lesson 5: Selling Your Crafts||9|
|Lesson 6 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 6: Saving on Supplies||10|
|Lesson 7 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 7: Costs and Sales||10|
|Lesson 8 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 8: Customer Service||10|
|Lesson 9: Financial Obligations||8|
|Lesson 10: Reaching The Masses||10|
|Lesson 11 Assignment||25|
|Lesson 11: Time Management||10|
|Lesson 12: Getting Paid||10|
|Lesson 13: Ten Tips for Home-Based Business Success||9|
|The Final Exam||36|
- Running a Home-Based Craft Business: Targeting Your Market
- Home-Based Craft Business: How to Sell Your Crafts
- Pricing in a Home-Based Craft Business
- Financial Obligations for Home-Based Craft Business
- How to Develop Your Own Home-Based Craft Business
- Determining Brand Value
- Interior Decorating Help: How to Work with Color
- How to Bake Healthier Cookies
- The Role of Online Marketing in Running an Online Business
- Industrial Style Room Decorating
- How to Equip your Online Business
- Team Building Psychology for Business Management
- Relaxed Pastoral Decorating Style for a Room
- Inexpensive Methods for Marketing Outreach
- The Need to Market Yourself in a Small Business