Know Your Audience: Why Determining Your Target Market is the Key to Success

When I first started my handmade business if you were to ask me who my target market was I would have first been a little confused because I wanted anyone and everyone to buy my jewelry and then probably would have  said ‘women’. Big mistake.   While no you don’t want to limit sales or discourage anyone from buying what you’re Read More…

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Product Photography – Backgrounds

Post written by Angela from Buzzy Bee Jewelry.    Backgrounds. The proverbial, and for some artisans, the literal canvas you use to showcase your work.   When selling handmade, you want your PIECE to be the first thing, the only thing, buyers see when they look at your photographs. The background you choose is key in facilitating this.   Notice I Read More…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Product Photography

Pictures are king when it comes to selling online. When people are searching for something a picture can either make them pass or stop and look and it all happens in a split second. This is why to me product photography is the best skill I have learned as a handmade business owner.   So while I have a lot Read More…

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What are Etsy Shop Updates and Should I Do Them?

Shop updates are a kind of new thing on etsy. It used to be that on etsy’s home page you would see a treasury with a collection of beautiful items and various things etsy hand picked. Now if you go to the home page of etsy as a buyer here are the different sections you see:   Recently viewed items Read More…

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Product Photography 101

  First off I wanted to not only explain some basics about photography but SHOW it, probably because I’m a very visual person. I didn’t want to use my own products too much because my jewelry is small and I wanted something big to make my examples very obvious. So I randomly picked a gnome. I don’t know why but I love him, though Read More…

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Three Types of Product Photos Every Item Should Have in a Handmade Business

A Main Photo It should be simple, clean and draws attention to your item. This is important because this is the picture that everyone is going to see as they’re scrolling through when they’re searching. I have found it is very important to have the whole entire item in view on this main photo. Don’t cut anything off. Why? Honestly people are lazy and Read More…

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10 Things I Love About My Mom – Free Printable Mothers Day Book

Back in my scrapbooking and cardmaking days I made up a book like this that had 10 things I loved about my mom. Well, I wanted to do it again and since I don’t have tons of time for paper crafts like I used to (my biz and boys keep me busy!) I made up this digital one and wanted Read More…

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Easy Easter Cake Tutorial

I don’t know why but I HAD to have this little easter bunny at the store. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it then I thought a simple, easy Easter cake with him perched atop would be perfect. There was an event for church where they were wanting cakes as centerpieces and I thought it would Read More…

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Easter Egg Coupons with Printable

Easter egg coupons are something I’ve done with my boys the past few year. I think a big part of that is because honestly I’m a little candied and toyed out after all the holidays. First it starts with the Halloween sugar rush, then toys and sugar for Christmas. Then New Years parties, Valentines and by the time St. Patricks Read More…

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Easter Gift Idea : Church Quiet Books

I’ve had a number of people ask about these printable church quiet books I bring every Sunday for my boys, so here goes. First I have to say the designs for them are not mine, I just added the pictures to them. But it’s been a big project getting them all done for my kiddos and I’m finally finished. It Read More…

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