Showing and Selling Your Work

Some tips on how to show and sell your work.

 

Signing your work - the cheap and easy way
By: James D Thompson
In this article, Jim shows us a very easy and effective way to sign your work. His technique provides high contrast and a very durable method for you to use.

 

Making Money off your Crafts - 42 Ideas and Tips
By: Stephen Johnson
In this article, woodworker and wood turner, Stephen Johnson gives us 42 tips and ideas on how we can make money with our crafts. Some of the ideas may be obvious but the list contains things that you may not have considered. This list is very comprehensive and a good brainstorming tool.

 

The Struggle of Pricing Your Work
By: Philip Morley
In this article, Philips shares 3 tips that make pricing his work easier for him. Maybe they will help you too...

 

11 Tips For Selling And Promoting Your Handmade Pens
By: Stephen S. Johnson
In this short tips article, Stephen shares 11 tips that he's learned from selling pens in Craft Fairs. You can learn from Stephen's experience.

 

Want to Sell More Pens (or Crafts)? Then Just Shut Up
By: Stephen S. Johnson
In this short article, Stephen shares this thoughts on selling crafts at fairs. He's learned some from TV and some from working in the booth. You can learn the easy... directly from Stephen.

 

The Psychology of Sales at a Craft Show
By: Patrice Lewis
Well, today?s the big day, the day of your first craft show. You selected an appropriate venue. You arrived on time. You?re displaying only juried items. Your booth is handsome and well-done. The only problem is?you?re competing with other vendors at the event. Now what? How do you bring customers into your booth?

 

6 Simple Ways to Avoid Dumb Mistakes at a Craft Show: What You Can Learn From a Boy Scout
By: Patrice Lewis
Patrice shares six ways that you can avoid making dumb mistakes when doing craft shows. Her experience might keep you from making the same mistakes.

 

Your First Craft Show: Selling at Craft Shows Made Easy
By: Polly Danger
In this article, Polly helps us to understand how to choose and then prepare for craft shows.

 

Craft Fair Tips: Preparation is Key to a Successful Show
By: Meg Favreau
In this article, Meg gives us a short list of the basics that you must consider if you're thinking of selling your turnings at a craft fair.

 

Marketing Tips for Selling your Woodturned Artwork
By: Collected by Ruth Niles
It's one thing to turn lovely artwork and a completely different thing to sell it. Selling your artwork means finding the right customer for it. And finding customers is the name of the game. In this collection of marketing tips, Ruth Niles has listened to her customers and used her 22+ years of personal experience to piece together ideas that are incredibly valuable to any artist. I encourage you to read through all of them and then prioritize the ones that seem most valuable to you. Then go off and execute those ideas one by one! I'm confident that your sales will pick up based on this work! We thank Ruth for collecting and sharing these ideas!!

 

Selling your Work
By: Kurt Hertzog
In this article, Kurt covers all the things that you should consider when thinking about selling your artwork. This is a thorough article and will help anyone considering selling your work.

 

Production Turning for Fun and Profit
By: Brian McEvoy
In this article, Brian describes a way that turners can become production turners for both fun and for profits. He discusses a way that makes turning a job that can create a generous salary!

Since you have to turn lots of little items, Brian has found the most efficient way to turn this pieces. His method is very fast and reduces the turning down to the minimum required to get a high quality job done!

This is a fascinating article but let me warn you, it's not for the faint of heart as it's a lot of work... but there you go!!

 

So You Want to Sell your Stuff
By: Nick Cook
Nick shares this comprehensive outline on the things that you need to do to sell your wood turnings.

 

How to Succeed at Craft Shows
By: Nick Cook
In this article, Nick starts by talking about what it takes to get into some craft shows, then how to prepare your display and ends with a good list of do's and don'ts.

 

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