By Kelly Biscopink

Turn your crafting right into a career!

2015 Crafter's Market is the fitting begin to your crafting profession. hundreds of thousands of artists and writers have trusted us to enhance their careers and navigate the altering panorama in their fields utilizing our sister guides, Artist's & photograph Designer's Market and Writer's Market. For the 1st time, that very same source is offered for crafters!

The 2015 Crafter's Market introduces an entire international of percentages for advertising your craft! extend your enterprise with those assets:

  • Complete, up to date info for greater than 1,000 craft marketplace assets, together with craft exhibits, magazines, booklet publishers, on-line marketplaces and more!
  • Markets for various crafts, together with quilting, stitching, knitting, crochet, papercrafting and jewellery making.
  • Articles at the fundamentals of freelancing—from uncomplicated copyright info to pointers on selling your work.
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    Teach, Teach, Teach Successful Etsy sellers, designers and creative professionals all possess the same inherent power to influence and inspire. This is not to say that you must teach people how to make the products you are selling, but that teaching is a way of attracting people to your brand without having to wave a “for sale” sign in their faces. Teaching a subject or skill may not be a great fit for everyone, so here are a few other ways you can teach your way to the top of the creative mountain: Be a tastemaker: If you always find yourself ahead of trends, consider dishing out fantastic mood boards to the inspirationally-starved masses.

    The reason you do not have to pay sales tax on craft supplies is that sales tax is only charged on the final product. However, you must then add the cost of materials into the cost of your finished product or the final work for your client. Keep all receipts in case of a tax audit. If the state discovers that you have not collected sales tax, you will be liable for tax and penalties. Some states claim “creativity” is a non-taxable service, while others view it as a product and therefore taxable.

    In return, you will receive a loyal customer base and the ability to demand more money for all of the products you create. It doesn’t matter if you sell kitten sweaters or high-end backpacks—your brand needs to fit within the lifestyle of your target market. Explore your target market more by sketching out a picture. What do they look like? What do they wear? Where do they shop? With which other brands do they most associate? Use your research to work your findings into your logos, fonts, colors, copy, packaging, values, social media presence and (of course) your products!

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