KnitChats offers real-time support and community to knitters. Expert instructors are on-hand to answer questions and help guide knitters through each step in their projects.
Online course platforms, of which there are more than three dozen, can be divided into four categories: stand-alone platforms, all-in-one platforms, marketplace platforms and WordPress plug-ins. The ones chosen for this article are those most fitting for craft entrepreneurs.
An emerging group of industrious sewists are now projecting patterns directly onto fabric eliminating the paper all together.
In this webinar, Shopify expert Shelley Easter will walk you through setting up a Shopify shop including choosing a theme and apps, transitioning from Etsy, using the Shopify POS, and more.
Artisan retailers and craft shops are connecting with customers via virtual personal shopping appointments, amid temporary store closures due to COVID-19.
In this panel discussion, three craft business owners with large Instagram followings explain how they use the platform to build an engaged audience.
Knitrino is a new app that aims to disrupt the knitting pattern world by integrating all of the information a knitter needs including row-by-row pattern instructions, a progress keeper, a note-taking feature, and a colorwork option that shows color charts in the knitter’s selected yarn colors.
Use these IGTV tips to learn how to share long-form videos with your Instagram followers.
Lauren Dahl’s online course, Pattern Workshop, has taught thousands of aspiring sewing pattern designers to digitally draw and grade pattern templates.
A new YouTube settlement with the FTC could have major implications for craft business channels if they don’t comply with marking their channels as “child directed.” Find out how COPPA may impact your YouTube channel.
In this webinar, SEO expert Kelly Holmes explains the most important things you can do as a website owners to ensure that you’re getting organic search traffic from Google.
Setting up an Amazon Influencer page is a great way to share your favorite things with your followers, earn income from affiliate marketing, and share your affiliate links in your newsletter without breaking the Amazon Affiliate program terms of service. Find out how in this helpful post from Shannon Fraser.
Text messaging, or SMS, can be used as a powerful marketing tool. Text messages have a 98% open rate. Find out how to use SMS to reach your customers directly.
This year, for the first time, Ravelry has hired a Product Designer to improve the look and user experience of the fiber-focused social network. With sit down with their new hire, Livia Nelson, to find out what she’s focusing on.
With all of the ecommerce choices out there, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you. We’ve built this calculator the will help you compare all of the most common platforms.
In this webinar, you’ll learn expert tips and tricks to create a Squarespace website for your craft business from expert Paige Brunton.
Using a canned response can help reduce your time answering common questions from customers or prospective clients. It’s as simple as cut+paste, then customizing the message as you see fit.
Do the words “content calendar” induce an anxiety attack or make you roll your eyes? Although it may seem like an extra step, using a content calendar to organize and plan your posts and can help you think ahead and share content that’s relevant to your audience all year long. Most of all, using a content calendar allows you to reflect on your efforts and measure the effectiveness of your work so that you can improve over time. Here are some considerations to think through when choosing a content calendar for your creative business.
Last week MailChimp threw the ecommerce world into a panic by announcing that they would no longer integrate with Shopify. The two companies were apparently unable to resolve a disagreement overcome to an agreement over a data privacy issue. Here’s how we recommend you proceed.
Hey craft business owners! This gift guide is just for you. If someone has been asking you what you want this holiday, we know you’ll find some things on this list that you’ll need and love. Treat your business (and yourself) to something fun this holiday season!