Use these IGTV tips to learn how to share longform 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.
Recorded Webinar: How to Get Found on Google: What You Need to Know About SEO for Your Craft Business
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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.
Recorded Webinar: How to Use Squarespace to Create a Unique and Effective Website for Your Craft Business
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!
Making Things is a new web app that launched on October 30 to the knit and crochet community and has provoked intense online discussion about the cost of pattern, designer compensation, and disclosure of affiliate links. Created by Megan Elizabeth and her partner, Rob Andrew, and based in Melbourne, Australia, Making Things is a monthly subscription service providing access to over 1,000 patterns as well as web-based pattern reading tools including stitch counters, row highlighters, chart grids, and editable notes, plus 24-hour live pattern support.
We’ve compared some of the most popular mobile processing services so you can choose wisely. See the table for an explanation of each field.
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.
Social media strategist and video creator Jennifer Priest recently led a webinar for CIA called Know What Works: Make Videos that Capture Attention. She put together this list of suggested video equipment for all skill levels.
Social media strategist and video creator Jennifer Priest will lead you through workflows and methods for creating video content on a budget and in very little time. We’ll discuss live video, social media video, and other ways to create and share video content in the context of your business.
A MailChimp beta tester since 2009, Maeri Howard is here to help you get excited about using Mailchimp to Market your business smarter!
As creative business owners, we have to keep on top of many things at once. Sometimes it can feel like we spend more time tied to the computer than crafting, and that’s not a great feeling! Fiona Pullen is the owner of The Sewing Directory and the author of Craft a Creative Business. She uses a series of apps to stay productive and organized and work more efficiently. Learn to use a few of these apps and you’ll free up the time to focus on what you really enjoy.