Today the way to do business can be different from the way it was a few years ago.
It was often to know about a woman who hit the nail and make a fortune doing “ladies’ stuff” just like that, one day someone saw what she was doing and bought from her one, then told about it to a friend and now she sells it, and she is doing good.
I read once in a magazine, about a wife who turned her passion into a more than 100 K yearly income!
Yes, you can read about many stories like it, where women like us, wife like us, from one day to another they are making a good income from their home now.
Any woman’s dream come true, eh?
But how they did it?
Is there a map to follow, where you can follow step 1, step 2 to step 20 something, and then you will be making a good income from your “passion”.
It’s time to start working on a plan to make it.
You can sign up for a business course, but it might take you a few months and years to learn what you need to start working on your business.
You can sign up for an online course, where someone already did all the research, tested it and now he or she is sharing all (or just a part of it) the information with anybody who is willing to pay to know the “secret”
Online courses can go from 25 US dollars to 400 or maybe more US dollars and it can take from a couple of weeks training to 3, or 4 months.
So, there is another alternative to get the information you need to know to start moving on faster and safer, and I say safer to talk about there is a few step to follow when making business that you want to make the safer way possible.
No one wants to spend thousand of dollars and many years to get to a point where a business is not working at all.
I find reading books about the topic you want to learn more a good alternative to get the knowledge you need to start moving from point A to point B.
As the weather is still too cold to go outside and spend a full morning or afternoon outside having some fun is not a good idea yet here in South Quebec, today weather is -15C and North Pole wind is blowing, I better stay inside and read a book.
Grow Your Handmade Business.
If you are giving your passion a chance to be your income and you want to live from what you love to do, this book can give you a whole idea on what you need to do.
Turn the day you see your dreams and stop wishing they could come true, and see your dreams as a goal, a point where you want to get.
You need to stop seeing what you do as a hobby and start looking it as a business, once you know the difference you will be ready to learn more about how a real business need to work.
Stepping on the path to turn your hobby into a business will demand from you a few changes, Kari Chapin shares most of these changes on her book.
The Handmade Market Place.
This is a book written for small business, it’s perfect for any crafter thinking to take the next step and start selling what they do.
This book is like a DIY for any crafter that wants to turn itself into an entrepreneur, you will find here all the hows and whys you need to know to work to build your own crafts business.
This book has 3 parts:
Part 1. “Getting to know yourself and your business.
Part 2. “Spreading the word and images”. The first chapter here is about Marketing, you need your name on your product, you also need to take good photos of your products, and if you don’t know how to have a blog, you will learn here also what is a blog and why is good for your brand and your products. Learn also on this part how to let the world about you, your brand and your products, yes you need to promote you and your business.
Part 3. “Getting down to selling”, Kari Chapin shares on this chapter all you dream to know for your business from selling on crafts fairs, selling online, selling in person/locally and more options to sell your product you might not have thought about them.
Well, here you have a couple of books to start learning a little bit more about this wonderful business world based on what you love to do, your crafts and your business.
It’s time to stop dreaming and start making some good business.
You can find both books on Paperback and Kindle Edition, you can get the one that fits best for you.
Take care and keep on you business.