Profitable Crafts Volume 1-4
A Bit About The Author
Maria has been crocheting since she was 11 years old, and has over 15 years experience at selling at arts and crafts shows. When she attends shows, she always receives visits from other crafters that have booths at the same shows, asking her for advice when they see her booth full 95% of the time with paying customers.
She has mentored literally hundreds of crafters, both online and off, and helped them turn their part time hobby into a profitable full time business. She has not had a single person complain about her techniques not working, even though she has over 10 years experience of providing her mentoring services for craft related topics.
She has over 13 years experience at designing her own crochet patterns and other craft projects, and has had a number of her patterns and projects published in nation wide magazines. She has had one article published in a national magazine, and has also won numerous awards for some of her best designs.
Profitable Crafts Volume 1
You Will Quickly Learn How To
Create products that sell so fast that you can barely keep up with your orders
Price your products for maximum profits without confusion
Cut costs on your materials without killing the quality of your products
Ensure that your booth stays packed with paying customers
Stock your booth effectively to increase sales
Cater to the needs of two types of shoppers that are sorely neglected by most crafters, and why you should cater to their needs for increased sales
Provide super fast items, and exactly what they are
Prevent your shoppers from seeing your products as low quality and inferior, and why lowering your prices could make them think just that
Barter and provide layaway, and why you should never overlook these two methods to increase sales and save money
How to convert the 2 main types of shoppers into customers for life, and why you shouldn't waste much time on the third type of shopper
Create small gifts that's inexpensive to make, and how they could increase your sales 100%
Never become a "Fake" crafter
How to make personalized cloth labels that will not be torn off your items
Increase your profits by as much as 300% by implementing just this one tactic before every show
You will also find included in the manual, 11 crochet patterns that you are free to use for making hot crocheted items that sell like hotcakes!
Profitable Crafts Volume 2
You Will Quickly Learn How To
Approach storeowners and convince most of them to sell your products for you
Protect yourself by providing the proper type of agreement for consignment sales
Stand back and let your products sell themselves
Sell your products even if you have no inventory pre-made
Determine why sales could be slow in a particular store by just looking at yards
Replace slow selling items with items that are more suitable to a particular stores location, to help increase your sales
Protect yourself from paying hidden fees that some business owners may try to charge you, for something that they shouldn't charge you for at all
Protect your copyrights on projects that you've designed
Create a simple swap file that will save you an extreme amount of time when you start submitting your designs for publication
Properly contact magazine editors, to increase you chances of having your designs accepted for publication
Properly submit your designs to editors so that you won't get extremely embarrassed as I did when I submitted my first design to a national publication
Self-Publish your own designs affordably using your home computer
Follow a simple 12 step system to not only sell your designs successfully, but also to properly research and test to make sure that your designs will sell before you invest too much time and materials in designing your projects
Profitable Crafts Volume 3
You Will Quickly Learn How To
See things with a different perspective to help make designing easier
Design wonderful products using normal every day household objects
Design crocheted dresses for dolls quickly and easily without using a pattern
Make sewn clothing for dolls that fit perfectly
Use things in nature like sticks to create wonderful gifts for your loved ones
Brainstorm so that you can come up with many different designs from just one object
Use nature to help get your creative juices flowing
Improve your designing skills by using something as simple as a spoon, can and pencil
Design in crochet quickly and easily following just a few simple techniques
Design a wonderful dollhouse, using nothing but sticks and cardboard
Profitable Crafts Volume 4
Discover All Of These Wonderful Techniques And More...
There is one mistake that could be quite costly that you should never make when creating your catalogs. Learn what this mistake is, and how not to make it.
Discover the best way to layout your catalogs products the first time, to ensure that your catalogs look professional while providing a wide variety of your best selling items.
Sometimes creating a brochure would be your better choice, learn the reason why.
Did you know that one mistake in shipping can not only cause you to loose profits, but also sales?
Discover two affordable programs that make catalog creation a breeze. No need for expensive desktop publishing software!
Although you may not be able to provide samples of your products, I share with you some extremely cheap gift items that you can still provide with your catalogs to help increase your sales even more, and to help gain trust of those that receive your catalogs.
Learn a successful method that will guarantee you a steady stream of new contacts that you can mail your catalogs to, without the cost of expensive contact database lists that sometimes run hundreds of dollars.
Learn about the "Crazy Catalog" game, and how just one catalog can generate you sales from as many as 20 different people! By using one catalog instead of 20, you greatly reduce your printing costs without loosing out on sales.
Create the perfect one-dollar catalog full of one-dollar items, without needing to create a single product! I share with you my source for obtaining wonderful craft kits that are as low as .24 cents per kit!
Learn step-by-step exactly how to start recruiting others to sell for you, with a sales team that is not only happy about promoting for you, but that will help you gain new sales team members as well!
Learn what type of kit to provide your sales force, to help them get off to a successful start.
Discover how to host the perfect home party, and feel free to share these tips with your sales team members and hostesses.
How would you like a sales force that stretches out across the nation! Learn why having an online presence would be the best business decision you could make to ensure the fast growth of your sales team!
It doesn't matter if you don't have a single day's worth of sales experience, the methods in this manual makes selling your products easier than ever.