For those of us who love quilting, patchworking, scrapbooking, beading, any sort of craft one of the most challenging things is finding the balance between gathering too much of a good thing and having money for the rest of things in life.
When I decided to be serious about earning my living from my craft – beading and jewellery making – I decided to learn from others. One of the books I devoured was “Crafting for Dollars – Learn How to Set Up, Start Up and Prosper – Maintain and Expand a Successful Craft Business – Recognise and Avoid Common Difficulties” by Sylvia Landman ISBN 0-7615-0442-7.
It is from the USA so the accounting details don’t apply to all of us but the rest of it is very interesting with lots of good ideas and suggestions by a successful arts and crafts business woman.
It doesn’t cover building income from a website but the Internet Marketing Centre’s course is excellent and far more detailed (with examples you can copy!) than any one book on building an arts and craft business could achieve.
Personally I recommend both – the Internet Marketing Centre and Crafting for Dollars!
So get into your research so you can make money from your craft so you can buy more goodies!