Holiday Gift Guide: Teachers

Some handmade gift ideas to thank that special teacher in your life. Shop Small….Shop Handmade.   Teacher Gift Custom Travel Mug – Personalized Teacher Appreciation Tumbler – Ceramic To Go Mug with Lid – Back to School School Gift Eco Cup A great teacher is a true gift. Show your appreciation to the teacher that…

Holiday Email Marketing

Holiday shopping has started and we’ve spent the past year building our email marketing list and it has paid off, we’ve tripled our list in the last year by being proactive. I wanted to share a few tactics we are using this season to bring in shoppers both online and in person. 1) At the…

Handcrafted! 15 Great Reasons to Buy It!

Handcrafted! 15 Great Reasons to Buy It! 1. You employ sole proprietors; small business owners who are the backbone of local economies. 2. You help grow the vital and direct business model of person to person, rather than supporting six digit incomes of corporate CEOs. 3. You value quality over quantity when you buy one…

Niche Marketing- Defining your item’s focus

Written by Sam Squailia from rusticcraftdesign Niche Marketing: A portion of a market that you’ve identified as having some special characteristic and that’s worth marketing to. The competition online can seem overwhelming if your target is too broad. While appealing to everyone might seem like it would get you the widest audience, in reality it…

Handmadeartists .com Review

Thank you to Sam of RusticCraftDesign for this informative series! This review is intended to be the first in a series of handmade e-commerce website reviews. The plan is to research the websites and compare them against each other with comparable metrics….and in addition to that also conduct an interview of the founder/owner of the…

Saving For Your Big Trip

Hi, I’m Stephanie, and I’ve been living like a hobo for the last 3 months. As we began to announce our trip to Europe this summer, the question we get asked most often is, “How can you afford that?” Some might think that seems a little rude, but I don’t mind sharing. I hope these…