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    hello i'm new to this site and was wondering if anyone could give me advice please, i'm thinking about starting my own craft business, i know how to go about helping me prepare for my own business and were to find classes that teach you all you need to know as my husband is going threw all these right now to start his own plumbing bizz, but as i'm wanting to do craft some of my answers are a little different like, were do you buy your stock from and as i dont have money to buy a shop or rent one i would be doing it via internet and maybe trying some other ways of selling my things, any help or advice about anything at all would be much appreciated

    Many Thanks
    sarah

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    I think you need to give a bit more information about what crafts you do so that the right people can give you the right advice...

    I don't think it's necessary to have a shop...and I would advise forgetting about premises for a few years until your business is making enough to cover those kinds of expenses...

    As for wholesalers - it's a lot of hard work searching for the best prices and the right wholesalers for you, and a lot of them don't have a web presence so you may have to use Google/Yahoo etc and search for every conceivable word or phrase that covers what you are looking for...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by secl View Post
      hello i'm new to this site and was wondering if anyone could give me advice please, i'm thinking about starting my own craft business, i know how to go about helping me prepare for my own business and were to find classes that teach you all you need to know as my husband is going threw all these right now to start his own plumbing bizz, but as i'm wanting to do craft some of my answers are a little different like, were do you buy your stock from and as i dont have money to buy a shop or rent one i would be doing it via internet and maybe trying some other ways of selling my things, any help or advice about anything at all would be much appreciated

      Many Thanks
      sarah
      Hi Sarah and to the forum! You might want to post a general hello in the Introduce Yourself section.

      The answers to some of your questions will depend on what it is you hope to make or sell. There are loads of suppliers, an internet search will throw up some for you to trawl through.

      Selling on the internet is great, but there is a lot to learn there too unless you're already a computer whizz. You need to make sure potential customers will find you. There's some help on here with SEO and the like, if you look through the threads. There's also a lot published elsewhere on the internet. Blogging helps as Google loves them and indexes them more quickly than websites, but they do need a fair bit of upkeep.

      Selling offline will probably make for a quicker start-up, and you can advertise your website offline, too, at local events and craft fairs. Look out for craft fairs within travelling distance on the craft fairs thread on here - and if you search the threads you'll find links to other sites which will help you locate more fairs. Sometimes events in schools, community events, etc., are good for selling and getting your name out there.

      Party plan selling works for a lot of crafts too.

      All these methods of selling link into each other and can help build your online traffic.

      Good luck with you new venture. Hope it works out.
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        If you get in touch with Business Link they should be able to advise on free courses in your local area to get you on your way with the 'paperwork' side of things
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