Taking the leap from making for fun to making professionally is a big step. A few pieces of good advice, positive vibes, and knowledgeable role models can go along way. Even better is a lot of great advice, an atmosphere alive with positivity and encouragement, and an active community of mentors.
Emilie Shapiro is an artist, a jewelry making instructor, and a business owner. She’s also the author of this helpful blog post packed with tips for growing your inventory, getting creative when selling your goods, and more advice for budding entrepreneurs.
The panel at our most recent How To Make It event discusses the ins and outs of pricing your designs for retail.
We invited Ronen Glimer of Artists & Fleas, Ronda J Smith of In the Seam, and local members of our design community to a panel discussion about using Instagram to market your designs and build a following. Watch clips from the event here!
Use these great tips from Flourish & Thrive for asking the right questions, understanding why you weren't offered that vendor contract, and how to advance from there.