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Sara M
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Selling Forums: Amazon Handmade
Originally thought to rival the likes of Etsy , Amazon Handmade hasn't had the best of starts with many people criticising the new business venture. Amazon started back in 1998 and has  285 million active customer accounts worldwide ( more details here ) re...
Originally thought to rival the likes of Etsy, Amazon Handmade hasn't had the best of starts with many people criticising the new business venture.
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Selling Forums: Etsy
I often get asked which selling forum I suggest people start off with... my answer is simple... there are many and you need to do your research... but if I were to recommend one above all others to start with, I'd go for Etsy . Here's why... Founded in 2005...
I often get asked which selling forum I suggest people start off with... my answer is simple... there are many and you need to do your research... but if I were to recommend one above all others to start with, I'd go for Etsy...
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Selling Forums: Pros and Cons of forums vs. your own website
Ok, so as a Maker you want to weigh up the pros and cons of selling via a Selling Forum, like Etsy vs. your own website. Well let me help you! I have listed below some of the key pros and cons I can see from my own experience of selling on-line in both capa...
Ok, so as a Maker you want to weigh up the pros and cons of selling via a Selling Forum, like Etsy vs. your own website. Well let me help you!
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2017 on My Indie Life Blog - My Editorial Calendar
I wanted to give you an idea of my Editorial Calendar for 2017; Jan - Sales Forums Talk Feb - Effective Time Management Mar - Beautiful Blogs Apr - Blogging for creatives May - Starting with Social Media June - Twitter for creatives July - Instagram for cre...
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Prepaing for Your Self Assesment Tax Return
‘Tax shouldn’t be Taxing’, as they say, but it can be daunting for a new business and I completely understand that you feel like you need a hand. Tax legislation may vary from country to country, but the basic annual, or monthly preparations for small busin...
‘Tax shouldn’t be Taxing’, as they say, but it can be daunting for a new business and I completely understand that you feel like you need a hand. Tax legislation may vary from country to country, but the basic annual, or mont...
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Annual Business Planning for Small Scale Handmade E-Shops.
I'm going to condense this into a simple bullet point list of things to remember to plan for. This list should be adapted to fit your personal business. Essentials in planning for small scale e-shops; Buy, or type up a yearly planner.  An easy to read timet...
I'm going to condense this into a simple bullet point list of things to remember to plan for. This list should be adapted to fit your personal business.
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Selling Forums: eBay
It all started for me 11 years ago on eBay , so I couldn't have the conversation about sales forums without mentioning them. However, having moved on, would I recommend them as a good starting point for your handmade product? eBay is over 20 years old (you ...
It all started for me 11 years ago on eBay, so I couldn't have the conversation about sales forums without mentioning them. However, having moved on, would I recommend them as a good starting point for your handmade product?
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My Monthly Freelance Diary - Traffic & Income report December 2016
Hi Guys, I wanted to give you a quick recap of  December . How I Worked I actually achieved a lot this month, I launched my first book; and I launched a new product; and I found a lot of time for social media, which really shows in my results. I worked on s...
My Monthly Freelance Diary - Traffic & Income report December 2016
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Sales Forums for Makers - Lots of Platforms to choose from
If you are selling handmade, or creative products and services on-line  you may consider choosing a selling platform, or selling forum to sell via instead of crafting your own website. This is perfectly normal and how many people start. This month I want to...
If you are selling handmade, or creative products and services on-line you may consider choosing a selling platform, or selling forum to sell via instead of crafting your own website. This is perfectly normal and how many pe...
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How to Set Business GOALS for 2017 and see results!
You can buy my planner on Etsy My Indie Life Blog brings you the ‘Business Goal Planner’. Everything you will ever need to keep those important goals on track. By setting your goals on an annual basis and breaking them down into manageable month/weekly task...
My Indie Life Blog brings you the ‘Business Goal Planner’. Everything you will ever need to keep those important goals on track.
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Welcome to Bare Soap
Hi, My name is Sara and this blog is about my journey into soapmaking. I love using artisan soaps, especially those which are safe and sensitive to my skin... I suffer with slight eczema You see and so I usually get reactions to anything overly perfumed or ...
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Automate Your Social Media - Simple steps that will change your craft business.
I have talked a lot about how automating your advertising can save you time and keep a strong flow of traffic coming to your site... if done well. I wanted to cement that idea today and explore how you might do that, as well as mentioning some services you ...
I have talked a lot about how automating your advertising can save you time and keep a strong flow of traffic coming to your site... if done well. I wanted to cement that idea today and explore how you might do that, as well...
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The Quay Shawlette KAL - Discounts and Prizes!
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Want a discount for the Quay Shawlette? Want to win prizes for knitting one? Well hop on over to Ravelry and join in Owlaboutyarn's Knit alo

Dreaming in Fibre Podcast Episode 55 – Need to put my teeth in!
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Podcast Home Page – www.dreaminginfibre.blogspot.co.uk You can find the shop at www.sarastexturecrafts.com Blog – www.craftsoftexture.com Th

GIVEAWAY: 3 Pairs of tickets to CRAFT4CRAFTERS Jan 2015, Westpoint, Exeter!
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The wonderful folk at Craft4Crafters have given me 3 pairs of tickets to give away! Craft4Crafters is a show I have been attending as a vend

Crafts of Texture Facebook Group: Craft Along Coming Soon!
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So a little while ago I mentioned that I have launched a Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsoftexture/. It's been reall

New Pattern: Merrivale Hat... an easy knit!
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Pattern available on Ravelry and the website. Today sees the release of a new hat design from me... something I have ben working on for a wh

GIVEAWAY: Project Bag and Stitch Marker set from www.SpinningandStitchin...
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Welcome to the latest GIVEAWAY! I am thrilled to be giving away a project bag and stitch marker set from the lovely Alex at www.spinningands

Join Our Facebook Group - craft alongs, giveaways and Freindly Chat.
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I have just launched a Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftsoftexture/. You are very welcome to join, in fact I'd love it

SHOP UPDATE: Hand dyed and Kiwi Super Flyer.
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I now stock the Kiwi Super Flyer, billed to hold up to 500g of fibre on one bobbin! The Kiwi Super Flyer comes as a kit and is and super eas

CRAFT BUSINESS: Craft Stalls...Confidence on the Stand.
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  www.sarastexturecrafts.com I you are like me... shyness and a lack of confidence can make running a stall at a craft event a very daunti

CRAFT BUSINESS: Smallbusiness.co.uk ... a resource.
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www.smallbusiness.co.uk Today's resource is www.smallbusiness.co.uk. The premise of this site is to give information on products, resources

CRAFT BUSINESS: Craft Stalls... Top 6 Things to Remember to Take to a Cr...
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  www.sarastexturecrafts.com Here are my top 6 things to remember to take to a craft show; Stock List - bullet point items, but be compreh

CRAFT NEWS: Innocent's Big Knit
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Last year, many of you may remember that I took part in my first Big Knit. Well I've started knitting for this year's event and thought it m

SHOP UPDATE: Colour Club and Hand Dyed.
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It's that time again and another update is due! I have been prepping for my next event and so the website update is a little sparse. What I

CRAFT NEWS: Crafts of Texture a Featured Tastemaker on Etsy!
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Find the boards at https://www.etsy.com/uk/pages/craftsoftexture If you are on Etsy and you'd like to help me support great hand made shops

Sara's Texture Crafts Fibre Club #6 and Yarn Club #2, Pack 2 REVEALED!
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This month’s colour is inspired by a Royal Assyrian Butterfly. The colourway is called Social Butterfly. This is the second of my autumn/win

CRAFT BUSINESS: CraftblogUK... a resource.
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www.ukcraftblog.com Today's resource is Craft Blog UK, written by Hillary Pullen. I do hope you will take advantage of following them on Blo

CRAFT BUSINESS: Craft Stalls... Let's talk basics.
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www.sarastexturecrafts.com So far we have been looking at craft business resources this month... I felt it important to expand our business

Sponcor: Shady Lane Crochet and a COUPON CODE!
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Thank you to our new sponsor www.ShadyLane.com for providing us with a coupon code! Shady Lane provides lots of crochet patterns and How To

GIVEAWAY: Craft a Creative Business PDF Book by Fiona Pullen.
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Welcome to my latest giveaway! Search Press is giving us not one, but two copies of this wonderful PDF Book. Here's how to enter to win... Y