|The Savvy Crafter's Guide to Success Sandra McCall Crafts Book|
Clearwater, FL, USA
|The Savvy Crafters Guide To Success: Turn Your Crafts Into A Career|
|* By a professional crafts person, for the want-to-be professional crafter.* Not just about selling your crafts, but successful career building--covers aspects of teaching and finding arenas in which to promote yourself and your work* Very first full-color visual guide to making money with your crafts.Experienced crafters--the ones who make their living at making, selling, and teaching crafts--are constantly answering questions such as What did you do before this? and How did you start making a living and how can I get that job? For many crafters, selling their art and teaching others how to do it-full time-is just a dream. The Savvy Crafter's Guide to Success guides crafters through the maze of the world of crafting with pertinent information on how to build and maintain a craft business; how to teach the best arts and craft classes; how to write regularly for craft/home publications; how to get your designs sold; plus explains the ins and outs of the business of crafts.In addition, the book features profiles and interviews with a diverse range of crafters who have found their own way to building a successful crafting business.|
Take your crafts out of your workshop - and into the spotlight.Do you dream of making money with your art but feel unsure of how to begin? With "The Savvy Crafters Guide to Success," turning your hobby into a career is easier than you think.Leave the boring business books to the white-collar set In these pages filled with plenty of artwork for inspiration, renowned rubber-stamp and polymer-clay artist Sandra McCall teaches you everything you need to know about successfully marketing and selling your work. She shares personal insights from some of the industrys top crafters, including Traci Bautista, Claudine Hellmuth, Michael Jacobs, Catherine Moore and Stephanie Olin.With sound advice, valuable dos and donts, and plenty of encouragement, youll learn to: Become a regular contributor to craft publicationsStart teaching workshops at stores, retreats and craft showsAssert yourself as an \expert\" in your fieldTurn your dreams into reality. Turn your crafts into a career "
|Number Of Pages||128 pages|
|Publisher||F&W Media, Incorporated|
|LC Classification Number||HF5439.H27M33 2007|
Average review score based on 1 user reviews
I have been a professional artist, craftsperson and writer since 1981. In the intervening years I have read dozens of books about crafts business and general business practices. Some have been very good, some useless. I am happy to report that The Savvy Crafter's Guide to Success falls into the first category: a very useful book for those just starting in the craft business and those that have been in business for many years.
At first glance, what sets this book apart from most business books is that it is in full color; a very nice thing for artists and craftspeople.
This wonderful book is about more than just about selling your crafts, but also is about successful career building-- it covers aspects of teaching and finding arenas in which to promote yourself and your work.
Also included are chapters about photographing your work, organizing your workspace, handling business paperwork, writing about your work, and how to judge your success.
In addition, the book features profiles and interviews with a diverse range of crafters who have found their own way to building a successful crafting business.
Beautifully laid out and photographed, this is one of the best crafts business books around. If you are at all serious about your business, it is a must read!
About the Author
Freelance artist Sandra McCall has been making art since majoring in commercial art. She quickly decided that the field was too restrictive for her and began working in multi-medium art and assemblage while paying the bills with a job as an accountant. She began making her original drawings and eraser carvings into rubber stamps and eventually found a whole new career. Today, Sandy has authored three books, created instructional DVDs, designs new projects and teaches rubberstamping.