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Crafting A Career

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Crafting A Career

Have you ever thought you could sell your art or crafts? If you have a creative hobby that you love, and friends and family are often telling you, “You could sell that!” – why not consider subsidizing your income or making a living as “craft-epreneur”? Folks all over the globe are reinventing their careers and selling their art and crafts.

A recent article in Martha Stewart magazine outlined how to turn craft-making into a career. It stressed answering these questions first:

5 questions to ask before quitting your day job to run off with the crafters:

Who will buy your crafts?
How will you finance your start-up?
What will your wages be?
How much help will you need to produce at a profitable scale?
How much will you need to charge to break even or better yet, make a profit?

Next: Where to sell your crafts and tips for crafters

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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11:57AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thanks

3:07PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

thanks

6:18AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Thanks- lucky for those who are able to market their craft. Marketing /selling can be the toughest part. I can see the rewards in terms of expressing one's creativity.

6:51AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

thanks for the info

5:51AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

We'd better handle things and life with care

1:49AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Thanks

11:08AM PST on Nov 18, 2012

thank you for the advice.

4:10AM PST on Nov 15, 2012

thank you!

10:32AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

Good advice. Thanks.

3:51AM PST on Nov 11, 2012

It's harder than you'd imagine...you work harder and make less money than a 'regular' job BUT the personal rewards make up for all of that.

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