Selling Online

Find useful tips on how to sell handmade online - including marketing and advertising, blogging, and shipping. Learn about the online tools and features available on the iCraft site.


Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic to your iCraft shop in 2017? Or for ways to earn more online broadly?

It can seem overwhelming, but growing a following is one of the absolute best way to expand your online earnings as a crafter. While you can’t expect an email list of 10,000 overnight – if you take the right steps, building an online following is also 100% achievable.

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Do I love my hobby? Most definitely.

I have a great sense of fulfillment and pride when I finish a project. I easily get inspired to make something new. I admit it, I am a crochet junkie. I can't put my crochet hook down. I've been known in my entourage as 'Hatty Nady' for a while now.

My 'hatty' days began many moons ago!

The girls in the family know to come to me when they need a... Read more
Selling online is not the same as selling at a craft show . Lesson learned early, for me.

When hobbyists making their products are encouraged to sell to the public, an easy “in” is to sell at craft shows. Simple enough. Make product that covers your table once or twice over, so you have enough product for the event. Bring lots of change. Bring business cards or something with your contact info... Read more
Have you ever received a hand crafted card ? My mother loves to make them and everyone enjoys that extra special touch that comes along with them. I am delighted to introduce you to Steph from Hofkissed today. She shares her tips and favorite products with us.

When did you start creating and why?

I've always had a creative gene - particularly for papercrafting and scrapbooking . I started creating... Read more
Personalized gift items are such great ideas because they become timeless pieces. With Valentine's Day right around the corner I am thrilled to feature a wonderful crafter today from Rustic Metal Creations . Liz has great insight into how to run a successful online business.

1. Tell us a little bit more about yourself.

My name is Elizabeth, but preferred to be called Liz. I am in my late... Read more
So the new year is here, and most of us usually start the year by thinking about personal resolutions, like eating healthy, being more active, spending more time with family & friends. For the corporate or business minded, we are entering the 1 st Quarter, with this year’s expenses to think of; forecasting models nearby; and business goals to achieve.

For us, hobby-business owners and sellers of our... Read more
If you have not yet heard of Pinterest it is time to join the craze! I understand some of the hesitation. I even thought, "Not another thing!" when I first heard about Pinterest. Well, the reality is that it is making a difference for my personal blog traffic and it is doing wonders for crafters who rely upon word of mouth or sites like iCraftGifts.com to sell their products.

(An example of one of my... Read more
Greetings!

My name is Lannie. I've recently joined the iCraft admin team, and I'll be working in the Community section. I’m an editor by trade, and before retirement worked for a large municipality, building websites and teaching writing-for-the-web skills.

What else can I tell you about me? I live in Toronto, love to garden and have three cats.

I’ll be reviewing blog posts as they come... Read more
This blog post is for all the iCrafters who ever entertained the idea of joining Sellers' Bootcamp, a Marketing Program for iCraft Sellers .

The night before bootcamp started, I was excited and couldn't sleep, wondering what have I gotten myself into?

The first assignment was to critique each store one at a time. There were six of us. During the first three stores, I started to apply all that I was... Read more
The Blogging Myth
It's So Easy, Anyone Can Do It
Writing a successful blog isn't a walk in the park. There are different ways to measure success, but if your main purpose is to increase the visibility of your work on iCraft, you want good levels of traffic, readers, followers and fans.

Perhaps you've read somewhere that starting a blog will help your store, and you're thinking all you... Read more
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