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The Savvy Crafters Guide To Success: Turn Your Crafts Into A Career Paperback – April 29, 2008
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
McCall was detailed in many of the various things needed for starting a true small business with your craft, although as with all books of this nature, there are certain areas that can not be too specific because requirements and licenses can vary from state to state or even county to county, not to mention the differences in types of crafts and requirements there (such as if you are making bath and body products). There are also many side bars from other artists that give their different perspectives and insights about the different steps in becoming profitable(as well as photos of their amazing art!).
Really, the only downside that I found in this book is that at times, I felt as though she was being too specific to her field and not general crafting.Read more ›
Much of her information is based on her rubber stamp business, but it is easily transferrable to other crafts. She also includes the point of view of numerous other artists and their work which helps alot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A book of no nonsense advice and suggestions written by someone who's been there and done it, quite successfully. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Debby Rising
This is a very good book and I learned a lot from it. Thanks Good turn around on getting here.Published on August 27, 2013 by Norma Nichols
This is a good and informative book for one starting a craft business with a few interesting bits of information for those who have had or are still in the craft businessPublished on October 8, 2012 by jean
If you are a newbie, this book is great. If you are mid-career & looking to bring your business up a notch, about 1/2 of this book is for you. Read morePublished on July 31, 2011 by Marie Godwin
I was so excited to finally see a business book for those of us who do artisan and OOAK crafts, not mass produced or resold items masquerading as handmade that seem to be... Read morePublished on April 28, 2011 by E.V. Debs
Great, straight forward, easy to understand, step by step book for the artist/crafter that wants to get to selling their wares but either doesn't know where to start and/or is... Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by Azmerelda
Well thought out, methodically goes through the various ways to approach turning your hobby into a for profit business. Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by L. Bronte
As someone who intends to get into the business of selling my work, I could not have asked for a better introduction. Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by Kathryn Shimmura