the
maker’s
yearbook

a must have tool for organising + growing your handmade or maker business

the
maker’s
yearbook

a must have tool for organising + growing your handmade or maker business

SICK OF UNPROFITABLE FAIRS AND SHOWS?

Grab my free Craft Fair Profitability Tracker and make better decisions about the events you take part in.

SICK OF UNPROFITABLE FAIRS AND SHOWS?

Grab my free Craft Fair Profitability Tracker and make better decisions about the events you take part in.

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Working ON your business and working IN your business

Working ON your business and working IN your business

If I were to ask you right now to tell me your plans for growing your business would you be able to tell me?  Not just your plans for fulfilling orders and making sales but your plans for GROWING your sales. How will you find more customers, sell more products, make...

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The One Page Business Plan for Makers & Handmade Biz Owners

The One Page Business Plan for Makers & Handmade Biz Owners

Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. ‘Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on. ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’...

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How to banish shiny object syndrome forever

How to banish shiny object syndrome forever

“Oh look, a brand new solution to all of my problems that will mean I can make tons of sales while I get on with painting/looking after the kids/drinking sangria on the beach”

OR

“Oh great! A new tool I have to learn because that lady I met last week said everyone is making a ton of money from it and I’m totally missing out”

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What camera should I buy for product photography?

What camera should I buy for product photography?

We all know that product photographs are really important for selling online. They are the only way your online customers can know how lovely your handmade thing is. The only way that they can see what they’re going to get. And they’re not only important online. Good photos get us accepted to the best art and craft fairs, they get us published in newspapers and magazines, they create great stand displays and, perhaps most importantly, they create brand recognition.

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Make better decisions about online marketplaces and blogger enquiries.

Make better decisions about online marketplaces and blogger enquiries.

As part of The Maker’s Yearbook, I run a private Facebook community which helps artists work in more effective ways and get help and support from their peers. One of the questions which gets asked a lot in that group (and every other maker community I’m part of) is…“Does anybody know about [some marketplace] or sell with them? They have contacted me and I’m not sure whether to say yes.”

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HELLO LOVELY MAKER!

I’m Nicola.

I’m a fine art photographer and once upon a time I was a stockbroker (yes, really).

I’ve been selling my photography for over five years and in that time I’ve learned an awful lot about what to do and what not to do when selling what you make…

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WHAT TO DO WHEN EVERYTHING SUCKS

Setbacks are part of life for Artists & Makers.
Download our FREE mindset guide & train yourself to bounce back quickly.

WHAT TO DO WHEN EVERYTHING SUCKS

Setbacks are part of life for Artists & Makers.
Download our FREE mindset guide & train yourself to bounce back quickly.

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