How to sell your handmade cards
Are you starting out selling your handmade cards? We asked the experts at Papermilldirect share their top tips...
Mon, 2013-04-01 11:58
Are you often complimented on how lovely the handmade cards you give to friends and family are? Maybe they have already told you “You should be selling these!” If you are at the stage where you are considering setting up a business selling handmade cards and stationery, you will no doubt have started to look around for advice on where to start.
There are so many factors to consider that the team at Papermilldirect have compiled a really useful series of blog posts to get your fledgling stationery business off to a flying start. From pricing your handmade cards, setting up a beautiful display or learning how to understand copyright and write a great blog, they have lots of practical advice to share...
Pricing your handmade cards - Where do you start when putting a price on your handmade cards?
Social Media Marketing - Are you new to networking online for business, this post has some practical tips to get you started
Blog about your cards - Does the idea of blogging sound scary - learn how a blog can support your card making business and be a lot of fun to write!
Displaying your cards at a craft fair - Valuable tips on making the most of your stall - make sure yours stands out from the crowd!
Understanding Copyright and Angel policies - when selling cards you need to be sure you aren’t breaking any copyright rules - read this post to find out more about the confusing topic of Angel policies
Using Twitter to build up brand awareness - Twitter is an amazing tool but can be a little overwhelming, learn how to use it to build up your new stationery business.
Using Pinterest to build traffic - Pinterest is a fabulous network for creatives, learn how to make the most of it and drive potential customers to your webshops and blogs
Selling to High Street Shops and Galleries - shops and galleries are a great place to build up sales and your reputation by selling wholesale or sale and return, find out how to decide which shops to approach and the best way to sell your cards.
Using Papercrafting Forums for networking - which forums should you network on and why. Also how do you ensure your posts don’t come across as spammy?
Using your cards as adverts - Use your cards as marketing tools in themselves, they come after all with a personal recommendation from a friend or family member.
Selling on handmade marketplaces - Etsy, Folksy or both - which handmade marketplace should you be using to sell your stationery and handmade cards?
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