Friday, 28 June 2013

{book review} The Handmade Market Place

{book review} The Handmade Market Place. By Kari Chapin.

I am often asked what inspired me to launch my handmade business when I had absolutely zero experience & my only back round was hardcore travel sales. Well, I owe it all to Kari Chapin. Quite seriously. This book changed my life. A friend recommended I borrow it from the library and once I did, I didn't want to return it! I rushed out and purchased my own copy as I just couldn't be without it for a second.
It is well written & incredibly informative. Kari covers all the good stuff & gives you the confidence to believe in yourself and your product. Any maker will understand how terrifying it is to put yourself & handmade goodness out there in the big wide for world for everyone to see & comment on. IN PUBLIC. What if they hate it? What if I don't sell anything? What if it's a big fat flop?
Kari covers branding, marketing, blogging, how to join online communities, market, selling and everything else you need to know. I found the many interviews with fellow {handmade} business' invaluable.
If you are even considering creating a business from your handmade love, you must read this book first!
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** this is not a sponsored post, this book was my own purchase.

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