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11 Wrap-Up

Kari Chapin

Start a Handmade Business

Kari Chapin

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13. 11 Wrap-Up

Lesson Info

11 Wrap-Up

I think that was such a big a big key learning for me today as well was just keeping the intentions, objectives, tests and that you do have to start taking action I loved even when you said just writing it down is actions that is starting, so let the beginning it is awesome let's talk a little bit about this leads right into what we're going to do in our next several segments tomorrow. Well, tomorrow we're going to start out with some good business business basics. We are going tio talk to will and betsy from betsy and I a we are going tio learn how to take better photos of our small objects with marlo and bergen is we're going to get into the nitty gritty of some of our foundation building, what's in a name, talking about the logistics and the basics that you need toe have together tio, make an online store or decide what direction you want to take your business. And so today was a lot about feelings, and tomorrow will be a lot about what you're going to do is a result of those feelin...

gs great, so go home and feel stay only feel wherever you are feeling all day over here feeling feeling it all right, everyone let's talk about this cool giveaway that we have going on the contest. So there's a block close on the credit liveblog which is kind of live dot com slash block it is called ten tips for launching your handmade business plus winning craft library so when you scroll down that long you'll see a log in to enter this giveaway and all you have to do is either signing with facebook or your own email and I'm just going to tell you the prizes that we're giving away which are very cool so the first prize is two one hour consultations with carrie which I think is just priceless priceless have that private time with you to talk about your own business you're not asking and chat you're not trying to get your question answered you're actually you have to hours with this woman I think that's so valuable so that's the first prize first place prize second price place prize is a craft book library from story publishing which is carrie's publisher as well as a square stand which is very cool she's been talking about that and the third prize is a craft book library from story publishing which is ten books so all surprises all you guys have to do is sign up so it's pretty easy no brainer prettiest you've got to do that all right with the right along I just want to give you a little bit of social media love on twitter okay, a photo artist said can't get enough with several exclamation points and stacy, monique said, this class has been so helpful so far, it's worth the investment, and you get the workbook, it's one hundred thirty two pages. So no brainer said with enthusiasm, I like that. No, seriously, eso eso once again, yes, that is how we work here at creative live, and I am glad stacy monique has made the investment, because truly, this is what you're wanting to do with your life from this business, and we love the all of you are joining us here online during our live event, but we also give you the option to upgrade anytime access. What that means is that you can watch these segments at any time on demand, plus who that those bonus materials, which is that big one hundred thirty two page workbook, which is a companion toe, really an extra guide in writing those things down and getting them out on paper and the questions to ask yourself, you can utilize that, whether you're whether you're watching the videos or you are just working on this offline, so an incredible amount of content, this course is ninety nine dollars. However, during the live event, we have the special price of fifty nine dollars and like, like stacy, mony said, that is a very cool investment for you and your business. And now is the time to make that decision. There's a blue by button beneath the video that you are watching right now, and that's, how you have that to your creative live cart and your credit live library. So, everybody, thank you so much for joining us here on quite of live today. Want to once again thank kate, terry, as well as emily mcdowell. We have truly enjoyed having the special guests and, of course, a big thank you to carry chapin let's. Take her out with a round of a thief.

Class Description

Most artists and crafters are easily inspired to create new work, but getting inspired to build a business that shares that work with the world can sound like a much more daunting prospect. Kari Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace and Grow Your Handmade Business, is ready to teach you everything you need to know to break into the online marketplace and share your work with the world.

Kari will help you determine the online sales venue that’s best suited to your handmade goods. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of both selling through an existing online marketplace (like Supermarket or Etsy®) and setting up your own independently-operated website. You’ll also develop the optimal marketing strategy for sharing your products with the world, from social media to blogging to branding and packaging. Kari will cover essential best practices for running a successful crafting business, including confidently setting price points, creating media kids, acting as your own publicist, and much more.

No matter what you make, this course will give you the confidence to see the things you have to offer as uniquely valuable to customers, the inspiration to take your work to new heights, and the foundation you need to ensure your business’s success.



Kari Chapin's course, Start a Handmade Business, was a game-changer for me. Her content was presented in such an accessible, engaging, easy-to-digest, and oftentimes hilarious way. At the same time, she did not sugar-coat things. Having a handmade business is a job and requires work. I love that she emphasized that fact. Not only did she give the nut and bolts of how to start a handmade business but spent a lot of time on the emotional component of being an artist trying to sell her work. Her guests (Skype and in-studio) were well-chosen and showed the rapport she has with her community. This showed that she lives what she teaches. The interaction with the studio audience and online community was integral to the course because it showed real-life examples of business owners at varying stages in their career. (I was so lucky to be one of the studio audience members. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity!) This class was a comprehensive look at handmade businesses that everyone from fledgling businesses to more established businesses can benefit from. I highly recommend this course! Thank you Kari for sharing your mind-blowing wisdom and warm and fuzzy heart with us! And thank you CreativeLive for having this awesome resource for the creative community! --Cathy Pascual,


Well, it's been a few days since the course and I am still pumped. Kari said a few things in particular that I needed to hear and I'm so grateful for that. I have been involved in the facebook group she put together and I am so happy about that. It's an awesome resource and my fellow creatives have been very helpful and encouraging. I totally recommend this course to any creative entrepreneur at any stage in their journey. Plus she is cute, funny and has just the right amount of snarkiness. I so enjoyed it!

a Creativelive Student

I loved this course with Kari Chapin! Her wealth of information delivered with such an honest and funny voice was refreshing and inspiring. I have accomplished things in the last few days that have languished on my to-do list for a year or more, largely due to this class. Kari is very down-to-earth and just plain adorable! I highly recommend this course for anyone creative who has or wants to have their own business.