February 21, 2012
Online Class – 5 Weeks
with Jennifer Priest
Registration opens on Monday January 23, 2012

Have you ever been told you should sell your crafts? Are you looking to make extra money or even support yourself with an income from your crafting? Do you already have an etsy shop but are looking for ways to make it more successful? If so, then this class is for you!
During this 5 week course we will cover everything from choosing a shop name to having a grand opening. We will cover the material in a straight-forward way to help you take focused action to get your shop on the road to success. Similar courses online cost hundreds of dollars and require months of instruction. I have streamlined the process and distilled it down to what I have found to be most important and beneficial during my experience. 
I have been successfully selling on etsy since 2007, doubling revenue each year since I started. I will share my story with you, tips and tricks I have learned along the way, and how to stay motivated through tough times. By the end of the course, you should be open for business and ready to make your first sale!
Syllabus
Week One: What Do You Love to Make? Choose a Name, a Theme for the shop, create a graphic for the shop.

Week Two: Setting Up Shop. Set policies, add the headers, set up shipping profiles, link to Paypal. Managing the Business Side – Taxes, Business Licenses, keeping track of money, customer service, how to use etsy's billing system.

Week Three: Creating items, photographs, figuring out what to charge, how to package items, where to get shipping supplies.

Week Four: Marketing – where, when, how, and why?

Week Five: Go “live” and get your first sale — this week will include a blog hop or cross promo activity with all of the students who choose to participate.

  • Start Date: February 21, 2012
  • Course Fee: $50

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Craft a Handmade Business With Me :)

  1. Hi Jennifer. I’m super excited to take your new class and have tried to sign up for it since you announced it on FB a couple of days ago, however, I can’t find the course listed at MCC.

    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm
  2. Hello Jennifer. I stumbled upon your blog and I’m impressed. I love your mini albums. However, this class caught my attention. Will you be offering this class again at any time?

    Posted on May 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm