Friday, June 8, 2007

Rubber Stamp Crafters

Rubber Stamp Crafters

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'll be discussing tips and techniques to market and promote your rubber stamp related crafts, such as cards and other crafts. Twice a week I'll have different ideas for sharing your work with others.

Creative Outlets for Your Hand Made Rubber Stamp Crafts

Here’s a quick overview of some of the best places to market your craft products.

Family and Friends
It sounds too obvious, right? Your family and friends will probably be more than happy to buy your rubber stamp crafts, , but also help you sell them. You will talk to your family and friends about your crafts and they in turn will tell their family and friends and it will continue to grow from there. Word of mouth is really important in the crafting industry.

Many businesses allow crafters to come in during the holiday season. Maybe one of your friends or relatives works for a company that does this. It is usually through personal connections like this that crafters end up at the businesses.

If you don’t have enough money for a table at a local craft show, you can host one at your own home. If you know other crafters, you can include their items as well – for free or for a small fee. You can invite family, friends and neighbors. This is an excellent way to start selling your products with minimal cost to you.

Local Craft Shows

Before you start traveling all around with your crafts, you should try displaying your rubber stamp crafts in a few local shows. With crafts, you should try to start small and gain as much experience and exposure in your local community as possible. These local shows also give you a can to work out all of the kinks in your display and sales pitch before investing all your money in traveling to out of area craft shows.

Crafters’ Marketplaces and Local Gift Stores

Many gift stores will accept crafts from local artisans on consignment. This is a great way to get your rubber stamp crafts out into the community. Often times these sorts of displays will lead to greater exposure and custom orders. It is a good way of reaching people who do not attend craft shows. Many communities also have crafters’ marketplaces where you can rent space on a monthly basis to display your crafts. The concept is similar to a craft show – you just don’t have to be there to sell the products. The store looks after all of the selling for you. You do need to ensure that your stock remains high enough and that you have an attractive display that will help your crafts stand out from all of the others.

Next week I'll be discussing other venues for your rubber stamp related and other types of crafts.


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