Free Patterns Gone Paid = Missed Opportunity

As I talked about in one of my first blog posts – Free Patterns Lead to Sales, it’s a fairly common practice for crafters to offer free patterns on their blogs and websites. Freebies can lead to a multitude of free links and advertising for your site. And it’s not a technique for garnering links […]

Score 1 for The Good Guys

I can make that! I wrote that! My daughter wrote that, ain’t she smart? It seems like an endless battle to fight the scammers, thieves and other no-good-knicks that STEAL from others. Just when I thought I had gotten the content theft occurring on my Foods Not Safe for Pets article under control, I found […]

Selling Recycled Crafts

Looking back, I can’t really remember using the term recycled for much of anything before everyone wanted to go green. Most of what we talk about recycling is what we once called garbage, trash, refuse and junk – old newspapers, building construction scraps, tin cans, glass bottles and even diapers are now commonly being recycled. […]

New Advertising Option for Crafters

Like this section of doily that is just about complete, a new advertising option for crafters is just about ready for its grand relaunch. The Crafty Tipster, my free craft projects and patterns website, has undergone a major face-lift, change of software platform and is being updated with many new free craft projects and patterns. […]

Selling Jewelry Online

There are many wonderful crafters and artists who submit to Crafty Tips. The busiest category (and the one with the most listings) showcases the works of Jewelry Makers from all over the world. As you can imagine, I’ve seen a variety of photography styles and techniques. Some do a wonderful job of showing each piece […]