Build a Blog

An artist blog is a great way to get the word out about your handmade products. A blog provides customers a glimpse into your life and helps them feel a personal connection to your work. Learn how to create a blog and create meaningful content. Tips shared here will help keep your artist blog interesting, fresh, and full of engaging posts.

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IndieMade Site Tutorial: How to Create a Category Index Page

As you grow your product offerings, store categories become increasingly important for both organization and navigation. You don't want your customer to have to click through four pages of bracelets when what she really wants is a necklace. Thanks to the category sidebar menu, that is included in any IndieMade theme, your customer can easily locate the category that best suits her needs. The only downside to a sidebar menu is that a lot of people don't take the time to read. Their eyes move too quickly to pick up small text cues and this is an even bigger issue on a mobile device. What they do see are large images. That's what makes Instagram such a grabber or why it's best to include a large photo in your Facebook or Twitter social update.
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What's Luck Got to Do With It

That’s the trouble with the word “luck”, it implies you didn’t do anything to get the reward; it just came to you. It’s insulting, when you know you’ve put in hours of time and every bit of brainpower and passion you had to launch that jewelry line or get accepted into that gallery show. The truth is, most successful people work to get what they get even if, from the outside, it seems like they made a wish and it came true.
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Build a Better Handmade Business Course

Since IndieMade has a great number of handmade artist business owners, I thought I would let you know about a great course taking place at Create a Better Creative Business.  Timothy Adam, founder of Handmadeology and long time customer of IndieMade, has teamed up with Lisa Jacobs of Marketing Creativity to deliver an incredible training program for handmade artists and Etsy sellers.  We've profiled Tim (and how prolific he is) on our blog  - he continues to inspire me personally.

 

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Blogging Tips for Indie Artists

Can a blog boost online sales for indie artists? Recent research has shown that maintaining a blog is an effective way for indie business owners to market their art or crafts online and increase sales. Blogging for beginners can be overwhelming, but following a few essential blogging tips and best practices sets the stage for blogging success.

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