by Rita Juhlin. (Portland Oregon) You are at a Mall; there are 9000 jewelry stores in that Mall. Oh good grief, which store should I go into? Well, on the web there are many more thousands of jewelry stores and if you want somebody to go into your web store you need to stand out. In Rena's fabulous, to say the least, web site, I read a number of questions and … [Read more...] about Making Your Web Store Stand Out – Something To Consider
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© by Carolina Gonzalez; all rights reserved Serendipity comes in many forms, from the most transcendental to the everyday events. Yesterday I received a message from Sara, editor of the English Dawanda Shop Directory Blog, to tell me that the first batch of promo bags had sold out and reminding me to send more promos if I wanted. Casually, I had spent my day making … [Read more...] about Making Promos The Importance of Giving for Your Business
by Rena Klingenberg. (Home Jewelry Business Success Tips) Many artists make the error of pricing their handmade jewelry too low. Often it's for one of these reasons: They don't value their own talent. They feel "lucky" to sell one of their pieces at any price, even if the sale barely covers the cost of their materials. They believe their … [Read more...] about Pricing Handmade Jewelry Too Low
by Pamela Lo Piccolo. (Bella Piazza Hand Crafted Jewelry) When I first starting taking pictures of my jewelry, I was taking the picture too far away and couldn't quite get the right light. It was time to learn something about all those features on my camera like the Macro feature and White Balance. If your camera has these features, use them! They make a world … [Read more...] about Light Box for Photographing Jewelry
by Rebecca Stone. (Rebecca Stone Designs) Rebecca Stone has been experimenting with different aspects of shooting and editing jewelry photos, with lovely results as you can see above. But while she was achieving great photos like these, Rebecca also discovered a problem with her enlarged images. . . . After figuring out how to make my jewelry images … [Read more...] about What Do You Do When Your Jewelry Photos Reveal Imperfections?
© by Laurie Davis; all rights reserved Do you love making jewelry - but feel that between balancing your family and all their activities, you don't have enough time to devote to your passion? You're not alone! From Interrupting to Interested I have two young children, ages 11 months and 5 years. It seems like as soon as I sit down to start a project, I'm … [Read more...] about Mixing Jewelry Business with Kids
by Lisa Weber. (Silver Vine Jewelry) It occurred to me recently that I could have a much better Etsy experience if I listened to what my customers were telling me. My customers' feedback comments were always very positive, but could their choice of purchase provide some information that might hint at what they wanted? Analyzing My Online Jewelry … [Read more...] about Try a Jewelry Sales Analysis for Your Website or Etsy Shop
© by Nina Cooper; all rights reserved Thinking about starting a jewelry business? You've been making jewelry for a while. People always stop to compliment your work and ask where you purchased it. Perhaps you've already sold a few pieces. Now you're thinking about taking the next step and turning your hobby into a business. Before you take the big leap, here are … [Read more...] about Starting a Jewelry Business
© by Cindy Cherrington; all rights reserved It may come as a surprise, but haggling with customers who want to bargain over your prices is something you will probably have to deal with sometimes when selling your jewelry. I don't consider myself quick witted or a fast thinker, so I'm not good with surprises or situations that catch me off guard. So if you're … [Read more...] about Haggling with Customers – Be Prepared for People Who Want to Bargain
by Catherine D'Arcy. Corazon Latino is now a successful online jewellery business. However, it started by accident and had its share of ups and downs along the way. I never planned to start my own business. To be honest, I didn't have the nerve - but fate, destiny or perhaps just circumstance intervened and I ended up with an opportunity which snowballed into a … [Read more...] about The Accidental Jewelry Business
by Jeanna. (NY) I have a Facebook page for my business and I loved the convenience of uploading mobile pictures. However, I was using an LGEnvy 3 and the pictures were nothing anyone would "envy". They were blurry and would change the colors of my work drastically. I felt like I needed to label the colors so I couldn't be accused of false-advertising. I have 3 … [Read more...] about Lousy Pictures of Beautiful Pieces