Find great craft business resources that are cost effective and deliver great value for your time and money.
I have worked hard to find resources for my own business, and I hope this list of resources saves you time when you're searching for resources for your own business.
You will find information about art business resources all throughout the site, but, of course, when you're looking for a specific resource, it's easy to forget which article you read that mentioned a resource that was of interest to you. So this list should help you to find resources quickly.
Please note that some categories have fewer resources than others. I'm only posting craft business resources that I have used (happily) myself or have been recommended by other professional craft artists and small business owners. So, please be patient, and over time there will be a thorough list of resources in each section.
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Site Build It
Site Build It is an all in one set of software tools that allows you to turn your hobby or passion into a viable online business even if you are not a "techie" and don't have any experience in building and marketing a website. Site Build It is the resource I use to build and promote this site.
WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) HTML Editor, free trial download available.
WYSIWYG HTML Editor, free trial download available.
An excellent, free HTML editor for use with PC or Macs.
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Variety of options and price ranges with the Photoshop products, free trial downloads available.
Excellent and free photo editing software for PC users.
Free photo editing software for Mac and PC users.
Credit Card Processing
No monthly fees, low transaction fees and a free shopping cart.
Promoting Your SiteWordtracker
Value Exchange and Make Your Links Work
Value exchange is a free program for networking with other website owners to exchange links to your site. Make Your Links Work is a free e-book that describes, in detail, the ways to use links to increase traffic to your web site. Both can be accessed from the link above.
Make Your Site Sell
Great, in-depth and easy to understand free e-book that details useful and cost effective strategies for building a successful online business.
General Business Resources