BRAND NEW: LAUNCHED 17TH OCTOBER 2016
Your Craft Business: Step by Step is a unique online training course that will take you by the hand and show you how to plan, create and run a successful craft business selling products you love to make. And to do it quickly.
In the course, I will show you how to design and develop products that customers will want to buy, how to do it so each sale is profitable and how to find and sell to customers. I will also show you how to deal with the government and regulators, how to market yourself and lots more.
The course is structured as a step by step guide to the complete process of setting up a home based craft business. Go through the course once to familiarise yourself and then go back and complete the practical milestones in each step. Once completed, you'll have a working business!
Why it's so important to set your craft business up to learn from the beginning
In this lecture I explain why prototyping your craft products is so important, and how to go about it.
Founder and Chief Geek at MakingYourOwnCandles-co-uk which has the UK's widest range of candle making kits and equipment. A candlemaker since 2009, I have designed and developed dozens of candle styles and turned them into easy to use kits that have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people in the UK and elsewhere.
I am also a published writer - contributing to national magazines in the UK on a regular basis since 1995 as well as authoring a number of books published traditionally and also self published. I write mainly about business and technical subjects. I am the author of the best selling Your Craft Business: A Step by Step Guide which has gone on to sell many thousands of copies to aspiring crafters.
I'm a professional programmer who, over the years has learned and used over a dozen languages for commercial purposes. My current expertise is in PHP, Python, ActionScript and Ruby.
In my leisure time I like to play video games with my son, write fiction and cook.