Your Craft Business: A Step by Step Guide
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Your Craft Business: A Step by Step Guide

How to start and run a business selling hand made products you love to make.
4.8 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
35 students enrolled
Created by Kevin Partner
Last updated 8/2016
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to start your own craft business selling handmade products
  • You will know how to make a plan to launch and run their own business
  • You'll be able to price their products effectively and for maximum profit
  • You will have chosen the right craft for you
  • You will have decided which form your company should take
  • You'll know how to register with the tax authorities and regulators
  • You'll be able to market your business on platforms such as Amazon, Etsy, eBay and Folksy
  • You'll know which technology to buy to support your business
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  • A desire to build a profitable business selling hand made products
  • Very basic computing skills required and access to the internet


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!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone interested in starting their own craft business. No previous knowledge of business is needed nor is the course aimed at any particular craft. The course is best suited to people willing to invest the time to implement the strategies outlined in it and get on and start their new business.
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
Your Craft Business
2 Lectures 19:55

An introduction to the Your Craft Business course - the best way to go through it and how business works

Preview 08:45

The basics of running a craft business and what it takes to succeed.

Preview 11:10
Your Product
4 Lectures 22:41

Why it's so important to set your craft business up to learn from the beginning

The Learning Business

In this lecture I explain why prototyping your craft products is so important, and how to go about it.

Prototyping your Product

What are you going to sell?
The right price
2 Lectures 17:27
The Cost Price

Three Techniques for working out your Pricing
Going Premium
2 Lectures 17:18
Design and packaging

Materials and Ingredients
Setting up for Business
2 Lectures 26:33
Your home office

Registering your business
Opening up
3 Lectures 12:46
Dealing with regulations

Getting supplied and delivering on your promises

Taking Payments
Your Marketplace
3 Lectures 27:31
Getting ready to sell online

Introduction to eBay, Amazon and Etsy

You and your Website
3 Lectures 12:09
What sort of website do you need?

Hosted ecommerce

Your Business Website
5 Lectures 32:37
Marketing a craft business

Email Marketing

Finding new customers online

Social Media

Old Fashioned Marketing
The Secrets to Running a Successful Craft Business
1 Lecture 09:57
7 Tips to Success
About the Instructor
Kevin Partner
4.7 Average rating
67 Reviews
322 Students
2 Courses
Professional Candle Maker, Writer and Instructional Designer

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.