Have a question regarding your handmade business venture? Take a look through our FAQ page for answers to common questions. Not finding what you are looking for? Reach out to me on the contact page for assistance.
I AM CONSIDERING STARTING A HANDMADE BUSINESS, IS THERE ROOM FOR ME?
Absolutely! There’s an ass for every seat, pull up a chair!
I ENJOY MAKING THINGS BUT HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED OFFERING THEM FOR SALE, WHERE DO I EVEN START?
Take a look at our FREE resource guides to help you get started. These worksheets will guide you through the beginning stages of planning your future handmade business. Learn how to Find Your Niche, Build Your Brand, Choose Your Business Name, and Define Your Audience.
I ENJOY CRAFTING AND CREATING, BUT I DO NOT HAVE A PARTICULAR PRODUCT IN MIND TO START SELLING. WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER?
Finding the right craft for you can be a daunting task. Why not start by taking a look at our craft tutorials? In each tutorial, we cover the materials needed, step by step instruction, and a breakdown of material cost and possible profits. We will be adding new tutorials weekly! Feel free to write in with a question or topic you would like to see covered in an upcoming lesson.
I DON’T NEED HELP IN THE CRAFTING SENSE, BUT I COULD USE SOME ADVICE WITH THE BUSINESS END OF THINGS. WHAT SHOULD I FOCUS ON?
Take a look at our business guides for ideas and guidance on a multitude of business-related topics. From designing your business logo to mastering pay-per-click advertising, our business tutorials can help you focus your energy on the task that you feel currently fits your business needs. We will be adding new tutorials weekly! Feel free to write in with a question or topic you would like to see covered in an upcoming lesson.
I’VE BEEN SELLING MY WARES IN PERSON FOR A WHILE, BUT NOW I WANT TO BRANCH OUT TO THE ONLINE WORLD, WHERE SHOULD I BEGIN?
Great idea, now is the perfect time to start! There are many ways to offer your handmade wares online, but I recommend starting with Etsy. Joining Etsy is a great way to dip your toe in the selling waters without putting forth tons of set up time or costly fees. In addition to a fairly intuitive interface and reasonable fees, Etsy currently has roughly 40 million active buyers annually… that’s like a built-in audience! Etsy provides great advice and instruction for beginners, including articles such as How to Open an Etsy Shop and Learn How to Sell on Etsy to help you get started.
YOU RECOMMEND STARTING WITH ETSY, SHOULD I PUT ALL MY EGGS IN THE ETSY BASKET?
While Etsy is a great place to start, you should consider branching out to other venues too. A standalone website is always a great platform to sell on as you have full control of your content. You might also consider offering your wares on sites like Amazon Handmade or selling directly on your social media pages like Facebook and Instagram.
I CURRENTLY OFFER MY HANDMADE PRODUCTS ONLINE BUT AM NOT SEEING THE RESULTS I WAS HOPING FOR, CAN YOU GIVE ME A SHOP CRITIQUE?
Absolutely! I offer ten spaces for free shop critiques every month, based on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit a request through the Contact Form with all pertinent links and any specific questions you may have.
HOW OFTEN WILL YOU BE RELEASING NEW TUTORIALS?
Each week, one tutorial will be added, alternating between craft tutorials and business guides. We will be adding resource guides and worksheets periodically. You can also follow us on our social media channels for daily inspiration while you wait for a new tutorial to try!
YOU GIVE A LOT OF RESOURCES AND ADVICE ON THIS SITE REGARDING SELLING HANDMADE GOODS, DO YOU GUARANTEE RESULTS?
While I fully stand behind the resources, information, and advice I provide on this site, your results are based on several factors that I cannot control or guarantee. The information provided on or by Make With Kate via the website, social media, tutorials, resources, FAQ, message, etc., is meant to guide you through all aspects of selling your handmade work and navigating the handmade business world, but not to be taken as a guarantee of results or legal advice.
I HAVE NOT FOUND THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION ON THE FAQ LIST, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Reach out to me directly via the Contact page with your question, I will be happy to assist you! I may even add it to the FAQ list for future reference.