Get the confidence and knowledge to start or build your creative business like a pro through selling at craft shows!
Be prepared and get organized to maximize your time and efforts.
Create cohesive branding that makes your application and booth stand out in a sea of other makers.
Build your creative community and customers base.
Fearlessly price your products for profit.
Craft Show Success is an online workshop that gives you the tools, resources and confidence to prepare for and make the most of your time at craft shows so you can make money, build your customer base as well as your creative community plus get exposure for your brand. Whether you’ve never sold at a craft show before, have done a few, ever got that dreaded rejection email from producers or are a veteran vendor looking to sharpen your skills Craft Show Success gets you there.
Craft Show Success not only shows you how to find the perfect show, create an application that producers notice and have a successful craft show experience but also tackles all the details leading up to and after the show. You’ll be organized, prepared and ready to sell your products like a pro.
This eight-chapter workshop gathers over a decade of Nicole’s vending and production experience through tips, resources, downloadable PDF and spreadsheet worksheets, exercises, photographs, stories, tutorials and examples or what to do and what not to do.
You can start the course anytime after you purchase it and go at your own pace. Click here for FAQs about how our online workshops work.
Craft Show Success teaches you how to:
- Find and choose the right craft shows for your brand
- Determine and achieve your craft show goals
- Get organized and be prepared before, during and after craft shows
- Submit a stand-out application with great photos
- Create cohesive branding for your business
- Maximize your booth space and create unique on-brand displays
- Price your goods for profit
- Navigate licenses and permits
- Maximize your time at the show
- Build and solidify relationships with your customers, creative community and show producers
*This is a written course with downloadable worksheets and course materials.
About the instructor:
Craft Show Success instructor Nicole Stevenson has been a vendor at over 300 craft shows/retail venues, showcased her products at dozens of wholesale trade shows, had over 300 wholesale accounts and produced more than 50 craft shows and art shows. In other words, she has oodles of experience as both seller and craft show producer and she’s so excited to share everything she has learned with you!
Nicole’s path includes time as a creative writing graduate student in San Francisco, street artist on the Venice Beach boardwalk, costume designer, Hollywood flea market art vendor, DIY workshop instructor, co-founder of a non-profit that produced art shows benefiting charities, owner and designer of Random Nicole (an art-inspired clothing line carried at over 300 locations) and owner of craft workshop studio and retail store: The Craft Kitchen.
These days, Nicole can be found creating illustrations and designs for Show and Tell Design Studio, co-producing Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival and Craftcation: Business and Makers Conference and writing about business, making and her adventures for the Dear Handmade Life blog.
“It took nearly two decades of living a creative life to finally realize the one thing that all my pursuits had in common. Whether I’m creating a venue for crafters to sell their goods, a conference for entrepreneurs to build their skills, a logo for an art gallery or writing a story about my life, I’m always making something.”
Nicole and her ventures have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, NBC.com, The Los Angeles Times, Apartment Therapy, National Public Radio, Bust Magazine, Daily Candy, PaperCrafts Magazine, The OC Weekly and others.When she’s not working, you may find her breaking up scuffles between her dog and three chickens, couch crafting while watching a film she’s seen too many times to count, playing guitar with her husband, sitting in her backyard with good friends and a margarita while playing Cards vs. Humanity, or squeezing in time for a quick trip to a lovely place where people are scarce and trees are not.