Selling creative products?

Freelancers UnionEarly this month, there was a post on the Freelancers Union blog (reposted from the Etsy blog) that focused on business plans for the other type of creative business: those who sell products (rather than services).

It even included a link to a simple business plan workbook from Tricia McKellar of WonderThinking.com. Here’s an excerpt:

A good business plan is like a map — it shows where you’ve been and where you’re going. A glance at the map will tell you if a new ambition is an out-of-the-way detour or a route to your destination. Are you planning to increase your retail venues in the coming year? Or will you focus on wholesale? Both? Stay on course by thinking about and writing down the direction you want to take.

Read the rest here.

Anyone else trying to sell products? If so, tell us what and how and share resources and stories. That’s what this blog is for!

BTW: 8 days and counting til the early-bird deadline for the Creative Freelancer Conference (to be held June 23-24 in Chicago) expires on April 1. Details and registration here.

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