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Friday, December 18, 2009

Giveaway: Craft, Inc



The final giveaway in the Prudent Baby Craft Bazaar and Giveaway Bonanza is this AMAZING book Craft, Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby into a Businessby Meg Mateo Ilasco.

I know so many successful people who have utilized this book to make money doing what they love.  Even if you think you are too busy, this guide distills the process into simple steps that will help you get started just earning a few extra dollars.  From a booth at your local craft fair to an etsy shop to a big business plan for a nationwide chain of crafty products with your name on it, all the information is here, broken down into easily digestible and doable steps.  It's even possible to do if you have kids!

To enter this giveaway just leave us a comment telling us what you might sell or what you might call your business.  For example, in my day job I'm a marketing consultant and I call my business One More Sunny Day.  My friend sells cupcakes and calls her company Cuppielove (and she used this book to get off the ground and was recently featured in Daily Candy)!  I've always thought it would be cool to make robots that fold laundry and I would call my company Industrial Industries Incorporated Co.  So do tell.

I wish we could pick the winner by how cool their company sounds, but to be fair we will close the entries on Christmas, Friday, December 25th at midnight CT and select a winner using Random.org.  Wouldn't it be great to get a little extra present like this?

Share the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook or your own blog and leave another comment for an extra entry.

And don't forget to enter all the current giveaways listed in the top right corner including the gorgeous SucculentLOVE Centerpiece, the Ex Libris Anonymous Book Journal and the Handmade Home Book which ends tonight at midnight!  Now go!!

24 Comments:

Anonymous Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

This is a great giveaway i actually plan on buying this book so it would be great to win it.
I have recently starated my company "Sew Chic and Unique" selling my handmade items, but i have yet to launch my online shop having slight problems setting up paypal due to my country's policies *sigh*

I am enjoying making money whilst doing something i love, not a lot of people can say that!

December 18, 2009 at 10:10 AM  
Anonymous Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

I just tweeted the giveaway @SewChicnUnique

December 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

Its on my facebook :)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sew-Chic-Unique/90546754780

December 18, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Sangeetha said...

I don't know what I would call my company, but I love to create anything and everything, so this would help me get started

December 18, 2009 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Moni Rose said...

What a perfect book: I'd love to win it because I need something just like it :D

I'm a wanna-be-fulltime-seamstress and have a little shop on Etsy called monirose: it's my dream to quit my day job so I can stay home with my little ones during the day time and share lots of creative time with them, then sewsewsew into the wee hours of the night to help support our family!

had i know about this book, i would have put it on my christmas list! as it was, i asked for a book about couture sewing (which i know i'm getting because my hubby has been slipping words like 'fashion' and 'collection' etc in the last few days! obviously he did his homework) hehe

December 18, 2009 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Amy H. said...

I would love this book to help push my store out there more. I started making crowns and wands over this summer and really have enjoyed it. truelovefound.etsy.com

True Love Found comes from my favorite version of Cinderella my daughter has. There is a page in the book when the prince and Cinderella meet and simply says "In silence love found them." I put my own spin on it with True added, plus it does have double meaning since I have my own True Love Found.

- Amy

December 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I love this giveaway-- so practical!

December 18, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger sonya audrey said...

I would love this book! My short term goal is to open my own shop selling handmade knit and sewn items. I'd probably call it SASS, my initials, or sailormade. I haven't quite decided yet. :)

December 18, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Mindy said...

This is exactly what I need. I would make small crafts to make every day special like teacher gifts or diaper wreaths and call it Sparkle Factor Designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

December 18, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been toying with the idea of an Etsy shop for a while now, but just can't figure out a cute and clever name for myself! Perhaps this book will help me? - Julie

December 18, 2009 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Maura said...

I am a baker and I'd really like to sell cookies and candies and I've always gotten a sort of creative cold feet around naming a company!

December 18, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Alia said...

Hi, I NEEEED this book! I am very crafty and bake a lot and want to make some money out of it. I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mom and love it but want my own moolah!!

I would sell crafty and baked goods and would call my shop:

I don't have a clue man! Hmmm....

I don't have a clue either how to go about starting this but I can sew and bake!! ??

December 18, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Alia said...

Hi, just posted on my FB page:


http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720644016&ref=nf

December 18, 2009 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Alia said...

Back again, just posted on my blog:

http://coffeebeansdailies.blogspot.com/2009/12/cool-giveaway-go-check-it-out.html

December 18, 2009 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous mab said...

Ooooh! This is wonderful! (Great, great giveaways, by the way!)

I currently have an Etsy shop, but I'm in the process of reviewing it and changing stuff. I want to get into craft fairs and sell some of the purses and bags I've designed.

I'm adding this book to my wish list!

December 18, 2009 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Northern Mama from the South said...

I'm a teacher by day but would love to have a business with my mother-in-law making cards and other neat trinkets. We'd call it Silly Salley Creations- a play on our name.

December 19, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

I've always wanted to own some sort of business and since I've started sewing a lot lately I'd love to make girls and women's apparel. I don't know about a name yet though.

December 19, 2009 at 5:42 PM  
Blogger Chavah Kinloch said...

I'm an artist and I sell my art but I've always wanted to have my own boutique store as I'm also into refurbishing old furniture and love discovering treasures. I might call it some like Life's Little Luxuries.

December 19, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I would love this book! I like to sew. I like to work with patterned paper. And I just have an obsession with anything fabric related. My dream is to have my own business. I have a few names up my sleeve, but not exactly sure what to nail down yet. Depends on the route I go. maybe this book would help????? Would love it!

December 19, 2009 at 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Amina Sadler said...

I would love to start a business making little gifts--sewing, pottery, jewelry, quilts, etc.--and selling handmade gifts made by others. I would like to include things like cakes and cookies as well, plus craft books and books of local interest.

I would also like to offer craft and sewing lessons.

I would call it "Raining Rosebuds" just because I like the way it sounds!

December 20, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Mel O'Drama said...

i would sell a variety of baby stuff, like booties and hats and toys. i would call my company melegacy because i love that name. it's a combination of mel and legacy. have always loved it. . .anyway i hope i win!

December 22, 2009 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Mel O'Drama said...

just shared on facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=logo#/melissa.allgeier?ref=profile

December 22, 2009 at 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

What a great giveaway- I'd LOVE to have this book! I'm in the (slow) process of opening my etsy shop called Linen & Lemons - named as such because I love to sew with linen and designer cottons combined with vintage fabrics (cast off by others- those would be the "lemons") Thanks for the chance to win!
susanwatsonpeck (at) yahoo (dot) com

December 23, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Facebooked!

December 23, 2009 at 6:17 PM  

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