Are you crafty? Do your friends tell you people would pay big bucks for your hand-knit scarves? Are your baby blankets in high demand for baby showers? Do people ooo and aah over your handmade jewelry? If any of this sounds familiar, then you should seriously consider reading "Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business." Starting a small business selling your handmade crafts is easier than you think with Etsy.com's 15 million buyers and creative businesses just a click away.
Malinak's book consists of the knowledge and tools necessary to turn your craft/hobby into a thriving Etsy business. The first chapter describes the world of Etsy, but the book quickly delves into how to make a profit on the site by selling your craft. To be successful, the book suggests crafting a business plan, and even gives a 30 day sample Etsy marketing plan. Whether you are an Etsy newbie or a seasoned Etsy seller, this book will have something for you!
Recommended by Laura Metzler