Day: August 31, 2016

Running A Handmade Business

Traditional advertising costs money, and isn’t very effective in many circumstances. What about word of mouth advertising for your business? It’s free, and it’s the most effective type of marketing. When you buy something do you head to YouTube to research commercials, or do you head online to read reviews, or maybe call a friend or family member to ask their opinion of a local plumber? You use word of mouth, and you trust it, whether you realize it or not! Don’t forget taxes, when you are self-employed you are responsible not just for regular taxes but also for taxes that an employer usually pays directly. Your tax rate will vary depending on your state and income level, but make sure you factor it into your self pay.

Once customers begin to flow in, you will have to learn how to properly schedule your customers so that you can work for them during their free time, after school, or on weekends. Ask your parents for help coming up with a system so you do not miss appointments. Home-schooled kids tend to have a bit more flexibility, so this is a wonderful opportunity for those students.

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