Thursday, July 19, 2012

Your Creative Business: Product Development

After another fabulous BrisStyle Indie Designers Market on Saturday we were amazed to see the line up of original handmade products created by our very own BrisStylettes!

Shoppers love to find new, original handmade products at markets, the trick for all of us crafties is designing them! We've collected together some great advice today from the online crafting community on product development. Go get inspired!

Tips for Developing a Line of Products from an Original Handmade Design
by On the Dot Creations

This article provides a fantastic example of how Etsy seller A Little Sweetness uses one design across a wide range of products. She also has a clear signature style which is a must for any successful handmade business!

Your Product: Sell what you love
by Etsy

We all know Etsy is the one stop shop for handmade business advice but this post in particular is a good one for those looking for some inspiring suggestions for product development. There are some great tips in this article direct from successful Etsy sellers!

10 Steps to a Successful Handmade Product Launch
by Jess Van Den via Scoutiegirl

We couldn't do a post on product development without mentioning the fountain of craft business knowledge Jess Van Den. Scoutiegirl has a great step by step post from Jess taking you through the product development process from planning your range to marketing it to the press!

With all these tips there's bound to be even more fabulous new products at the next BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market on 24 August.

We'd love to hear from you! What's your top tip when developing a new product?

1 comment:

Candy said...

Thanks for the helpful article links! Found Jess's article especially helpful.