Jul 27, 2008 fashion jewelry, handcrafted jewelry, handmade bracelets, handmade earrings, Handmade Jewelry, home-based business, online marketing, small business, Uncategorized, unique jewelry, wholesale fashion jewelry, wholesale jewelry
The handmade jewelry business is very competitive but also very rewarding. To succeed you must be more creative to make the most unique handcrafted jewelry than anybody else. You must provide a good customer service and keep in touch with your customers. Having a good relationship with customers will help you succeed in your wholesale jewelry, handmade jewelry business. Happy customers will be the best advertisements for your handcrafted jewelry.
Working from home has many benefits. You will not have the extra expenses that are involved in a renting a work space. The space required can be anywhere, any size and there are few tools required so start up is relatively painless financially. Best of all you will be working in the comfort of your own home when it is more convenient for you.
We know how to achieve success in the handmade jewelry and wholesale jewelry business and believe that you can achieve your goals as well. Success in a home based business is a dream that many people share, but it’s not all fun and games. Home-based business, wholesale jewelry customers inquiries, sometimes demanding, if you also have small kids on top of it and just husband and wife trying to manage handmade jewelry business could be stressful at times.
All too often lately I am hearing of relationships failing because of the stress of having a home-based business. When you are running a business together from home you are together 24/7 and there are bound to be times when you just get on each others nerves. Add the stress of the business and wait for the explosion, it’s a time bomb waiting to happen. I start to envy people who go out to work in the morning and come home in the evening to relax and enjoy the few hours they have together. Can you remember the last time you just relaxed?
The problem is there isn’t any break from the business, work or each other. Every conversation seems to revolve around the business and usually all the things you didn’t get done instead of all the ones that did. Many people feel overwhelmed by the stress that a home-based business puts on a relationship. Many just give up and slam the door behind them. But if you’re not the type to give up quite so easily there are many little ways to improve your relationship while still running a successful handcrafted jewelrybusiness. Give some (or all) of these ideas a try:
1. Take time for yourself. An hour a day to be alone and think things through (without being told what to think!); take a walk, read a book, exercise (always the last on my list), whatever makes you feel relaxed. It will refresh your mind and soul giving you energy to climb the next mountain.
2. Take time for both of you. Dinner, a movie, dancing; preferably somewhere loud so you can’t talk about business! Get to know each other again, make a weekly date!
3. Make time for friends and family. There is nothing like seeing other people being mean to each other to make you realize how good you have it. Maybe this one is just me, but I have a big family who fights alot! I always come away from a visit thinking I am the luckiest person in the whole world!
4. Having a positive outlook makes the day go better.
5. Give credit when credit is due, not blame.
6. Never leave in the middle of a fight. Agree to disagree if all else fails.
7. Don’t dwell on the past and things you can’t change.
8. When you have a problem find a solution not fault.
9. Procrastination is our enemy, whatever the task just get it done.
10. Amazing how a hug and a kiss can make the day go better.
After 20 years of running a wholesale handmade jewelry business together our relationship is stronger than ever. We still argue and disagree often but we know we wouldn’t have it any other way. It took a while to realize that we couldn’t have done it without the other. Together we have had great success and the future looks even better. We wish you all great success in your home-based business — together.
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Most artists create horse jewelry to fulfill their creative passion and creativity talent, not to make money. Customers buying your jewelry creations also show that unique jewelry is being appreciated by other people. Besides, to run and succeed in your handmade jewelry business still need to earn a decent living to continue their passion and trade. Therefore, it is very important to support the arts and crafts community. If enough customers purchase their products, artists will be able to create even more amazing pieces of beautiful horse jewelry matching horse bracelets, earrings and handcrafted necklaces will increase jewelry sales. This is finding the niche for your wholesale jewelry business and just go for it.
To find your niche is very important. Once you do that, you can specialize on it. No matter what the occasion, a piece of western jewelry is always the perfect, lasting unique gift idea. Customers looking for western jewelry, bolo ties, western belt buckles and cowgirl jewelry will be looking for your products when you have a great selections of them. Most western lovers think that one of the most lasting and always appropriate unique gifts is western jewelry or cowgirl jewelry. Making these items and selling them to the western shops and trading posts can be a great wholesale jewelry business project.
You can also market your horse jewelry and western jewelry on the web. Online marketing requires patience so do not expect overnight results. Get your name out there and keep working. Write about your handmade jewelry and post your photos, join social networks and groups to build your contacts.
In the meantime, local craft shows could be great to increase the cash flow and get to know what people like. You cannot sit back and count on your handmade jewelry website to be the heart of your sales. You need to hit trade shows, swap meets, conventions, meet ups, setting up booths at shows, fairs, kiosks at the local mall. Anywhere where you can sell your handmade earrings and handmade bracelets is a good place. Get the word out about your unique handcrafted jewelry and put your contact information into customers hands.
Every college town has one or more stores dedicated to handmade jewelry. If there is one in your area introduce yourself and see if they will carry your handcrafted jewelry. You will either have to sell it to them at wholesale jewelry prices or give them a percentage of your retail price. Add some kind of tag or label to the handmade jewelry that mentions your brand and the URL where you set up your handcrafted jewelry shop online. You can even offer some kind of discount through the tag on the next purchase as a way to entice them to visit your shop. Even if you do not make much on sales through the store you get your name out there. Chalk up any loss in profit to marketing costs.
We still work on the handcrafted jewelry business but we are a lot more relaxed about it. Now we are focused on our website and new designs for our handmade jewelry and unique gifts instead of the day to day running of the business. The wholesale jewelry business is now working for us instead of us being the slave of the business. We feel like we’re the ones calling the shots now. The world is our oyster and we are hungry!
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