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Christine Schinagl, Cutting for Business

Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn't work in the craft business world. She also enjoys teaching other crafters how to create digital SVG designs, available at through the Design with Me series.

Continuing on from yesterday’s post, WYSIWYG – which stands for “What You See Is What You Get” or Drag and Drop – Builders are those created which allow the average, non-technical person to create a website. Companies featuring these types of websites include Wix.com, Weebly.com, Webs.com, Yola.com, Moonfruit.com, and more. First, some pros about these …

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Once you’ve started selling products and getting yourself established as a business, it’s a good time to start a website of your own. On Cutting for Business this week and some of next, we are going to take baby steps through starting your own website. To start, we need to know some basic web terminology …

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Since starting this blog just a few months ago, I’ve gotten a wonderful response from readers! I’ve also had many readers email or reach out to me via social media. One question that has been asked several times is if I knew of any online resources for premade order forms for popular Silhouette Cameo made …

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Reader question: “Hi Christine, It seems like every crafter online has a gorgeous craft room straight out of a magazine. I don’t have the extra space for a craft room, is it still possible for me to have a profitable business?” My answer: Absolutely! As long as you have a place to store your craft …

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My five year wedding anniversary was last month and I ordered a gift from an Etsy seller for my husband. The transaction was picture perfect: I asked a question about the item and I received a response very quickly. I asked to customize the product and I was told no problem. My item was shipped …

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an interest in volunteering for different causes and have also enjoyed doing my part to give back to others. One of my favorite things about the Silhouette Cameo is that it makes it easy to give back to my local community or to help raise …

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I recently highlighted the differences between wholesale and consignment arrangements in craft businesses. Crafters are in a unique situation when offering wholesale pricing, as most of us work alone and do not have machinery that speeds up our process. Today, I am sharing a list of things to consider before selling crafts wholesale. 10 Things to …

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If you are ready to expand your Silhouette or Cricut craft business, one potential step is to get your products into existing stores. There are generally two methods for doing this: wholesale or consignment. Let’s talk about wholesale vs consignment in your craft business. Wholesale vs Consignment in Your Craft Business What is Wholesale? What is …

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Bloggers can be a powerful way to promote the products you make with your Silhouette Cameo or Cricut. You may have a favorite blogger, and you trust their advice for product recommendations. If you do, you are not alone. Social4retail notes that 61% of US consumers have made a purchase based on a blog post, and …

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