Contributors

I am lucky enough to have had a great selection of people contribute to my book, all experts in their own area.  Below I will tell you a little more about each of them and why I asked them to contribute their advice to the book.  These people have generously shared their top tips to help you make a success of your creative business.

Perri Lewis author of Material World

Perri Lewis

Author of Material World, craft writer for The Guardian, blogger at Make and Do With Perri and creative director of  Mastered.

Crafter extrodinaire Perri wrote a very motivating foreword for my book (read it here), inspiring the reader to break away from the monotomy of 9-5 and starting up their own creative endeavour.

 

Rebecca Kimber

MD & CEO of  Create.netCreate,net website building software

As a crafter and the founder of web design software Create.net (which I used to build this website) Rebecca shares her top web design tips. 

 

ACID how to protect your intellectual propertyDids Macdonald

Chief Executive of ACID (Anti Copying In Design)

The contribution from Dids will help you protect your intellectual property.

 

Harriet FrenchNot on The High Street - online market place for online products

Public Relations Assistant from Not on the High Street

Harriet from online marketplace Not On The High Street shares her top tips for making sure your handmade products stand out on online marketplaces.

 

Craig De Souza from the CHA UKCraig De Souza

Membership Director for the Craft & Hobby Association UK

Craig spends his days helping craft businesses startup and grow and in my book he shares his advice as to what you need to start a successful craft business.

 

 Advice on licensing your designs from Nel WhatmoreNel Whatmore

Artist, fabric and pattern designer

Nel helped me a lot with this book kindly sharing her extensive knowledge of the art world, with tips on licensing your designs and selling your work in galleries. 

 

Ruth Burr SEO ExpertRuth Burr

SEO Consultant and at the time she contributed to the book head of SEO at Moz

SEO exert Ruth tells you how to incorporate SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) into your business strategy to help your website rank well in Google.

  How to build a blog audience - Tilly Walnes

Tilly Walnes

Blogger, Tilly & The Buttons

Prolific blogger and contestant from The Great British Sewing Bee Tilly shares her advice on building a blog audience.

Kristin LinkHow to build an online commnity

Co-owner of Sew Mama Sew

Sew Mama Sew is a hugely popular American sewing site.  Kristin has shared her top tips for building an online community.

   Kerry Darlington award winning artist

Kerry Darlington

The winner of the UK's bestselling published artist in 2012

Popular artist Kerry shares her advice on selling your artwork in galleries.

 

Alex Veronelliaurufil rehads - internet marketing tips

Brand Manager of Aurifil Threads

Aurifil are renowned for their virial internet marketing campaigns within the quilt industry so I asked Alex to share his social media tips.


Craft Blog UK - Hilary Pullen author of Online Marketing for your craft businessHilary Pullen

Founder Craft Blog UK and author of Online Marketing for Your Craft Business

Crafter and social media manager Hilary is passionate about photography and gives her top tips for making your phptography stand out.


Zoe
& SolliBeFab Be Creative fabric printers UK

Founders of BeFab Be Creative creative fabric printers

I followed Zoe & Solli's extensive market research campaign before they launched so I asked them to share their top tips on conducting market research.

 

Wendy Massey Handmade HarbourWendy Massey

Founder of Handmade Harbour and owner of 1st Unique Gifts

Wendy shares her expertise on selling your products at craft fairs.


Mat & Monica
frumble fabric shop

Frumble online fabric store

Mat & Monica have given their tips for using Facebook to engage your audience.

 

Pr tips for your craft businessFrancesca Weeks

PR Consultant and blogger at Food Tea Life

Fran draws on her PR knowledge to help you market your creative business. 

 

Domini Lucas - Space to Sew

Domini Lucas

Space to Sew

Owner of Space to Sew sewing studio in Shrewsbury tells you what to think about when renting business premises.

 

Kay Heald

HR advice for small businesses from Kay Heald

Owner of Heald HR

Human Resources consultant Kay gives her advice on what to do when taking on staff.

 

 Plus Lyra Loves, Welbeck Tiles, Judith Brown Jewellery, Plush Addict, Peppermint Fizz and Sew Over It who all let me use their lovely images in the book.