A factor in the creative process is discerning what will sell. We also have to be careful about the copyright issues behind a product. For instance, one crafter wanted to use Mickey Mouse in her crafts. I spoke with someone well versed in legal issues and they recommended that we not put it up.
Beyond that, I see which crafts are the best quality. I try to choose crafts with a creative edge: the crafts possess uniqueness.
How can someone join your crafts team? Do they need to have a particular talent?
Anyone can join our team—all they need to do is provide one completed craft. Speaking to people, I have realized that most people have a talent that they are particularly good at, like painting or embroidery. I would recommend choosing a craft that you are comfortable with, and honing your niche.
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