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March 2011
Continuing with last month's topic on making your craft business a legal entity, this month we share an About.com article by Maire Loughan featuring some tax considerations for artists and crafters, especially those of you who are self employed.

Have you listed any items in the new FNO Marketplace yet? Now you can sell your artwork online through FNO! It's free to list your items, complete fee information is listed here.

As always, if you have any particular topics you'd like to see covered here, or if you'd like to contribute an article to the FNO newsletters - drop me a line!

Happy crafting!
Carrie
FNO Newsletter Editor


Tax Considerations for Self-Employed Arts and Crafts Vendors
by Maire Loughran via About.com

One of the most baffling non-creative aspects of running an arts & crafts business is figuring out taxes. Owners who can face down extreme bargain hunting customers or vendors shorting an order that was needed yesterday can adopt that deer-in-headlights look when trying to get their tax situation under control. Read more at About.com


FNO Tips & Tricks
by Julie

rssYou've heard about the FNO Community and how you can upload photos and videos of your work or your process (if you're a Pro Member). This allows you to have a FNO EPK to send off to festival promoters via the new "send my EPK" link. Now I want to take a minute to tell you about the blog feature - just another aspect of your FNO profile. All blog entries within the FNO Community are automatically and instantly inserted into our RSS Feed.

"RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. Many people describe it as a 'news feed' that you subscribe to." - More about RSS from ProBlogger.

This means people will see your content all across the world wide web when they've subscribed to the FNO RSS feed. So blogging on the FNO site can gain your business lots of new exposure. Blog about shows, events, contests, the weather, your inspiration, touring... add a cool image, and get into the FNO RSS feed. Get more clicks to your FNO EPK, and get your work seen.


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