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Hi! I’m Lucy.
Chardonnay and vintage finds lover, founder of the handmade jewelry brand bel monili *and* your new guide to making your handmade business WORK online.
In the crowded world of handmade businesses, establishing a strong brand identity is your key to standing out amid the competition.
Your brand identity is more than just a logo or a tagline; it’s the soul of your business, conveying your values, story, and unique offerings to your audience.
Crafting a powerful brand identity sets the stage for your success. So, let’s dive in and explore how you can define and refine your handmade brand identity to make a memorable mark in the market.
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Your brand story is the heartbeat of your business. It’s the narrative that connects you with your audience on a personal level.
Share the journey of why and how you started your handmade business. Highlight the passion, struggles, and inspiration behind your craft.
People resonate with authenticity, so don’t shy away from showcasing the human side of your brand.
This is something we explore in depth in the Marketing School for Makers, my signature course for handmade business owners. Check it out here (the January 2024 class is opening soon)!
What sets your handmade products apart?
Define your Unique Selling Proposition—the special ingredient that makes your creations unmissable.
It could be your use of sustainable materials, intricate craftsmanship, or a unique design perspective.
Understanding your USP helps you communicate your value proposition effectively.
Understanding your audience is paramount. Who are your perfect customers? What are their interests, preferences, and pain points?
Conduct market research, engage with your audience on social media, and gather insights to tailor your brand messaging and offerings specifically to meet their needs.
Visual elements play a pivotal role in brand recognition. Develop a visual identity that resonates with your brand story and appeals to your target audience.
From your logo and color palette to typography and packaging design, ensure consistency across all touchpoints.
Every visual aspect should convey your brand’s personality and values. Make sure your brand identity is the same on all platforms and mediums.
Your brand voice speaks volumes about your personality.
Whether it’s playful, professional, or heartfelt, maintain a consistent tone across your website, social media, and marketing materials.
Craft messaging that aligns with your brand identity, resonating with your audience and fostering a strong connection.
Exceptional customer experiences leave a lasting impression. From the moment a potential customer discovers your brand to post-purchase interactions, aim to provide a seamless, delightful experience.
Personalized notes, responsive customer service, and attention to detail elevate your brand in the eyes of your customers.
As your business grows, stay true to your brand’s core values while being open to evolution.
Listen to customer feedback, adapt to market trends, and refine your brand strategy.
Authenticity and adaptability go hand in hand in building a successful handmade brand.
By defining your brand identity from the outset, you set the stage for a compelling narrative that captivates your audience and fosters brand loyalty.
Stay authentic, stay true to your values, and let your brand shine!
If you’re just starting out and looking to sell your crafts at markets and shows, then you must have my Market Must-Haves for Makers guide!
This FREE guide gives you a handy check list of everything you need to start selling your crafts successfully at shows.
After running bel monili (my handmade jewelry business) for 10 years, I launched Bloom in 2019 to create a community where handmade business owners could learn, grow, and support each other in this wild venture of small business ownership. Welcome to Bloom!
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