If you’ve been in business for any amount of time, you know that selling online and shipping go hand-in-hand. During the holidays, the shipping headaches can build up like a snow squall! To make sure your holiday season sails smoothly, here are some updated shipping tips for small businesses like yours. In the current landscape […]
It’s funny to be talking about top digital productivity apps for a “handmade business”, but here we are! I know there are a TON of apps out there! That’s why I put together my favorites. Give one or two of them a try and see how they can help you manage your day. Whether you’re […]
Welcome to my “Christmas in July” series for handmade sellers! This week, we’re planning for holiday sales success. The holiday season is a wonderful time for handmade business owners to boost sales and connect with customers at craft shows and online. By following these steps, you can maximize your profits, attract more customers, and ensure […]
I know, it’s June – you’re preparing for barbecues, pool days and family vacations. Online sales are probably slowing down. Maybe you’re attending a few shows, but for all intents and purposes, your craft business is a bit quiet. This is the PERFECT time to start getting ready for the busy season. Because you and […]
Running a handmade business can be fulfilling and rewarding. You’re your own boss! You make things every day! People actually PAY you for what you create! But it can also be challenging. Taxes, emails, inventory, photos, and more are your responsibility. Whether you’re creating your products from scratch, managing your online store, or handling administrative […]
Tax season will be here before you know it, and if you’re a craft business owner, there are certain items you need to track and record for tax purposes. Today’s post has some tax help to make your business owner life a little easier. Tax time is not just in April! As a business owner, […]
Imagine this: You’re ready to create some social media posts. You’re feeling pretty pro right now. You are going to schedule a few of them ahead of time and really do this whole “content creation” thing. You have pictures saved. You’re gonna link to a few of your products. You even have a little ‘inspiration’ […]
I love getting my business organized and ready for the new year in January. I don’t know about you, but after the holidays, my business space can look like the toy aisle at Wal-Mart the day after Christmas. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, I’ve got some tips to help you cut through the clutter […]
Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2023? As they say, “the days are long but the years are short.” I love this time of year – it’s a fresh start for personal and business goals. I think the best way to start the year off right is with a year end business review. Time […]
Holiday shipping delays are a really regular part of the season. As online shopping continues to be the preferred method of customers, the shipping delays also keep growing. On the bright side, since in-person shopping has opened up again, the shipping delays are not nearly as bad as in years past. The New York Times […]
I started my handmade business in 2010, and after setting up my craft table in more school gyms, church basements, parking lots, and fairgrounds than I could count, I realized that I did NOT love the constant ‘weekend hustle’ of setting up at shows nearly as much as I loved meeting the people who would buy my work.
I had this idea that makers like me had to set up at markets and fairs to make money...which was soooo 1997! With social media, blogs, email, and websites, I had the power to reach beyond my little community craft show and expand my reach farther than I could have possibly imagined.
Fast forward to today, where I have helped hundreds of makers find and connect with people who will actually buy, without having to pop up at a market every weekend.
If you will read on, I’d love to tell you how I can help you find the people who will buy your stuff!