So much to make, so little time. This is the plight of every maker, right? You are the wearer of many hats – production, marketing, customer service, shipping, accounting… How the heck can you do it all? I’ll give you the secret: batching work and time blocking. You are likely a solopreneur, meaning that you […]
I know the thought of finding more time seems like a cruel joke. I get it! This is the eternal struggle of a handmade business owner: Make the stuff Photograph the stuff List the stuff Market the stuff Sell the stuff Make more stuff Wash, rinse, and repeat. Here’s the thing, though…there’s this little thing […]
I am going to make a sweeping statement here. As a creative entrepreneur and artist, the thought of organizing your workspace makes you feel either: Excited A little bit sick Yes, it can be both. You are a business owner, and with that comes the need for a dedicated workspace. If you are like most […]
Can you believe we are passing the midpoint of the year already? This is the PERFECT time to work on organizing your home office or workspace. Use this time to get ready for the selling season to start picking up again in the fall! Clearing out the excess junk is both physically and metaphorically cleansing. […]
There’s nothing worse than seeing a piece sold in your Etsy shop, only to realize that the piece was already sold at a craft show two weeks ago! Managing inventory when you sell both online and in person is part of running a successful handmade business. Even if you don’t sell both in person and […]
Oh how I wish I could just make things, post them on Instagram, and get a bunch of sales! Life would certainly be easier, wouldn’t it? As creatives, the “business” side of a handmade business can make us want to run and hide. But planning for your handmade business is a must if you want to […]
Hey friend! How are you? You made it through Thanksgiving, yay! Happy Hanukkah if you’re celebrating this week, and happy Cyber Monday! Don’t forget to take a moment and acknowledge your accomplishments! You rock, crafty friend! As we settle in to the holiday season, it’s important to maintain your website while you continue to take […]
Are you feeling the rush (and the crunch) of the holiday season that’s quickly approaching? It’s time to prep our handmade businesses for busiest weekend of the year! Hopefully by now, you’ve: ✅ Organized your workspace. ✅ Planned out your marketing strategy. ✅ Have new photos of your products, some with a holiday theme. ✅ Set your production schedule. ✅ And […]
As usual, October is flying by and before you know it we’ll all be wrapping gifts and watching Elf a million times! Time to think of shipping deadlines and ordering supplies to cover your production. The tide definitely turned toward online shopping last year and will continue this holiday season. Hopefully by now you’ve solidified your […]
I just love a good planner! As someone who finds comfort in organizing and list-making, a paper planner is like a security blanket. Plus, I get to be creative with my planner, using color and stickers to make it something I love to look at and work in. And with a new year around the […]
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!