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holiday packages on a wood surface with title 5 ways to ease the pain of holiday shipping delays

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 […]

5 Ways to Ease the Pain of Holiday Shipping Delays

top holiday shipping tips for handmade businesses

Well this month is just FLYING by! Before you know it the snowflakes will be falling and we will be a-carolin’ ? This holiday season is again all about selling online. This means making, photographing, listing, marketing, selling, and SHIPPING. I’ve got my top holiday shipping tips for a successful holiday season all wrapped up […]

Holiday Shipping Tips for Handmade Businesses – 2022

organize your business for holiday success

 As we get closer to the crazy, I mean, exciting holiday season, I am trying to set myself up for success. I feel that being organized can truly make or break your business, any time of year. And I want to see you BLOOM this holiday season! So let’s organize your business for holiday success […]

How to Organize Your Business for Holiday Success

creating a product production schedule for the holidays

With 2 months to go until Christmas shopping is in full swing, it’s high time to get a product production schedule into place. Since the vast majority of shopping will be taking place online this year as in recent years, this is your chance to really get some great traction in the online side of […]

Creating a Product Production Schedule for the Holidays

holiday checklist for your handmade business

The weather is turning colder (at least here in the Northeast), and the holiday commercials have already started. We are SO CLOSE to the official holiday season. It’s time to finalize your holiday checklist (and check it twice!). I know that you’ve got a LOT of making to do! I’m going to keep this short […]

Holiday Checklist for Your Handmade Business 2022

batching work

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 […]

Batching Work: The Key to Making More Product 

finding more time by organizing

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 […]

Finding More Time By Organizing

organizing your space

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 […]

Organizing Your Workspace for Maximum Crafty Capacity!

3 tips for organizing your home office flowers and rainbow with words hello june

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. […]

3 Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

inventory report tracking sheet and computer with title managing inventory while selling online and in person
Art and Craft Fairs, Organization

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 […]

Managing Inventory While Selling Online and In Person

Get the inside scoop on how to prep and pack like a pro for your next market, plus tips for how to get those apps organized for a practically guaranteed acceptance!

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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!

Wife, mom, jewelry maker/ *ahem*  bead hoarder,
and passionate marketing coach for makers at Bloom.

Hi, I'm Lucy.