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how to sell handmade items online from passion to profit
Starting Your Business

Looking to sell your handmade items online? I’m so excited for you! Selling your crafts online is an exciting opportunity to showcase your talent, connect with a broader audience, and generate income doing what you love. I am incredibly grateful for my handmade jewelry business, bel monili. Once I started selling online, it was (and […]

How to Sell Handmade Items Online: Turn Your Passion into Profit

Crafting Success Online: Unleashing the Power of SEO on Shopify
Growing Your Business, Marketing, Starting Your Business

Are you ready to take your craft business to the next level? Get ready, maker friends, because we’re about to unleash the power of SEO on Shopify! ? In this exciting guide, we’ll dive headfirst into the wonderful world of search engine optimization (SEO) and show you how it can work wonders for your Shopify […]

Crafting Success Online: Unleashing the Power of SEO on Shopify

10 must-have online business tools for makers
Starting Your Business

The number of online business tools available for makers can be overwhelming! What website host should you use? What exactly is an “ESP,” and which one is right for you? Today I’m sharing some of my favorite business tools for my online business. I’ve got you covered, from marketplaces to graphic design, digital storage to […]

10 Must-Have Online Business Tools for Makers

The real costs of selling handmade items online
Starting Your Business

Selling your creations online can be very rewarding. It allows you to showcase your talents and connect with customers from all over. However, before you dive into the world of online selling, it’s essential to understand the costs associated with selling handmade items online. In this blog post, I’ll break down the actual costs to […]

The Real Costs of Selling Handmade Items Online

maximizing productivity as a handmade business owner
Organization

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 […]

Maximizing Productivity as a Handmade Business Owner

shipping handmade items - everything you need to know
Starting Your Business

If you’re a creative business owner you may know how to work the craft show circuit like a pro. But if you’re new to the online scene, shipping handmade items may be THE hurdle keeping you from opening your own website. Shipping handmade products can be tricky, but fear not! I am here to help […]

Shipping Handmade Items: Everything You Need to Know

The ultimate guide to making a profit with your handmade business
Starting Your Business

While running a handmade business can be fulfilling and rewarding, it’s important to make sure that it is also profitable. After all, if your business is not making a profit, then it’s just a hobby.  A profit is crucial for the sustainability and growth of your handmade business. In this ultimate guide, I’ve gathered my […]

The Ultimate Guide to Making a Profit with Your Handmade Business

performing competitive research for your craft business
Starting Your Business

When you first start your craft business, you may be “aware” of competitors, but you’re probably focused more on getting started. Over time, however, doing competitive research is a very smart strategy for creating a business that BLOOMS! Performing competitive research for your craft business can give you valuable insights into what other businesses are […]

Crafting Success: Performing Competitive Research for Your Craft Business

Craft business insurance - what you need to know
Starting Your Business

Starting a new business can be incredibly exciting. You get to create a brand, choose a name, pick out your logo, and start marketing your products. One step in this process that many makers fail to focus on is craft business insurance. It’s not flashy and fun like the other parts, I know. But it’s […]

Craft Business Insurance – What You Need to Know

Tax help for craft business owners title with an alarm clock with a post it that says tax time
Organization, Starting Your Business

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, […]

Tax Help for Craft Business Owners

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.