Six Reasons You Probably Need To Raise Your Prices ASAP

Six reasons you probably need to raise your prices ASAP

Today's post comes to you from my friend and fellow creative Danielle Spurge from Merriweather Council. Danielle is a maker maven known for helping turn others' crafty tendencies into profits. Today Danielle shares a bit of tough love with us when it comes to pricing for profit. Visit the Merriweather Council here. People ask me a lot, “How do I make…

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Quarterly Check-Up For Your Biz

Quarterly Check-Up for Your Biz

It's the end of another quarter! Where the heck is the time going?! The end of a quarter (or the beginning of a fresh, new one) is a great time to catch up on mundane tasks that you've been putting off (bookkeeping, anyone?), check in on your progress towards your goals, and set new goals for the next quarter. In fact,…

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Using Whatify To Stand Out In Etsy Search Results

Using Whatify to Stand Out in Etsy Search Results

It's becoming more and more challenging to stand out in the Etsy marketplace. Etsy shoppers are inundated with results when they search for an item. Like pages and pages...and pages. How can you make sure your handmade good stands out in the sea of search results? It's all about drawing in that potential customer with your product's lead photo - peaking…

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Pricing Handmade Goods – Re-examining Your Price Formula

Pricing Handmade Goods – Re-examining Your Price Formula

So you try your hand at one of those suggested pricing formulas for your handmade goods, and the resulting price seems crazy high. Nobody's going to buy your product for that price! What's a handmade seller to do? This post is a continuation of our series on pricing handmade goods for Etsy shop owners and other creative entrepreneurs. Visit all…

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How To Use Quizzes To Grow Your Biz

How to Use Quizzes to Grow Your Biz

A few weeks ago I got the chance to partner with a quiz-building tool called Interact. I have loved working with them, and the experience really got me thinking about how handmade sellers can use quizzes in unique ways to grow their business. So today, I'm excited to share my ideas on how to use an interactive quiz to build…

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Etsy Pricing Formula – How To Price For Handmade

Etsy Pricing Formula – How to Price for Handmade

Today we’re going to discuss how to price your handmade goods and my recommended "Etsy pricing formula". Pricing your handcrafted products or designs can be one of the most challenging tasks for a creative entrepreneur or artist (that's why I eventually created a spreadsheet that helps you do it!). You can have an awesome product, a cohesive brand, a great webpage…you…

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How To Start An Etsy Shop {in Less Than A Week!}

How to Start an Etsy Shop {in less than a week!}

Today I am excited to host Steph from Zero to Biz. Steph founded Zero to Biz as a passion project after seeing her own dreams come true. It all started with a few invitation designs and an Etsy shop. She used the platform to turn her hobby into a money-making business - and eventually a full time job! Steph wants to…

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Five Financial Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make

Five Financial Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make

Hola friend! I've been helping Etsy sellers and creative entrepreneurs get their finances in gear since 2015. So I've been around the block a few times. Today, I'd like to briefly walk through the top five financial mistakes I see Etsy shop owners making. Before I dive in, let me say there's no shame in setting up your shop without…

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When Do I Need To Worry About Taxes For My Shop? {The Hobby Vs. Business Myth}

When do I need to worry about taxes for my shop? {The hobby vs. business myth}

All information on this site is provided for general education purposes only and may not reflect changes in federal or state laws. It is not intended to be relied upon as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Please read my full disclaimer regarding this topic. Alright friends. Today I'm going to talk about something serious. Something that keeps rearing it's ugly head around the internet, basically…

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The Business Of Bling: How To Run A Profitable Jewelry-Making Business

The Business of Bling: How to Run a Profitable Jewelry-Making Business

Today I'm thrilled to have Roxy Burg from Beads of Cambay sharing her wealth of knowledge about the business of jewelry-making with us! Roxy loves the multifaceted world of gemstones, beaded jewelry making, and crafting in general. When she isn’t blogging for Beads of Cambay and The Bead Traders, she’s most certainly got a glue gun in one hand and a bead…

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