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045: Journey from One Time Boxes to a Thriving Monthly Subscription

Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

Release Date: 11/24/2021

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

“When people are part of the process, they buy in.” - Britney Brown  I’m so excited to introduce you to Britney Brown, Launch Your Box member and founder, CEO, and all the things of Imperfect Inspiration. Britney’s story and the incredible growth she’s seen in her company and her subscription box are actually perfectly inspirational!  In 2020, Britney was a full-time photographer and mom of five. When the pandemic hit, the photography industry shut down. Britney turned to Tik Tok to document her life during this time and also to document her new ADHD diagnosis. During this...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

“Start with what you have and build up to what you want.”  Welcome to my first on-location podcast episode! Launch Your Box member Rachel Duguay joined me live onstage at SubSummit, the first and only conference exclusively for the subscription box industry.  Rachel and I met at last year’s SubSummit and she quickly became a member of Launch Your Box. At that time, Rachel and her husband’s business, MicroPuzzles, sold miniature puzzles as one-time purchases.  In business since 2018, MicroPuzzles took off in 2020 when the entire world turned to puzzles as a way to pass...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

  Welcome to the last episode in my eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I’ve answered a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week Beth Eaton of The Ruffled Daisy is here to talk about something we’re all facing right now. How to retain subscribers in a world where costs are rising.  Beth started her business 10 years ago selling completed home decor pieces. Soon, people wanted to learn how to make these pieces themselves and they wanted Beth to teach them. Beth started selling kits and building a community of...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

Welcome to episode seven of my eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I answer a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week Alivia Key of Light of the Lamb is here to talk about how to handle increasing the price of her subscription and whether it’s time to move from an open to a closed cart model. Alivia has been a member of Launch Your Box for two years. During that time she has launched and grown two subscriptions - a monthly t-shirt subscription and a quarterly subscription box.  Like all business owners right now,...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

Welcome to episode six of my eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I answer a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week BreeAnna Holden of Holden Keepsakes is here to talk about how to introduce her subscription box to the audience she has built for her online product-based business.  BreeAnna is an OG member of Launch Your Box. That means she has been inside my coaching membership for almost two years. But, she hasn’t launched her subscription box yet. She’s stuck.  When she started her glitter tumbler business...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

Welcome to episode five of my eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I answer a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week Maria Riebe of Sunflower & Scout is here to talk about how to handle variations and personalization for her subscription box.  Like so many entrepreneurs, the pandemic forced Maria to pivot. A true antique-lover, she had been producing an outdoor vintage market, Rustapalooza. She had experienced a great deal of success and national recognition for this show. Covid caused the cancellation of the show...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

Welcome to episode four of my eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I’ll be answering a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week Traci Gibson of Print Cut Craft and I tackled the question of how to grow a subscription past a plateau.  Traci started her business ten years ago, selling printables and teaching classes at scrapbooking conferences. When she (and her family) got tired of all the weekend travel, Traci took her scrapbook kits online. She pivoted and her business evolved as she listened to what her customers...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

Welcome to the third installment of my eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I’ll be answering a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week Lexie Haubert of The Crafty Lady Boutique and I tackled the question of how to get people to engage with her content on social media.  Lexie’s online business came about when she was unable to find bridal party gifts she liked while planning her own wedding and instead created her own. When she received incredibly positive feedback about her creations, she decided to take them...

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

“Messy Action is better than no action.” - Sarah Williams Welcome to the second in my new eight-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I’ll be answering a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week’s question came from Gina Rich of Serendipity Lane. Gina’s question was simple. “Why am I stuck?”  Gina had a brick-and-mortar scrapbooking and card-making business for 15 years. She still runs occasional classes and scrapbooking retreats out of the space, but moved the majority of her business online due to the pandemic....

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Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Williams | Start, Launch, and Grow Your Subscription Box

“How do you balance everything?”   I’m kicking off a new six-part series on the podcast called, “Ask Sarah.” Each week, I’ll be answering a question from inside my Launch Your Box coaching membership.  This week’s question came from Mar. And when Mar told me all about her business and the many different roles she plays in her life, I understood exactly where the question came from.  Mar and her family run Windborne Farms where they raise bees, along with other animals and crops. Mar’s love for the bees turned into a side business when she discovered a...

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you served your audience first? 

 

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Kristy Bottle, Scale Your Box member and owner of Kristy’s Craft Room. I hope Kristy’s story inspires you to get creative, serve your audience with a generous heart, and have the courage to take chances. 

 

Kristy is a dedicated crafter who decided to take the crafting parties she hosted in her home and move them online. The Kristy’s Craft Room page on Facebook was born and Kristy started crafting live a few times each week. Her audience grew quickly as she shared cute crafts, answered questions, and interacted with her audience.  

 

Kristy spent time getting to know her audience and serving them by sharing her love of crafts and giving them a place to connect. Soon they started asking her to sell kits containing the supplies for the projects she was working on. They wanted Kristy to sell to them. So she did. 

 

Kristy started with one-time boxes that her audience could purchase. Once she noticed the same people were buying multiple kits, the idea for a subscription was born. Despite not knowing how to do all the things, Kristy jumped in and had the courage to do it messy. She didn’t shy away from unfamiliar technology and used text message marketing to increase sales. 

 

The subscription grew quickly, selling out each time more slots were added. Kristy wanted to see how far this could go and knew she needed help to continue to grow. It was right about then that we met and Kristy became one of the first members of my Scale Your Box group, where subscription box owners who already have successful subscriptions learn how to take them to the next level. 

 

The Kristy’s Craft Box subscription has grown from just over 300 subscribers to more than 600 subscribers in the last four months! What she originally hoped would be a business that allowed her to quit her full-time job and spend more time with her family has grown into a business that supports her entire family. Kristy’s husband recently left his career to join the team full-time! 

 

There is so much to learn from and be inspired by in this episode. We talk about what can happen when you serve your audience first. Kristy also shares how important the connections made inside her community are to her members - and to her. The rapid growth of Kristy’s subscription business has been exciting to see - I know you’ll be inspired when you hear her tell her story. 

 

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