Handmade Business Podcast
A show for creative business owners who are learning the skills they need to grow their business. Each episode gives you actionable tips and mindset guides for dealing with your business journey in an effective way. Join us for the latest tips!
info_outline 017 What you need to know to prepare your business for Brexit 09/18/2019
017 What you need to know to prepare your business for Brexit 🛑 It’s time to get serious and prepare your craft business for Brexit
info_outline 016 How to build a successful craft business 09/04/2019
016 How to build a successful craft business Today on the podcast I want to see if I can help those of you who haven’t yet reached out and show you some of the issues your struggling business has and how to fix them in order to be successful.
info_outline 015 Why you need to offer international shipping and how to do it 08/28/2019
015 Why you need to offer international shipping and how to do it Shipping your products around the globe has been a hot topic in recent months, among craft businesses, especially for those who were struck by Etsy’s recent changes.
info_outline 014 The best way to write your shipping policy 08/21/2019
014 The best way to write your shipping policy I’ve seen many online sources tell you that shipping policies aren’t required by law ❌ On the podcast 🎥🎧 this week I’m here to tell you that if you are trading to, or from the UK and EU, it IS a lawful requirement to set out your shipping policy for customers before they purchase from you.
info_outline 013 Is A.C. Moore Marketplace the new alternative to Etsy? 08/14/2019
013 Is A.C. Moore Marketplace the new alternative to Etsy? On the 31st of July 2019 A.C. Moore launched their handmade marketplace in conjunction with Zibbet. Today on the podcast I want to look at the new A.C. Moore marketplace with you, to find out if it could be an Etsy alternative, or a secondary platform to sell your items through.
info_outline 012 Are subscription boxes a fantastic way to make money? 07/31/2019
012 Are subscription boxes a fantastic way to make money? I started my first subscription club back in 2010/11 and even back then, I knew that subscription boxes were a hot trend among my competitors in the craft industry. Since that time the subscription box market has grown to a whopping 2.6 billion US dollars! 😲
info_outline 011 Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy 07/24/2019
011 Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy Etsy recently emailed their sellers about their new free delivery guarantee policy. Detailed in this email was the priority search placement bonus participating sellers would get. As you may know it has ruffled feathers!
info_outline 010 You are KILLING your business with discount codes 07/17/2019
010 You are KILLING your business with discount codes While large commercial retail set ups can account for regular discount offers in their margins, those who have smaller businesses will struggle to stay afloat with a regular discounting strategy.
info_outline 009 How to take the STING out of bad product reviews 07/10/2019
009 How to take the STING out of bad product reviews There you are going about your daily business & decide to check on your website, you stop dead in your tracks because you have received a bad product review!
info_outline 008 Growing demand? Here's how to increase production capacity effortlessly! 07/03/2019
008 Growing demand? Here's how to increase production capacity effortlessly! As we push to increase our brand awareness, we hope that the demand for what we make will increase, but with this comes the fear that our current production capacity might not be enough. We start to worry; How will we cope with larger numbers of orders needing to be fulfilled? 😟
info_outline 007 10 Creative Hashtags to use on Instagram RIGHT NOW! 06/26/2019
007 10 Creative Hashtags to use on Instagram RIGHT NOW! As of June 2018 there were 1 billion users on Instagram, making it one of the biggest and fastest growing social media platforms after Facebook. So, the importance of having a business presence on Instagram is becoming more and more important.
info_outline 006 5 ways to AVOID OVERWHELM on social media 06/19/2019
006 5 ways to AVOID OVERWHELM on social media Social media overwhelm is an ever-present threat to our mental attitude towards marketing our businesses online. Continually agonising over when to post to get the most traction, or the number of likes on your posts, or how many new followers you might get each week is exhausting & can make you feel like throwing your phone against the wall.
info_outline 005 How to be MORE effective on Social Media in LESS time! 06/12/2019
005 How to be MORE effective on Social Media in LESS time! If you are anything like me, then the thought of doing yet more marketing is making you feel stressed and overwhelmed! We have only one pair of hands, right?! So how do we cope with doing more? 😨🤯
info_outline 004 How to kick your business fears to the curb! 06/05/2019
004 How to kick your business fears to the curb! Everyone in business battles with choosing courage over fear when striving for success. They have a fear; of making enough money, of what people think of their business idea & even a fear of being successful. It’s an irrational mindset that can put up far more roadblocks in their path to success than there otherwise would be.
info_outline 003 Dealing with Copycats - You be You and I’ll be Me 05/29/2019
003 Dealing with Copycats - You be You and I’ll be Me Spotting a copycat product, or service is an extremely, emotionally charged moment that can leave us in a quandary for what to do and how to react. Today on the podcast I’m giving my advice on how you should be dealing with copycats.
info_outline 002 Free Yourself from Harmful Business Comparisonitis 05/22/2019
002 Free Yourself from Harmful Business Comparisonitis I can guarantee that at some point as a small business owner you have fallen into the trap of comparing your business journey to others. Today on the podcast we are going to work through how to free yourself from this toxic behaviour, which can often hold you back.
info_outline 001 Selling Crafts Online - The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About 05/16/2019
001 Selling Crafts Online - The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About Selling crafts online used to be an easy game and back when I started in mid-2006, selling my craft products was as easy as listing and crossing my fingers - well almost! Today online retail is much more competitive and so starting a craft business and growing it to make a sustainable income can be challenging.
info_outline 000 Handmade Business Podcast: Audio Podcast Trailer 05/15/2019
000 Handmade Business Podcast: Audio Podcast Trailer Welcome to the Handmade Business Podcast! Show notes for each episode can be found at My Indie Life Blog and you can sign up for the complimentary newsletter here.