5 Tested Steps: Hobby to Successful Six-Figure Business!

5 Tested Steps: Hobby to Successful Six-Figure Business!

When I started my own craft business on 2006, I had no idea how successful it would become, or just how possible it was to reach almost 7-figures of turnover in 11 years selling the things I designed and made. So today on the podcast I wanted to share my story and my tips on how to turn your hobby into a successful business too.

Read to the end for my 5 tips on how to be successful!

5 Reasons Why You Need to Know Your Business Expenses!

5 Reasons Why You Need to Know Your Business Expenses!

One of the biggest areas of mindset change when it comes to owning a craft business is the idea that tracking business expenses is a good thing. At the beginning if we aren’t careful, we are all susceptible to overspends and it’s when these moments become habits that we find ourselves in real problems.

Today on the podcast I want to give you 5 reasons why you need to know your expenses, so that you can keep your business on track!

RecurPost: How to get started on their free plan!

RecurPost: How to get started on their free plan!

I’ve been using RecurPost’s free social media scheduler to plan my content marketing for a number of months now, alongside Hootsuite and have found it a useful part of my social media strategy. Today I’m sharing a simple walk-through of how to set up your first social post to help you get started over there.

Take a look behind the scenes of the My Craft Biz Magazine

Take a look behind the scenes of the My Craft Biz Magazine

When issue five launches in May we will officially be into the second year of publication for the My Craft Biz Magazine… It has been a phenomenal experience and learning curve for me, so today I thought we’d take a moment here on the blog to celebrate that achievement and look at what is next.

Etsy vs Zibbet: Mainstream to unique innovation in one easy leap

Etsy vs Zibbet: Mainstream to unique innovation in one easy leap

The question of, ‘should I Etsy, or should I not’ is one that is often asked, and I see phases of sellers pondering what else is out there for varying reasons. Today on the podcast I wanted to continue our conversation about alternatives and introduce you to Zibbet.

The Best Kept Secret to Explode Your Sales on Etsy

The Best Kept Secret to Explode Your Sales on Etsy

Starting to sell on Etsy, or your website can be an exciting time, but what you will notice over the coming months is a natural ebb and flow to how sales come in and that can feel a little bit like waiting for a bus – you wait for ages and then they all arrive at once!

The true trick to building sustainability with your income is to create a sales system that keeps those sales coming in regularly and with a higher average sale price each quarter.

But how do you do that?

Today I’m going to give you some quick tips on how to get started, so make sure your read right to the end!

6 Important Ways to Boost Your Online Store Sales This Year

6 Important Ways to Boost Your Online Store Sales This Year

The world economy is slowing down and for many reasons we are set to weather the storm here in 2019 with faltering highstreets, European politics (dare I say Brexit one more time?!) and worldwide trade deals collapsing.

It’s unlikely to dip for online sales though, as more and more retailers up their bid for online store sales this year. In 2018 mobile ecommerce sales grew by a staggering 16% (10ecommercetrends.com), as buyers made the switch to online shopping.

There are some really interesting trends happening for online sales lead generation in 2019 as a result, some of which you can read about in Forbes and 10ecommercetrends.com. I think they will be worth revisiting in another blog post, or two, don’t you?

Today I wanted to concentrate on what you can do right now that will help boost your online store sales, whether you have an Etsy shop, or a website and regardless of online shopping trends.

Hootsuite: How to use their free plan to make your social media effortless

Hootsuite: How to use their free plan to make your social media effortless

I’ve been using Hootsuite’s free social media scheduler to plan my content marketing for a number of years now and have found it a useful part of my social media strategy. Today I’m sharing a simple walk-through of how to set up your first social post using Hootsuite to help you get started over there.

Etsy vs. Indiemade: Why you need to move on and how to do it simply

Etsy vs. Indiemade: Why you need to move on and how to do it simply

Starting out with an Etsy shop (or any other selling platform) is fine, but certainly long-term this is not the sole answer for your online craft business – you need a website! My advice is to start simply, with something you can build up as you grow in understanding of ecommerce, something that helps you manage your inventory and something that will ultimately expand your reach. Today on the podcast we will discuss one of those options… Indiemade.

The best places to get help with your Etsy shop!

The best places to get help with your Etsy shop!

A lot of my coaching clients spend hours searching for information about how to run a craft business before they come to me and I see lots of mixed results from their efforts to understand how to run a better Etsy shop. So today on the podcast I wanted to put together a quick-fire list of places to search for information about running a small business, or an Etsy shop.