Recently we talked about subscription clubs on the Handmade Business Podcast and one of the things I mentioned was to look for clubs who could host your products if you don’t have the ability, or production space to run regular shipments yourself. Today on the blog I wanted to introduce you to KnitCrate who is one such subscription supplier I have known about for a number of years, as an Indiedyer in the yarn industry and have heard great things about!
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.
If you have run your online business for a while and are familiar with good inventory management, you can immediately see the potential nightmare that can unfold if stock control gets out of hand – if you aren’t selling something you already sold elsewhere, then you run out of stock everywhere! These are just some of the obvious problems with multichannel retailing.
That doesn’t mean we should avoid this lucrative sales opportunity altogether, especially as a niche business creating unique handmade items. In fact, I wholeheartedly encourage it, because it grows your brand awareness. Today we are going to talk more about a simple system that could help you.
Many of us crafters will choose to sell our products in more than one place on-line, to gain exposure and it’s a popular theory that holds weight, as many more commercial businesses are starting to do the same. The problem is that with this multi-channel selling comes a little bit of a headache in how to manage our stock.
I spoke to Christian from SynCommerce to find out more about how their software helps businesses synchronise their inventory without pulling their hair out!
Many of you know I'm a strong advocate for starting out simple and Etsy is a great tool to help you get your products online and out to an audience quickly.
Today I have a wonderful guest post by Jake the CEO of Whatify, that I think will really help your Etsy shop stand out!
Make sure you stick around until the end as I will be adding my review of their Etsy photography tool here for you!
Running your own business is difficult. Period.
There are so many things we need to know at the start and so many things we need to create.
Often we rush in to working on our product first, before we have found a customer base, explore profitability, or even create the foundations of our business plan. We are relying on the one thing we know how to do as artists and that is to create.
We forget that the first step is realising the commitment of our business and aligning that with our values and our happiness. We forget that we also need to fully realise a blueprint (a plan) for our business.
In mid-2016 I bought a book that would change the way I looked at marketing forever.
Like many bloggers and product makers I had stumbled my way through marketing my wares from the beginning (some 10 years previous), never really understanding what to say, or how to say it when it came to advertising.
I didn’t have a clue, or a plan and I didn’t know what my customers wanted to hear.
There’s no better feeling than that of having a productive day.
You feel on fire, motivated and like you are totally crushing it!
Productivity is one of the key ingredients in making time for the business goals that move you forward and so it’s incredibly important to do all you can to be more productive in your working day.
Today I want to share some tools I use for better productivity and I just know you are going to love them!
I’m also including a special bonus: Better Working Day Hacks that are going to increase the positive mind-set that helps you get things done.