craft business tips

10 Creative Hashtags to use on Instagram RIGHT NOW!

10 Creative Hashtags to use on Instagram RIGHT NOW!

As of June 2018 there were 1 billion users on Instagram 🤯, making is one of the biggest and fastest growing social media platforms after Facebook, according to HubSpot. To put that figure into perspective in 2013 Instagram had just 9 million users! So, the importance of having a business presence on Instagram is becoming more and more important.

But with all of those users how easy is it to get found? 😟

The answer is in two things; Firstly, content and secondly use of hashtags.

🕵️‍♀️ Finding the right Instagram hashtags to use can take a bit of time. 🎧🎥 Today on the podcast I’m going to share 👉 10 Instagram hashtags that I have found that might be useful for you to in order to start getting noticed!

How to be MORE EFFECTIVE on social media in LESS TIME!

How to be MORE EFFECTIVE on social media in LESS TIME!

One of the questions I get asked A LOT is how to be more effective on social media in less time.

I totally understand where you are coming from, because if you are anything like me, then the thought of doing yet more marketing is making you feel stressed, overwhelmed and sometimes even sick! That’s because we just don’t know how we can fit ‘more’ into our days especially as better marketing should lead to more sales and more sales means more production.

We have only one pair of hands, right?! So how do we cope with doing more?

Today on the podcast I want to help you tackle that by looking at scheduling social content in a way that will help you feel more in control, more organised and ultimately more effective on social media.

Dealing with Copycats: You be You and I’ll be Me!

Dealing with Copycats: You be You and I’ll be Me!

You fire up your laptop and log in for the day and up pops a product that looks exactly like one of yours, but it isn’t. You are dealing with a copycat!

Immediately you feel a gut-wrenching surge of shock, anger and upset, because you spent hours and maybe even years perfecting what you do. How dare they do this to you!

Hey, I’ve been there, and it sucks! It’s 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.

Selling Crafts Online: The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About!

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.

Here on the blog I want to lay out a guide for the key things I think you need to be doing with your online craft business to make sure it works for you.

Spotlight Retailing: Is Fibercrafty a breakthrough for craft retail?

Spotlight Retailing: Is Fibercrafty a breakthrough for craft retail?

I came across Fibercrafty by chance when I was looking into alternatives to Etsy to talk about here on the blog and I thought it was a really interesting idea to share with you as an example of what I mean by spotlight retailing.

Be fearless and join the Craft Biz Incubator now!

Be fearless and join the Craft Biz Incubator now!

I ran a craft business called Sara's Texture Crafts for 11 years before I sold it in 2017. In that time, I learnt a lot, from what not to do (yes, I'm super honest about my mistakes) to exactly what to do to take my business from my original £100 investment into almost 7-figures of turn-over in 11 years... and no crazy hours involved either!

When I first started out it was tough, I had no idea how to run a business, or how to make this thing grow… and I struggled, because there was no guide!

It wasn’t until later when I really started to feel more confident and that was because I had learned what I needed to do, but trial and error, taking courses, reading books and consuming all the free stuff.

I worked out a system of growth for craft businesses that I now teach to others.

I have created the Craft Biz Incubator to help others follow their creative dreams and make their craft a full-time job.

Introducing the Craft Biz Incubator - Your Best Chance for Success!

Introducing the Craft Biz Incubator - Your Best Chance for Success!

Last time here on the blog we talked about my journey from hobby to successful craft business and how getting the right help, following my tips you can also enjoy a successful and profitable business. Today on the podcast and blog I wanted to tell you what happened next for me, so that you can understand how the Craft Biz Incubator came about and why I feel it’s your best chance at success on a budget.

Read to the end to find out about one of my students!

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!