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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.

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!

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!

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.

Etsy Sales: 54 simple things that will boost sales when it's slow

Etsy Sales: 54 simple things that will boost sales when it's slow

There will be a natural ebb and flow to retail sales for all of us and it can feel desperately hard to take when your Etsy sales, or craft website’s sales starts to slow down, and you aren’t sure how to breathe life back into things.

Slow down and be calm for a moment, because today on the podcast I am going to talk in more detail about exactly what you can do to boost sales when things are slow, as well as looking at why things get slow in the first place and how you can combat stunted sales over the long-term.

I know, right? This is exactly what you have been asking for and just can’t find anywhere else!

How to kick disorganisation in the face with a yearly planner

How to kick disorganisation in the face with a yearly planner

It’s at this time of the year when I like to dig in deep and fully plan the next year of my business. It’s something that I also constantly talk about in terms of business goals, but rarely do I show you exactly how I organise my whole year to be more effective and productive with my time. Today I’m going to show you how to do just that with a very simple tool… my yearly planner!

Etsy's Black Friday: Can you make it your best-selling day?

Etsy's Black Friday: Can you make it your best-selling day?

It is thought that Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales can account for as much as 30-40% of retailers’ sales between Thanksgiving and Christmas according to The Balance, with the proportion of online sales accounting for this figure rising annually. That’s a huge incentive for modern retailers to make sure that they create their best offer every year.

But what about those of us who handmake our products – can we really afford to take part?

Today in the podcast I am exploring the idea of Black Friday handmade sales and asking, is it worth it?

Now is the right time to invest and explode your online business

Now is the right time to invest and explode your online business

Today I had a Facebook live session as part of Issue 3 of My Craft Biz magazine called ‘Why you need to start thinking about investing in your craft business’. I wanted to expand on that subject here on the blog, because I think there are two types of investment you always need to consider which can make a massive difference to your business.