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Your Handmade Business is a podcast for makers about the big picture of your business brought to you by the Academy of Handmade—helping you to do what you love and love what you do. Each episode we tackle an important (and sometimes uncomfortable) topic about running a handmade business and feature perspectives and experiences from Academy of Handmade members, as well as the greater maker community.
 
The Merriweather Council podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, is all about celebrating the reality of gainful self employment through craft. This is a podcast for art and design entrepreneurs - makers, etsy sellers and shopify users! Featuring tips, insights, advice and tough love for handmade business owners in concise format. Focused on sharing realistic ideas and personal experiences with the nuances of handmade business in mind. If you are working to turn your crafty tendencies into profi ...
 
Do you believe that art, creativity, innovation, and kindness can change the world? If you answered “Heck yeah!” then this is the podcast for you. Badass Creatives is hosted by Mallory Whitfield and features marketing and business advice for creatives, as well as interviews with a diverse range of handmade artists, performers, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Based in New Orleans, Mallory is an artist, speaker, and author of How to Make Money at Craft Shows. By day, she works in digital m ...
 
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Selling your handmade products anywhere is possible The world is big and it’s even more accessible now which means you can sell to pretty much anywhere. Selling to different markets, however, also means that you have to deal with different challenges. Of the first challenges you will encounter is the language barrier and here are some questions mos…
 
With so many holidays in the second half of the year, many big businesses set up promotions or discounts to attract more customers to buy. As handmade business owners you may be tempted to do the same because it’s when people buy the most statistically and if it works for other businesses why can’t it for you? It would seem like that’s the best str…
 
Can your handmade business finish strong this 2021? Most businesses want to end the year better and stronger. Who doesn’t, right? But that can only happen when you plan early on and in alignment with specific goals that you have. That’s why it’s important for us to do a mid-year check-in to evaluate the progress on the plans that we made in the pre…
 
it’s inevitable to face new challenges when you’re in the game… the game of running your own business. So if everyday seems like you’re running across obstacles, what do you do then? In this week’s episode we are talking about the book by Abby Wambach called Wolfpack and we are sharing with you the key points we like about it. This book challenges …
 
First of all, we would like to thank all of our Patrons who sent their product photos for us to critique! A couple of weeks ago we asked our Patrons to send us their product photos for us to review. So in this week’s episode we are sharing our thoughts and some tips on how to improve the product photos that our Patrons have bravely submitted for us…
 
On this episode, I’m sharing 5 reasons to love The Council in 2021 and basically 5 reasons why I really want YOU to join The Council! The Council is our membership experience for handmade business owners. 2021 is our 5th year! I can hardly believe The Council has just turned four years old. In that time, we have worked with hundreds of makers and s…
 
will your handmade product photos attract customers? They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That couldn’t be more true than in your product photos. Often, your product photos is the first thing that catches the customers’ eyes. They then click/tap on the photo before reading the description or the caption. That’s why it’s important that your…
 
I don’t want anybody to feel bad if they did this, but this is not a good strategy. It’s not wise to do this. This concept can apply to any platform. This is not specific to Etsy. As I said earlier, this is something that came about because of Etsy but many platforms already offer more than ten image spaces. You want to always be mindful of what yo…
 
Do you ever feel like you know how to do a lot of things and how much knowledge you have from your years of random online learning and freebie gathering and yet… still struggle to make progress in your business? I've been there!! (I do not feel nostalgic for it, but because I learned some vital lessons, I will revisit those wayward years today for …
 
It’s no secret that as a business owner you will, at some point, usually multiple points, have unhappy customers. While unhappy customers are less frequent than happy customers or customers we never hear from, either way, customer service is a daily activity in any business. It is true that customer service exists at every turn, but the part of it …
 
The idea of launching a product line usually brings up one of two emotions: YAY or UGH. (Both are entirely valid!) If you feel more UGH than yay, I get you. I, too, dislike using the launch model in my own business. The launch model I am referring to is one you are probably familiar with. It starts with teasing out a new product line for a few week…
 
Running out of creative juices? Here’s some ideas to get the flow going Many makers like you and us have probably encountered some problems involving creativity. It could be the feeling of running out ideas or perhaps having too many ideas and not enough time. Creativity means a lot of different things. That’s why in the first part of this episode …
 
Today I am diving into the quandary of consistency in business. So elusive! What does “consistency” in business actually look like? What does it mean when we say we want more consistency? And why does it sometimes seem unattainable or frustrating to accomplish that at times? We are ALL always looking for consistency in business, usually, that means…
 
Here at The Merriweather Council, we are VERY pro-Etsy. That is probably pretty obvious by now. However, we are also huge proponents of having your own standalone eCommerce site in addition to Etsy. (We recommend Shopify for building that standalone site!) We wholeheartedly suggest handmade business owners have both! We love Etsy and believe it’s t…
 
Last week we discussed the impacts of the pandemic on the handmade community and now we are diving deeper into the main survey results to get a grasp of the current state of the handmade industry. From yearly revenues, social media platforms being used, average income between online sale platforms, to hours worked and much more! We are cross examin…
 
Every year I make an effort to deliver this message regarding the summer sales slump to help you get proactive and manage expectations during this time so you can turn your slump into your most valuable season. This is about using summer wisely to avoid a lack of focus and preparing for a successful holiday season! My hope is to make this summer sa…
 
I don’t work for an algorithm. I understand that every platform has best practices and things it’s good to be aware of. I’m okay with basic rules and guidelines, but I’m not okay with being told I shouldn’t even bother unless what I want to do will make an invisible robot happy. That is so discouraging and toxic. I don’t have any issues with the ex…
 
The survey results are in! All industries we’re affected by the pandemic in one way or the other. But how much did Covid-19 impacted the handmade community? In this year’s State of Handmade Survey we added a new section about how the pandemic affected handmade businesses. And that’s what we will be focusing on in this week’s episode as we discuss t…
 
At one point or another, I believe all makers will receive a message requesting information related to HOW they make their products and with what materials exactly. I know this is a moderately controversial topic in the maker space, and as always I want to remind you that we do not have to agree on this at all. Everyone gets to choose how they run …
 
The ever-popular topic of Etsy SEO is on the docket for today, so let’s chat! What is Etsy SEO? Of course, when we say Etsy SEO, that means Search Engine Optimization specific to Etsy’s native search engine. Etsy SEO is a common focal point for Etsy sellers, maybe even to a fault. What I really wanted to highlight in today’s episode is the reality …
 
If this is your first time joining us for an episode of The Merriweather Council Podcast, well, you’re diving into the deep end today. I’m okay with it if you are!! ⚠️ Just a fair warning: this is one of my soapbox topics, and I get so fired up about this! Today I am doing an extended rating of the coupon types makers in business tend to offer. I d…
 
✨ If your product went viral tomorrow, would you be ready? Small business owners are so lucky to have an abundance of tools at our disposal for creating and sharing content right now, such as Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok. I know that can be overwhelming at times, but it is a good thing overall. There are so many ways to create content and places …
 
What does storytelling have to do with your business? Storytelling is not just limited to books and movies. It’s also applied to connecting your brand to your customers. And this is what the book Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller is all about and this is what we are discussing in this week’s book club episode. What benefits can a powerful stor…
 
Pricing handmade products is so challenging, but this is a critical topic (obviously.) Today I’m recapping some of my top pricing reminders for handmade business owners because I know the struggle is very real, and I need to hear these things more than once, too! If you are a long-time listener of The Merriweather Council Podcast, you have probably…
 
⚠️TOUGH LOVE ALERT ⚠️ I’ve posted about this on Instagram before, and it always seems to ignite a little fire. No one cares about your Etsy sales number besides you. Etsy is not a perfect platform, but it is a damn good one. We believe it is the best marketplace handmade business owners have right now. ⁣ Sellers (and some buyers) often gripe about …
 
Today we are spilling the ONLY secret for you to succeed in your handmade business. Are you ready? The secret is… There’s no secret! But there’s only one way to succeed in your handmade business and it may not be what you think. Find out what that is in this week’s episode. N.B. This is a Patreon-exclusive episode, you can start listening to the ep…
 
What problems do non-essential, luxury, handmade products solve? Great question, maker! Oh, you’re only asking because it showed up on some ideal customer avatar worksheet? There’s a reason you keep bumping into this question. It can be hard to answer. You might think of other issues people regularly seem to seek to fix like weight loss or better h…
 
I’m excited to dig into the big sometimes-scary topic of investing in your business today. For the past ten (nearly 11) years, I have been operating and making financial decisions about my businesses. I have spent about half that time working with small business owners full time, so I am very familiar with all the hesitations and concerns of making…
 
Your handmade products may not sell at all and here’s why… So you’ve started your handmade business? We bet a lot of you have this fear that your products may not sell at all. Here’s the reality… that fear never goes away. So what do you do about? In this episode we talk about the different ways to mitigate this fear, why you shouldn’t worry too mu…
 
Season 8 of The Merriweather Council Podcast has landed! I cannot believe this is the start of our 8th podcast season!! If this is your first time listening to The Merriweather Council Podcast, welcome! The Merriweather Council is a female-owned and operated small business that provides support resources for makers in business. Our mission is to le…
 
Are you letting your dreams slide because of what other people think you should do? We’re diving deep into one of the things that might be holding you back from really committing to your handmade biz dream today. Other people priorities/other people’s problems – and by this, we don’t just mean on a personal, individual level. We also discuss how yo…
 
Is your handmade product time consuming to make? You’re probably wondering how to price your work and still make a profit. If this is you then don’t miss miss this episode! We specifically talk about pricing handmade products that take a long time to create. N.B. This is a Patreon-exclusive episode, you can start listening to the episode below, and…
 
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