[136] Why you Need to Stop Feeling Bad about Charging Money for your Craft

 

We’ve all felt it.

That stab of guilt when you put a price on your work.

Even worse – the fear AND guilt when you RAISE the price on your work.

Pricing is an art as much as a science. There are no ‘100% right’ answers.

And the price you choose as a beginner should change once you get more experience and your business starts to grow.

There are so many elements to this process. If you haven’t already, please go do the Pricing with the Head & Heart Workshop for the nitty-gritty (Thriver Circle members only).

This podcast is about mindset. 

It’s about the money stories we carry around. (I delve deeper into this topic in the Money Stories Workshop – Thriver Circle members only).

It’s about how we connect our self-worth to our products… and the price we put on them.

It’s about the fact that you need to start treating yourself like the professional you are, and put aside the guilt about asking for money for your effort and time.

All that said… it’s also about why you don’t have to put your price up if you don’t need to. You choose how you serve your market.

What you DO need to do is STOP feeling guilty about charging money for your work – because money = a little bit of your life, and you deserve to be compensated for that!

I dive into a WHOLE bunch of stuff in this episode.

I hope you find it helpful in the process of pricing what your work is worth!

Jess x

 

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Don’t Miss these 2 Live Online Events!

 

 

Hey Thriver,

Heads up! 

I’m running not one, but two Facebook Live events this week, and you’re invited 🙂

 

1. 5 Mistakes You’re Making with your Etsy Shop… and How to Fix Them

 

After working with hundreds of makers over the last few years, I regularly see people making the same mistakes in their Etsy shops over and over again.

In this live video, I’ll be sharing the top 5 mistakes I see people making with their online shops. I’m focusing on Etsy today, but honestly, these issues crop up no matter what online venue you are using – so even if you’re selling somewhere other than Etsy, you will benefit from this.

I’ll share some really vital things which you can quickly and easily change right now to make your online shop more professional and encourage customers to purchase from you.

Other issues I touch on might take some time to get it right, but it’s important to start on these now so you can add to your skills.

I hope you don’t recognise these mistakes in your shop – but if you do, at least you now know what you need to work on to make it better!

Your shop will never be perfect: but you can always improve and be the best you can be.

Are you making any of these 5 mistakes with your Etsy shop?

I hope you can join me live and ask questions! If not, don’t miss the replay.

When:

  • Brisbane, Australia time: Friday, Feb 16 at 12 noon (this is not daylight savings time)
  • New York, US time: Thursday, Feb 15th, 9pm

Where: 

The Create & Thrive FB Page. Here’s the event link.

If you haven’t already, make sure to like and follow the page (make sure to select ‘see first’), and you’ll get a notification when the video starts.

 

2. February Q&A with Jess + Giveaway!

 

Would you like me to critique your online shop… for free?

I’m giving away a mini-critique next week, and it’s super-easy to enter.

All you need to do is join me on Facebook for my Feb Q&A, which I’m running live next week.

This is your chance to hang out with me and ask your crafty biz questions!

When:

  • Brisbane, Australia time: Thursday, Feb 15 at 10:30am (this is not daylight savings time)
  • New York, US time: Wednesday, Feb 14th, 7:30pm

Where: 

The Create & Thrive FB Page. Here’s the event link.

To Enter: 

Attend the live show and leave at least 1 comment. That’s it! I’ll choose the winner using random.org immediately after the show finishes.

Look forward to seeing you there, and helping you with your handmade biz questions!

 

Cheers,
Jess

P.S. If you don’t win, but you’d still love me to critique your shop, I’m giving 10% off shop critiques to all Thriver Circle members this month! 

You can find out more here.

[HBT #5] The Customer Isn’t Always Right

 

Handmade Biz Tip #5 – The Customer Isn’t Always Right

 

 
Episode referenced in this show: Episode 3 – How to Provide Outstanding Online Customer Service
 

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[135] Top Tips for Launching a New Product

Do you want to do a better job of launching your products?

Or perhaps you are still in the process of building your business, and haven’t yet launched at all.

Maybe you want to set up a regular launch schedule for not only new products, but new product lines.

Whatever you want to launch, this episode will give you some tips and strategies that will increase the likelihood of your launch being a success!

If you’d like more on this topic, I’m going to be releasing a whole workshop in March over in the Thriver Circle that covers this content and much more – AND we’re going to have a #LaunchParty project, so keep an eye out for that!

Finally – if you want an intensive guide to getting your business and shop launched, you might like to join me in March for Set Up Shop, my 30-day course that will help you go from Go to Whoa!

You can find out more here.

 

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Quotes and Highlights in this episode:

  • When launching a new product or line it is important to build buzz and anticipation.
  • Word of warning: some launches are going to very successful and some less so. Don’t be disheartened!
  • “Unsuccessful launches happen to everyone. If it does happen to you don’t let it stop you!”
  • Jess shares a story of early Epheriell product launch experiences.
  • If your launches do not perform to your expectations, analyse why. Did you stay “on brand” for your business? Is this something where there is a customer out there for this?
  • Share the process with ideas, prototypes, sketches on social media. Ask your audience what they think.
  • Bring your audience into the development of your product and build a sense of connection.
  • Set a date to provide a clear end point for both you and your customer.
  • Do not miss your date! Do everything you can to make it a reality.
  • If something happens and you can’t make the date, clearly communicate this to your audience.
  • Create a buzz by providing a discount or preorder to people on your mailing list to build a subscription base.
  • Promote your launch and special offer to drive traffic to your opening deal.
  • Create an event around your launch and remember this doesn’t have to be a huge event! Take advantage of an upcoming market, work with a local stockist, host an online live event or more.
  • “If you’re nervous about it, the best time to do it when nobody is watching”

 

Want to set up online for the first time? Or overhaul your online shop? Join me for Set Up Shop, starting March 12.

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