Thriver Circle Membership is Going Up to $29 p/m on April 1st.


When I started the Thriver Circle over 3 years ago, with just 3 workshops and no courses, I deliberately decided to make it affordable.

I had big plans to deliver value to members: but I also wanted to make membership as accessible as possible to as many people as I could.

Since then, the price of membership has been just $15 AUD per month.

Fast-forward to now, and so much has changed!


New members these days get access to:


  • 30 video workshops on handmade business topics,
  • 2 courses (Handmade Biz Bootcamp & Your Year to Thrive),
  • A strong, supportive community of over 450 makers,
  • Live calls, mastermind videos, and chats with me every month,
  • A new members-only podcast every month, plus access to all the previous premium episodes,
  • Monthly group projects,
  • Access to a huge library of recorded business coaching calls,
  • And more…


To reflect the immense value new members receive when they join, I am raising the price of membership as of April 1st.


The price will be going up from $15 to $29 per month.


If you are a current member, or you join before April 1st? You will LOCK IN the current super-low price of $15 per month for as long as you remain a member!


So, if it’s time to get the support and guidance you need to turn your handmade hobby into a thriving, profitable business, don’t wait.


Join the Thriver Circle today:


Long-term member Stacey Howard of Max & Me Designs says of her time in the Circle:


“I’ve been a member of the Thriver Circle for a few years now and the knowledge I have learnt from the workshops, podcasts and monthly challenges has been pivotal in the growing success of my business.

When running your own business there is always something that can be improved or further developed, and the resources that Jess to members provides the perfect framework for every handmade business owner’s needs, no matter whether you’re just starting out or have an established business.

Everything is presented in an easy to follow format with clear actionable steps.

I view my membership in the Thriver Circle as an investment in myself, after all the most important part of your business is you!”


Join the Thriver Circle now:



Join us for the #EtsyRenewalProject!

Hey Thriver,

In the public January Q&A video, I had a lot of questions about Etsy pop up.

One of the issues that arose was the issue of renewing.

This is a marketing strategy that I have used right from the very beginning – when I opened my Etsy shop in 2008.

In my own personal experience? The more consistently I renew, the more sales I get. I personally see this as an advertising/marketing cost – and it’s got the biggest ROI of anything else I’ve tried.

If you’re not familiar with it, this is the process of going in and renewing products that are already active in your store (they have NOT expired). You basically ‘reset’ the timeline on them. This does not change the listing in any way – it just refreshes it so it has a brand-new four month life.

The theory behind this is that by renewing products, you get a ‘bump’ in the Etsy search results, as recency of listing is one of the factors their search algorithm takes into account when deciding where to rank you items. And, when this happens, people are therefore more likely to see – and click on – your listings.

During the video, I proposed the possibility of doing a project in the Thriver Circle whereby those of us with Etsy shops would spend 1 month consistently renewing items, to see what effect it has on our traffic and sales.

So – now’s the time!

If you don’t yet have an Etsy shop (but would like to) remember – you can still take this opportunity to see what happens with the other members of the experiment. I think having a cohort of people all doing this at the same time will be a super-interesting exercise!

If you’re not already in the Circle, and you’d like to join in for this project, I recommend you join us before Feb 1st, so you can get all the details of the project and be ready to go when we kick off!

Also, there are 2 other things happening in the Circle in Feb.

1. I’m giving 10% off the cost of my Shop Scrutiny service to TC members who book and pay in Feb (though you can have up to 6 months between booking and me doing the critique). If you book a full critique, you’ll basically get 1 1/2 months of TC membership for free!

2. In the members-only podcast ep, I tell you why you need to stop feeling bad about charging money for your craft!

Join the Circle here, or find out more about membership.

Jess 🙂

P.P.S. If you’re already a member, just make sure you’re logged in, and click here for the full details!

[132] How to Have an Effective Monthly Planning Day (Premium Episode)


Do you ever feel like you get ‘stuck’ in the day-to-day of your business?

Do you find time has gone by, and you wonder ‘what have I achieved’ today… this week… this month… or even, this year?

This often comes about because we get caught up in the urgent tasks in our business – filling orders, answering emails – and neglect the important long-term planning and business development that actually moves our business forward.

By having a set time, at least once a month (or, if you can’t manage that, then every quarter) to purely focus on long-term goals, priorities, and planning, you should see a marked increase in your business momentum, and in how accomplished you feel!

In this members-only episode, I outline my advice on how to have an effective planning day. One that will not only be super-effective, but also, super-enjoyable!

Listen to the Intro:


Access this episode now in the Thriver Circle.


Not a member?

You can join right now, or find out more about the benefits of joining our community.



[123] The 4 Things Holding you Back from Succeeding [REDUX]


We all face challenges when starting a business – or even further along the track when we are attempting to grow and change.

I know I still get a little bit of fear when I launch a new product, publish a post or start a new project. Even after almost 10 years in business! That feeling never goes away completely, but it does lessen as you do it over and over and over again.

This week I’m bringing you one of the very first episodes I ever created. In it, I discuss 4 things that might be acting as roadblocks on your path to success – and how to face and overcome each one.

Also! Thriver Circle membership is opening for the final time in 2017!

Membership opens 11am Wednesday morning AEST, and closes 11am Saturday morning AEST.

You can find out all about the Circle and join right here – and head on over to this page to find out all the details on the Your Year to Thrive course that you get exclusive access to as a member of the Circle.

Love the show? You can show your support by:

  • Leaving a review on the C&T FB page.
  • Leaving a review on iTunes.
  • Donating a few dollars towards the costs of producing the pod.
  • Joining the Thriver Circle – without the members of the Circle, this podcast would not be possible.


Quotes and highlights from this episode:

  • ‘There were times when I thought, I’m never going to figure anything out’
  • Having people to talk to – like a mentor or group – is the best place to learn.
  • The info is out there, it’s really about having a filter.
  • You CAN break out of the lifestyle you have created for yourself and you can create something different.
  • There are a lot of time-wasting things we do. Figure out what they are, stop wasting them and let yourself be goal-centered on how you spend those pockets of time.
  • It’s never been easier than it is now to make money from your creativity.
  • You need to spend one or the other – you need to spend time or money. You need to decide what you have more of to spend.
  • The most important thing that holds you back is fear.
  • Are you being positive or are you telling yourself negative thoughts?
  • “You can be confident and humble at the same time.”
  • “You will fail and you will fail a lot and you’ll do it over and over and that is OK.”
  • Don’t be scared of doing things because you think you won’t be doing it right.
  • “Just Start”
  • Whenever you put anything out into the world, it’s scary because you’re putting a little piece of yourself out there for the world to judge.
  • “Feel the fear and do it anyway”
  • Focus on the small wins, the little steps you can take to overcoming these things everyday.


Download or listen to this episode.

You can also subscribe to the podcast and listen to this episode on iTunes + Stitcher)

What Thriver Circle Members have to say…


Hey Thriver,

I may have been the one who created the Thriver Circle, but it is the members that make it the amazing community that it has grown into.

(There I am with three long-term current members – Sue, Vera, and Jayne – at last year’s Artful Business Conference!)

Without each and every member of the Circle, it would still be incredibly valuable, sure. All the exclusive workshops I create for members, the Your Year to Thrive course, the personal access to me every weekday…

Those things are super-useful to you and your business journey. But the thing that really makes the Circle so valuable are the members. The people who, just like you, are working to grow their handmade business.

Their support, their stories, their answers when you have a question, their compassion and support when you’re having a bad day… THEY are what make the Circle shine.

So, today, I wanted to share what they have to say about the Circle.

Last week, during one of our regular live chats, I asked if anyone would be willing to share their feedback on why they love the Circle.


Here’s what some of the current members had to say:


“So glad I joined The Thriver Circle after doing the Set Up Shop course. It is the best place to find like-minded, creative people who love to inspire and support each other. Jess and team supply sooooo much practical information and resources to really help get you on your feet in home-based business. Can’t recommend highly enough.”

Thriver Circle Member Paula Priaulx


“It seems to be the best handmade biz info I’ve seen on the web. The workshops are so helpful and have answered numerous questions I’ve had. The Thriver community is awesome and always there to lend a helping hand to others. The Thriver Circle is soooo worth while!!!

~ Thriver Circle Member Tammy Ward Hass


“I wasn’t sure if I’d get much out of joining the Thriver Circle but I gave it a go and now I can’t imagine where I’d be without it. The information and support I’ve received has truly been invaluable.”

~ Thriver Circle Member Chrystel Galea


“Jess, thank you for being so awesome. I am happy to be part of the community and grateful that I found you. Eveyone else, never stop believing that you are awesome, you are. You make dreams come true.

~ Thriver Circle Member Raun Norby


“I love that there’s a community of like-minded makers at my fingertips who are always there to support each other. No question is too big or too silly to ask! Someone has always been in the same position and is so happy to help.”

~ Thriver Circle Member Jaime Nuske 


“I love being part of the Circle! It’s wonderful to be able to seek advice from, be inspired by, and share experiences with an amazingly supportive bunch of people who genuinely get what running a handmade business involves.”

Thriver Circle Member Dyani Evans 


“I love the Thriver Circle! It’s my go-to place for like minded creatives in handmade businesses. A place where I can share my wins and also the hard times, with people who will understand; be supportive and – importantly – often come up with solutions.”

Thriver Circle Member Suzie Horne


Membership is open right now.


If you want to make 2017 THE year your business thrives, join the Circle today, and you’ll receive the information and support you’ll need to make it happen.

You can find out all the benefits of joining the Circle at

Ready to join? Click here.

I hope I’ll see you there, and that myself and the Circle can be part of helping you to grow your handamde biz in 2017 and beyond…

Jess 🙂


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