The end of 2014 is almost upon us, and hopefully you’ve carved out a bit of down-time over the Christmas/New Year period. If so, you might be in need of a bit of holiday reading to get you geared up for 2015… so I’ve put together this round-up of the best posts that we’ve published this year!
In no particular order, here are the 15 must-read posts on the blog from 2014
Enjoy… and I’d love to know your fave for the year (whether it’s on this list or not).
Do you fall into the trap of trying to do everything all at once? Here is why you need to stop.
Is selling online really right for you and your handmade business? This post will guide you through the process of deciding.
So, you’ve decided that selling online is the way forward for you. Before you get started, you need these 5 things.
If you want to rock Instagram, here are my recommendations for the best apps and tools for you to use.
Want to share someone else’s IG post on your feed, but don’t know how? Here are 4 ways to do it.
Mistakes are an inevitable part of doing business… but if we don’t realise we’re making them, how can we fix them? Make sure you’re not making these 5 mistakes with your Etsy shop.
Sure, you can pretty much learn anything you want by googling it these days… but is that the BEST way to learn? Find out why and when you should invest money in an e-course rather than muddling along on your own.
If you can answer ‘yes’ to both of these questions when you’re considering the interaction between you and your customer, then you’re doing it right.
Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy – our own roadblock. Are you sabotaging your own success in any of these 5 ways?
If you’re measuring the success of your business by the number of sales you’re making… you’re focussing on the wrong thing. Find out what you should be focussing on instead.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed, pulled in too many directions, and lacking boundaries? You need to read this.
In this post, Tracey Matthews outlines 7 qualities you need to grow a successful jewellery brand (and if you make something other than jewellery, this is definitely still worth a read!).
Awesome photos are absolutely essential to successfully selling your craft online. Get these 5 things right and you’ll be ahead of the game.
Earlier this year I asked YOU a question: what do you wish you had known when you started out? This post shares all of your answers so we can learn from each other.
In this post, I break down, step-by-step, how Nick and I process our orders – from when it hits our inbox until it goes out the door. Systems are crucial to your business running smoothly, and I hope this post helps you streamline and organise your own order processing.
If you follow C&T on Instagram and Facebook, you might have seen a little teaser for something awesome I’m bringing your way in January to help you have your best year in biz yet. Keep an eye on your email to be the first to know when I announce the challenge!
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