Have you ever wanted to hear the other side of the story?
What’s it like to be the partner of a creative entrepreneur?
What’s it like working full-time with your spouse in your business?
Who does the washing? (Spoiler: not Jess.)
We answer all these questions and more in this special, 200th episode of the Create & Thrive Podcast, where I interview my husband and right-hand-man, Nick Bianchi, on the show!
I did a call-out for questions… and boy, did you all deliver! So I asked, he answered, and we bantered about our experience working together and sharing all aspects of our lives over the last decade – since before Epheriell even began.
We had a lot of fun recording this, so I hope you enjoy listening to Nick’s experiences, and this glimpse ‘behind the curtain’ of a self-employed couple.
Do you have big ideas… but struggle to make them happen?
I can’t count the number of projects I’ve never started, or not done properly, or been up at all hours trying to finish by a deadline!
Why does this happen?!
Because we don’t project manage properly, that’s why.
Today’s guest is here to save us from all of that! Kate Hutcheson of the Efficient/Creative has turned her years of project management experience to helping creatives like you and me work out how to get big things done.
She outlines a super-simple method for you to follow in order to plan and execute your next project… properly!
A lot of potential issues with your handmade business customers can be side-stepped through the judicious use of policies.
A well-planned policy preempts a lot of issues, and makes sure everything is spelled out clearly to your customer prior to purchase.
It also keeps everything fair and transparent, and makes sure you can’t be accused of making up one set of rules for one customer, and another for others.
It’s as much about your protection and peace of mind as it is about informing and protecting your customers.
In this episode, I discuss the ins and outs of policies – what you NEED to have in there (no matter what platform you use), and give you some Etsy-specific guidance, as well.
As per popular demand in the Thriver Circle (my membership community for makers) – this premium episode is all about stats.
I cover the what, why, when & how of tracking stats in your handmade business – and I’ve got a downloadable spreadsheet you can use right now to get started!