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Today I have the pleasure of chatting with Jenn Johnston - a long-term listener of the Create & Thrive Podcast, who has grown her business slowly to the point where she's been able to go full-time! Jenn took the slow and steady approach to business success, working more and more on her biz, and slowly reducing her hours in her day job over a number of years, before taking the leap to full self-employment in 2021. We talk about her journey, how a serious health issue impacted her decision...
Do you need a mailing list for your handmade business? Honestly, they work better for some types of businesses than others, and today, I'll outline 5 reasons why you might like to consider setting up an email marketing strategy for your business. You can listen to this podcast below, or on your fave podcast app - or you can watch it on youtube!Watch on YouTube...Support the show You can make a secure donation (of the amount of your choice) via the Paypal button below. Each donation helps...
So this is a follow-up after my last interview with Amanda, where she shares her PHENOMENALLY successful Etsy shop launch! When we recorded this, she'd actually done 2 product releases, and they both went super-well. We talk about setting up shop, how to handle it when things don't go to plan (like selling the same product twice - eep!), making mistakes, Instagram, pricing, confidence, and much more. Enjoy! You can listen to this podcast below, or on your fave podcast app - or you can watch it...
If you haven't yet launched your Etsy or other handmade shop online, or you've launched but nothing seems to be happening... this is for you. Today I outline 5 things you need to get sorted before you can expect to successfully sell your craft online. You can listen to this podcast below, or on your fave podcast app - or you can watch it on youtube!Do you want to learn how to set up your own online craft shop and get it right, first time? Want access to a proven system that over 1,000 makers...
They've done it again! Dropped a bomb on the Etsy community. Reminds me of when they released ODR.. remember that? (P.S. It's gone now...) Should you worry about the new Star Seller system? Are you ever going to be eligible? In this video I'm going to break down what it is, how it works, and a whooooole bunch of issues that it has at this point in time. Get your FREE Etsy Resources: 🌟Etsy Quick-Start Guide: http://createandthrive.com/etsyguide 🌟Etsy SEO Cheat Sheet:...
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