Good grief, how is almost June?? Half the year is nearly over.
I am here to evaluate myself on the progress of my goals for this year!
I’ve been having a freaking fantastic time shifting into a supporting role for makers – focusing much less on my own product creation and more on YOU! At first it felt like a huge risk – and I felt kind of like I was a fraud – having to put my product production + selling aspects of it lower on the priority list in order to nurture this new part of my business. But I’m not butter so I don’t do well with spreading. I’m more like Nutella… the bigger the glob in one spot, the better… or something… it doesn’t really matter which spreadable topping I am most like…
After five years of working alone, it’s really REALLY nice to be working with other humans, communicating with other makers and helping people grow their businesses.
I know how awesome it feels to have people buy your work, share your work or praise your work. And I know that you have to feel confident in putting it out there in order for any of that to happen. So that is my goal: to empower you and teach you so that you feel secure and confident and know how to optimize your experience.
On Mother’s Day I launched my Etsy Training Course + Self Guided Shop Critique. This course is full of really useful information, effective strategy training, easy to follow guidance and is packed up nicely in an easy to follow video format. It’s basically my child. I’m thrilled to be offering this course to Etsy sellers. I know it is going to save a lot of people a lot of time and energy + I’ve been lucky enough to hear from people that they are enjoying it and more importantly learning from it.
I appreciate all that you’ve shared with me and all the support as I move from one thing to the next and grow into something new. It’s been WILD, honestly, I am thrilled to be doing this work. And when I hear from the people I work with that THEY are doing well – and that why have seen big improvements, I feel successful. The success doesn’t have to be all mine anymore – when they prosper, I’ve been successful. That was my goal after all: to empower creatives to share their work with confidence – and I know that having a shop that looks and operates professionally is part of that.
Overall, I think I’ve moved steadily and genuinely in the direction of my goals and my version of success.
I’m completely thrilled… and excited, for all of the students in my course! If you’d like to join us, introductory pricing ends june 2. The course is just $50 until june 2, then it will be doubling (because it’s worth so much more than $50 and I’m gunna walk the walk of charging your worth which is something I always want other people to do as well!)
Another thing I did in May, in keeping with my goals for this year, was to phase hoops out of my product line. Since I am making products much less frequently while I focus on the other parts of my business (also, my podcast and other secret projects) and because I have been making hoops for 5 years, this was something I wanted to do. My goal was to go hoop-less by the start of summer. So I’ve posted all the hoops I plan on posting in my shop. And my Etsy shop is taking a slumber while I work on new things, as mentioned, albeit probably sort of slowly because course launching took a lot of focus :)
Can’t wait for June and the new things I have planned! Don’t forget, I have two mailing lists, please choose one or both (or none if you aren’t into it) that apply to you and your interests:
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