I’m simply pleased as punch to introduce you to the Merriweather Council Podcast.

The Merriweather Council Podcast features realistic and concise advice for makers in business… I fully believe in and celebrate the reality of gainful self employment through craft. I can’t wait to help you turn your crafty tendencies into profits on etsy and elsewhere.


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The First Three Steps to Etsy Success

If you Google “Etsy success” a bunch of articles about tips, hacks and tricks will likely show up. Some of that is probably helpful (particularly if its from wink) but these things actually are only useful or relevant AFTER the FIRST, TRUE and surprising keys to Etsy success.

It’s true that being successful on Etsy DOES include strategy in listings, photos, etc. But that stuff won’t get you very far if you haven’t gotten on board with these first essential Three Steps to Etsy Success.

I’m going to reveal them to you in today’s episode!

Realistic and Concise Advice for Makers in Business { + Season 7 Listening Guide} | Episode 127

I can't believe we've made it this far! We're back with more realistic and concise advice for makers in this, the seventh season of The Merriweather Council Podcast! When I first started this show, I didn't know what to expect and didn't plan that far ahead; I outlined one season, that was that. I know the podcast has been a companion to so many makers while working in the...

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How to Sell Without Feeling Like a Salesperson | Episode 128

Everyone wants to make sales, but no one wants to sell. That's the short and sweet summary of what I have observed. It has also been told to me many times: "I hate selling; I feel salesy." So lets talk about how to sell without feeling like a salesperson. Before moving forward, I want to preface this by explaining when I say "selling" in this episode, I am...

How to sell without feeling like a salesperson | Graphic 1 | Merriweather Council Season 7 Podcast

3 Benefits of Etsy Offsite Ads that Most Sellers Missed | Episode 126

Off the top, I want to say that the details about offsite ads mentioned here are the most basic facts- just enough to give context for today's episode. I encourage you to read the full and complete article Etsy released about it and form your own informed opinion. Please read the details on Etsy here. The offsite ads are still new, so this is still an evolving topic, and we don't...

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Creative Life, Happy Life

Join the private community of handmade business owners dedicated to generating gainful self employment from their craft work.

hey, i’m danielle

A maker, craft business ‘biz bestie’ and educator who loves iced americanos and pop music.

My first year in business, I made a whopping $4,000 in revenue from my handmade business (that’s not even enough to support my Starbucks habit). In year two, I earned almost $80,000 in revenue! And guess what? I did NOT make $80K with the same approach that I used to make $4K. Not even close!

Since I saw such a drastic transformation from year one to year two in my business, I know I have to share what I learned about turning a crafty tendency into profits with you (so, if you’re anything like me, you can support your Starbucks habit, too).

Be inspired and supported as a maker through my blog and podcast where I share insights from my 8+ years experience selling handmade work online and working with hundreds of students to do the same.


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