About The Merriweather Council
If you like getting your hands covered in craft, then you are in the right place. I love that too.
Feeling exhausted after working with your right brain all day, oh yes.
Making things that people love and gush over. Oh, HECK YES.
Feeling downtrodden because you can’t quite seem to gain traction with an interested audience… no. Not as much fun at all.
It doesn’t have to be or stay that way, we can turn it around.
IT’S NOT MAGIC. YOU CAN MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE, SELLING WHAT YOU MAKE.
Believe you don’t have to do what everybody else is doing. There are so many possibilities within your own talents and it’s time to turn those crafty tendencies into profits.
You want to be proud of the work they’re doing, be the greatest “busy” they’ve ever been, and feel like your dream job isn’t just a dream anymore.
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). After that first year in my business, I realized that I was working (so hard) for Etsy – but Etsy wasn’t working FOR me. I knew I had to change what I was doing so I could leverage Etsy to help me grow, without working so hard.
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!
If you’re working hard every day to make sales, I see you and want you to know it shouldn’t be so hard.
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 The Merriweather Council Blog and The Merriweather Council Podcast where I share insights from my 8+ years experience selling handmade work online and working with hundreds of students to do the same.
My signature Etsy Training Course has helped more than 1,000 makers like you leverage the unique power of this platform to generate thousands of dollars in sales per month.
I believe in celebrating the reality of gainful self-employment through craft and want to help more artists and crafters share their work with more confidence.
My Favorite Tools to Grow Your Handmade Business
Use this link to open your Etsy shop and get your first 40 listings for free!
Shopify is gold! Merriweathercouncil.com is powered by Shopify. After using a very non-intuitive system for the first iteration of my site, I was looking for something easy to use, clearly laid out, and with great customer support – Shopify is all of this and more. I am constantly amazed at the quality of their customer service and the back end is so easy to use and manage, I actually enjoy updating my site now. They also have low cost monthly plans, lots of apps you can add to suit your needs and their own payment processor which you can use in addition to PayPal. I give it a TEN. You can try it out for free and get my free video training to get started with a boost.
OH goodness, I am just OBSESSED with Creative Market. I buy so many things here: fonts, graphics, icons, backgrounds… literally any digital thing you need, they have it. But just know this is the beginning of the end… prepare to be obsessed.
*Do be aware that some of these links are affiliate links or referral links. That means I may get a small commission if you happen to purchase through them (there is no additional cost to you – your experience is exactly the same as it would be.) Rest assured I wouldn’t bother telling you about something that I didn’t use, love or trust. Why would I? So carry on with confidence.