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3 Etsy Predictions for 2021

I don't know about you, but I love to make predictions and see how they turn out. For me, it is more fun than making resolutions at the start of a new year. (See here to find out more about why I'm not too fond of new year's resolutions.) These are my 3 Etsy predictions for 2021, (but also the things I would love to see Etsy do in 2021). To be clear, I don't have any insider information about...

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Top 5 Merriweather Council Podcast Episodes of 2020

 There were two seasons of The Merriweather Council podcast released in 2020, a total of 34 episodes! Of those, these are the top 5 Merriweather Council Podcast episodes of 2020 that we wanted to relive and recap! 4 things you should never do when pricing your handmade product. Pricing is a topic that tends to really resonate with our audience! I’m so glad that this episode reached so many people this year. I truly hope that the handmade community at large will get more comfortable charging...

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What Taxes Do You Need to Pay as a Small Handmade Business Owner?

 Whenever someone expresses concern to me about the legal or financial 'legitimacy' of their business, I get so excited because that is indeed the sign of an entrepreneur. As we know, I love to surround myself with entrepreneurs. Also, though, when I hear "what taxes do you need to pay as a small handmade business owner?" I immediately glaze over like a donut. It's what any mention of taxes does to me! Thankfully, I have found reliable resources for getting my tax and legal advice, and I...

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Build a Thriving Handmade Business in 2021 – Episode 140

We’ve made it to the end of another season of the merriweather council podcast! It is always bittersweet for me to end a season but I truly hope you enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed making it! To end this unexpected year, I thought it would be fitting to look ahead. Has a new year EVER been more anticipated?! (Probaby, but I’m not old enough to remember another...

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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 The Merriweather Council 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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