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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...
diy & education
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...
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...
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...
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.