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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
Today, I want to explain myself. I want to tell you why I've been holding out on you. We have shared a lot of information with you since 2015, when we started focusing on the education side of the business. I've shared A LOT. Over 120 podcast episodes, countless Instagram posts, videos, and other pieces of content… I've shared a lot! There is one thing I...
This is an essential message to the person who steers the ship in your small business: you. The C.E.O. C.E.O. Y-O-U. We get lots of emails and messages here at MWHQ from small business owners looking for advice, guidance, and support. We have noticed that many are not in the correct place, mindset-wise, to really receive and make use of even the best advice that we...
Raise your hand if you always feel overwhelmed by all the things you are told you have to do to succeed in your business. I will imagine everyone is raising their hand right now. Overwhelm is everywhere. Things 'to do' pop up everywhere - TikTok lists, IGTVs, Pinterest pins, posts in Facebook groups… everywhere you go that entrepreneurs hang out, you will hear and see...
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.