Episode 106: The Virtues of Newness

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This episode is a note to new sellers – those of you who are just getting started, those of you who haven’t found your footing in the big picture yet.

While I know that you eventually want to find that footing, and shed your “newbie-ness” I also know that this time is so so valuable to you and your future!

In episode 99, I spoke about what makers who get to a steady spot are most at risk for. That episode is worth a listen no matter what stage you are at. So is this one.

But this one is specifically for those of you who are just getting started. You might be feeling “behind” or like you’ll never catch up or get where you want to be. You might feel as if there is just SO MUCH to learn and do, there is no way you will get there ever. That’s really normal! But hopefully, this episode helps you re-frame all the things you are doing, experiencing and thinking about now in these early stages of your business.

Spoiler alert: new sellers you have so many opportunities right now!! Let’s discuss the many virtues of being a “newbie” – and how you can enjoy and embrace this time better!

Thanks so much for listening today! If you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend or other new business owners!


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Oh, hi! Welcome to The Merriweather Council. I’m Danielle and I am a maker in business and mentor to other makers in business. I teach you how to turn your crafty tendencies into profits!

Oh, I’m also really into crafts, boy bands + iced coffee. Email me anytime to say hello or send cute Backstreet Boy videos or dog pictures .. or whatever! danielle (at) merriweathercouncil.com Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I am an old newbie. I have had my domain and inventory tracking software for two years and have yet to post an item online. I am an artist and am anxious to begin selling online but I am 68 years old and beyond starting to learn the technology. I just want to do my art and recoup some of the thousands of dollars I have in supplies. What I need is a tech person to get my store set up so that I can accept sales and add new items. Are there people out there who can do that sort of thing without costing more thousands of dollars?

    • hey Sherry,
      I get that. Tech can be really overwhelming. If someone were to create a site for you on something likewordpress using a premade theme, that would be a cheaper option. You would basically be paying someone to set it up for you – not custom build and design it which is a much bigger expense. You probably could DIY a shopify site (we have a tutorial for it http://www.merriweathercouncilblog.com/2017/08/free-shopify-training/ ) but youl would not be spending multiple thousands to have someone set it up for you. Of course if someone is photographing, writing and uploading all manner of shop details that might add some expense.

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