I’m simply pleased as punch to introduce you to the Merriweather Council Podcast.

The Merriweather Council – a podcast featuring realistic and concise advice for makers in business… I fully believe in and celebrate the reality of gainful self employment through craft. I can’t wait to help you turn your crafty tendencies into profits.

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Pricing Lessons from Grey’s Anatomy

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The One Image You Should Not Use in Your Listings

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The 6 Signs You Might be Playing Business

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Competition Versus Competitors

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the real deal about the etsy seo update

Friends, this episode is hopefully going to set your mind at ease about some things Etsy did in 2018 that set sellers ablaze with anxiety. In September 2018 Etsy released a link to their SEO update. And then sellers immediately tweaked out. Which is fair.

But I am here to tell you, again, that you do not need to panic about this.

Hear me?

Episode 105: Business and Personal Inspiration from Kate Spade

Is it possible to overstate how influential Kate Spade was? I don't think so. So we did not refrain on this episode. Get ready for some great business inspiration from Kate Spade! Today we are chatting all about Kate Spade, her legacy and influence and her HUSTLE. I don't really like the word hustle but, she definitely worked super hard to get her business off the ground in the early days....

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Episode 104: Reaching More Customers and Nurture Your Community

I know how frustrating it can be to see business advice that doesn’t seem like it relates to YOUR business. As you hopefully know by now though, almost all business advice is just that: advice about business. And at the end of the day business is business and no matter what you’re selling, you’ve got to market it. So in this episode we chat about how to reach more customers and nurture a...

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Episode 103: A Surprising Strategy to Engage Your Audience

As an embroidery person myself, I am naturally attracted to other fiber artists - and Michelle Staub of Stitching Sabbatical creates such incredible work and uses a surprising strategy to engage her audience so, it's hard to ignore! But also it totally catches my eye and I love it so much every time I see it. Michelle has an insane talent - she stitches photo realistic pet portraits. YES,...

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Creative Life, Happy Life

Join the private community of handmade business owners dedicated to generating gainful self employment from their craft work.

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 my 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.