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

The Merriweather Council Podcast features 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 on etsy and elsewhere.

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Sales are Slow or Stalled

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What Your Audience Wants to See and Hear on Social Media

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How to Sell Without Feeling Like a Salesperson

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5 Realities of Doing Business in the Maker Community

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Common Etsy Concerns + Hesitations

We know that Etsy can be a powerful tool in your business, but only if you feel okay enough to give it a try and use it. That is, of course, the first step to making it work for you!

Many Etsy sellers, would-be Etsy sellers or Etsy curious folks have heard loads of stories about Etsy that have thrown them off and discouraged them from trying. Many current Etsy sellers also have concerns.

We are hoping to address some of the most common Etsy concerns sellers have so that you can make a better decision for yourself and more effectively tap into Etsy’s unique power and leverage it for your business on and beyond Etsy!

Set and Enforce Guilt-Free Policies in Your Handmade Business | Episode 155

It’s no secret that as a business owner you will, at some point, usually multiple points, have unhappy customers. While unhappy customers are less frequent than happy customers or customers we never hear from, either way, customer service is a daily activity in any business. It is true that customer service exists at every turn, but the part that I’ve noticed is...

Launching Handmade Product Lines with Timed Events | Episode 154

The idea of launching handmade product lines usually brings up one of two emotions: YAY or UGH. (Both are entirely valid!) If you feel more UGH than yay, I get you. I, too, dislike using the launch model in my own business. The handmade product lines launch model I am referring to is one you are probably familiar with. It starts with teasing out a new...

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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 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.

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