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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Episode 107: Season 5 Finale

I cannot believe we are at the season 5 finale already! What a magical season this was. We heard from SO many amazing makers and professionals who shared their wisdom...

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The One Image You Should Not Use in Your Listings

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Competition Versus Competitors

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The First Three Steps to Etsy Success

If you Google “Etsy success” a bunch of articles about tips, hacks and tricks will likely show up. Some of that is probably helpful (particularly if its from wink) but these things actually are only useful or relevant AFTER the FIRST, TRUE and surprising keys to Etsy success.

It’s true that being successful on Etsy DOES include strategy in listings, photos, etc. But that stuff won’t get you very far if you haven’t gotten on board with these first essential Three Steps to Etsy Success.

I’m going to reveal them to you in today’s episode!

Episode 107: Season 5 Finale

I cannot believe we are at the season 5 finale already! What a magical season this was. We heard from SO many amazing makers and professionals who shared their wisdom and insights on a variety of topics. I really hope you enjoyed them all and gained a few pointers or felt inspired. Season 6 will be here before you know it! but in the meantime let’s keep in touch! Visit us at...

Episode 106: The Virtues of Newness

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...

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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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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