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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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 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!

4 Big Benefits of Offering Custom Work and Personalization in Your Product Line – Episode 136

In the past TEN years (oh my goodness, y'all), I've filled thousands of custom and personalized orders – and I've learned a ton! It's a whole different ball game to do that kind of work than it is to batch produce something and ship it once it's ordered, as I am sure you can imagine. That sort of work has a it’s own set of pros, cons, challenges and nuances, too....

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Sales are Slow or Stalled – Episode 135

No matter what niche you are in, no matter what kind of product you sell... you will eventually experience a time when sales are slow or stalled. ALL businesses have slow times. Just like all businesses have busy times! One of our goals here at Merriweather is to empower you to weather storms, deal with challenges and make progress even when things feel hard and I...

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Social Media Content | What Your Audience Wants to See and Hear – Episode 134

If you feel drained and overwhelmed by social media content - you are not alone, and there are plenty of reasons that might be the case. One of them is merely feeling clueless about what your audience wants to see from you. I know for a fact that this one question creates a ton of anxiety and lots of hurdles for handmade business owners who use social media with...

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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.


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