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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Top 5 Merriweather Council Podcast Episodes of 2020

 There were two seasons of The Merriweather Council podcast released in 2020, a total of 34 episodes! Of those, these are the top 5 Merriweather Council Podcast episodes of 2020 that we wanted to relive and recap! 4 things you should never do when pricing your...

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These episodes can’t be missed. Check out my most listened to episodes under 20 minutes.

episode 135


Questions to Ask Yourself When Sales are Slow or Stalled

episode 134


What Your Audience Wants to See and Hear on Social Media

episode 128


How to Sell Without Feeling Like a Salesperson

episode 122


5 Realities of Doing Business in the Maker Community

episode 132

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!

C.E.O. Mindset for Handmade Business Owners – Episode 138

This is an essential message to the person who steers the ship in your small business: you. The C.E.O. C.E.O. Y-O-U. We get lots of emails and messages here at MWHQ from small business owners looking for advice, guidance, and support. We have noticed that many are not in the correct place, mindset-wise, to really receive and make use of even the best advice that we...

The Truth About Must-Dos – Episode 137

Raise your hand if you always feel overwhelmed by all the things you are told you have to do to succeed in your business. I will imagine everyone is raising their hand right now. Overwhelm is everywhere. Things 'to do' pop up everywhere - TikTok lists, IGTVs, Pinterest pins, posts in Facebook groups… everywhere you go that entrepreneurs hang out, you will hear and see...

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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....

Offering custom work | Graphic 1 | Merriweather Council Podcast Episode 136

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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