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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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!

Career Change and New Handmade Opportunities with Debora from The Timeless Crane | Episode 125

Today on the podcast we have Debora from The Timeless Crane talking about her experience as a maker in business, new handmade opportunities, and a member of The Council. I can’t wait for you to hear about Debora’s story and her time inside of The Council, particularly how it helped see the success she wanted as an artist, and develop even more as a full time business owner! A bit...

Chereen of Smeeny Beanie Knits Interviews me About my Maker Biz | Episode 124

We are turning the tables a little bit for today’s episode! Chereen From Smeeny Beanie Knits interviews ME for her IGTV live series! For the full audio visual experience you can head over to her Instagram! We agreed to broadcast it on The Merriweather Council Podcast, too! A bit about me You already know me, hopefully! But in case you are new here. I am Danielle and I am the founder...

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You Do Not Need a Big Audience in Order to see Success on Etsy | Episode 123

If you feel intimidated by your audience's size and how that is going to impact your success on Etsy - this one is for you! If you've been putting off opening shop on Etsy until you have a big audience, don't! I'll explain why. You don't need an audience Many would-be Etsy sellers, and quite a few already-sellers - feel that they cannot be see success on Etsy because they don't have...

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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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