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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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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 merriweathercouncilblog.com 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 Things You Should Never Do When Pricing Your Handmade Products | Episode 115

Pricing your handmade products sucks… That’s just the truth. It makes the impulse to do some of these things very real! It is true that pricing is hard, and it inevitably involves math which, for me, makes it even worse. There are lots of best practices for pricing your handmade products, I’ll point you in the direction of our top pricing resources in this post! For now though,...

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The Power of Messaging, Deciding + Sticking with Your Goals Featuring Jenn of Jenn D. Handcrafted | Episode 114

Have you ever played tiny golf? Some folks call it “mini golf”. Tiny teaches us a great lesson about sticking with your goals… Whatever you call it, I’m sure you’ve been out there on the putting green, positioned JUST right, with your putter grazing the tips of the fake grass, knees soft (just a little bit of bounce, not too rigid), hands gripped around the fake leather wrap of the...

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How Harley-Davidson Built an Enduring Lifestyle Brand | Episode 113

Last fall, while on my national tour d’ BSB, I popped into the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm not really one for museums, the friend I was traveling with really wanted to go. Truthfully, I really enjoyed myself! As a person who doesn’t care much for motorcycles or museums, I really enjoyed my time at the Harley-Davidson Museum. I wanted to share some of what I...

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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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