I’ve been selling my work full time for 5 years and I’ve learned a lot and I want to share that knowledge with others.
I get it. It’s hard to put your work out there – with a price on it – and wait. Wait for sales, wait for traction, wait to understand what’s going on or what to do and how to do it. It’s not easy.
When I was first starting out, I had no idea what I was doing. I started from the absolute bottom with basically no know-how. I’ve learned A TON through experience, as well as through trial and error. I spent a lot of time figuring things out and testing theories while building my business.
Now I can pass this along to you – so you don’t have to wait. Let me help you.
I opened my shop on Etsy in 2010 and developed my own site in 2011. Along with social media, community and a whole lot of hustle, I established my brand presnence online – with a lot of growing pains.
There is so much to be said for experience – and trial and error – but there is even more to be said for investing in quality education, services and help in order to avoid pitfalls, awkward phases and to simply save time sorting things out.
My goal is to empower creative people to share their work with confidence, and a big part of that comes from know-how and results. Once you know how to do certain things – and do them well, and make them work – you will see results, and those results will no doubt supercharge your confidence and creativity. And then you flourish. Education = Empowerment, Empowerment = feeling confident and motivated to keep going.
Save yourself some time and headache (also, heartache) and learn from my mistakes by finding out what they were and well, not making them.
It’s time + I’m ready!
I’ve offered personalized consulting on the side in the past + I’ve made adjustments to my product based work to make more time + space for educating others because that works important to me. Putting my creative work out in the world and making a living through my creativity + products has made all the difference in my life and it’s time to pay it forward.
My course for Etsy sellers
My video training course for Etsy sellers is here! Come get all the details on how I can help you optimize your shop and make the most of your time on Etsy to increase traffic, make more sales and position yourself for more opportunities and features! Optional upgrade available for access to Facebook group for additional support and feedback from other students as well as myself!
Let’s be real: it is SO HARD to see our work and shop the way others do. And gaining insights from another point of view can be invaluable. This is perfect for older/ more established shops or sellers who have completed my Etsy course and just want to see if they are on the right track for optimal performance on Etsy!
Pick my Brain
I would simply love to work with you. Brand + shop chat is one of my favorite things. I love a good strategy session. Let’s brainstorm, consult and otherwise set you on the path to ultimate awesomeosity!
“WOW!! I just finished your fabulous video and it was so amazing!!!! You did such an amazing job!!! It all makes perfect sense and I agree with EVERYTHING that you suggested. So much awesome information, Danielle!! $ well spent!!! I can’t wait to get started!!”
“Thanks so much for the Etsy critique! The feedback was spot on and I got great direction and steps to take to improve my shop. It’s been super helpful – I’m so glad I did it!”
“I found Danielle’s shop critique to be very valuable. She has given me the tools to take my Etsy shop to the next level. I’m looking forward to putting her advice to use and seeing how it improves my views and sales. I’d recommend her shop critique to anyone who is looking to improve their shop and increase their sales!”
Some notes on experience:
From the beginning, I read a lot, invested in education and spent hours experimenting with various things and strategies. Now I pass it on to you – so you don’t have to spend that time. I already figured stout!
I attended a seminar at Etsy HQ that aimed to educate sellers about educating other sellers. This seminar was offered exclusively by invite only to a small number of people.
I’ve been interviewed by the WSJ about selling online and I sat on a panel of Etsy sellers at the Martha Stewart American Made event in NYC. I’ve taught Etsy to RISD students, lead a workshop at Massachusetts College or Art + Design, and gave a presentation on selling on Etsy at a Boston Graphic Artists Guild event. I’ve taught Etsy 101 in 3 states to groups of all sizes.
My work has been discovered and featured by a number of national + international publications and media outlets.