What Will It Take to Reach Your Revenue Goal?

Today we’re going to talk about money, but in a way that isn’t going to turn into a math lesson - I promise! I’ve got a free calculator that I’m going to share with you so that you don’t have to do the math yourself. I’ve talked with a lot of shop owners and makers...

Black Friday Success Tips for Handmade Shop Owners

Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner and it's the start of the holiday shopping. It's a really important time for makers and handmade shop owners. There is a lot of advice out there on how to make the most out of that holiday season as a...

How to Use Whatify to Boost your Etsy Sales

You’ve probably heard me saying how important product photography is when selling online a gazillion times… Well, Whatify can help you determine automagically which of your existing product photos will bring the most sales. That's why today I am joined by special...

The top 3 reasons most handmade shops fail and how to avoid them

Today we're talking about the top 3 reasons most handmade shops fail and I'm going to give you a few tips to avoid that. This is not about shaming you and telling 'Oh, you're doing this! You're definitely going to fail!' I'm just here to give you a bit of insight....

3 handmade shop myths you need to know about

Today we’re going to talk about handmade shop myths that we can read on the internet and often start to believe in. They can be a little bit dangerous to your business if you’re serious about being successful and profitable while keeping sane. There’s a lot of...

How to get 40% more work done in the same amount of time

It's productivity talk today! We're going to talk about how to get 40% more work done in the same amount of time. I've been having a lot of one-on-one conversations with you and it seems that a problem with building a handmade shop is not only what to do next, but...

How to use hashtags to grow your handmade shop

Hashtags are a great way to build a community of fans and find customers online. It’s not always easy to understand how they work and how to leverage them, and that is exactly what we’re going to talk about today. We’re going to cover the use of hashtags on 4 social...

8 tools that keep me sane while running my creative business

Today I'm going to take you behind the scenes and talk about the 8 tools I use to run my creative business. This entrepreneurial life is hard so I want to show you what I use to get stuff done while keeping sane. Sounds good?You can watch the video, or read the post...

How to sell your products to stores for the Christmas holidays

Time to get ready for Christmas! Last week we’ve talked about how to get your online shop ready for the Christmas holidays. This week we are going to take a look at another FABULOUS sales channel around Christmas: retail stores. So how do you get your products to...

How to prep your online shop for the Christmas holidays

August is coming to an end and as weird as it might feel, now is the time to start prepping for Christmas. In today's Tizzit.Tv Live Episode I'm going to share with you the actions you need to take from now on up until December. Plus, I have a FREE checklist with all...

How to create long collage style images for Pinterest using Canva

Wondering how to design those long style images for Pinterest with no design skills whatsoever and no expensive software? Done! Check out this tutorial I made for you :-)Any questions? Let me know in the comments! I am always happy to help.  And if you want to learn...

Are you making one of these 6 traffic mistakes?

Let’s talk traffic! I see makers and handmade shop owners make the same mistakes when trying to bring traffic to their store. There's 6 of them that I see happening again and again. Are you making any of these traffic mistakes?#1 Relying too much on your Facebook Page...

How to reality-check your handmade prices

Today we're talking about pricing and more specifically, I want to help you with one simple exercise to help you "reality-check" your handmade prices. This article was inspired by one of the TIZZIT community members who asked me if he should lower his prices to be...

How to get your year back on track

It's already June! Wait, whaaaat?! It can be a  scary time of the year because we all realise that this list of things we wrote down in January that we wanted to get done this year is FAR from being halfway done. Maybe you didn't even write down your goals at the...

top 5 reasons why you need to promote your shop on Pinterest

If you're not using Pinterest yet to promote your handmade business, get more traffic to your store, and sell more of your beautiful products then we definitely need to talk! Here are the top five reasons why you need to start using Pinterest to promote your handmade...

Getting shop visitors, but no sales? Here’s how to fix it

Are you getting traffic to your handmade store but actually struggling to convert those visitors into sales and buying customers? This article is for you! About your conversion rate To turn your visitors into paying customers, we need to increase your conversion rate....

How to offer custom items in your handmade shop, the right way

Are you tired of being scr*wed around by customers who ask for a custom order and never end up buying it? Or even more frustrating, people who ask for so many changes to the original item that you end up creating a product you don't even like? It's time we talk about...

Should you discount your handmade products?

Some people will tell you that discounts aren't really good for your business, and make your brand and your products look cheap. Others are going to tell you, "Well, promotions and sales work, so why wouldn't you discount your products?" So...should you discount your...

Is Etsy the best way to start selling your handmade products?

Should you sell on Etsy or on your own website? I know, right? That's a question that everyone is asking, and there's never a right or wrong answer to this problem. Today, I want to do things a little bit differently and instead of listening the pros and cons of Etsy...

The 4 features you need to increase your online store sales

Selling your handmade products on your own online store is a great way to reach a wider audience, get more sales and grow your handmade shop. But with all the features and platforms available these days, it can be a hard to know what features you should focus on, that...

How to improve your packaging on the cheap with moo mini-cards

I found something I'm completely in love with, and I am so excited to share it with you because it can really help you improve your handmade product packaging and do it in a way that's affordable. Let me introduce you to (drum-rolls) Moo Mini Cards! You can watch the...

How to deal with bad product reviews

From time to time it's going to happen. Someone is going to leave a bad review on one of your products, you heart will sink. Maybe it already happened and left you feeling really anxious? Trust me, I understand! Let me show you how to deal with bad product reviews and...

How to squeeze your to-do list in your crazy busy routine

This crazy simple step when working on writing down your to-do list can help you be 10x more productive! This tactic helped me squeeze in my side-project in between my full time work and my personal life when I was just getting started, and I hope it can do the same...

3 Key Elements for a Successful Handmade Shop

I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many makers, Etsy sellers and handmade shop owners over the last couple of years and the biggest lesson I’ve learnt is this: It can be so hard to decide what to do next and what to focus on. Feeling like there’s simply not...

Announcing Maker’s Biz 2017!

It’s taken everything in me NOT to share this with you until now and I am SO glad I finally get to let you know what I’ve secretly been working on for the last couple of months! I am as excited as this booty-shaker boxer! Seriously though, I am so excited to reveal...

How to pay yourself as a creative shop owner

Many makers struggle to figure out how to pay themselves for the work they do in their creative business. When starting out, it’s all about trying to make sales first; and personal and business finances are often mixed up. There is a better way to pay yourself, pay...

Handmade business costs: everything you need to know

If you have a creative hobby that you’d like to turn into a full-time gig, you’re probably wondering where to start and when “it will finally happen” so you’ll be able to quit your 9 to 5. Whether you’re just in the planning stage, or already selling on Etsy or at...

What handmade business model is best for you?

Once you have decided to turn your hobby into a business, the next thing you have to do is decide what type of business you want to be running. There are different handmade business models you can choose from, depending on your personal preferences, the products you...

How to brand your handmade shop on a budget

Branding can do wonderful things for your handmade business. But once you’ve defined with clarity what your brand is all about and who your ideal customer is, putting the visual, tangible elements of your brand together can quickly turn into a nightmare...especially...

A Guide to Packaging Handmade Products

Packaging your handmade products in a creative and professional way will help you grow your handmade business. By adding value to your products, it can take your shop from “craft shop” to “designer shop”, and help you delight your customers and turn them into raving...

How to change your product photo background to white

Product photography is make or break when it comes to taking your craft business to the next level. When selling online, people are “buying a picture”. Having professional looking product shots that represent your product accurately is crucial to create trust and get...

How to easily integrate your Etsy shop on your own website

Most handmade shop owners start their businesses by selling on Etsy. It’s easy to set up, and if used right, selling on Etsy can put your store in front of thousands of potential customers. But there might a time where you find yourself at a crossroads, wanting to...

What makes a good brand ?

A little while ago, I talked about why branding is important and all the amazing things it can do for your business. But how can you create a brand that your customers will remember, and that truly stands out from the competition? Fonts, colors, appealing visuals......

How to know if your products will sell – Part 1

Would it be less scary starting your handmade biz if you knew in advance that YES your products will sell? Of course it would! Although there isn't a magical formula that can give you a 100% guaranteed answer to that burning question, there are practical things you...

How to define your ideal customer profile and why you should

A customer profile is a semi fictional representation of who your ideal customer is. I couldn't think of a better way to explain why it matters so much than with these words: "As painful as it is [...] nobody gives a shit. Nobody cares about you or your product....

How To Start A Successful Online Shop: The Ultimate Checklist

Do you want to launch an online shop and sell your products to the world? (Voices cheering, hands clapping...). So that's a yes? Yay! That's so exciting, right?! Yep, it sure is, but it can feel slightly overwhelming too: "Did I forget anything?" "What do I even need...

9 Types of Images To Promote Your Shop On Social Media

Being active on social media is a great way to build a following of fans and grow your business by promoting your products and your brand to a bazillion of potential customers. If you know you have to be more active on social media, but you're not sure what type of...

How To Craft a Powerful Mission Statement for Your Creative Biz

Mission statement, vision, values, elevator pitch: are these all the same? Well... yes and no. To be honest there's a lot of noise around all these buzz words when really, it doesn't matter what you call it. What matters is that you know where you're headed, and how...

6 Things Every Online Shop Needs to be Successful

Starting and growing your own business will be a path of trial and error. You have to try things out to see what works and what doesn't. But, there are a few things that all successful handmade shop owners know you can't succeed without. You can think of them as "pre...

How To Transition From Etsy To Your Own Website, Pain Free.

            A quick reminder of the benefits of having your own site. Etsy is a great way to sell your handmade products, but it also has limitations. Having your own site will help you: - gain autonomy and control over your business. You will not be depending solely...

Email Marketing For Your Handmade Shop – An Introduction

Email marketing matters more than ever if you want to have a successful handmade shop and a profitable business. Studies show that emails have a higher conversion rate (meaning people reading it end up buying your products) and a better engagement rate (people...

9 Reasons Why You Need Your Own Website

A question that I hear quite often in the handmade world is: “Do I need my own website? or is Etsy enough?” Here is my honest answer: the only reason you shouldn’t have your own website is if you are only doing this as a hobby. Either that or barely getting started,...

How To Effectively Get Shit Done This Year

HOW WAS YOUR FIRST QUARTER THIS YEAR? How is 2016 treating you so far? We are already done with the first quarter of the year…And I must ask: Where the heck did it go?? I hope you had a more productive beginning to 2016 than I did. I remember finishing 2015 full of...

6 Fabulous Things Branding Can Do For You

Branding can increase your sales drastically, turn your one-off customers into raving fans, help you increase your revenue through higher prices, build trust in your products, and most importantly turn your first time visitors into customers. Branding doesn’t simply...

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