Makers Biz 2017

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What is Makers Biz?

MAKERS BIZ is an online conference aimed at helping makers and handmade entrepreneurs start, grow and profit from their handmade shops.

It has been created for makers and handmade entrepreneurs, etsy sellers, and mompreneurs with a knack for the handmade and determined to make a living from it. Over 25 experts and successful handmade entrepreneurs will be sharing strategies and actionnable tips to help them start and grow a successful business. 

This conference is organized to be as “implementable” as possible for the attendees and is organized following a clear roadmap. There is 2 types of sessions: 

  • Experts talks / Interviews with speakers
  • Hands-on workshops (think “how to create your own logo even if you’re not a designer” or “how to define the ideal buyer for your handmade products” with clear steps, cheatsheets, and more).

The event is organized into 3 easy-to-follow steps:

start a handmade business


Topics covered:

Legal set up, pricing, branding, ideal customer, packaging, money management, productivity tips, business planning, etc.

grow your handmade business


Topics covered:

Picking and setting up the right sales channel: online marketplaces, own shop/website, retail/wholesale, craft fairs and markets.

profit from your handmade business


Topics covered:

Social media, online marketing strategies, paid traffic, public relations, press, sales and traffic strategies, etc.

Calendar + key dates

We suggest 3 different promo plans depending on what your schedule looks like and how much you’d like to share this event with your audience: All-IN / BALANCED / MODERATE. Of course, you can make your own plan to fit your business and calendar, these are just suggestions and guidelines.

We recommend you email at least 2 to 3 times to the summit landing page to direct traffic to it.

Below are some of the key dates to add to your calendar, and we’ll follow up via email ahead of time with more details and promotional resources to give you all the support you need.

Promote the event as much or as little, and as enthusiastically as you wish! I appreciate you all the same 🙂 

Want to become a affiliate and share the love for Makers Biz with your audience? Apply below.

Who else is supporting and speaking ?

Here’s a partial list of the amazing Speakers and/or Partners who have already said “YES!” and LOCKED-IN their spot for Makers Biz 2017. To join in on the fun, apply below!

Jennifer Lee

Author and Speaker - The Right Brain Business Plan

Holly Casto

Founder -

Kiffanie Stahle

Founder - The Artist JD

Hillary Pullen

Author of  "Online Marketing for your Craft Business"

Jess Van Den

Founder - Create And Thrive

Tara Swiger

Andreea Ayers

Founder - Launch Grow Joy

Lela Barker

Founder - Lucky Break Consulting

Janet Le Blanc

Founder - Paper And Spark - Certified Public Accountant

Renae Christine

Founder - Rich Mom Business

Clare Yuille

Founder - The Indie Retail Academy

Robin Kramer

Co-Founder - Flourish and Thrive Academy

Tracy Matthews

Co-Founder - Flourish and Thrive Academy

Donna Maria

Founder - Indie Business Network

Jenni Waldrop

Founder - Etsy Academy and Fuzzy + Birch

Jenna Herbut

Founder - Make It Show and Make it University

Julia Bickerstaff

Founder - The Business Bakery

Dani Marie

Founder - The Handmade Seller Magazine

Mikaela Danver

Founder - The Makers Collective

Monica Ng

 Founder - The Nerd Burgers

Lisa Jacobs

Founder - Market Your Creativity

Cory Huff

Founder - The Abundant Artist

Vickie Howell

Founder -

Kristen King

Founder -

Elle Roberts

Founder - ArtfulBiz Conference

Jeremy Howie

Facebook Ads Expert -Enlightened Marketing

Pru Chapman


Richie Peplin

Co-Founder - Marmalead

Gordon Hardy

Co-Founder Marmalead

Speakers have been featured in

all the tools and support you need

Social Media and FB ADS posts

All the images and graphics you need to share Makers Biz with your followers on social media or even run your own FB ads. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, blog header, sidebar banner and more!

email and social swipe copy

To save you time and/or help you get inspired, you will get access to swipe copy files for email promotions and social sharing (tweets, etc.).

Of course you are free to edit and change whatever parts you wish or even write your own entirely!

Quick access to links + stats

Once you’ve applied, you will find all your links in your affiliate area. They are easy to find and ready to copy paste. No looking in past emails to find your unique link and wondering if it still works. Access the data you need to track your efforts: visits, referrals, conversion rate, etc. All your statistics are in your affiliate area. 

free guide (playbook) to share

 We will be putting together a free playbook that you can share with your subscribers and followers to make it even easier to promote this event. Giving them something access to something that´s tangible and that they can access instantly. The playbook will have tips on how to start and grow a handmade business successfully as well as useful info about Makers Biz and how to make the most out of it (+room for taking notes).

Want to become a affiliate and share the love for Makers Biz with your audience? Apply below.

how does this online conference works?

To make sure that you understand how Makers Biz work, take a look below. Still have questions? Email deb [at] with any question you may have!

  • Registering to Makers Biz is free (simple email opt-in)
  • Once they signed up, attendees are emailed the link to access the videos for free on the day when the session is released. The “Sessions” page shows the schedule of when each video will be available for a FREE viewing. Each video can be viewed for free  for 48h before it is locked away.
  • To unlock it and get access to all the interviews, workshops, and bonuses, the attendees are given an option to upgrade to the ‘All Access Pass” (AAP) at any time before and during the summit.
Want to become a affiliate and share the love for Makers Biz with your audience? Apply below.

Tips to make the most out of this launch

Here are a few simple tips to help you make the most out of this launch and get great results from your promotional efforts! Again, if you have any question, feel free to reach out and we’ll do our best to assist you.


Put together an exclusive bonus that supports the content of Makers Biz. Offering something extra for signing up through your link is a great way to get more people to sign up.


Mail at least 2 to 3 times to direct traffic to the summit landing page. The best is to schedule this in your email service provider ahead of time. If you want to email more than that, have a look at the calendar and key dates and pick the dates that work best for you. The more, the better!


Don’t forget to email your ‘unopens’. You wouldn’t believe how effective this is to get people who didn’t open the first time to open the second time around. Most email marketing providers offer that option. If you use Converkit follow this process.  


Share on social media frequently before and during the event. Make sure you schedule this in advance… you will get all the graphics for each network as well as copy, making it super easy 🙂


Mail often before the event ends since that will drive more opt-ins and sales. Once the summit ends, the cart will be closed and no more sales will be possible. The event will eventually be turned into an evergreen product, but the price points will be different: $197 ( for the interview sessions without the practical workshops) and $297 (with the workshops).  


If you are speaking at Makers Biz, mail on the day before your session and a few hours before your session goes live. This tend to work really well! I will send you a reminder the day before as well 🙂

Want to become a affiliate and share the love for Makers Biz with your audience? Apply below.

affiliate details and house rules

  • The affiliate system tracks people through from free email sign-ups into the upgrade option. This means that if you promote the live event to your audience, and any of those free sign-ups ultimately decide to purchase an All Access Pass, you will get the credit for that! 
  • Affiliate receive 50% commission of all sales for All Access Pass referred.
  • Commissions are paid 45 days after the cart closed.
  • Your affiliate link & swipe copy will be sent to you ahead of time. During the event we will also send you emails with reminder for key dates to make it easier for you to keep track of what’s happening. 
  • No monkey business! No cash incentives; no teaming up with others; declare you are an affiliate; it needs to be clear that you’re a partner and that you are not portraying yourself as me (Deborah) through your marketing efforts; no cookie stuffing; no spamming… Just good, happy, human, respectful promoting! 


You get 50% of any sales made for the Makers Biz All Access Pass. Prices will range from $67-$97 during the early bird pricing, $147-$197 afterwards.
Want to become a affiliate and share the love for Makers Biz with your audience? Apply below.

If you have ANY questions at all, please contact me at deb [at] and I’ll do my best to assist and get you what you need 🙂

Thank you for your support! 

I look forward to a successful event and launch with you by my side!

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