Welcome to the Creative Hive Blog!

You’re in the right place for inspiration, information on starting or growing your handmade business, and must-read tips on making money while doing what you love.

Subscribe to our channel!




I’ve talked about how wholesale is a great way to diversify your income streams and build your business.

Have you wondered how to up your wholesale game for your creative biz?

What’s one way that can turn your business into a million dollar company in less than two years?

(It has happened to a few of us.)

Trade shows!

Trade shows are like craft shows except you don’t sell product right then and there.

Instead, you take wholesale orders (this is called “writing orders”) and ship your orders after the show is over

Over at the Academy of Handmade, I wrote a post on 5 things to consider before you jump in and do wholesale.

If you’re inspired and you think you’d like to take wholesale on, awesome!

I’m right here with you on that and think it’s a great source of income.

Here’s a list of the 7 steps you need to take to turn on your wholesale game.

One of those steps is creating your wholesale linesheet.

But if you’re not quite sure how to create a wholesale linesheet, here’s a technical how-to

don’t make this mistake when giving away free stuff

Do you give out free stuff in your creative business?

It could be your incentive to sign up to your mailing list, like a free PDF or an ebook.

It could be a free gift with every order or a giveaway prize.

When you give out free versions of your product, there’s the assumption that you make it less than your paid work – because you’re giving it away for free, right?

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

Today’s video talks about the big mistake many business owners make when giving away free stuff. Even big businesses do


How do you grow your social media following?

The right kind that are not only your target customers but also raving, loyal fans?

You’re about to find out how and see the power of a true and faithful following on social media.

Two days ago I posted one of my scented bacon necklaces on @tinyhandsjewelry Instagram account.

How to build a loyal following on social media

I know many people love bacon. But with respect, vegetarians, vegans and animal rights activists may not share that opinion:

How to build a loyal following on social media

I check in for comments an entire day later, only to find the conversation has figured …

Unlock a Profitable Handmade Business in Just 12 Weeks Without using Etsy or Social Media

Don’t chase success the hard way. Follow the same simple step-by-step system that I used to build multiple 6- and 7-figure online handmade businesses. Even if you hate selling, don’t have a large following, and aren’t techy.

How to get influencers, bloggers and celebrities to make your product go viral  

How to create demand for your brand and products and turn customers into raving fans

How to automate your store, reach more customers and make sales while you sleep




Secret #1

Secret #2

Secret #3