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Are you thinking about taking that plunge into selling wholesale to brick and mortar stores?
I know that wholesale can be a mixed bag. After all, why would anyone want to sell their handmade products at lower bulk pricing?
But selling wholesale can be very lucrative if you play it right.
I started selling wholesale in 2013 and by the end of the fiscal year, my wholesale orders brought in 50% of total revenue.
In other words, I doubled my sales …
I sent you an email asking if you wanted to see a 2014 year review of my handmade jewelry business, Tiny Hands.
I’ve never exposed so much of my business like this before but it can be helpful for you to have this insight into another creative business!
I received an overwhelming response to do this financial review so here it is.
My hope is that it will help you feel inspired and motivated to know that a small handmade business can really thrive and prosper.
Since Tim Ferris released his book The 4-Hour Workweek, many people have jumped on the work less, make more bandwagon. I’m not one of those people and I’m going to tell you why.
While I know that there is value in working smarter, not harder, I think four-hour workweeks or even four-hour workdays are overrated!
If you’re passionate about what you do you’ll find that it’s easy to put in the time.
I LOVE what I do! I have so much passion for …
Do you feel overwhelmed with all the things on your to-do list? All the great ways you could be doing to promote your business?
Social media can make anyone feel that way too. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ (what else am I missing?)… none of these help with your feelings of overwhelm.
Which ones can get you the most sales?
In the video below, I talk about two ways you can approach this dilemma and figure out which social media is right for you, if any at …
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
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