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Do you sell finished products or supplies?
If you’re like me, you’re catering to the consumer that’s ready to buy a finished piece.
They’re not interested in spending the time and effort to make something on their own.
Our customers are people wanting to wear your product now.
They want to gift your product to their loved one right away because they don’t have time to DIY.
Part of promoting your business might include advertising on other people’s blogs to help get the word out.
But you might be making a big mistake.…
Did you just get yet another angry email from someone complaining that your prices are too high?
Or you just got back from a craft show where you overheard passersby commenting about your high prices.
You’re hurt, disappointed, confused and upset.
But you’re not alone.
Here’s a screenshot of an email I got from someone really pissed off: …
Pricing handmade has been a discussion among artisans for the longest time.
It’s also what makes or breaks your business. Here’s what I mean:
You won’t make enough money to stay in business.
You risk running a loss because you don’t have enough money to pay for your marketing.
Not to mention the perception you allow your customers to have about your products and brand: cheap, poor quality, low value, bargain buy, unmemorable.
You won’t make enough money to grow.…
Do you have a Facebook fan page for your business?
Are you wondering how to improve your engagement?
How do you get more likes, comments and shares?
This all boils down to crafting awesome status updates.
Interesting status updates keep your fans engaged and active on your fan page.
The more engaged your fans are, the more your fan page will show up in their news feeds.
So your goal should be for your fans to:
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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