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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.
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:
Do you have family who are unsupportive of your business?
“When will you get a real job?”
“How’s your hobby coming along?”
They don’t understand it’s your passion to make art.
They’re not aware that there’s a growing demand for handmade products in the market.
They don’t have faith in you and they don’t believe it’s a viable and sustainable, long-term career path.
You may be fortunate to have family who’ve had exposure to owning their own business and completely support your every step. Entrepreneurship …
Running an online business means that your customers can’t touch, feel, wear, use or smell your products.
While online commerce revenue is increasing year after year, it’s still challenging for people to shop online because of these drawbacks.
The few ways you can present your item to your customers is with your branding, website, product descriptions and product photos.
Amazing product photography is a necessity for any online creative business selling products.
Combine this with having an awesome website, and you’ve built yourself a very strong and …
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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