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If you’re feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with your handmade business, because maybe it isn’t going anywhere.

You’re spending so much time working on it but why aren’t you flooded with sales yet?

I get that feeling when you think your business is struggling. But that’s why you have to read this post because things may not be what they seem.

I’m going to say something that might blow your mind.

How you feel about your business and your sales numbers aren’t always correlated.

Take for example an

We’ve been on Etsy for almost two years and made SO CLOSE to a million dollars in sales.

In this post, I’ll share with you a month-to-month breakdown of how much money we made every month, what happened during key months, why it wasn’t all rainbows and sunshine, and read to the end of the post where I share more on how we became successful so quickly. We started selling on Etsy in July of 2020.

So for the first month, we made $2310.50.

  • Month two, we

Are you looking to start your own YouTube channel to help promote your handmade shops? 

Not only can you reach a huge, new audience, but making the videos can be a super fun process. 

For Creative Hive, YouTube has been an AMAZING journey. 

I have so much fun making videos for you – and it’s been great at bringing in sales, so I keep doing it! 

That said, running a YouTube channel that’s effective at what you want it to do is not for everyone. 


The country is opening up again and that means craft shows are, too! 

After over a year off from the hustle of setting up shop at a fair, you might be ready to get back out there and sell your art in person. 

Craft shows can be a great source of income and a fun opportunity to meet other artists. 

Remember though shows shouldn’t be your only source of income. 

If you’re planning on taking your post-pandemic business offline, you’ll want to read these 5 questions to

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




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