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If you guys have noticed, I rarely make any YouTube videos about TikTok, or Instagram Reels, which I know are super trending right now.
The reason for that is because I don’t use them for any of my businesses.
And you know what?
I can still make a combined million dollars in sales across all of my businesses every year.
If there’s one takeaway I want you to have with this blog post, it’s that social media is not the ONLY thing that can bring your shop traffic and sales.
I am well aware that …
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.
If you’re experiencing slow sales right now in your handmade business and it’s summertime as you’re reading this blog post, here’s what’s going on, why sales are slower, and what to do about it. If you’re new to business, one thing you should know is it’s a roller coaster.
There’s no stable paycheck that you can expect from month to month. Some days you’ll make a lot of money; other days, it’ll be crickets.
I want you to know that this roller coaster is totally normal in business.
Especially for most of us selling …
You might be making one of these four mistakes in your handmade business, and they could hold you back from having the business of your dreams.
Don’t worry, I made these mistakes too, so you’re not alone and when mistakes happen, we can actually learn from them and get better, right?
So stay tuned for the four most common mistakes I see my fellow creatives make in their business, so you can avoid it!
Mistake Number one: You probably don’t want to hear this, is spending all your money on supplies, …
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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