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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
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.
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…
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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