I want to help you build a sustainable, profitable handmade business that makes you consistent income and sales. I only ever teach or recommend marketing, social media, pricing, production and branding tips that I’ve personally used successfully in my own 7-figure handmade businesses.
I'm Mei, from Los Angeles!
starting a business
get more traffic
running a business
make more sales
growing a business
mindset & productivity
pricing & money
selling on etsy
selling on amazon
When I started Creative Hive Co., in 2015 one of my big dream goals for this business was to teach a class on Creative Live.
If you’ve never heard of Creative Live before, it’s an amazing resource where you can watch live online workshops – for free – and interact with instructors in real time.
I knew Creative Live wouldn’t come knocking on my door.
Good things don’t just fall from the sky.
So I knew I had to set some things in motion.
Just a few months into this new business, I scoured the Creative Live course list to see what wasn’t already being taught and what I knew I could teach.
For a while when I started Creative Hive Co., I didn’t feel good enough because my consulting business was so new. I knew I wasn’t lacking in experience with marketing know how, but I was intimidated because I’d never done something like this before.
I could have waited until I was more ready and feeling more confident.
But I knew the longer I waited, the slimmer my chances were because my class ideas would get snatched up by someone else.
I mean, there are only so many ways you can talk about selling wholesale or marketing with Instagram.
So as nervous as I was, I sent an email to Creative Live.
I didn’t tell anyone about doing this except my husband. I was so worried I would jinx it!
A couple of weeks go by and I hear nothing.
I expected that.
Because good things don’t normally come from that first email.
I sent a follow up and in a few short days, I received a very positive email back.
Weeks and months later… I signed the contract and am due to teach four classes in October.
Not one class, as I had planned and wished for as my goal.
Some days I still pinch myself because I can’t believe I’m getting the chance to be on Creative Live to teach you everything I know!
First, it’s free. (If you watch them live.)
Second, because as a fellow maker myself, I know that sales is the number one problem that plagues small businesses like ours.
How do you get more sales?
How do you make a consistent income?
With these questions in mind, I’ve designed four amazing classes that share one primary goal:
Here’s the lowdown on the four classes that you don’t want to miss:
October 15 – Selling On Social: A Complete Guide
October 16 – A Crafter’s Guide to Starting a Subscription Business
October 17 – Contest Rules: Run Great Social Promotions
October 17 – Keep them Coming Back: The Secret to Repeat Sales
These four classes will be very how-to oriented, which means you’re not going to be left guessing how to do all this stuff.
I’ll teach you the quick and dirty, nitty gritty ways of how I do this in my own handmade jewelry business.
You don’t have to wonder how any of this will apply to your business, because it probably will right off the bat!
I’ll have live walkthroughs, infographics, bonus PDFs, plug-and-play spreadsheets and great guest interviews.
You’ll walk away learning so much from these courses. I’ll keep working on them until they’re nothing short of amazing because you deserve the best. (And honestly, my creative integrity and soul can’t stand myself if I don’t create awesome things. I think you know that feeling!)
Make sure you RSVP to these classes so you can watch them for free!
I’d love to have you join me as part of the live audience for these classes!
Partly because you’ll help me sooth my nerves when I go on stage and also because I want to meet you.
You don’t have to pay for anything and it’ll be an awesome time for us to hang out after.
I’ve also heard that members of the audience get great traffic just from getting the amazing exposure to all the viewers of the course.
If anything else, I know for a fact you’ll walk away with a much more amazing experience as opposed to sitting at home watching me on your computer.
What I’ll teach you will stick in your head that much better and you’ll make your business better.
The internet is great, but nothing beats live, face-to-face experiences.
You can apply to be part of the live audience here.
If you can’t make it to all three days, just shoot me an email at mei[at]creativehiveco.com and I can set you up! You can definitely still come :-)
Last but not least, come join me and other makers, artists and designers in my private mastermind group.
I’m still working on my course slides and need to pick your brain on some of these things!
The private mastermind group has been a great place for learning and supporting each other.
See you there – and I hope to see you in sunny California!
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This workshop is for anyone who makes and sells a handmade or physical product, including jewelry designers, artists, paper designers, bath & body product makers and more!
The #1 mistake people make with Etsy & social media that causes shops to FLOP
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How to make sales in your handmade shop with ease so you can finally get to 6-figures
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I’m so excited for you, Mei! I wish you were going to be filming in Seattle so that I could try to drive over to be in the live audience. :)
Thanks so much Melissa! I think Creative Live has an office in Seattle and maybe used to do shooting there. It’s too bad we’ll be so far away. By the way, I’d love to partner with you sometime soon!
I would love to attend! I’m about 30 miles away in Fairfield, California. I’d like to RSVP. Thank you!
I’m sorry! I think I posted a comment about RSVP in the wrong section.
Adwoa, you would be perfect to be in the live audience! I’d love to meet you and hangout. Did you apply?
Here’s the link again: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PQbKCZ9e42xTv8Ymqw2sT2H0DqWi_QyTVwhD80nTa5w/viewform
Mei watched your courses and learned so much!
One of the things that continues to resonate with me was when you spoke about having your own website and storefront rather than just an Etsy or other selling platform, comparing it to paying rent (renting) or having a mortgage (owning).
It puts into perspective all the time and effort spent developing a web presence as building much valued equity for your company.
**P.S. It was pretty exciting to see your contest grow so quickly LIVE… good thing you sent that email and jumped before you were ready :)
Thank you for being a part of my courses on Creative Live! I hope you not only learnt new things but that you’ll implement them in your own business!
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