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
Running your own business is no easy feat. We face difficult decisions daily! From picking the beads for your new necklace design to deciding whether to ship USPS First Class, Priority, Parcel Post, Media Mail…? Should I sell on Etsy, my own website, or both?
We simple have too many choices!
For me, I take a very long time to make a decision. Occasionally I get to a crossroad and I don’t know which path to take. If you’ve ever felt that way, here are some of my tricks on making it easy!
One logical way to think through a tough problem is in weighing the cost and the benefit. Assuming you’ve brainstormed some possible solutions, the next step is to look at each one and predict what you might gain and lose from that.
For example, I was recently invited to be part of CreativeLive’s in-studio student for their upcoming workshop. It’s free to attend for the entire three days but I would need to pay for air fare and a hotel, car and food.
Incidentally, one of my favorite craft shows (Craft’za) to do is the very next day after the workshop.
I love to learn new things so I really wanted to go to the workshop. I didn’t even think I’d be picked! But I was worried I wouldn’t be prepared for my craft show (and worse yet, I may not even make it back on time!)
Here’s how I made my decision.
Cost of going to the workshop:
Benefits of going to the workshop:
My decision: it’s clear to see that there are NO solid benefits to going to the workshop. As much as my heart wanted to get on that plane to San Francisco for the workshop, there wasn’t any good reason!
Here’s an easier method that has always helped unveil the obvious solutions to some of your difficult problems. First, you need to be clear on your goals. What do you want to achieve in your business? How do you want your business to make you feel? One of my goals is to make $100,000 in revenue in a year.
Going back to my problem.
Cost of doing the workshop: $600 – $1600+
Benefits of doing the workshop: Impossible to put a concrete figure on this
Does paying $600 to (possibly) $1600+ to attend a workshop help me get closer to my goal of making $100,000 revenue? Not at all.
Decision: Don’t go to the workshop!
So for all you indecisive designers and self employed entrepreneurs out there, remember these two methods whenever you’re stuck in a rut. It’ll help you to at least get closer to making a hard decision.
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