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The Merriweather Council Podcast

The Merriweather Council podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, is all about celebrating the reality of gainful self employment through craft. This is a podcast for art and design entrepreneurs - makers, etsy sellers and shopify users! Featuring tips, insights, advice and tough love for handmade business owners in concise format. Focused on sharing realistic ideas and personal experiences with the nuances of handmade business in mind. If you are working to turn your crafty tendencies into profits, tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Apr 27, 2017

Getting to share who you are as the human behind your business is easier than ever! Social media has given us the tools to let people peek into our lives with great ease, and we can easily share as much as we want, any time we want to. This is good - but also bad. Today's episode covers some cautionary words of wisdom about keeping it professional while still being a relatable human on social media.

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/26

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Apr 25, 2017

Wholesale sounds complicated but to get started, it doesn't take much, honestly. Today I am sharing the most basic over view of wholesale - and a little bit about consignment for comparison - to get you started! The most important thing is understanding the benefits and how it works so you'll know if it is a good fit for you. Take a listen for my basic wholesale brief and find out what you need to get started.

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/25

For more free handmade business advice, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/podcast

Apr 20, 2017

Don't pretend you don't love a good quotable! I know you do. We all do. Today I am sharing one of my favorite business quotes and I hope it gives you some inspiration and perspective.

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/24

 

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Apr 18, 2017

The students in my Training Course tend to have incredible results after taking my course and implementing my strategies. Many of these strategies are related to appealing to Etsy's native search system - so it makes sense that once they get a taste of the insane results getting found can have, they want to replicate this on their own site. My students come to me a lot asking about off-etsy SEO - aka, SEO on their own websites. Today's episode addresses some thoughts I have about this - it may surprise you!

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO ETSY SEO!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/23


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Apr 13, 2017

In this episode I'm reiterating why I do what I do and how I got to here. From high school to college and through to right now, I have had a lot of experience being the sort of outcast when it comes to interest in the internet and in careers. There is a bit of personal story here, enjoy! This episode is just a refresher on who I am and how I hope to help.

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/22


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Apr 11, 2017

OMG YAY!! Season two is here!! Thank you so much for joining me again for a fresh batch of episodes. In this episode I'll be sharing a bit about what you can expect in season two as well as providing a brief welcome and overview of the podcast for any new listeners!

For full show notes and links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/21


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