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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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Mar 29, 2022

I’m excited to share with you what happened when I deleted 3000-4000 Instagram followers from my @merriweatherc Instagram account! 

 

This episode covers my own experience and what happened when I deleted followers. I hope that it can provide some insight that you can benefit from if you also use Instagram as a marketing tool in your handmade business.


There were no hard and fast rules here, but I did have some key points I'd look for when determining if an account should be removed.

 

For full show notes and all the links mentioned in this episode, visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/161.

 

For a full list of all Merripodcast episodes, visit merripodcast.com.

 

Mar 15, 2022
As you know by now, my team and I support and encourage a small handmade business structure that makes use of one marketplace and one autonomous standalone site. 

 

Specifically, we recommend Etsy as the marketplace and Shopify as the platform for building your independent domain shop.

 

Whenever I speak about Shopify, inevitably, the question of other platforms comes up

"What about Wix?"

"What about Squarespace?" 

 

Today I want to answer that fully and in a meaningful way. Not just so you what my answer is but so that you understand why that is my answer.



To get full shownotes and all the links mentioned in this episode, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/160

 

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Mar 1, 2022
Etsy Predictions for 2022 and 2021 Recap 
At the end of 2020, I wrote a blog post about 3 things I predicted Etsy would do in 2021.
I went back to check in on them, and at first, it was a little murky deciding on if my predictions materialized or not. Conservatively, we saw half-correctness of 2 of my 3 predictions. 

I had another prediction that I didn't publish when I wrote the original article, mainly because it was boring. I did anticipate that Etsy would implement payment plans, and they did! You can now pay for Etsy purchases over several payments through a service called Klarna. So that's a cool feature; it's just not a particularly exciting one to talk about.


For full show notes and a list of all Merripodcast episodes, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/159

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