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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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May 24, 2022

Etsy shop audits. What are they? Is that the same as a shop critique? Should you invest in one? And why I don't offer them!

Years ago, I DID offer this as a service. I have done hundreds of Etsy shop audits.

I did shop audits for sellers at all levels, in all different niches, for all different types of products – handmade, vintage digital- all of them.

And what I found was that I was repeating myself quite a bit. Even in the follow-up written points, the additional resources, the extra input, and beyond – even when people would write back with questions… they were the same questions.

I know now that this is because until a certain baseline is implemented, the information that people receive in audits is not personalized.


For all the links mentioned and to get full show notes for this episode, visit merriweathercouncilpodcast.com/165

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May 10, 2022

Worried you might be you are underpricing your handmade product? I’m glad it’s on your mind because pricing properly is the foundation on which you build a sustainable business.

Regardless of your niche, style, medium, or experience level, pricing properly is key to having a handmade business that can endure, grow, and thrive.

To put it simply: if you aren’t pricing for profit, you don’t have a business; you have a hobby. There is nothing wrong with hobbies, of course, but they are best when you know you have one, not when you are trying to accomplish something else for a year and then realize you were on the wrong track.

In this episode, I reveal the 5 sneaky signs that you need to adjust your pricing.

For all the links mentioned in this episode and for full show notes, please visit merriweathercouncilblog.com/164 

 

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