Have you ever wanted to start a handmade business? Maker and craft business educator Danielle Spurge shares her insights and experience.

Danielle Spurge is a maker and craft business educator. Through her work at The Merriweather Council, she teaches creative people how to turn their crafty tendencies into profits. Danielle aims to inspire and support makers in business and share insights from her 8+ years of experience selling handmade work online and working with hundreds of students to do the same.

In this episode of Pimp Your brilliance, Danielle shares her insights on using Etsy as a marketing tool, competitively pricing your products, overcoming social media overwhelm and how to stand out as a new seller.


[11:04] – Anybody can turn what they love into a business
[12:59] – The freedom of being self-employed
[14:02] – Using Etsy to optimize and leverage your business
[15:55] – Etsy should be working for you to promote you and your product
[21:27] – How can people ensure their listings are being seen on Etsy?
[30:19] – Combating the social media overwhelm
[35:09] – How to competitively price time intensive products
[37:25] – Tips for new sellers who are trying to stand out
[40:47] – How Danielle stays organized with both a handmade and service-based business
[43:51] – Challenges Danielle has faced as a business owner
[48:30] – Pimp Your Brilliance Action Challenge: Three things that someone can do to get their Etsy shop started right away


Danielle’s Etsy Masterclass – UnlockEtsy.com


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