When you’re “not good enough.”

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(image by Michael Johnson, used under CC BY 2.0, modified from original.) Ever get that yucky "not good enough" feeling? You're going along, minding your business - making your products, taking their pictures, writing your listings. You're feeling pretty accomplished, getting things done, and crossing items off your to-do list. You take a minute to click over ...

Build your own website – A step by step guide just for handmade sellers (and a printable checklist, too).

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 (image by Tara S, used under CC BY 2.0, modified from original.) I know that if you've never built a website before, it can seem seriously overwhelming. And yet, if there is anything I've learned from my years of selling online, it's this: if you have a handmade business, you need your own site. When I say "your ...

Are you “chase marketing?”

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One of the biggest things that tends to keep handmade sellers from blogging is the belief that it's going to take over their entire life. Or, maybe they've already tried blogging, and it DID take over their life. So they quit. Believe me, I get it. We aren't superheroes. Between making your products, and photographing them, and ...