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A show for creative business owners who are learning the skills they need to grow their business. Each episode gives you actionable tips and mindset guides for dealing with your business journey in an effective way. Join us for the latest tips!

A show for creative business owners who are learning the skills they need to grow their business. Each episode gives you actionable tips and mindset guides for dealing with your business journey in an effective way. Join us for the latest tips!
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United Kingdom

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A show for creative business owners who are learning the skills they need to grow their business. Each episode gives you actionable tips and mindset guides for dealing with your business journey in an effective way. Join us for the latest tips!

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@indielifer

Language:

English


Episodes

010 You are KILLING your business with discount codes

7/17/2019
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It’s not uncommon for businesses to use discount codes as a way to seek new customers or promote new products. In fact as many of 53% of millennial shoppers look for coupon codes when shopping online according to Retail Me Not. While large commercial retail set ups can account for regular discount offers in their margins, those who have smaller businesses will struggle to stay afloat with a regular discounting strategy. This is why it pains me 😞 to see craft businesses continually...

Duration:00:13:32

009 How to take the STING out of bad product reviews

7/10/2019
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There you are going about your daily business and decide to check on your website, or Etsy shop, you stop dead in your tracks because something is very wrong… you have received a negative product review! Feels like a jab to the guts and you fall KO’d into your chair... As thoughts go racing through your head you find yourself in a funk and the sting has got to you. Today on the podcast I want to share with you the best way to mentally deal with bad product reviews and how to handle the...

Duration:00:11:04

008 Growing demand? Here's how to increase production capacity effortlessly!

7/3/2019
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As we push to increase our brand awareness, we hope that the demand for what we make will increase, but with this comes the fear that our current production capacity might not be enough. We start to worry; How will we cope with larger numbers of orders needing to be fulfilled? 😟 What if we can’t keep up? 😟 Today on the podcast 🎥🎧 I want to show you how to scale production in a way that keeps you effectively meeting demand. 😍 SHOW NOTES -...

Duration:00:10:55

007 10 Creative Hashtags to use on Instagram RIGHT NOW!

6/26/2019
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As of June 2018 there were 1 billion users on Instagram 🤯, making it one of the biggest and fastest growing social media platforms after Facebook, according to HubSpot. To put that figure into perspective in 2013 Instagram had just 9 million users! So, the importance of having a business presence on Instagram is becoming more and more important. But with all of those users how easy is it to get found? 😟 The answer is in two things; Firstly, content and secondly use of hashtags. 🕵️‍♀️...

Duration:00:10:01

006 5 ways to AVOID OVERWHELM on social media

6/19/2019
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Social media overwhelm is an ever-present threat to our mental attitude towards marketing our businesses online. Continually agonising over when to post to get the most traction, or the number of likes on your posts, or how many new followers you might get each week is exhausting and can make you feel like throwing your phone against the wall. 🤯 Tell me honestly, do you have moments where you feel like you are; 👉 Today on the podcast 🎥 🎧 I’m highlighting some boundaries that I have...

Duration:00:13:43

005 How to be MORE effective on Social Media in LESS time!

6/12/2019
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One of the questions I get asked A LOT is how to be more effective on social media in less time. I totally understand where you are coming from, because if you are anything like me, then the thought of doing yet more marketing is making you feel stressed, overwhelmed and sometimes even sick! That’s because we just don’t know how we can fit ‘more’ into our days especially as better marketing should lead to more sales and more sales means more production. We have only one pair of hands,...

Duration:00:13:14

004 How to kick your business fears to the curb!

6/5/2019
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Everyone in business battles with choosing courage over fear when striving for success. 😨 They have a fear; of making enough money, of what people think of their business idea and even a fear of being successful. It’s an irrational mindset that can put up far more roadblocks in their path to success than there otherwise would be. It is self-destructive. 🤯 What do we do to overcome this, to become courageous where we have previously been fearful? To choose growth instead of ‘just...

Duration:00:09:58

003 Dealing with Copycats - You be You and I’ll be Me

5/29/2019
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You fire up your laptop and log in for the day and up pops a product that looks exactly like one of yours, but it isn’t. You are dealing with a copycat! Immediately you feel a gut-wrenching surge of shock, anger and upset, because you spent hours and maybe even years perfecting what you do. How dare they do this to you! Hey, I’ve been there, and it sucks! It’s an extremely, emotionally charged moment that can leave us in a quandary for what to do and how to react. Today on the podcast I’m...

Duration:00:09:51

002 Free Yourself from Harmful Business Comparisonitis

5/22/2019
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I have an inner business demon. She’s prone to strike when I least expect it and when she does, she really knocks me off my feet. I’m talking about business comparisonitis. Have you heard of that? Most of us are aware of the basic comparison premise in our day to day lives; comparison is “a consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people.” What we sometimes forget is that comparison can happen to us anywhere and it’s quite prone to occurring...

Duration:00:09:29

001 Selling Crafts Online - The 6 Proven Rules You Need to Know About

5/16/2019
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Selling crafts online used to be an easy game and back when I started in mid-2006, selling my craft products was as easy as listing and crossing my fingers - well almost! Today online retail is much more competitive and so starting a craft business and growing it to make a sustainable income can be challenging. Here on the podcast I want to lay out a guide for the key things I think you need to be doing with your online craft business to make sure it works for you. READ THE FULL SHOW NOTES...

Duration:00:09:05

000 Handmade Business Podcast: Audio Podcast Trailer

5/15/2019
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Welcome to the Handmade Business Podcast! Show notes for each episode can be found at My Indie Life Blog and you can sign up for the complimentary newsletter here. In this series we are going to be tackling actionable tips and mindset changes to help you grow your creative business sales. Hey There, I’m Sara… I come from a creative product background where I successfully turned my own £100 investment into a six figure business in a niche area of the craft industry. Before that I worked...

Duration:00:02:21