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“Nicola has transformed my business. Transformed is a big word but its not big enough to adequately describe the difference she has made… I’m gaining the reputation I dreamed about when I first started this journey.” – Melanie Forrer-Pratt Founder of Mel’s Nimble Thimble
Yesterday (14/6/2018) Etsy announced a price increase for all handmade sellers. If you haven't heard, the transaction fee is going from 3.5% to 5% and will, from 16th July, include shipping costs. Etsy are also introducing packages for handmade sellers...read more
Subscribe and get all the latest weekly handcrafted business news straight to your inbox*. plus the fab FREE ebook ‘The Art Of Marketing’ A Handcrafted Business sharing all the advice and information you need to create the handmade business you crave....read more
The gorgeous bank holiday weekend sunshine may have disappeared here in the UK, and Hurricane Harvey is swamping Texas but I refuse to believe summer is over, especially as there are two more days left to grab the fantastic Members Club Summer Offer....read more
Recently I was asked ‘if I only had time to read 5 craft business building articles on A Handcrafted Business which 5 would you recommend.’ Tough question! It took some whittling down, but I’ve had a look back and put together my top 5 articles. I love...read more
SUPER SUMMER BONUS!! Hurry! Join the Members Club* during August 2017 and get lifetime access to Make Your Way To Success - the 4 week marketing course for craft business owners. *Annual membership only It always upsets me when I hear about another craft...read more
Here is your round up of the latest handcrafted business news in social media, tech and eCommerce. There has been a lot happening this week.... buckle up! Yesterday the changes to the data protection regulations which are happening next year made headline...read more
I'm sure you know by now that I am passionate about pricing handmade products fairly - for both you and your customer, which is why I have written a new blog post about it which I'd love you to read. NEW Pricing handmade products to sell Als today is your...read more
Last week I messed up! I sent out the weekly news email and one of the links was the wrong one. I'm really, really sorry. I do test the links but some how that one slipped through the net. A really big thank you to everyone who messaged me to let me know....read more
In a Handcrafted Business news this week: Facebook, Amazon, Survey Monkey, Google and the A Handcrafted Business Survey. This week my Facebook news-feed seems to have been filled with questions about pricing handmade products. What really upset me was...read more
AHB News... Next week I am going to be creating a free five video series called 'Marketing For Crafters' live on Facebook! Monday through to Friday, you can catch me live with a brand new Marketing For Crafters class at 11am. I hope you can join me! I'll be covering...read more
The Video Challenge is back, Make Your Way To Success is starting soon, Facebook is getting involved in e-learning for groups, a lovely handmade business story makes the news, discover just why Google loves art and Member Spotlight: The Fabric Cabin AHB News... The...read more
The Video Challenge is back, Pinterest just got better for handmade businesses! Facebook Live With, a fantastic new way to use live videos for your craft, Wordpress 4.8, a quick look at the Amazon Handmade new Wedding Shop, Member Spotlight: Teri B Fantasy Crafts ...read more
Look after yourself, Not On The High Street research 'HOW SMALL CREATIVE BUSINESSES ARE CHANGING THE WORLD OF WORK', WooCommerce with Facebook, Member Spotlight! Loopy’s Place In A Handcrafted Business News... Sometimes the best thing you can do for your business is...read more
Etsy is still in the news as with the announcement of 8% of shares being bought by two private equity firms. This is a big signal that massive shake ups could be coming soon. I can only hope and pray these are good news for handmade sellers, but I won't hold my...read more
This weeks big Handmade Business News Etsy is potentially facing a few more changes soon, let's hope it includes a return to the handmade values. Following losses in the first quarter of 2017 Chief executive Chad Dickerson, who was also chairman, has been replaced...read more
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“Nicola Smith I am not quite sure how I came across you and I know I should because since then you have paid a very significant part in Mae and me.
I can do what I do but anything else, well… so that’s when you come in.
Yesterday’s session was so inspiring and I just love how you keep me focusing and going down the right road.
Before I spoke to you I was at sixes and sevens thinking ‘when am I going to do that’ ‘haven’t got time to do this etc. but now, I know exactly what I am doing for the rest of this year and next.
I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again, I am glad I now have you in my life and wished I had known you long ago. I would certainly recommend you to anyone.
You are excellent at what you do and I know now that I have the confidence to succeed, thank you.”Sue Jennings
I’ve only been in the club for a few days, but already my motivation is sky high. I’m finishing off little jobs, planning new lines and actually doing all those other “I’ll do that tomorrow” jobs on the page. I’m enjoying the behind the scenes of the business for the first time in ages. The club is incredibly friendly, it feels a little bit like the back of the classroom!Lisa Carter
“Your advice has been helpful somewhere quite unexpected. I was updating my profile on Match a few months ago and I heard you telling me “You need to write for your perfect customer”. I re-wrote my profile not thinking that some things might put people off but thinking that the right person won’t be put off because it will just be right. That week I started chatting with S** and we’ve been together since and looking forward to a happy future together so thank you!!Anonymous
I was feeling like I couldn’t see the woods for the trees before I joined. I didn’t know how to market and didn’t know how to best use my time doing it. I still have lots to learn and know I’m in the best place to do that learning!! Also the support is amazing!Vicki Gregory
I highly recommend you all enter the Members Club nothing is too small and the extra help is amazing. I’ve learnt so much on the business side.Sarah Davis
I’m new to the membership club, but it’s already having a positive impact on my business. Being held accountable, in a lovely happy environment, is working wonders for keeping me focused and on track.Nicky Merrick
I had followed Nicola’s Facebook page for ages but never taken the step to join the Members Club. I have a small and variable income each month and I was hesitant to spend £15 of my hard earned cash on something that I didn’t know if it would bring results. However once I took the plunge, I haven’t regretted a thing! Nicola is amazing and knows so much, and the support in the group is unrivaled. My sales have increased and I feel so much more knowledgeable, and only after three months! 🙂Victoria Sol
“Nicola Smith I am not quite sure how I came across you and I know I should because since then you have paid a very significant part in Mae and me. I can do what I do but anything else, well… so that’s when you come in. Yesterday’s session was so inspiring and I just love how you keep me focusing and going down the right road.
Before I spoke to you I was at sixes and sevens thinking ‘when am I going to do that’ ‘haven’t got time to do this etc. I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again, I am glad I now have you in my life and wished I had known you long ago. I would certainly recommend you to anyone. You are excellent at what you do and I know now that I have the confidence to succeed, thank you.”Sue Jennings
I was very cautious when I first joined, but soon learned what a lovely friendly bunch you all are. The help and support that Nicola gives each and every one of us is phenomenal. I’m so pleased that I took that first step. Thank you Nicola and all of you.Perry Noon