Growing Your Handmade Business
Learn how to build a successful handmade business from scratch.
This on-demand program will give you life-time access to all of the workshop content, so you can participate on your own schedule.
The internet revolutionized how artisans and makers sell their handmade items. It has become easier than ever to build and grow a handmade goods business, from scratch.
You can set up your online shop, snap a few pictures with your phone and launch a business in mere minutes. This has inspired millions of creatives around the world to start their own handmade shop.
But how do you turn your handmade shop into a successful full-time business? Is it really possible to make a living from your craft? Do you have something to offer that is not already on the market? The answer is yes.
But you need a great plan.
Creatives and Makers have a tendency to focus all of their energy on creating amazing products. They pour their heart and soul into every single item they produce. But having a great product is only half of the battle. You need a great plan for taking your product to market, building a brand around your work, and generating enough sales to reach your individual goals.
We have brought together three successful handmade business owners to give you an inside look at what it takes to build a successful handmade shop. This three-day live online workshop will help you make a plan for turning your small handmade shop into a full-time business.
You’ll learn what it takes to turn your passion and hobby into a real business. We will show you how to build a brand around your products, market your work in a way that sells and generate the income you need.
Who should take this course?
– DIY creatives who want to start selling their handmade products
– Established makers who are struggling to take their business to the next level
– Artists who are interested in creating products they can sell online
About the instructors:
Lane Huerta is the Founder of LoveLane Studios, an award-winning handmade shop that creates imaginative play-wear for children around the world. Lane began designing and screen printing tea towels, pillows and other home décor and became a veteran of Indie Craft Parade and other artisan craft fairs—but it’s been her imaginative children’s designs that have captured the world’s attention. In 2014, Etsy.com featured Lovelane’s Play Hard children’s wear on its homepage, and demand for its hand sewn, American-made capes and crowns have soared. Lane and her work have been featured on media platforms across the globe, including The Huffington Post, Today.com, Hooligan’s Magazine, Harper’s Brazil, and ABC World News Tonight. Today the brand employs two team members, hand-prints the line in studio and contracts sewing to local seamstresses. This method of production makes it possible for Lovelane to wholesale to retailers like The Land of Nod and specialty boutiques worldwide.Website – Instagram
Jahje Ives is the Founder of Baby Jives Co, a handmade shop that creates mobiles and artwork to inspire wonder and imagination. Her work has been featured on Today’s Parent, HGTV, Martha Stewart Living, and in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine. Baby Jives started as a solo operation run out of an extra room in her home where she made mobiles between naps. Now, Jahje works with independent seamstresses and a family run cut-and-sew business to produce her most popular mobiles. This has allowed Jahje to keep up with demand and expand into wholesale, selling to small shops and larger brands like The Land of Nod and West Elm. Jahje shares her story with her more than 60,000 social media followers, allowing her to connect with customers and the maker community. Website – Instagram
Dianna Barton is the Founder of Plum and Sparrow. Dianna fell in love with her own Moses Basket after the birth of her first child. She knew she wanted to share this little gem with other mamas, and began searching for something unique, beautiful and one of a kind.Plum and Sparrow is a supporter of the Fair Trade Federation. It takes an entire village in Africa to make each of their baskets. As one individual harvests the materials, it moves onto the next step where it is delicately colored, after the hand-weaver entwines every piece bringing it all together, finishing it with the leather handle. The intricate design of their products has drawn the attention of leading tastemakers, and landed them coverage on hundreds of national blogs. Website – Instagram
Session One – Developing your Products with Baby Jives
Learn how to build your product line from scratch, manage your time as you are growing your business and start selling your work on social media.
This session will cover –
– Building your product line
– Time Management for handmade entrepreneurs
– Getting started selling with social media
Session Two – Marketing Your business with Plum and Sparrow
Learn how to create a best-selling product, get your work featured in media and source suppliers are you grow.
This session will cover –
– Create a best selling product
– Simple Strategies for connecting with influencers
– Sourcing suppliers for a sustainable business
Session Three – Selling your work with Love Lane
Learn how to build a brand around your products, expand your Etsy empire and move from hobby to wholesale.
This session will cover –
– Creating a vision for your handmade business
– Building a brand around your products
– Moving from Hobby to Wholesale
3 Recorded Sessions
Our recorded workshop sessions allow you to work through this entire program on your own schedule, and our private Facebook group will give you a chance to connect with the other participants.
3 Daily Lessons
Each session includes a daily lesson packed with resources to help you put everything you learn into action.
All of the content is packaged into a downloadable comprehensive workbook that will give you lifetime access to the recorded workshop content.
How does it work?
How does it work? You will get a downloadble PDF that will give you access to all of workshop content. This on-demand workshop includes access to three recorded sessions with our instructor Each session includes an hour-long video, downloadble worksheets and other free resources. You will also get access to an exclusive facebook group which will connect you with 200+ artists who are building the same type of business as you are.
What if I don’t like the workshop?
We want everyone to leave 100% happy. Let us know if you are not totally satisfied with the workshop, and we will give you a complete refund.
Who’s this workshop for?
This workshop is for creatives who want to build a business around their passion.
Who created this workshop?
This course was created by the Instructors above in partnership with Modern Thrive.
What if I’m just starting out?
This workshop was designed for creatives at all levels. This workshop will help you find the path to building a business around your passion. (regardless of where you are in the journey)
Got another question?
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