April 3, 2020
In this episode, I interview Shelly Shumway, a certified emotions coach trained to help people recognize rising emotions and deal with them in healthy ways before they explode. I talk with her about how we can handle fear, self-doubt and negativity specifically during a crisis like this global pandemic. Have a listen as we discuss these topics openly and hopefully answer many of the questions that have been running through your mind these past few weeks.
March 27, 2020
Do you know what stood between me and finding an area I loved to work in for years? Doubt in myself. I didn’t believe I was someone who could succeed. I didn’t believe that such a work - a deep passion and happiness in doing what you love - existed for me. I just wasn’t capable of what others were. This all was a lie I told myself and a lie I am constantly coaching many through. But what I have found to be true, is that once we break through this self created barrier, nothing is impossible. Nothing can be held from us. Join me in today’s episode where I give you a one-on-one pep talk that might just be what you need in this moment.
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/conquering-self-doubt
March 20, 2020
Imagine what it’d be like to own an online business that brings in consistent revenue each day, week, month and year! Now imagine what it would be like if your usual workload were cut in half! *pure bliss* This can actually happen! All you need to do is hire some help to get the tedious parts of your business done each day. This is often a breath of fresh air to business owners. After months of feeling tied down, hiring the right help is just the thing many need to prevent burn out. However, the first time hiring help can be intimidating not to mention bring on all sorts of insecurities. Plus, where do you even begin in finding the right person?? All this and more are answered in this week’s episode.
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/hire-out-like-a-boss
March 13, 2020
“Is Etsy too saturated??” This is a common question that comes up a lot and is important to know especially if you’re putting a lot of time and effort into launching an Etsy shop the first time. You don’t want all that time and hard work to go to waste. As with any business venture, we want to look before we leap and make sure the area we are considering is a profitable area to be in and will return money to us for years to come. In this episode we will be discussing four reasons why it is not too saturated and why you can be successful if you were to launch a shop TODAY! We will even be diving a bit into how the Etsy platform functions….which you’ll definitely want to hear because understanding this is key!
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/etsy-too-saturated
March 6, 2020
Sometimes mastering the naptime hustle can be difficult especially when mom guilt kicks in. As a working mom from home with two toddlers to keep me busy and a six figure online business to run, I get it. Today I am going to share with you what I've learned that is seriously a life saver to this day. Here we talk mom hacks and time management tips that will help lessen the load you are feeling, save you time, eliminate the mom guilt and free up your time while still being there for your family so you don't go cra cra. ;)
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/mastering-the-naptime-hustle
February 28, 2020
In this episode I interview Randee Hafen from Made by Dee Dee Etsy Shop. Previously Randee created and sold beautiful crocheted pillows. However, spending 7 hours on just one product with two kiddos in tow didn't make sense anymore and was physically taking its toll. She knew something had to change. Six months later, Randee has completely replaced her handmade crochet business and transitioned to an all new digital design business and now has a thriving Etsy shop with over 1000 sales and several best selling products at the time of this recording! Listen in as Randee shares her story of transitioning to a digital products, the struggles she encountered while learning SVG design and the problems she is facing now with her new business.
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/from-crocheter-to-svg-designer-1000-sales-in-the-first-6-months-with-randee-hafen
February 21, 2020
All too often I hear people focus more on the amount of followers they have, than on whether or not all that time spent on social media is actually giving them a return. Here’s an idea that may resonate with you like it did for me:
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS
There’s many creative business owners who waste sooo much of their precious time focusing on building followers instead of putting effort into areas that make more of a direct impact on their growth. During the startup phase you may want to ask yourself if this is the right way to be spending your time.
Join me in this quick discussion behind social media, why it may or may not be working for you and what to do if it isn’t.
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/its-not-about-the-numbers-what-you-may-not-know-about-social-media
February 14, 2020
Etsy is the first step to online business for many creatives. It is THE leading handmade and custom product platform after all. However, eventually business owners find themselves needing to expand outside of “Etsy Land” for various reasons. Many find that once they do build their brand outside of this platform, they reap many benefits - even from Etsy themselves! But just “how” do you go about building your brand outside of Etsy quickly? That is what we will be discussing this week’s episode so that you can build your brand rapidly and reap the many benefits of doing so.
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/building-a-brand-off-etsy-as-fast-as-all-get-out
February 7, 2020
This one is for all the artists and handmade business owners who already sell amazing creations, whether it be watercolor portraits, hand-lettered art, t-shirts, whatever it may be - but would like to add some passive income to the mix!
Owning a handmade business can be a lot to handle for one person. When artists are maxed out on their time to produce new products, they start looking for a more flexible solution. One option is to add digital sales to your store. This can be a breath of fresh air and give creators just the right amount of freedom and flexibility they need in their business!
In today’s episode we go through the strategy needed in order to migrate your current handmade or art business to one that also generates automated sales!
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/the-success-strategy-to-converting-a-physical-handmade-or-art-business-into-automated-income
January 31, 2020
Today we go over what is needed before you launch your dream biz. We will be discussing how to get started and exactly what you need in order to hit that live button for your business selling digital designs. We dive into the foundational components to make sure you have everything ready to go so that you can see success in your launch!
EPISODE NOTES: https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/how-to-get-started-launching-a-business-selling-designs