Building a successful handmade business – with Lynsey Warren, the Handmade Business Coach
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Lynsey Warren is the owner of Raindrop Crafts, where she makes beautiful handmade fairies. Lynsey is also a Business Coach for Handmade Business Owners, a fellow podcaster (she’s the co-host of the Handmade Business Show) and she has some great advice on how to turn your hobby into a successful business.

If you’re a crafter or creative, this is the episode for you!

Listen in to hear Lynsey share:

  • An introduction to herself, her fairies and how she became a fairy maker! (1:04)
  • A description of her handmade fairies (5:15)
  • Starting a handmade business that can be a viable business (08:56)
  • Her view on whether crafters creatives can turn their hobbies into a business and how to work out if you have a viable product (10:33)
  • Why her card making hobby wouldn’t work as a business (11:14)
  • Her top tips for creating a successful handmade business (12:48)
  • How to properly price your products and charge for your time, not just materials (21:27)
  • The importance of being patient (24:34)
  • Why you should fall in love with learning (26:22)
  • How batch-making can free up the time to create new products (30:35)
  • Why you need to focus on sales (35:09)
  • The coaching and other services she offers for other handmade business owners (39:46)
  • Her number one piece of advice for other creative business owners (42:30)

USEFUL RESOURCES:

Lynsey’s Fairies on Etsy - Raindrop Crafts

Lynsey’s coaching website 

Raindrop Crafts on Facebook  

Raindrop Crafts on Instagram

Lynsey Warren on LinkedIn 

 'How to create a profitable handmade business' coaching packages

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