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Holiday Helper: Hiring Help

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Your holiday To Do list is longer than Santa’s “nice” list but you’ve convinced yourself that with the right amount of organization and only 5 hours sleep a night, you can get it all done before December 25th. That may be so, but the holidays only roll around once a year; don’t you want to enjoy them? When you try to do it all, you miss out on the best moments. You body might make it to your child’s holiday recital but your brain will be at the grocery store gathering ingredients for homemade cookies. And when you bake the cookies with your kids, your brain will be in the garage packing orders. That’s no way to celebrate the season. The solution? Hire some help.

Is Anybody Home? : How to Keep Your Store Looking Active

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Selling to a customer is all about trust. A stranger has to believe that if they send you some money, you’ll mail them an item that is equal to or of greater value than the amount that was sent. One way to earn that trust is by showing that your store is active and you care. Remember, we’re talking appearance here, not reality. You could have uploaded six new items yesterday but a first time visitor wouldn’t know that unless you make it clear. There are several ways to do that:

Stalled? It Might Be Time for a Radical Change

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How's business? If your answer was anything but, "fantastic", then it might be time for a radical change. Did you just get a shiver down your spine? That's not the Halloween spirit, that's your natural inclination to avoid change - especially "radical" change. But if you've poured everything you have into your online business; the best products, marketing, branding and it's still not paying off the way you hoped, then it's time for something completely different. What? To figure that out, we're going to take a tip from TV's Marcus Lemonis and look at People, Process and Product.

So You Want to Run a Webinar

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A webinar isn’t something you whip up over night. A good one takes planning and perseverance and yes, you might find yourself talking to yourself for three-quarters of an hour. But webinars can also be an incredible way of connecting with your audience, converting new customers and, if you’re good at what you do, they can even turn out to be an additional source of revenue.

When Success is Stressful it’s Time to Hire a VA

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I’ve seen people walk away from a successful business because they couldn’t handle the increased responsibilities. This is particularly true for artists who would rather spend their time creating works than marketing, shipping and customer service. It’s even worse if you have a full-time job that you can’t or don’t want to quit. How do you find not just the time but the brain-space to go on? You hire some virtual help.

Craft Show Checklist

Craft Show Checklist

We know that selling at craft shows is a lot of work...and you need to bring a LOT of stuff!

Just so you don't forget anything, we've whipped up a handy list of the essentials for success, including those "just in case" emergancy items. You can download IndieMade's Craft Show Checklist at the bottom of this post.

If you have your own must-bring item I hope you share it with us in the comments :)

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