126 episodes

Crickets to Cha-chings is a podcast for handmade entrepreneurs wanting to uplevel their Etsy shops and take their side gig to a full time income. Join us as we talk marketing for your handmade business, strategy to drive traffic to your shop, how to stand out on Etsy, and running an online business while maintaining flexibility for your family.

Crickets to Cha-Chings Lauren Keplinger

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 31 Ratings

Crickets to Cha-chings is a podcast for handmade entrepreneurs wanting to uplevel their Etsy shops and take their side gig to a full time income. Join us as we talk marketing for your handmade business, strategy to drive traffic to your shop, how to stand out on Etsy, and running an online business while maintaining flexibility for your family.

    Slow Sales on Etsy lately? Make Sure You're Not Falling Into This Trap

    Slow Sales on Etsy lately? Make Sure You're Not Falling Into This Trap

    Have you been experiencing slower than normal sales? Have you seen other sellers saying the same? Worried this is the beginning of the end for your business? Make sure you're not falling into this trap so that you don't throw in the towel in your business.
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    • 26 min
    How Product-Based Businesses Have Shifted Over the Last 2 Years

    How Product-Based Businesses Have Shifted Over the Last 2 Years

    In this week's guest episode of Crickets to Cha-Chings, Lauren chats with Katie Hunt of Proof to Product. Katie talks about how a self-designed wedding invitation turned into a lucrative business assisting product-based business owners in placing their products on shelves. Katie and Lauren discuss the shift in eCommerce as a whole since the onset of COVID and the difference its had on consumer behavior. Listen to this and more in this week's episode of Crickets to Cha-Chings. 
     
    Connect with Katie:
    Website: https://www.prooftoproduct.com/
    Podcast: https://www.prooftoproduct.com/podcast
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prooftoproduct/

    • 25 min
    Busting Through an Income Plateau by Diversifying Your E-Commerce Offerings

    Busting Through an Income Plateau by Diversifying Your E-Commerce Offerings

    In this week's guest interview, Lauren interviews Elizabeth Chapel from Quilt Candy! Together they discuss their shared entrepreneurial spirit and the different mindsets they had in beginning their creative businesses. Elizabeth also shares inspiration on how to take a heavily hobby-centric niche and explore its scalability without becoming too broad in your scope. Listen to this collaboration of creative entrepreneurs in this week's episode of Crickets to Cha-Chings.
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    Connect with Elizabeth:
    Website: quilterscandy.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quilters_candy/

    • 30 min
    When is the Right Time for a Shopify Site? (My Answer Might Surprise You)

    When is the Right Time for a Shopify Site? (My Answer Might Surprise You)

    In this week's guest episode, Lauren interviews Erin Alexander of Product Powerhouse. Lauren and Erin when is the right time for a Shopify site. They talk about the differences between Etsy and Shopify and some of the strategies that you can employ on both platforms to make your business the most lucrative. All of these tips and more in this week's episode of Crickets to Cha-Chings 
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    Connect with Erin:
    Website: productpowerhouse.co
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/product.powerhouse/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/productpowerhouse

    • 29 min
    Is Wholesale Your Next Step? Here’s How to Get Started. -

    Is Wholesale Your Next Step? Here’s How to Get Started. -

    In this week's guest episode, Lauren interviews Emily Kerr-Finell, co-founder of Wholesale in a Box. Lauren and Emily discuss how to determine if taking your business wholesale is the right choice for you. Emily breaks down the main aspects of your business you should consider first, as well as offers tips on how to break into your local wholesale markets. All this and more in this week's episode of Crickets to Cha-Chings. 
     
    Connect with Emily:
    Website: www.wholesaleinabox.com/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/wholesaleinabox/
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/wholesaleinabox/
    Email: team@wholesaleinabox.com

    • 30 min
    Meshing a Passionate Career with a Profitable Side Hustle

    Meshing a Passionate Career with a Profitable Side Hustle

    In this week's guest episode, Lauren interviews Lisa Joworski of AWE Struck Aspirations. Learn about Lisa's passionate career in therapeutic recreation working with the older population and how that fueled and inspired her digital download Etsy store. 


    Connect with Lisa: 
    Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AwestruckAspirations
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AWEStruckAspirations/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

teeeb ,

So helpful!

I opened an Etsy shop recently and listening to this podcast has been super informative and useful!

Addicted To Blogging ,

Excellent podcast!

I love the honesty and have learned so much. Thank you!

o0xbc ,

Love her advice!

I have been following Lauren for a couple months now on Facebook and have recently subscribed to her podcast. I love her approach and she is very knowledgeable! I cannot wait to have enough saved to do her program. In the meantime, following her and listening to her podcast has been a great starting point for me and a motivator to aspire to bring my Etsy business to the next level!

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