209 episodes

WINNER! Best Business Podcast at the Independent Podcast Awards

Do you (or do you want to) create and sell your own physical products?

Would you like to learn from, and be inspired by, other products business owners, who aren’t much further along than you are?

This is the podcast to listen to if you’re getting started selling products, or you’d like to create your own products to sell. It's a podcast for small business owners, makers and creators, from small business owners!

Whatever stage you’re at, there’s plenty of friendly, practical advice and inspirational stories - from product creators not much further along than you are.

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Website: https://www.vickiweinberg.com

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Join my free Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub/

Bring Your Product Idea to Life Vicki Weinberg

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

WINNER! Best Business Podcast at the Independent Podcast Awards

Do you (or do you want to) create and sell your own physical products?

Would you like to learn from, and be inspired by, other products business owners, who aren’t much further along than you are?

This is the podcast to listen to if you’re getting started selling products, or you’d like to create your own products to sell. It's a podcast for small business owners, makers and creators, from small business owners!

Whatever stage you’re at, there’s plenty of friendly, practical advice and inspirational stories - from product creators not much further along than you are.

CONNECT WITH ME

Website: https://www.vickiweinberg.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicki-weinberg-amazon-seller-support/

Join my free Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub/

    Running a multi-channel, family business - with Rosie Prosser - Corseside Nursery

    Running a multi-channel, family business - with Rosie Prosser - Corseside Nursery

    Today my guest is Rosie Prosser from Corseside Nursery, an RHS gold medal winning succulent specialist based in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  Rosie manages the technology and marketing, while her mother contributes years of plant expertise. Together, they've crafted a unique online community, teaching their customers the art of succulent care, and helping a thriving business grow, which is strongly focused on recycling and reusing materials.
    Rosie shares the strategies they use to manage sales across major online platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Amazon, explaining the challenges and lucrative aspects of each. We'll discuss the art of selling succulents online, the importance of high-quality photos, and tricks of the trade for shipping plants. She'll also give us a peek at how the pandemic sparked an evolution in their business model and how even traditionally offline customers have adapted to buying plants online.
    There is lots to take away including how to use a combination of social media, email marketing and Facebook groups to nurture and build your customer base, and the delicate balance between business scalability and personal satisfaction.
    The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023
    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    Corseside Nursery Website
    Corseside Nursery Facebook
    Corseside Nursery Instagram
    Facebook Group "Secrets of Succulents"

    LET’S CONNECT
    Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
    Find me on Instagram
    Work with me 
    Buy My Book: Bring Your Product Idea To Life
    If you enjoy this podcast, and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get special offers on Junglescout here:
    The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

    https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

    (Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)
    Support this podcast for the price of a coffee
    if you loved this episode please consider sending me a one-off tip. It helps me to keep bringing this podcast to you, for free.
    If you'd like to support this podcast, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support

    • 44 min
    How to (confidently) get visible online - with Helen Williams

    How to (confidently) get visible online - with Helen Williams

    Showing up online is something many of us struggle with. And as product business owners, it can feel easier to hide behind your product. 
    Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Helen Williams, a coach and the founder of Hey Helen Williams. Helen helps entrepreneurs to move online and overcome visibility blocks to get seen by the right people and increase their income. 
    Today we are looking at something I struggle with myself, putting your face on social media. Many of us find it terrifying, so I wanted to find out why Helen thinks this is something so many of us struggle with and what we can do about it.
    We talked about why it is important to show your face online, even as a product business owner,  and, importantly, practical strategies to achieve this in manageable, less intimidating steps. This episode was particularly enlightening for me, and I hope it offers you valuable insights as well.
    The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023
    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    Helen’s Website
    Helen’s Instagram

    LET’S CONNECT
    Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
    Find me on Instagram
    Work with me 
    Buy My Book: Bring Your Product Idea To Life
    If you enjoy this podcast, and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Support this podcast for the price of a coffee
    if you loved this episode please consider sending me a one-off tip. It helps me to keep bringing this podcast to you, for free.
    If you'd like to support this podcast, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support
    Get special offers on Junglescout here:
    The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

    https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

    (Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)

    • 39 min
    How to get your own PR in 2024 - with Rosie Davies-Smith - PR Dispatch

    How to get your own PR in 2024 - with Rosie Davies-Smith - PR Dispatch

    Today’s podcast guest is Rosie Davies-Smith. PR agencies have led clients to believe they're the only ones who can do what they do. Rosie made it her mission to prove them wrong. After running her own agency for over a decade, she founded PR Dispatch, a platform which powers in-house teams to become the PR experts.  Since then, over 500 brands have been given the training, expertise and contacts they need to take control of their PR in house and secure their own coverage at just 3 percent of the cost of a PR agency.
    Rosie shares her expert advice on what really matters in PR (hint - good imagery!) and the variety of publications to pitch to. She'll provide you with actionable strategies to handle your PR efforts independently, reducing the need for external agencies.  This episode is a must-listen for anyone prioritising brand exposure for their products in 2024. 
    The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023
    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    PR Dispatch Website
    PR Dispatch Instagram
    PR Dispatch Youtube
    Rosie Davies-Smith LinkedIn

    LET’S CONNECT
    Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
    Find me on Instagram
    Work with me 
    Buy My Book: Bring Your Product Idea To Life
    If you enjoy this podcast, and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get special offers on Junglescout here:
    The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

    https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

    (Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)
    Hosted by Captivate
    If you've been inspired to start a podcast in 2024 then I recommend my podcast host, Captivate.
    They were my top pick when I started 4 years ago because of how easy it was for a complete novice to get started. I’ve stuck with them because it’s still simple, they keep adding great new features (like the ability to share ads like these!) and it’s been so reliable.
    When you’re ready to start your own podcast, use the link for a free 7 day trial: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=vickiweinberg&tap_a=53455-ceb3a2

    • 35 min
    How to work with me in 2024

    How to work with me in 2024

    This podcast episode is a little different, I share my business story with you, from how I started, with my own product business, Tiny Chipmunk, making bamboo baby products, to my work now. This includes my book, Bring Your Product Idea To Life, and my work now supporting product business owners with selling their products on Amazon. Find out more about my own journey and how I can help you sell more of your products. 
    The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023

    HOW I CAN SUPPORT YOU ON AMAZON:
    My Free Resources 
    Is Amazon Right For You? Mini Strategy Session
    Amazon Account Audit
    Amazon Launch Package
    Amazon Training Q&A Hour
    Book a Power Hour with me

    LET’S CONNECT:
    Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
    Find me on Instagram
    Work with me 
    Buy My Book: Bring Your Product Idea To Life
    If you enjoy this podcast, and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get special offers on Junglescout here:
    The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

    https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

    (Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)
    Hosted by Captivate
    If you've been inspired to start a podcast in 2024 then I recommend my podcast host, Captivate.
    They were my top pick when I started 4 years ago because of how easy it was for a complete novice to get started. I’ve stuck with them because it’s still simple, they keep adding great new features (like the ability to share ads like these!) and it’s been so reliable.
    When you’re ready to start your own podcast, use the link for a free 7 day trial: https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=vickiweinberg&tap_a=53455-ceb3a2

    • 19 min
    Creating ethical, sustainable products - with Maame Sapong - Purscent

    Creating ethical, sustainable products - with Maame Sapong - Purscent

    Today I'm speaking with Maame Sapong from Purscents. Maame creates luxury home fragrances like candles, reed diffusers and other aromatherapy scented products. Her commitment goes merely beyond creating delightful scents. She's also dedicated to establishing a sustainable brand that strives to make a meaningful and possible impact within the candle industry.
    We had a great conversation about how she juggles building a product business whilst in a full time job, how she decides what to outsource and invest in, and what she can do herself, and the importance of pacing yourself in the early days. Maame also shares fascinating insights into how she makes her candles, how she ensures they are sustainable as possible, and how her first hand experiences in Ghana seeing the impact of plastic waste and flooding have renewed her commitment to making sure her business is ethical and environmentally conscious. 
    An introduction to herself and her businesses (01:26)The inspiration for creating her business (01:54)The steps she has taken to ensure her products are sustainable and ethical (04:40)Building a product business whilst working a full time job (10:07)Learning to outsource (13:51)Deciding where to invest in her business (for instance photography) and where to save money (20:03)The importance of pacing yourself in the early days (21:22)Her experiences at Top Drawer (24:04)Championing sustainability by creating candle refills (25:34)How her first hand experiences in Ghana seeing the impact of plastic waste and flooding have informed her business values (31:39)Her number one piece of advice for product creators (33:56)
    The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    Purscents Website
    Purscents Instagram
    Purscents Facebook

    LET’S CONNECT
    Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
    Find me on Instagram
    Work with me 
    Buy My Book: Bring Your Product Idea To Life
    If you enjoy this podcast, and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get special offers on Junglescout here:
    The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

    https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

    (Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)
    Hosted by Captivate
    If you've been inspired to start a podcast in 2024 then I recommend my podcast host, Captivate.
    They were my top pick when I started 4 years ago because of how easy it was for a complete novice to get started. I’ve stuck with them because it’s still simple, they keep adding great new features (like the ability to share ads like these!) and it’s

    • 37 min
    Starting a business as an expat - with Mangla Sachdev, Expat Business in a Bag

    Starting a business as an expat - with Mangla Sachdev, Expat Business in a Bag

    Welcome to today's podcast where I’m excited to have Mangla Sachdev join me. Originally from London, UK, Mangla has an impressive global footprint, having lived and established businesses in Australia, Malaysia, England, Scotland, and now Singapore. 
    A lifelong entrepreneur, Mangla started her first venture at 17 and has been self-employed ever since. Mangla now runs Expat Business In A Bag, where she shares business coaching and strategies for expat entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Mangla shares her experiences with product businesses and valuable insights on starting a business, especially in a new country or community. 
    In addition, Mangla is offering a special gift for our listeners: her '27 Essential Tasks for Every Entrepreneur' marketing checklist, available via the link in our show notes.
    An introduction to herself and her businesses (01:35)Her first product business at 17 years old (03:23)Her second product business, t-shirts (05:29)How she combines running a product business with travelling (10:34)The differences between running a business in Singapore and the UK (13:35)The inspiration for setting up Expat Business In A Bag (17:33)Spotting business opportunities when travelling (20:19)Using your travel experiences as inspiration for starting a business (26:08)Advice on how to niche (26:57)Her number one piece of advice for product creators (30:56)
    The Bring Your Product Idea to Life Podcast  - Best Business Podcast Award, Independent Podcast Awards 2023

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    Expat Business In A Bag Website
    Expat Business In A Bag Instagram
    Expat Business In A Bag Facebook
    Facebook Group: Expat Business In A Bag
    FREE GIFT: 27 Marketing Tasks Even If You Have A Small Budget

    LET’S CONNECT
    Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators
    Find me on Instagram
    Work with me 
    Buy My Book: Bring Your Product Idea To Life
    If you enjoy this podcast, and you’d like to leave a tip, you can do so here: https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/support
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get special offers on Junglescout here:
    The best deals on bestselling tools for building and running a successful Amazon business.

    https://get.junglescout.com/vicki

    (Note this is an affiliate link - I recommend it because I use it and love it!)
    Hosted by Captivate
    If you've been inspired to start a podcast in 2024 then I recommend my podcast host, Captivate.
    They were my top pick when I started 4 years ago because of how easy it was for a complete novice to get started. I’ve...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Asdfrsta246 ,

So insightful

Found these podcast episodes so useful, actual practical advice on how to run my business, and I have been able to implement some of the insights I listened to- keep it up!

ELR1230 ,

Such an informative and useful podcast

SO many great episodes - I’ve learnt something new in every single one. Really perfect for tips for founders that are already selling and need guidance for the best ways forward. Always something useful to gain

Clee441 ,

Bursting with real life experience!

Great podcast for anyone starting out or more experienced in business start up. I love the interview episodes to learn the stories of smaller brands - always something to learn!

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