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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-1871565/

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

Bring Your Product Idea to Life Vicki Weinberg

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

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-1871565/

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

    15 Ways To Give Your Product Sales A Boost - with Vicki Weinberg

    15 Ways To Give Your Product Sales A Boost - with Vicki Weinberg

    EPISODE NOTES
    **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.**
    What is the one thing we all want to do? Sell more of our products. I thought I would share some ideas that worked for me when I ran my own product-based business, Tiny Chipmunk, and things that I have seen work for my clients.
    I’m not a sales expert, and not everything that I suggest will work for everyone or appeal to everyone. But I wanted to share a few different ideas that you could try to give your sales a boost.
    At the end of the episode I have included some Amazon specific ideas. I hope you will find this useful even if you don’t currently sell on Amazon, as some of these tips are transferable to other platforms.
    Good luck and let me know what works for you.
    Listen in to hear me share:
    An introduction to myself and the topic (00:34)
    My top sales tips (01:44)
    Sales tips for Amazon (12:31)
    How to share your tips (21:58)

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    https://vickiweinberg.com/sell-more-products-15-things-to-try/ (Read the blog post for this episode)
    https://vickiweinberg.com/captivate-podcast/how-to-sell-your-products-on-social-media-with-emma-peries-digital-mother/ (Episode 82 How to sell your products on social media with Emma Peries, Digital Mother)
    https://vickiweinberg.com/captivate-podcast/how-to-work-with-influencers-with-donna-jackson/ (Episode 76 How to work with influencers with Donna Jackson)
    https://vickiweinberg.com/free-resources/ (Free Resources, including Amazon Checklist)
    https://vickiweinberg.com/product-creation-power-hour/ (Book a Power Hour with me)
    LET’S CONNECT
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators)
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram)
    http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)

    • 23 min
    Creating a Sustainable Business - with Georgina Robinson, Juniper Studio

    Creating a Sustainable Business - with Georgina Robinson, Juniper Studio

    Juniper Studio create bespoke keepsakes, gifts and decor. With a passion for treasuring the small things in life, they pride themselves on sustainability, crafting keepsakes for families to look back on and treasure for generations to come.
    EPISODE NOTES
    **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.**
    Georgina Robinson is the founder of Juniper Studio, who create bespoke keepsakes, gifts and decor. She has a passion for treasuring small things in life, and she prides herself on sustainability and crafting keepsakes for families to look back on and treasure for generations to come.
    Georgina and I speak a lot about her products, her inspiration, and how she is making her business more sustainable and reducing its environmental impact, including using a Shopify app which means a tree is planted every time Georgina receives an order.
    Listen in to hear Georgina share:
    An introduction to herself and her business (00:55)
    How she started her business (02:03)
    Working with Not On The High Street (02:57)
    Using content creators to help with social media marketing (06:18)
    Managing her time (08:13)
    Creating her products (09:53)
    Making her business more sustainable (14:42)
    How small businesses are leading the way with sustainability (29:51)
    Her number one piece of advice for other authors (31:43)

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    https://www.juniperstudio.co.uk/ (Juniper Studio Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/juniperstudiouk/ (Juniper Studio Instagram)
    https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/juniperstudio (Juniper Studio on Not On The High Street)
    http://www.greencastus.com/ (Greencast)
    https://apps.shopify.com/tree-nation (Tree Nation Shopify App)
    LET’S CONNECT
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators)
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram)
    http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started selling on Amazon: https://mailchi.mp/72c24952cf50/amazon_checklist
    https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/amazon-checklist (Get your free selling on Amazon checklist)

    • 39 min
    3D printing your own products to sell - with Raksha Patel, Reflect with Raksha

    3D printing your own products to sell - with Raksha Patel, Reflect with Raksha

    Raksha Patel, of Reflect with Raksha, shares how her YouTube channel about bullet journaling led to the creation of a successful product business 3D printing stencils to help fellow bullet journalers.
    EPISODE NOTES
    **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.**
    Today I’m interviewing a YouTube sensation, Raksha Patel of Reflect with Raksha. Raksha has over 15K subscribers, and uses journaling to help people slow down, reflect and pursue what really matters to them. Raksha believes that by looking after our minds and getting to know ourselves better, we can live happier and more fulfilled lives.
    In this episode we explore bullet journaling and its benefits, building an audience on YouTube and how this community led to Raksha creating her own products using a 3D printer. I’ve never met anyone who is using a 3D printer to create their products before, so I was fascinated to learn about the process and how it works. It is much more accessible than I realised, and is something that anyone could do from home. I hope that you are as inspired as I was by this episode, whether it is to start bullet journaling or experiment with a 3D printer!
    Listen in to hear Raksha share:
    An introduction to herself and her business (01:22)
    How she started on YouTube (02:00)
    How her YouTube channel has grown, and the opportunities it has created (05:21)
    How the YouTube audience and community has influenced the development of her business (08:21)
    What Bullet Journaling is (11:53)
    The products that she has created (19:00)
    Using a 3D printer (28:31)
    Future ideas for products and her business (36:07)
    Her number one piece of advice for other authors (40:32)

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/ReflectwithRaksha (Raksha’s Youtube Channel)
    https://www.tiktok.com/@reflectwithraksha (Raksha’s TikTok)
    https://www.instagram.com/reflectwithraksha/ (Raksha’s Instagram)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/raksha-patel-0a631625/ (Raksha’s LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/Reflectw_Raksha (Raksha’s Twitter)
    https://reflectwithraksha.com/ (Raksha’s Website)
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ReflectwithRaksha?ref=simple-shop-header-nameandlisting_id=947514883 (Raksha’s Etsy Shop)
    https://reflectwithraksha.com/subscribe/ (Raksha’s Newsletter)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bullet-Journal-Method-Ryder-Carroll/dp/0008261407/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8andqid=andsr= (The Bullet Journal Method Book)
    LET’S CONNECT
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators)
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram)
    http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started selling on Amazon: https://mailchi.mp/72c24952cf50/amazon_checklist
    https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/amazon-checklist (Get your free selling on Amazon checklist)

    • 42 min
    How writing a book can support your business - with Marina Fernandez Julian

    How writing a book can support your business - with Marina Fernandez Julian

    Coach and NLP Trainer Marina Fernandez Julian shares how writing a book has strengthened and enhanced her business.
    EPISODE NOTES
    **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.**
    Today I have a fantastic interview for you with Marina Fernandez Julian. Marina is a coach and NLP master practitioner, a trainer and a facilitator. Marina is also the author of her book, Balance: Living A Life True To Yourself. In her book Marina explores how to live life in a way that is true to you. Marina shares her tools and techniques to empower you to create the life you’ve always wanted to live.
    Marina shares what prompted her to write a book, the writing and publishing process and how the book works alongside her service offerings. Marina is full of encouraging advice, and shares how writing a book has made her more confident and gain clarity on who she is and what she can offer. It’s an inspiring and empowering episode.
    Listen in to hear Marina share:
    An introduction to herself and her business (01:05)
    An introduction to her book, and what it is about (01:26)
    Who the book is for (04:09)
    Why she decided to write a book (06:40)
    Her book writing process (15:00)
    Getting published (18:48)
    Where the book is being sold (23:26)
    Working with a distributor and marketing the book (24:04)
    Advice for deciding between working with a publisher and self publishing (28:03)
    How the book sits alongside her coaching business (30:26)
    How writing a book can support your business (33:23)
    Her number one piece of advice for other authors (41:46)

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Balance-Living-Life-True-Yourself/dp/1739863801/ref=sr_1_1?crid=7RYSPGD8RSL1andkeywords=balance+living+a+life+true+to+yourself+marina+fernandezandqid=1647432487andsprefix=balance%2C+living+a+%2Caps%2C152andsr=8-1 (Buy The Book)
    https://marinazestforlife.com/ (Marina’s Website)
    https://www.instagram.com/marinazestforlife/ (Marina’s Instagram)
    https://www.facebook.com/marinazestforlife (Marina’s Facebook)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/marina-fernandez-julian-91680a46/?originalSubdomain=uk (Marina’s Linked In)
    https://uk.bookshop.org/ (Bookshop.Org)
    https://www.city-books.co.uk/ (City Books)
    https://www.ingramspark.com/ (IngramSpark)
    LET’S CONNECT
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators)
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram)
    http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started selling on Amazon: https://mailchi.mp/72c24952cf50/amazon_checklist
    https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/amazon-checklist (Get your free selling on Amazon checklist)

    • 43 min
    Common Amazon issues and how to resolve them - with Vicki Weinberg

    Common Amazon issues and how to resolve them - with Vicki Weinberg

    I share my top tips for how to resolve and solve common issues you may encounter when selling on Amazon.
    EPISODE NOTES
    **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.**
    Today on the podcast I want to talk about common issues that you can come across when selling on Amazon. Unfortunately these issues are quite common, but most of them can be solved.
    My aim today is to share my tips and advice so that you don’t get put off by any problems you encounter, and are empowered as to how best to tackle them yourself.
    Too many people encounter problems on Amazon that are tricky to solve, and give up selling on there, which is such a shame as I genuinely believe it is a brilliant platform for many product businesses. My hope is you find this episode useful, and don’t forget, you can always https://vickiweinberg.com/contact-me/ (contact me) for help if needed.
    As always, I would love for you to listen in and let me know what you think.
    Listen in to hear me share:
    The challenges of dealing with Amazon Seller Support (02:19)
    Common issues that can arise when selling on Amazon (05:31)
    How to avoid having issues with your account (11:47)
    Why research is your friend (12:15)
    How long to allow for account set up (13:42)
    What to do when things go wrong(14:38)
    Why persistence is key (18:47)
    Contacting Amazon Seller Support by phone (20:32)
    Why Amazon Seller Support can be so poor (21:36)
    My main piece of advice (23:14)

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    https://vickiweinberg.com/free-resources/ (My free resources)
    https://vickiweinberg.com/ (My website)
    https://www.gs1uk.org/ (GS1UK - for Amazon Barcodes)
    LET’S CONNECT
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators)
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram)
    http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)


    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started selling on Amazon: https://mailchi.mp/72c24952cf50/amazon_checklist
    https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/amazon-checklist (Get your free selling on Amazon checklist)

    • 24 min
    How to get press coverage for your small business - with Jenna Farmer, The Bloglancer

    How to get press coverage for your small business - with Jenna Farmer, The Bloglancer

    Jenna Farmer, the Bloglancer, helps small businesses get visible through amazing blog content and getting featured in the media.
    EPISODE NOTES
    **Please remember to rate and review the podcast - it really helps others to find it.**
    This week on the podcast we are talking about 2 things: blogging and how to get your products featured in the media.
    My guest, Jenna Farmer, the Bloglancer, helps small businesses get visible through amazing blog content and getting featured in the media.
    Jenna shares why writing a blog is important for your business, and some suggestions of topics you can write about when you have a product based business. Jenna then shares lots of practical tips of ways you can get featured in the media, from how to contact journalists, to what to put in your press release, to things to avoid doing which would be an automatic no for a journalist!
    Jenna shares a vast amount of information, and this is a must listen episode for anyone looking to get more coverage and visibility for their products and business.
    As always, I would love for you to listen in and let me know what you think.
    Listen in to hear Jenna share:
    An introduction to herself and her business (01:39)
    Why you should be writing blogs (02:02)
    How often you should be writing blogs (03:32)
    Ideas of topics to write about if you have a product based business (06:07)
    Why you may want to be featured in the press (12:24)
    How to look for press opportunities(14:50)
    How to approach a journalist (19:51)
    What to put in a press release (23:28)
    How to make your response stand out to a journalist (29:23)
    Things not to do (31:43)
    How to prepare for a call with a journalist if you are nervous (36:38)
    Her number one piece of advice to get visibility (43:36)

    USEFUL RESOURCES:
    https://thebloglancer.co.uk/ (The Bloglancer - Jenna’s website)
    https://www.instagram.com/jennafarmeruk/ (Jenna’s Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/jennafarmeruk (Jenna’s Twitter)
    https://anchor.fm/thebloglancer (Jenna’s Podcast: The Bloglancer)
    https://www.keysearch.co/ (Keysearch)
    https://ads.google.com/intl/en_uk/home/ (Google Ads)
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/lightbulbhangout (Lightbulb)
    https://www.responsesource.com/ (ResponseSource)
    https://www.food4media.com/ (Food4Media)
    LET’S CONNECT
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/productcreatorsclub (Join my free Facebook group for product makers and creators)
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/ (Find me on Instagram)
    http://www.vickiweinberg.com (Work with me)
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started
    Get your FREE Amazon checklist to help you get started selling on Amazon: https://mailchi.mp/72c24952cf50/amazon_checklist
    https://bring-your-product-idea.captivate.fm/amazon-checklist (Get your free selling on Amazon checklist)

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Christym7 ,

Clear steps to getting started

Thank you for making this podcast, it’s is full of great detail for the absolute beginner keen to side hustle in product making / selling. Great for anyone trying to work out the basics of what to do to launch your own business and have the confidence to do it! Christine x

Suzanne BRC ,

Fantastic podcast

I have recently launched a handmade business, and this podcast has been invaluable in giving me the confidence and knowledge to launch. Would definitely recommend to new and experienced handmade businesses.

THISMAMADOES ,

Selling products as a side business

Absolutely loved chatting with Vicki about my business (THIS MAMA DOES) as a side hustle. Was great to have the opportunity to reflect on my own business journey and hopefully there are some good tips in there for anyone looking to start or grow a product business of their own!

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