I AM SO EXCITED. Today’s the day I get to share a Life’s Awkward episode with one of my favorite jewelry designers — Amanda Deer.
I found her jewelry line when I first visited Austin before moving from Montana shortly after. I still visit her store frequently and loved to hear her entrepreneurial story.
As always, grab a coffee and tune in to this week's episode for tips and tricks to starting your own business (or jewelry line) from scratch.
Today, we break down everything awkward:
+ Introduction to Amanda and starting her jewelry line + an awkward moment 0:38
+ Amanda’s marketing career that turned into her passion project 6:14
+ How and where to source jewelry materials 13:40
+ Tips to pricing your jewelry line 15:50
+ Tracking + learning about customer trends 17:47
+ Starting your jewelry brand on Etsy 19:52
+ Etsy tricks to boost your product rankings 22:10
+ Converting your Etsy customers to long-term customers 24:10
+ When you know it’s time to hire a team + rent a studio 29:05
+ The value in growing your network 53:35
+ The boss babe quote to live by 58:28
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