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.
Holiday Prep 2021 -088
In this week's episode, Lauren talks about some tips for the upcoming holidays! It might seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but the early bird gets the worm!
Check out Lauren's tips for the holidays and how to best prepare/strategically take advantage of the uptick in traffic.
To watch Lauren as she ventures into the world of vlogging, check out her Youtube Channel! LaurenKeplinger.com/youtube
Playing the Etsy Long Game to Build a Brand that Lasts - 087
Lauren interviews Tannice - a Scale Your Sales student who runs the shop, MahjuArt. She specializes in decoupaged art pieces in the form of jewelry, ornaments, and more! Tannice is a great example of jumping right in and not letting fear or overthinking inhibit taking action!
Connect with Tannice:
Building a Supplement Etsy Income, While Balancing Student Life - 086
This week, Lauren interviews one of her students, Maddy, owner of WinnieandMe, an Etsy store specializing in custom acrylic keychains. Maddy balances her Etsy store and being a full-time student. Learn how Maddy balances her store and being a student without allowing it to take over her life!
3 Mindset Shifts to Master for Etsy Success -086
In this week's episode, Lauren talks about 3 major mindset shifts that you must master for Etsy success. How do you shift from thinking of your Etsy store as a hobby to a profitable entity? How do you set goals and strategize growing your shop? How do you set long-term goals and why is that important? Find out this week!
Interested in learning more? Secure your spot for Scale Your Sales, live this Friday, September 10 at 12 noon EST. Save your seat at LaurenKeplinger.com/masterclass
12 Months to a 5-Figure Business - 085
Lauren interviews Lindsey Daniels of The Dandelion Bay. Linsdey talks about her handmade jewelry Etsy shop struggles she faced at the beginning, and how a product refresh lead to her making 5-figures in less than 12 months!
Want to check Lindsey Daniels out online?
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thedandelionbay/
Reverse Engineering Your Success - 084
This week we are talking about how to use our shop's data to reverse engineer your Etsy profit goals! This technique is extremely helpful when making decisions about scaling your shop!
Download Reverse Engineer Your Profit Goals: laurenkelplinger.com/data
Listen to Why Conversion Rate Matters: https://cricketstochachings.libsyn.com/why-your-etsy-conversion-rate-matters-and-how-to-improve-it-if-yours-is-low
Changed my outlook! Love it!
I have consumed all of this podcast - every single episode! Because I didn’t want to miss any advice Lauren has to offer. I don’t know her and not in her course (yet but I’ve recently decided that I will sign up this week). I think her advice is so reasonable and practical for so many Etsy sellers. I’ve now recommended the podcast to numerous friends and family who are interested in starting a shop but are intimidated.
I’m a mom of two young kids and one hasn’t yet started kindergarten. I have been overwhelmed by all the things I heard I’m supposed to do. Well as soon as I heard episode one in one particularly frustrating night in my shop I was hooked. She just changed my mindset and I’m a lot more calm about my business now. So many things Lauren has shared about her own journey has really resonated with me. Sometimes they even brought me to tears because it hit home so much!
To Lauren - a deep thank you for sharing what you have so far! Some days it felt like therapy listening to your podcast. I felt less alone that someone else went through what I’m struggling with. I hope you keep it up because I’m definitely a fan!
The real deal
Lauren is the real deal-
She knows her stuff, learned through her own Etsy success. She’s incredibly hard working and generous, it’s clear she genuinely cares about helping folks in their Etsy business. I appreciate that she comes across as a real human and not a perfectly made up Insta style personality.
If you’re looking for real information to grow your Etsy shop, spend some time with Lauren’s content.
Can’t speak to content
Might be good advice but sound quality is so bad I can’t listen. Invest in a way better mic if you really want to make your pod work!