199 episodes

Do you want to turn your creative hobby into a thriving business?



The Create & Thrive podcast exists to help you do just that, with the help of host Jess Van Den - who has been running her own full-time handmade biz since 2010.



If you're ready to get serious about growing your handmade business, join Jess and hundreds of other makers from around the world in her membership community for makers - ThriverCircle.com. Members also get an exclusive extra podcast episode each month, plus early access and promo-free episodes of the show.

The Create & Thrive Podcast Jess Van Den

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    • 4.9, 71 Ratings

Do you want to turn your creative hobby into a thriving business?



The Create & Thrive podcast exists to help you do just that, with the help of host Jess Van Den - who has been running her own full-time handmade biz since 2010.



If you're ready to get serious about growing your handmade business, join Jess and hundreds of other makers from around the world in her membership community for makers - ThriverCircle.com. Members also get an exclusive extra podcast episode each month, plus early access and promo-free episodes of the show.

    Self-Awareness, Creativity, & Self-Worth with Erica Ando [235]

    Self-Awareness, Creativity, & Self-Worth with Erica Ando [235]

    • 1 hr
    What is an ideal customer, and why does knowing who they are matter? [234]

    What is an ideal customer, and why does knowing who they are matter? [234]

    • 13 min
    Beci Orpin’s Multi-faceted Art Career [233]

    Beci Orpin’s Multi-faceted Art Career [233]

    • 41 min
    5 Things to Avoid when Taking Handmade Product Photos [232]

    5 Things to Avoid when Taking Handmade Product Photos [232]

    • 14 min
    The Wonderful Paper & Wood World of Zack Mclaughlin [231]

    The Wonderful Paper & Wood World of Zack Mclaughlin [231]

    • 1 hr 6 min
    7 Types of Handmade Product Photos you Should Be Taking [230]

    7 Types of Handmade Product Photos you Should Be Taking [230]

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

yulia_anderson ,

Best podcast on running a small handmade business

Hands down, the most helpful, applicable and full of practical advice podcast for running a handmade business. Jess, I couldn’t thank you you enough for sharing so much of your experience and tips to help us grow and become successful. This podcast is a treasure!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Jess, host of The Create & Thrive Podcast, highlights all aspects of business, creativity and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Katie Joy B. ,

A Freelance Fortress for Creatives!

Jess and her incredible guests shine the brightest of lights on what it means to create a sustainable creative freelance business that works for you! Engaging, inspiring, and educational are just a few of the words I’d use to describe the time you’ll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Jess - keep up the great work!

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