17 episodes

Whether you’re a complete beginner on Etsy, or want to scale your handmade business to multi-6 figures, the “How To Be A Handmade Boss” podcast gives you actionable advice and workshop style full length episodes to grow your handmade business on Etsy and beyond.We get it. Starting or growing a handmade business can be really overwhelming, and sometimes you feel like you have an expensive hobby rather than a profitable business. If you have questions like “How can I make sales in my business?” “How do I start a handmade shop?” “How can I make this passion my full-time gig?” or “How do I sell my crafts online” then you’re in the right place boss!I’m Steph, a multi 6-figure handmade business owner (in the top 0.1% of all shops on Etsy), bestselling author of “How to be a handmade boss”, visionary and coach behind Handmade Bosses. However, It wasn’t always rainbows and unicorns though. Today, my business(es) are bustling, but way back in 2014 when I started, it was HARD. Favourites but no sales, slow sales and low profits seemed in the beginning, like the trajectory of my business. Luckily following the system I’ve now curated, All of that changed and I went full-time in my handmade business in 2016.Let’s focus on turning your passion into profit, because the world really does need these special creations that you only bring to life.

How To Be A Handmade Boss Steph Cole-Lewis

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Whether you’re a complete beginner on Etsy, or want to scale your handmade business to multi-6 figures, the “How To Be A Handmade Boss” podcast gives you actionable advice and workshop style full length episodes to grow your handmade business on Etsy and beyond.We get it. Starting or growing a handmade business can be really overwhelming, and sometimes you feel like you have an expensive hobby rather than a profitable business. If you have questions like “How can I make sales in my business?” “How do I start a handmade shop?” “How can I make this passion my full-time gig?” or “How do I sell my crafts online” then you’re in the right place boss!I’m Steph, a multi 6-figure handmade business owner (in the top 0.1% of all shops on Etsy), bestselling author of “How to be a handmade boss”, visionary and coach behind Handmade Bosses. However, It wasn’t always rainbows and unicorns though. Today, my business(es) are bustling, but way back in 2014 when I started, it was HARD. Favourites but no sales, slow sales and low profits seemed in the beginning, like the trajectory of my business. Luckily following the system I’ve now curated, All of that changed and I went full-time in my handmade business in 2016.Let’s focus on turning your passion into profit, because the world really does need these special creations that you only bring to life.

    #16 - This is why your handmade business is HARD (business lessons part 2)

    #16 - This is why your handmade business is HARD (business lessons part 2)

    ⭐️ Back for more handmade business help? 💪 In part two of our business lessons series, we're delving deeper into why entrepreneurship can be tough...especially if you are a handmade business owner 💙 Join us as we explore the challenges and hurdles that make running a business an uphill battle. From managing setbacks to navigating uncertainty, we're here to shed light on the realities of the handmade business owners journey. 💙 📻 Tune in for another dose of invaluable insights to...

    • 40 min
    #15 "Joining the HBSA was, hand on heart, the best thing I've done" Live with Handmade Bosses student Pash

    #15 "Joining the HBSA was, hand on heart, the best thing I've done" Live with Handmade Bosses student Pash

    💙 I loved recording this episode with Pash. ⚡️ Join me as I interview Pash about her transition from a highly regulated scientific marine biology career to running her own handmade ocean-themed glass art business, 'Ocean Fusions' on Etsy. 💬 Pash discusses her nearly 30-year career, her experience with breast cancer and how it led her to discover glass fusing. As well as discovering a new species of fish 🐠 🌊 She shares her passion for the ocean, the creative process of glass fu...

    • 27 min
    #14 - The HARD Handmade Business Lessons NOONE Talks About

    #14 - The HARD Handmade Business Lessons NOONE Talks About

    ✋ Are you ready for some real talk? 💪 In this episode, we're diving into the hard business lessons that nobody talks about. 📍From failure and rejection to the tough decisions business owners face, we're uncovering the unfiltered truths of business. 💸 If you're selling online through platforms like Etsy, Amazon handmade, goimagine or have your own website this episode will help you.💙 Tune in for candid insights and valuable lessons that will help you move forward in your busines...

    • 34 min
    #13 - The BIG Update - Ecommerce world update - Etsy, Shopify, Instagram, etc

    #13 - The BIG Update - Ecommerce world update - Etsy, Shopify, Instagram, etc

    🚀 Are you struggling to keep a track of ecommerce updates that impact your business?💙 We've done all the research, so you don't need to!!😀 We delve into important updates across popular platforms like Etsy, Shopify, and Instagram. ⚡️ Learn about Etsy's new listing form, enhancements in trust and safety, changes in selling policies, and trends for spring and summer 2024. Discover Shopify's new checkout features and shipping options, as well as Instagram's latest story stickers and updates...

    • 33 min
    #12 - My first LIVE episode answering your handmade business and Etsy questions

    #12 - My first LIVE episode answering your handmade business and Etsy questions

    🥳 Exciting news! 🗞️🔊 Get ready for our first-ever live episode where I'll be answering your burning questions about your handmade business and Etsy.🔥 Join me for an interactive session filled with insights, expert advice, and real-time Q&A to help you skyrocket sales in your handmade business. 🚀 Navigating Etsy Post-Covid Sales, Building a Strong Brand, and More⚡️ From accessing the podcast on multiple platforms to strategies for regaining sales levels post-Covid, the discussion covers es...

    • 48 min
    #11 "There's something about you that clicked...and I invested in myself" ... Live with Handmade Bosses student Karen

    #11 "There's something about you that clicked...and I invested in myself" ... Live with Handmade Bosses student Karen

    💙 In this special episode I'll be chatting to one of our Handmade Bosses students, Karen.💬 We'll be talking all things business, getting to know Karen and her journey more 😀 From Accounting to Crafting: Karen's Journey with Fireside Arts LLC🥳 In this inspiring episode of the How to be a Handmade Boss podcast, Karen Pudelski, the owner and creator of Fireside Arts LLC, shares her journey from senior management in accounting to creating vibrant handmade home decor. Karen discusses her backgroun...

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

57:kat ,

Solid Information!

I listen to a lot of podcasts that talk about mindset and goal setting, which I love. How to be a Handmade Boss delves into mindset as well, but then really gives solid information about things you can implement immediately to help grow your Etsy shop, some great behind the scenes knowledge and tested techniques. I’ve binged all the episodes once I found this podcast. It is a must to add to your podcast library if you are running or hope to open an Etsy shop or your own website for a handmade business. Steph is very relatable and the theme song rocks!

Mkhawk ,

Love it!

I love listening to Steph talk about her shop and sharing her knowledge freely with everyone. You can tell she is genuine and wants everyone to succeed. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

heatherlylopez ,

4 pages of notes!

I can’t say enough about this podcast. It’s great! I was able to catch up, listening to them at work yesterday and conspicuously took four pages of nuggets. It gave me motivation to dive back into my Etsy shop. I did sign up for her other course about a month ago, and I’m excited to continue with her learning path. I highly recommend, listening to her podcast the information she provides is something people typically would pay for.

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