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The Create & Thrive Podcast

By Jess Van Den

Learn how to turn your creative hobby into a thriving business with Jess Van Den

  1. 1.
    [168] Check out my NEW podcast – The Business of Making!11/06/2018
    6:37
  2. 2.
    [167] Art & Travel with Alice Tams11/01/2018
    46:54
  3. 3.
    [166] Pricing & Branding with Megan Auman10/23/2018
    41:00
  4. 4.
    [165] 10 Things I’ve Learnt in 10 Years in Business10/19/2018
    38:05
  5. 5.
    [164] Should you Offer Free Shipping: the Pros and Cons {Members Only}10/12/2018
    3:57
  6. 6.
    [163] PR: How to Pitch with Brigitte Lyons10/04/2018
    49:12
  7. 7.
    [162] 7 Reasons to Sell your Craft Online09/24/2018
    24:40
  8. 8.
    [161] The number 1 reason handmade businesses fail (and 3 strategies to overcome it)09/19/2018
    1:01:24
  1. 9.
    Focus on the Small Steps [160 – Members-Only Episode]09/12/2018
    3:48
  2. 10.
    [159] Top Tips for Selling your Handmade Goods Wholesale with Melanie Augustin09/05/2018
    41:48
  3. 11.
    [158] 10 Steps to Put Boundaries Around your Work08/29/2018
    25:09
  4. 12.
    [157] Leverage your Etsy Shop with Danielle Spurge08/23/2018
    38:20
  5. 13.
    156: You Don’t Have to Market the Way Everybody Else Does! {Members-Only}08/17/2018
    2:23
  6. 14.
    [155] Magnetic Marketing with Shannon Bush08/09/2018
    47:47
  7. 15.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Wrap-Up, Reflection, & a Special Offer!07/29/2018
    7:27
  8. 16.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 28: Making It: Business Management07/28/2018
    9:20
  9. 17.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 27: Manage Your Schedule07/27/2018
    13:36
  10. 18.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 26: Manage Your Workflow & Business Systems07/26/2018
    11:14
  11. 19.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 25: Manage Your Time07/25/2018
    10:04
  12. 20.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 24: Manage Your Energy07/24/2018
    10:41
  13. 21.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 23: Manage Your Focus07/23/2018
    13:15
  14. 22.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Business Management | Lesson 22: Manage Your Expectations07/22/2018
    9:01
  15. 23.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 21: How to Make It: Marketing07/21/2018
    20:29
  16. 24.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 20: How to Use Social Media07/20/2018
    20:29
  17. 25.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 19: Use Your Mailing List07/19/2018
    10:28
  18. 26.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 18: Improve your SEO07/18/2018
    13:37
  19. 27.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 17: Improve your Visual Marketing07/17/2018
    14:36
  20. 28.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 16: Tell Your Story07/16/2018
    18:03
  21. 29.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Marketing | Lesson 15: What is Marketing?07/15/2018
    16:09
  22. 30.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 14: How to Make It: Money07/14/2018
    11:08
  23. 31.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 13: Alternative & Passive Income Streams07/13/2018
    11:19
  24. 32.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 12: Make More Profit07/12/2018
    10:23
  25. 33.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 11: Get a Handle on Your Bookkeeping07/11/2018
    11:32
  26. 34.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 10: You May Not Make Money Right Away… & That’s Okay07/10/2018
    13:33
  27. 35.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 9: Charge What You’re Worth07/09/2018
    15:45
  28. 36.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Money | Lesson 8: What’s Your Money Story?07/08/2018
    15:01
  29. 37.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 7: How to Make It07/07/2018
    10:00
  30. 38.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 6: The Pull of Procrastination07/06/2018
    12:58
  31. 39.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 5: Overcoming Overwhelm07/05/2018
    13:01
  32. 40.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 4: Confidence & Courage07/04/2018
    10:09
  33. 41.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 3: The Pitfalls of Perfectionism07/03/2018
    10:31
  34. 42.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 2: Expectations vs. Reality07/02/2018
    10:28
  35. 43.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Mindset | Lesson 1: Facing Fear07/01/2018
    9:56
  36. 44.
    #MakingItPodcourse: Introduction06/30/2018
    12:30
  37. 45.
    [154] The Success of Soak Society06/27/2018
    30:22
  38. 46.
    [153] The New Etsy Seller Fees – Let’s Compare the Cost…06/19/2018
    32:41
  39. 47.
    HBT #22 – What’s Your Why?06/18/2018
    1:44
  40. 48.
    [152] How to Get More (& Better) Product Reviews {Premium Episode}06/13/2018
    2:15
  41. 49.
    HBT #21 – Keep Your Books06/13/2018
    2:02
  42. 50.
    [151] Being Boss with Emily Thompson06/06/2018
    44:45
  43. 51.
    HBT #20 – Celebrate the Wins06/04/2018
    1:44
  44. 52.
    [150] 10 Unmissable Episodes from the Last 3 Years05/29/2018
    20:50
  45. 53.
    HBT #19 – Use ‘I’ Not ‘We’05/28/2018
    1:13
  46. 54.
    [149] Improve your Handmade Biz Workflow with these Awesome Digital Tools05/24/2018
    17:54
  47. 55.
    HBT #18 – Everything is Figureoutable!05/17/2018
    2:00
  48. 56.
    [148] How and Why to Take a Digital Sabbatical {REDUX}05/15/2018
    31:10
  49. 57.
    HBT #17 – Use Linktree on Instagram05/10/2018
    1:38
  50. 58.
    [147] The Circle of Control {Member Exclusive}05/08/2018
    3:07
  51. 59.
    Handmade Biz Tip #16 – We all Have Impostor Syndrome05/04/2018
    2:17
  52. 60.
    [146] Set up Good Systems with Marina Darlow05/02/2018
    56:43
  53. 61.
    Handmade Biz Tip #15 – Use Etsy Shop Updates to Get Seen04/21/2018
    1:16
  54. 62.
    [145] Erin Dollar of Cotton & Flax04/19/2018
    49:06
  55. 63.
    Handmade Biz Tip #14 – Underpromise and Overdeliver04/12/2018
    1:18
  56. 64.
    [144] The Power of Pinterest [Member-Exclusive]04/10/2018
    2:21
  57. 65.
    HBT #13 – Use Trello (or Something Like it) to Capture and Organise your Ideas04/06/2018
    2:13
  58. 66.
    [143] Growing a Jewellery Design Business with Priyanka Kedia of AYVA04/04/2018
    34:37
  59. 67.
    HBT #12 – Brand your Craft03/29/2018
    2:00
  60. 68.
    [142] Success Story: Bare Hands Bracelets03/29/2018
    7:23
  61. 69.
    [HBT #11] Build your Courage Muscle03/22/2018
    1:56
  62. 70.
    [141] Grow your Side Hustle with Chris Guillebeau03/21/2018
    33:37
  63. 71.
    [HBT #10] None of Us are Ever Finished03/17/2018
    2:14
  64. 72.
    [140] Goal Setting Do’s and Don’ts for your Business (Member-Exclusive Episode)03/13/2018
    3:07
  65. 73.
    [HBT #9] Sell on Etsy03/09/2018
    2:01
  66. 74.
    [139] How Max & Me Became a Smashing Success with Stacey Howard03/07/2018
    53:41
  67. 75.
    [HBT #8] Set Up an Order Processing System03/01/2018
    2:06
  68. 76.
    [138] Satsuma Street: a Success Story02/28/2018
    12:18
  69. 77.
    [HBT #7] Use the Right Keywords in your Product Titles02/22/2018
    1:46
  70. 78.
    [137] Set Up an Effective Sales Funnel with Chanelle White02/21/2018
    39:31
  71. 79.
    [HBT #6] 5 Qualities of Successful Business Owners02/15/2018
    2:38
  72. 80.
    [136] Why you Need to Stop Feeling Bad about Charging Money for your Craft02/13/2018
    3:30
  73. 81.
    [HBT #5] The Customer Isn’t Always Right02/08/2018
    2:18
  74. 82.
    [135] Top Tips for Launching a New Product02/06/2018
    23:31
  75. 83.
    [HBT #4] Claim Your Name02/01/2018
    2:35
  76. 84.
    [134] Sharing Our Success Stories01/30/2018
    6:37
  77. 85.
    [HBT #3] Find Your Micro-Niche01/25/2018
    1:57
  78. 86.
    [HBT #2] Unfollow your Competition01/18/2018
    1:56
  79. 87.
    [133] Outsourcing Production with Britta Boeckmann01/16/2018
    46:34
  80. 88.
    [HBT #1] It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint01/13/2018
    2:00
  81. 89.
    [132] How to Have an Effective Monthly Planning Day (Premium Episode)01/09/2018
    3:52
  82. 90.
    [131] #LookBackMoveForward: A Yearly Review Process12/30/2017
    33:01
  83. 91.
    Podcast Summer Series ’17 – Handmade Biz is Hard Work12/27/2017
    21:42
  84. 92.
    Podcast Summer Series ’17 – Staying open to possibilities with Lisa Congdon12/20/2017
    1:00:30
  85. 93.
    Podcast Summer Series ’17 – 7 Tips for Work-at-Home Creatives12/13/2017
    31:04
  86. 94.
    Podcast Summer Series ’17 – 10 Truths About Handmade Business12/06/2017
    35:13
  87. 95.
    Podcast Summer Series ’17 – The Power of Putting Yourself Out There with Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber11/29/2017
    56:44
  88. 96.
    Podcast Summer Series ’17 – Mastering SEO with Feuza Reis11/22/2017
    53:48
  89. 97.
    [130] When a Hobby Should Stay a Hobby with Amanda Adams11/15/2017
    27:55
  90. 98.
    [129] Stop, and Focus on What You’re Grateful For11/08/2017
    12:09
  91. 99.
    [128] The Fears We All Face11/01/2017
    19:14
  92. 100.
    [127] Self-Leadership with Karen Gunton10/25/2017
    36:23
  93. 101.
    [126] The Legalities of Handmade Business with Christina Scalera [Part Two]10/17/2017
    31:01
  94. 102.
    [125] Can I have a successful handmade business without Etsy?10/11/2017
    18:59
  95. 103.
    [124] The Legalities of Handmade Business with Christina Scalera [Part One]10/03/2017
    38:39
  96. 104.
    [123] The 4 Things Holding you Back from Succeeding [REDUX]09/26/2017
    26:48
  97. 105.
    [122] How to be a Misfit Entrepreneur with Kate Toon09/18/2017
    48:56
  98. 106.
    [121] How to Embrace Change09/09/2017
    29:52
  99. 107.
    [120] Can you make a successful living selling OOAK items online?09/05/2017
    25:23
  100. 108.
    [119] 10 Steps to Wholesale Readiness08/24/2017
    20:00
  101. 109.
    [118] The Only Race is With Yourself08/17/2017
    18:27
  102. 110.
    [117] Round Table Q&A with Thrivers in Winchester, England08/11/2017
    44:12
  103. 111.
    [116] Do you still think that a job is the best way of making a living?08/06/2017
    18:41
  104. 112.
    [115] Business Intensive with Steph Wallace08/01/2017
    52:02
  105. 113.
    [114] The Starving Artist Myth with Kerstin Pressler07/21/2017
    54:37
  106. 114.
    [113] Seeking Freedom with Beth Kempton07/16/2017
    59:52
  107. 115.
    [112] How to Rock Facebook Live with Jackie Muscat07/06/2017
    35:35
  108. 116.
    [111] Handmade Business is Hard Work06/29/2017
    25:49
  109. 117.
    [110] Business Intensive with Judy Carlson of Boulder Creek Soapworks06/22/2017
    39:00
  110. 118.
    [109] The Digital Tools I Use to Run my Businesses – 2017 Edition06/16/2017
    33:39
  111. 119.
    [108] Stop Trying to do Everything at Once06/08/2017
    31:36
  112. 120.
    [107] Top Takeaways From Artful Business Conference and More06/01/2017
    23:15
  113. 121.
    [106] Staying Open to Possibilities with Lisa Congdon05/25/2017
    1:04:10
  114. 122.
    [105] Should You Start a Second Shop?05/22/2017
    22:14
  115. 123.
    [104] Developing Your Signature Style with Caitlin from Ink & Spindle05/12/2017
    35:19
  116. 124.
    [103] Finding the Space to Just Be05/05/2017
    21:47
  117. 125.
    [102] How to Choose the Right Ideas to Action with Kez Tutton04/28/2017
    40:34
  118. 126.
    [101] In The Fire of Transformation with Claire Anderson04/21/2017
    33:16
  119. 127.
    [100] 10 Truths About Running a Handmade Business04/13/2017
    36:53
  120. 128.
    [99] Making Friends with the Tyranny of Never Being Finished04/06/2017
    18:38
  121. 129.
    [98] The Power of Putting Yourself Out There with Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber03/31/2017
    1:02:16
  122. 130.
    [97] How To Expand Your Business with Poppy Treffry03/23/2017
    49:58
  123. 131.
    [96] Passive and Alternative Income Streams03/16/2017
    31:54
  124. 132.
    [95] The Pros & Cons of Amazon Handmade & Shopify with Linda Blume from Rustica Jewelry03/10/2017
    1:02:56
  125. 133.
    [94] How to Use the Subscription Model to Grow Your Handmade Business03/03/2017
    38:38
  126. 134.
    [93] How to Successfully Combine Art and Design with Annie Everingham02/23/2017
    45:09
  127. 135.
    [91] 7 Tips for Work at Home Creatives02/10/2017
    32:53
  128. 136.
    [90] Collective Store Pros & Cons with Christina Douglas02/02/2017
    56:54
  129. 137.
    [89] Mastering SEO with Feuza Reis01/26/2017
    57:50
  130. 138.
    [88] Avoid Burnout with Laura Brassie01/18/2017
    48:17
  131. 139.
    [87] Enticing People to Join – and Stay On – Your Mailing List01/12/2017
    19:42
  132. 140.
    Win a Free Year of Thriver Circle Membership!01/10/2017
    5:40
  133. 141.
    [86] Planning for the Year Ahead01/05/2017
    22:45
  134. 142.
    [85] Thank you, see you in 2017!12/09/2016
    7:25
  135. 143.
    [84] How to Help Your Customers Feel Good About Your Business12/01/2016
    48:35
  136. 144.
    [83] How to Grow Your Instagram Account with Steph Wallace11/25/2016
    1:23:30
  137. 145.
    [82] How to Deal with Unhappy Customers11/17/2016
    33:07
  138. 146.
    [81] How to Overcome Creative Block with Christina Lowry11/10/2016
    56:51
  139. 147.
    [80] What do YOU want on the C&T Podcast in 2017?11/03/2016
    8:06
  140. 148.
    [79] How to Make the Most of the Slow Times10/26/2016
    42:17
  141. 149.
    [78] Behind The Scenes of Epheriell: Order Processing10/22/2016
    33:46
  142. 150.
    [77] How to Run an Effective Business Partnership with Nicole and Delilah from Dear Handmade Life10/14/2016
    1:00:40
  143. 151.
    [76] How to Create Professional Packaging with Kara Irvine10/07/2016
    40:31
  144. 152.
    [75] How to Spring Clean Your Website09/29/2016
    25:30
  145. 153.
    [74] 5 Key Steps to Setting Up Shop Online09/22/2016
    30:28
  146. 154.
    [73] Handmade Holiday Biz Checklist 201609/15/2016
    31:56
  147. 155.
    [72] Stop Focusing on Number of Sales and Start Focusing on the Numbers That Really Matter09/08/2016
    23:35
  148. 156.
    [71] Why You Should Treat Social Media Like a Cocktail Party09/01/2016
    24:43
  149. 157.
    [70] How to Organise a Professional Photo Shoot with Christina Lowry08/25/2016
    55:20
  150. 158.
    [69] How to Run an Effective Giveaway08/18/2016
    36:34
  151. 159.
    [68] The Future of Online Selling with Jonathan Peacock of Zibbet08/10/2016
    39:49
  152. 160.
    [67] Ignite your Creative Spark with Katy McCullough08/04/2016
    35:31
  153. 161.
    [66] Expectations Vs. Reality07/27/2016
    42:52
  154. 162.
    [65] How to Start or Get Featured on a Podcast with Katie Wyatt07/21/2016
    47:52
  155. 163.
    [64] Making the Functional Beautiful with Clare Collyer of Zillpa07/14/2016
    36:37
  156. 164.
    Thriver Circle Membership – and Access to Your Year to Thrive – is Open Now!07/12/2016
    3:13
  157. 165.
    [63] What’s Your Definition of Success?07/06/2016
    39:07
  158. 166.
    [62] Making the Transition from Hobbyist to Business Owner06/29/2016
    35:12
  159. 167.
    [61] Why Isn’t My Marketing Working?06/22/2016
    33:15
  160. 168.
    [60] 10 Tips for Established Handmade Sellers {Part 2}06/15/2016
    33:10
  161. 169.
    [59] 10 Tips for Established Handmade Sellers {Part 1}06/09/2016
    35:41
  162. 170.
    [58] Why Perfection is a Dangerous Illusion06/01/2016
    33:37
  163. 171.
    [57] How and Why to Take a Digital Sabbatical05/18/2016
    32:13
  164. 172.
    [56] Are You In the Arena?05/11/2016
    15:43
  165. 173.
    [55] 8 Places You Can Get Help with Your Handmade Business05/04/2016
    48:23
  166. 174.
    [54] 5 Ways to Increase Your Profits04/28/2016
    36:51
  167. 175.
    [53] Why You Need to Find Your Micro-Niche04/20/2016
    25:51
  168. 176.
    [52] How to Thrive in the Face of Illness and Injury with Heidi Fahrenbacher04/14/2016
    45:31
  169. 177.
    [51] The Offbeat World of Able and Game04/07/2016
    57:45
  170. 178.
    [50] 5 Steps to a Better Brand with Julie Gibbons03/30/2016
    39:09
  171. 179.
    [49] 5 Steps to Prepare for Licensing your 2D Artwork – with Laura C George03/23/2016
    42:16
  172. 180.
    [48] Why a Mailing List is Non-Negotiable03/16/2016
    21:11
  173. 181.
    [47] How a Photo Can Make You Famous with Cath of My Bearded Pigeon03/10/2016
    53:01
  174. 182.
    [46] The Power of Being True to You in Business – with Jill from For Strange Women03/02/2016
    50:09
  175. 183.
    [45] Reactive vs Proactive Work02/24/2016
    34:45
  176. 184.
    [44] The Ins and Outs of Selling Handmade Goods Wholesale… from a Retailers Perspective02/17/2016
    52:15
  177. 185.
    [43] 5 Steps to Stellar Product Photos02/10/2016
    23:41
  178. 186.
    [42] A Guide to International Orders for your Handmade Business02/03/2016
    41:43
  179. 187.
    [41] Megan Eckman on the Sweet Spot Between What You Want to Make, and What Your Customers Buy01/28/2016
    1:06:03
  180. 188.
    [40] 5 Things You Need Before You’re Ready To Sell Craft Online01/20/2016
    29:45
  181. 189.
    [39] Daisy Forster on Facebook and Thinking Inside the Box01/13/2016
    55:11
  182. 190.
    [38] What Will You Change in 2016?01/06/2016
    39:18
  183. 191.
    [37] Farewell 2015, Hello 201612/24/2015
    7:42
  184. 192.
    [36] C&T Q&A 312/16/2015
    29:45
  185. 193.
    [35] How To Take a Break from Your Handmade Business12/09/2015
    30:27
  186. 194.
    [34] Rie Natalenko on How to Run Outstanding Craft Workshops12/02/2015
    45:17
  187. 195.
    [33] 5 Techniques to Reduce Stress and Relax11/25/2015
    36:05
  188. 196.
    [32] Should you Diversify or Consolidate your Sales Venues?11/18/2015
    23:05
  189. 197.
    [31] Kirsten Devitt on Creativity and Confidence11/11/2015
    52:26
  190. 198.
    [30] 5 Time Management Hacks You Should Try Today11/04/2015
    23:43
  191. 199.
    [29] Why you Should Keep the Day Job… for Now10/28/2015
    25:21

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