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.
    How I Organise my Life & Businesses [265]
    21:58
  2. 2.
    Can you have a Successful Handmade Business WITHOUT Using Social Media? [264]
    25:01
  3. 3.
    Getting Ready to Launch a Handmade Biz – Interview with Amanda Adams of Dream Forged Dice [263]
    51:42
  4. 4.
    7-Figure Amazon Handmade Biz Owner Dana Midkiff Shares her Story [262]
    52:35
  5. 5.
    10 Ways to Improve your Product Photos [261]
    19:46
  6. 6.
    How to grow a super-successful jewellery school with Jessica Rose [260]
    54:32
  7. 7.
    Etsy Fees Explained [259]
    22:11
  8. 8.
    How to manage your money when you’re self-employed [258]
    28:08
  1. 9.
    Should you bother posting daily to Instagram? [257]
    16:48
  2. 10.
    5 Books That Will Make you More Productive [256]
    28:03
  3. 11.
    Pivoting from Markets to Selling OOAK Online with Upswitch [255]
    1:05:25
  4. 12.
    10 Etsy shop tweaks for more sales (that you might not have thought of). [254]
    21:55
  5. 13.
    Candles, COVID, and Working with Family – with Annie White-Brown [253]
    49:58
  6. 14.
    20 Instagram Post Ideas (for Handmade and Product-Based Businesses) [252]
    36:07
  7. 15.
    How to beat overwhelm in the new year – Stop, Start, Continue… [251]
    16:48
  8. 16.
    This couple wanted to work together – so they created their own homewares business [250]
    43:02
  9. 17.
    How quickly should you reply to customer messages? [249]
    12:50
  10. 18.
    Finding Mindfulness via Puzzles with Kristy O’Kane of Okay Lady [248]
    52:22
  11. 19.
    From Law Enforcement to Jewellery Making – Sarah Miller of Seaside Harmony Jewelry [247]
    1:08:34
  12. 20.
    Should you Participate in Black Friday + Other Sales Events (Boxing Day, Cyber Monday, etc.)? [246]
    13:05
  13. 21.
    How Sigriet Ferrer has Pivoted her Terrarium Business During COVID [245]
    56:12
  14. 22.
    10 #WFH tips I’ve learnt from 10 years of self-employment [244]
    36:28
  15. 23.
    Standing out on Instagram with Chereen Leong Schwarz [243]
    50:58
  16. 24.
    Should you start an Etsy shop? [242]
    16:52
  17. 25.
    How to Undertake a Successful Re-brand with Aliya Hutchison of Soap Cult [241]
    1:00:36
  18. 26.
    7 Ways you’re Sabotaging the Success of your Etsy Shop [240]
    22:58
  19. 27.
    Tracy Matthews’s Jewellery Journey [239]
    55:46
  20. 28.
    I quit social media for a month (here’s how, and what happened…) [238]
    25:54
  21. 29.
    How to use video & Pinterest to grow your Biz with Naa Ardua Flohic [237]
    51:27
  22. 30.
    5 Reasons you Should Use Pinterest to Promote your Handmade Business [236]
    13:44
  23. 31.
    Self-Awareness, Creativity, & Self-Worth with Erica Ando [235]
    1:00:58
  24. 32.
    What is an ideal customer, and why does knowing who they are matter? [234]
    13:58
  25. 33.
    Beci Orpin’s Multi-faceted Art Career [233]
    41:45
  26. 34.
    5 Things to Avoid when Taking Handmade Product Photos [232]
    14:53
  27. 35.
    The Wonderful Paper & Wood World of Zack Mclaughlin [231]
    1:06:22
  28. 36.
    7 Types of Handmade Product Photos you Should Be Taking [230]
    13:53
  29. 37.
    Product Photography Top Tips with Amy Eaton [229]
    1:07:32
  30. 38.
    5 Key Steps to Selling Handmade Online [228]
    29:30
  31. 39.
    Don’t leave your customers with obvious questions! [227]
    16:57
  32. 40.
    [226] Modern Stained Glass Artist Lauren Earl of Szklo Glass
    57:12
  33. 41.
    [225] 9 Steps to Name your Handmade Business
    20:54
  34. 42.
    [224] 24 Years & Counting with Christine Tenenholtz
    1:07:46
  35. 43.
    [223] COVID-19 & Your Handmade Business (Coronavirus)
    30:56
  36. 44.
    [222] How Branding Shapes the Story of your Business with Katie Saunders
    40:26
  37. 45.
    [221] What’s the point of your biz – and why should people care?
    9:31
  38. 46.
    [220] Weaving a Business with Jen Duffin of Nova Mercury
    43:31
  39. 47.
    [219] Are You your own Worst Enemy?
    16:06
  40. 48.
    [218] De-Risking the Move to Self-Employment with Matt Baker
    38:23
  41. 49.
    [217] Finding the Confidence to Start Your Handmade Biz
    16:23
  42. 50.
    [216] How to make your online jewellery biz thrive with Raphaela of Fifth Heaven Designs
    48:22

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