The Merriweather Council Podcast
About This Show
The Merriweather Council podcast, hosted by Danielle Spurge, is all about celebrating the reality of gainful self employment through craft. This is a podcast for art and design entrepreneurs - makers, etsy sellers and shopify users! Featuring tips, insights, advice and tough love for handmade business owners in concise format. Focused on sharing realistic ideas and personal experiences with the nuances of handmade business in mind. If you are working to turn your crafty tendencies into profits, tune in every Tuesday and Thursday.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 34: Etsy Pattern - Better But Still Not Best
4 days ago
Etsy's website builder Pattern has evolved quite a bit since it was first released - but has anything REALLY changed as far as your business using it is concerned? That's what I'm chatting about on this episode. In this episode: What is Pattern? My initial thoughts when it was released, revisited My thoughts on Pattern now Why I don't recommend Pattern What you can get for the small amount of money Why Pattern is great for Etsy, maybe not so great for you Related listening: Debunking Your Inventory Management Excuse What I recommend instead of Pattern SHOPIFY. Yes, I am obsessed with Shopify and I think it is a great option for the great majority of Etsy sellers who want to have their own site! Shopify is what I use to run merriweathercouncil.com and what I recommend you consider using as well! It is intuitive and easy to use - if you can use Etsy you can use Shopify. There are loads of ways to customize your shop and add functionality as well. If you want to give Shopify a whirl, they offer a free trial! If you start your trial or a paid plan using this link, I will loop you in on my Shopify Boosted Start Training Series for FREE!! Just click this link to start your account then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know you did (and what your shop name is) and we will get you all set up to access the series. This series will help you get past the initial hurdles involved in setting your Shopify site up - aka, it will save you loads of time. Related Reading: 15 Reasons to Love Selling Handmade on Shopify Etsy Pattern Chat with Abby Please note: this post contains an affiliate link to Shopify - a service I use and love!! If you make a purchase through this link, I may receive a commission.