Makers Mean Business® with Damon Oate...

THE podcast for craftypreneurs who handmake products and want to turn their crafts into cash by selling online with less fear and more freedom By the creators of Deco Exchange, Damon Oates Coaching, and more Hosted by Damon Oates and Parker Stelly

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Episode 020: SIO - Simplify, Implement, Optimize
Parker is giving away all his secrets today about implementation and operations! We all know that sometimes business - even coaching - can be really overwhelming, but Parker has refined a three step process that you can start using immediately: 1....
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Episode 019: Interview with Amy Smith from Ba B...
Today's episode features Amy from Ba Bam Wreaths! Find out how her business has grown, how her personal story and message motivates her dreams, her tips for other Makers, and what being a Maker means to her! Here's Amy's website: Follow her on...
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Episode 018: Quick Win Weekend
This episode is sponsored by QUICK WIN WEEKEND - get your tickets at     Tammy (Polka Dot Wreath Co), Mellie Mel (Sincerely Creative), & Jacquelyn (the Fancy Front Door) have joined forces to bring you the QUICK WIN WEEKEND!!! Join this...
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Episode 017: Community over Competition with Ta...
Damon and Tamara Bennett (Southern A-door-nments Decor) are breaking down everything about her business from A-Z! Tamara shares all about her core principle of community over competition, details about her membership group and what she offers, the...
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Episode 016: Creating Quality Video Content
Want to see what Quality Content and a good social strategy can achieve?  In this episode, Parker is breaking down just the beginning of our strategy around creating good content - especially video content! 1) Check your lighting & sound...
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Episode 015: Interview with Mellie Mel from Sin...
Today Damon is getting the whole story from Melissa AKA Mellie Mel of Sincerely Creative Mom about tips for starting out, selling online compared to selling in brick and mortar, how to partner with local boutiques, imposter syndrome, and what being a...
40 min
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Episode 014: How Your Customers Find You Online...
What the heck is SEO? Today we are giving you a crash course to Search Engine Optimization... that means, how your customers find you on the internet! SEO can be pretty complex, but don't worry, we kept it simple and actionable for you today! We...
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Episode 013: Interview with Christine Jerry
Today Parker sits down with a different kind of maker! Meet Christine Jerry of the Virtual Collab, a specialist in blogging, website development, and SEO. She even helped Parker & Damon with their book about SEO, which you can find here: Check...
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Episode 012: Scaling Your Business with Assistants
Parker is here to drop some knowledge based on his new eBook (available now at ) all about Scaling Your Business... with assistants! 1. Examine and Control Your Budget 2. Invest in Yourself & Your Business If you are interested in working with...
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Episode 011: Interview with Rhonda Nickerson fr...
Today Damon and Rhonda Nickerson from Rhonda's Creative Corner sit down to talk about her journey, from Etsy to Youtube and everything in between! She breaks down how her business has helped her feel closer to her family, how she juggles the demands...
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Episode 010: Building a Community on Instagram ...
Our friend Warren is good at a lot of things - but one thing in particular he has really mastered is building a community on Instagram! His tips today don't only apply to Instagram - so wherever you've built your community, sit back and enjoy the ride...
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Episode 009: Let Making Bring You Joy with Andr...
On today's episode, Damon sits down with Andrea Brown, AKA the Queen of Joy!  Andrea shares her top 3 tips for those just starting out, the biggest obstacles she's faced in her business and how she overcomes them, and some insight into what...
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Episode 008: Using Your Perfect Person To Incre...
Make sure your page is talking to ONE perfect person. Your IDEAL customer is the FOUNDATION of your business! Did you know we have an awesome training for you to figure out who that person is? Go to: AND podcast listeners can use the code "MMB8" for...
10 min
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Episode 007: How to Sell More on Etsy with Laur...
This week our girl Lauren Kilgore is breaking down how to sell more on Etsy. She talks about the biggest lessons she's learned along the way in her own business and gives plenty of advice and tips for those just starting out. Plus, she is offering a...
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BONUS Episode 006.5: 3 Action Items for FB Ads ...
If you liked our interview with Gretchen in Episode 006, you're going to LOVE this bonus episode from Parker! We want to make sure that each episode lights a fire for you to take action in your own business - so today, we are bringing you some ideas...
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Episode 006: Intro to Facebook Ads with Gretche...
Does spending money on Facebook ads feel like a big black box of unknown for you? Do you feel like you're gambling? What amount of money is the right amount for ad spend, depending on where you are in your business? Today, Parker debriefs with our...
20 min
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Episode 005: Interview with Clara-Nicole of She...
Today Damon chats with Clara-Nicole of She's Crafty Too. Listen in to hear all about her journey from a corporate 9-5 to craftypreneurship!  Today we cover topics like: How to push through the struggles of selling - it hasn't always been easy!...
20 min
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Episode 004: Interview with Kari Gustafson of H...
Today Damon got a chance to catch up with our long time friend and the poster child for Makers Mean Business, Kari Gustafson of Hot Mesh Mom. Today we cover topics like: What Kari knows now that she wishes she knew when she first started  Who...
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Episode 003: Introduction to Subscription Boxes...
In this episode, Parker sits down with Sarah Williams to talk all things subscription boxes. Hear both our story, and Sarah's story, and learn more about services Sarah offers if you want to start your own subscription box!    
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Episode 002: Getting Started, Failure, and the ...
Get Started with these 4 tips: Collecting payment Find New Customers Repeat Sales Upselling In this episode we also talk about our biggest business failure to date!  Finally, 5 tips to find a mentor online: Have a common purpose Core Values...
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Episode 001: 6 Tips to Battle Impostor Syndrome
Welcome to the Makers Mean Business Podcast! In this episode, we are talking all about: Who is a Maker Ever doubt your ability? Who encouraged you to make it possible? Something I wish I knew when I started: Impostor Syndrome 6 Tips to Battle...
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Episode 000: COMING SOON: Makers Mean Business ...
Do you make your own handmade crafts, have your own small business, or even consider yourself a craftpreneur? If so then HIT SUBSCRIBE because starting June 15, every Monday we will be releasing a new episode of MAKERS MEAN BUSINESS - a podcast about...
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