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, The Makers University, and more Hosted by Damon Oates and Parker Stelly

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Episode 035: Heard at Wreath Makers Live 2021
Okay, okay, we heard you - you miss the podcast! Thank you so much for the love and support. We're not sure if Damon is going to keep going with this whole podcasting thing, but Parker is back by popular demand with a few more episodes in the...
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Episode 034: Optimize Your Etsy Listings Using ...
This week we are talking to all of you selling on Etsy! It's important that you understand how to use SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to help your customers find your products. So what is SEO, anyway? It's how customers are searching for you...
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Episode 033: Authenticity in Business | No Bull...
We're back with Episode 33... and an explanation of where we've been.  Have you ever felt inauthentic in your business? That's how Damon felt about his podcast presence. So, for season 2, he's back with a new fervor for authenticity. And, in this...
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Episode 032: Let's RECAP the Makers Mean Busine...
Can you believe this is already EPISODE 32?! Y'all, time flies when you're having fun. Parker sat down to recap all the amazing content that has been covered so far in the podcast. Here's a quick reference in case there's an episode you want to go...
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Episode 031: Story of a Maker | Selling Digital...
Today's interview is with Joy from Alphalicious Designs. She's a maker with a completely digital business... which means NO SHIPPING! She designs embroidery and cut files and sells them as digital downloads on both Etsy and Shopify, and even though...
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Episode 030: Maximize the Power of Relationship...
On this week's episode, Parker and Roberto Candelaria are talking all about maximizing relationships in order to network and grow your business! Everyone needs relationships to succeed in business - whether that's building a network for sponsors,...
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Episode 029: What is MLM? How Multilevel Market...
This episode is all about MLM! What is MLM, you might be asking? It stands for Multi-Level Marketing... and Marissa Sayers has both a successful creative Etsy shop in addition to her own MLM business!  In this episode, Marissa and Parker break...
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Episode 028: Makers and Trademarks - Can I Make...
Today's episode features the Emily D. Baker, former Deputy District Attorney now helping clients navigate the wild world of online business! She loves to talk about trademarks, terms of use, and other important legal issues for online business owners....
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Episode 027: Using Live Video and Embracing Imp...
This week Damon interviewed Brooke Riley of Re-fabbed. Brooke started her blog and her Facebook community at the same time, and she's setting the record straight that blogging is not dead and that it can still be profitable! As long as we are...
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Episode 026: Making Content for the Platform - ...
Parker is dropping some serious knowledge today about not only what content works best on each platform to reach customers, but also how to repurpose one piece of content to use on multiple platforms! He's talking about: 1. Facebook 2. Instagram 3....
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Episode 025: Create with Your Customers with Ji...
Jillian Leslie, of the Blogger Genius Podcast, MiloTree, and Catch My Party, joins us today for a deep dive into the evolution of her online business and everything she's learned. Spoiler alert: it hasn't all been easy!  You can check out her...
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Episode 024: Community of Customers
This week, Damon is giving you 6 Tips to grow your Community of Customers! 1. Listen to your community! They will point blank tell you what they want and need, and what their pain points are.  2. Keep the content engaging! Use your platforms...
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Episode 023: Parker's Tips for YouTube Success
You are going to LOVE today's episode with Parker's top 10 tips for YouTube Success! YouTube is a real thing, y'all, people are searching on there and sales are happening and extra money can be made! So tune in to learn about how to create high impact...
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Episode 022: 3 Keys to Selling Online
What does it take to have a successful online shop for your handmade goods? In this episode, Parker is breaking down the three main keys it takes every maker - regardless of what platform- to sell online. 1. Traffic 2. Photos 3. SEO   If you like...
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Episode 021: Zack Hufnagel from Wreaths of Joy
On today's episode, Damon sits down with Zack Hufnagel of Wreaths of Joy to talk about scaling from 0 to 7 figures! Listen in to hear about scaling from a spare room, to taking over the whole house, to converting a barn; shipping strategies and order...
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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...
12 min
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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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