Launch Your Box Podcast with Sarah Wi...

8 years ago I had a dream to start a Subscription Box service full of goodies for women to treat themselves and nurture the importance of self care. It took me a full 18 months to make it happen! I was paralyzed by ‘all the things’ I had to figure out with no one to turn to for guidance. That is why I created Launch Your Box! Maybe you need some direction on how to begin, or you are ready to grow your subscriber base. Either way, it all starts with an idea that can turn into a constant reoccurring revenue, a raving fan base, and a business to love. I will help you... Take your first steps and know where to start. Figuring out the logistics: packing, shipping, boxes, oh my! Learn how to launch, from idea to sales. Scale that box to the next level, go big or go home!

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125: 5 Ways to Do a Monthly Unboxing - Every Month
How many different ways do you do an unboxing for your subscription box every month? Would it surprise you to learn there are FIVE different ways you can do an unboxing… every month? My box opening checklist makes it easy!
28 min
124: Turning Your Lifelong Career Into a Subscr...
During this special episode, you’ll meet and be inspired by Launch Your Box member Michon Shaw. It’s not only her journey to starting and launching a subscription box that inspires, but her positive outlook and joy-filled dedication to her community.
27 min
123: From 300 to over 25,000 Subscribers with B...
I’m excited to bring you this interview with Kevin Tighe, co-founder and CEO of Beachly Brands recorded LIVE at SubSummit. Beachly Brands currently has three successful subscriptions, but I asked Kevin to take us back to the beginning of his subscription box journey.
29 min
4 Focus Areas to Start Your Subscription Box
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” - Henry Ford. You’ve dreamed about starting a subscription box and now you’re ready to take action and start making those dreams come true. So where should you start?
23 min
Give Yourself a Raise with a Subscription Box S...
What would an extra $1000 every month mean to you and your family? Inflation. Waiting for a raise that might not happen. So many people are looking for ways to earn extra income right now. Today I’m talking about how a subscription box side hustle could bring an extra $1000 a month to your family - with only 50 subscribers.
20 min
122: From Bakery to Food Truck to Subscription ...
Launching a subscription box is only one piece of the puzzle. After you’ve launched, your focus shifts to growth. But what happens if months go by and you’re just not growing?
27 min
121: Adding An Upsell to Your Subscription Box ...
Do you have extra subscription box product laying around? Product that you’d like to get rid of because it’s taking up space on your shelves and tying up your cash flow? Then this episode is for you!
13 min
Are You Talking About Your Subscription Box Eno...
Every month, I go LIVE inside my coaching membership, Launch Your Box, to open members’ subscription boxes and provide feedback. Last month, I opened some incredible boxes. I was so impressed with the creativity and care these members put into curating an experience for their subscribers, just like I taught them. What I wasn’t impressed with was how low their subscriber numbers were. With boxes that good, their numbers should have been much higher.
30 min
Going Live on Social Media - Build an Audience ...
Do you go LIVE on social media to talk about your subscription box consistently? Or does the very idea of going LIVE fill you with dread? Almost every subscription box owner understands how important making regular, live connections with their audience is. But so many avoid connecting with their followers this way. Why?
20 min
120: Adding Value and Increasing LTV with Paul ...
What are you doing to add value to your subscription box and increase the lifetime value of your subscribers? By thinking creatively and strategically - in other words, thinking outside of the box - you can uplevel your subscribers’ experience and bring more revenue and higher profit margins into your business.
43 min
119: Facebook Group Yay or Nay?
This episode answers two questions I get asked a LOT. Should your subscription box be on a separate page from the rest of your business? Should you create a private Facebook Group for your subscribers? The answer to both questions is, “It depends.”
21 min
118: Public Facing Content vs. Private Group Co...
Today’s episode was inspired by a question from a member of Launch Your Box - and a former guest on the podcast. Betsy Goodman shared her sold-out launch story in episode 93. Betsy is a maker and a teacher - she teaches lettering and wax seal techniques. Her work is beautiful and her question is a common one among subscription box owners who make or teach as part of their subscription.
17 min
117: Bounced Payments & Personal Follow-Up
Are you relying solely on automations to recover failed payments? If so, you are losing money and experiencing unnecessary churn in your subscription box business. Business is personal. Recovering failed payments needs more than just automation - it needs a personal touch. Your personal touch.
16 min
116: 5 Ways to Increase Perceived Value in Your...
Is your subscription box missing something that would increase its value in the eyes of your subscribers? Maybe things are feeling a little monotonous or routine. Or maybe some months you feel like you need “a little something extra” to make your subscription box feel like the complete experience you want it to be. But, how can you add value without blowing your budget? Remember, you need to stay profitable to stay in business.
31 min
115: Building an Audience in 90 Days and Sellin...
When you’re just getting started on your subscription box journey, it can be hard to imagine yourself successfully managing a thriving subscription. That’s when you need to seek inspiration from someone just a few steps ahead of you. Kathy Strahs from The Awayday Box is just that person.
39 min
114: Building a Lead Magnet Funnel
It all starts with driving traffic and capturing leads. You can’t have a successful subscription box launch without traffic and leads. That’s why we made traffic and leads the focus inside Launch Your Box for the first quarter.
25 min
113: How Cotton Chaos 5X Their Subscribers with...
Have you ever set a really big goal for your business? A goal that made you feel a little dizzy at the thought of trying to reach it, but you got brave and made it anyway? That’s what Whitney and Andrea, the dynamic duo behind Cotton Chaos did at the beginning of 2022.
35 min
112: How I Built My 2nd Business From Scratch t...
Are you struggling to build your audience or find the right people for your offer? Do you have a plan in place to get some traction and start making progress toward starting and growing a successful, sustainable subscription box business?
42 min
111: Raising Prices and Achieving Long-Term Sus...
“It takes money to grow.” - Sarah Williams Is it time to raise your prices? After all, costs are up on absolutely everything. Your costs are up - on products, packaging, shipping, and more. Your costs going up means your profit margins are going down.
29 min
110: It's Not Too Late to Pivot Your Offer with...
Have you ever felt the pull to change what you’re offering? Sometimes, pivoting and offering something different to your audience results in success in the form of a growing, thriving subscription box. That’s exactly what happened with Launch Your Box member Joanne Jurica of Rustic Glitter.
24 min
109: 10 Ways to Build Your List - Every Month
What one thing can you do in your business every single day that would help you be the most successful? Work to build and grow your email list!  If you’re not replenishing the pool of people you’re selling to, you won’t be able to grow your...
27 min
108: 5 Emails Subscription Box Owners Can Send ...
“Email marketing needs to be part of your audience building strategy.” - Sarah Williams You know social media is an important part of audience building. You’re showing up consistently, creating engaging posts and reels, connecting with your...
30 min
107: Creating SEO Friendly Content for Your Sub...
“SEO doesn’t have any fuel without content.” - Sarah Williams How do you get your stuff in front of people right when they’re looking for it? The answer, in part, is SEO. I brought a special guest to the podcast to talk about how and why to...
27 min
106: 7 Ways to Market Your Subscription Box Cos...
Do you think growing your subscription means spending tons of money on ads? It doesn’t need to be that way! There are so many low and even no-cost ways to market and grow your subscription box business.   The bottom line? You can’t rely...
16 min
105: Scaling Your Subscription Box Business wit...
I have a special episode for you today! Cheryl Ham is a long-time member of Launch Your Box, an OG member of Scale Your Box, and the founder of the wildly successful Yarnable subscription box. She’s here today to catch us up on all that’s happened...
48 min