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Three Tips For Getting Started With Traditional Leatherwork

Want to get into traditional leatherwork but not sure how?

In this post i’ll show you how you can get started with traditional leatherwork without having to spend hours and hours googling and without having to spend thousands on an inperson workshop, like I did.

If you want a roadmap for how to get started, this post is for you.

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How to Price Your Leathergoods for Profit - SIGN UP FOR THE FREE WORKSHOP

Have you ever gotten stuck when it comes to pricing your handmade leathergoods?

Do you want to get started selling your leathergoods but the thought of figuring out what to charge holds you back?

Maybe the thought of pricing even makes you feel a little sick?

Click to read more and sign up for the LIVE pricing workshop. Here i’ll show you how to apply formulas (don't worry, the math is easy!) so you can feel good about how you’re pricing your leathergoods.

Say goodbye to second guessing your pricing and being fearful of customer response.

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The Most Profitable Leathergoods to Make and Sell

I get asked this question a lot: “What are the most profitable leathergoods to make and sell?”

It’s a good question but the problem with this question is, it’s suggests that there is one type of person who likes one type of leathergood.

Now obviously that is not true! There are countless niche markets and audience groups that are all going to have their best sellers.

While I would love to tell you, make THIS leathergood and you WILL sell out, sadly, thats not how it works.

What might sell out for you, might be a really hard sell for me and my audience!

In this article i’ll tell you which questions you should be asking instead, and how to nail down the most profitable leathergoods to make for your leather business.

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5 Awesome Benefits of Starting a Leather Business and Selling Your Leathergoods For Profit

Have you ever heard this from a spouse or loved one before?

"Another tool?? Geez how many burnishing tools do you need?"

Here’s the good news.

You don’t have to quit your leather hobby because it’s too expensive.

But you should consider starting to selling your leatherwork to cover your costs. If you can sell a few leathergoods each month, this is extra money that you could put towards your leather tools and materials ADDICTION that your significant other is constantly keeping tabs on.

This is just 1 of the awesome benefits of starting your own leathergoods business. Read on to find out what the rest are.

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3 Reasons Why Customers WILL Pay That Much For Your Leathergoods

As I moved my leather weekend backpack off of his seat, he commented and said how much he liked the leather backpack.

Next thing I know he’s asking more about it, how he can get one as a gift for his wife and how much would it cost.

I had to think fast, because this wasn’t even a bag that I had on my website yet. It was just a bag that I made for myself!

Find out what happens when I tell him how much it’ll cost!

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How to Increase Your Sales Using Giveaways and Presales

June has been cray. So far this month I’ve done a massive giveaway, launched a new line of leather handbags, boosted my email list and made sales, all without having any inventory.

And I want to show you how I did it.

If you’re someone who is struggling to get your business off the ground, you want to build your email list and you want to make sales (duh), then keep reading.

Follow my 4 step process for increasing your email list, making more sales and validating your product all without building inventory first.

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3 Ways to Shift Your Leather Hobby to a Profitable Leather Business

Starting and running a business is hard, yes but if you're not turning a profit after 4 years, I gotta tell you, you're definitely missing some key steps in your business foundation.

Here are three KEY things that really shifted my business from a hobby to a profitable business and allowed me to take it to the next level.

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5 Myths That are Standing in the Way of Starting Your Leathergoods Business

When I asked my fellow leatherworkers a while back what the #1 thing was that was holding them back from starting their leathergoods business, I was shocked at the responses.

I got responses about needing inventory first, figuring out how to make customers value my leathergoods and need a large upfront investment first.

Guess what?

These are myths! None of these statements are true!

If any of these things are what is holding you back from starting your dream leather business, please keep reading!

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Imposter Syndrome: How to Deal With Feeling Like Your Leatherwork Isn’t Good Enough to Sell

Imposter Syndrome is the fear of being exposed as a fraud and I would be willing to bet, that you’ve experienced this feeling of being a fraud, of not being good enough or of not having leathergoods that are worthy of selling at some point or other.

This imposter syndrome might have led you to think to yourself, “who am I to start a leather business?”

If you’ve ever felt this way or are currently feeling this way, here are 5 tips for dealing with Imposter syndrome and not letting it get in your way of starting a leather business.

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3 Ways to Find Your Customer That Wants What You’re Selling

Imagine that you have a leathegood that you love making. It’s a wallet that you made that you’re super proud of. Making this wallet has given you nothing but pride and joy and now you want to share that pride and joy with the world! I mean who wouldn’t want a piece of this pride and joy, right? Who wouldn’t be willing to pay for a piece of this pride and joy, right??

Wrong. Sadly, no. And actually, this kind of backward thinking can leave you feeling rejected and discouraged.

As you probably already know…

if you don’t know who your customer is first and foremost, you’re going to have an uphill battle when it comes to selling your leathergoods.

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Time Management: Gain 18 Hours Per Week to Work on Your Leather Business

“You just need to prioritize your life”

“Add it to your to-do list!”

“Just find the time to squeeze it in.”

This is the well meaning advice from some people who have never started any kind of business before, while also working a full-time job or while also raising 3 kids. They won’t ever understand the time struggle until they’re in your shoes right?

Instead of telling you to just hustle, hustle and hustle some more, here are 5 concrete strategies for how you can get back 18+ hours per week to work on your leather business.

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Ultimate 2-Step Pricing Strategy for Your Leatherwork

One of the biggest challenges that new leather business owners have is pricing their work.

It’s a challenge for good reason. There are many different ways that you can price your leatherwork and determining which of these strategies you will use depends on your business model, who your audience and ideal customer is and who you are serving.

There are more than a handful of people on youtube and other blogs all over the internet telling you that their way to price is the best way to price. But who should you believe? Which pricing method is actually right for your leather business?

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The Quickest Way to a Profitable Leathergoods Business

A lot of leathersmiths make the mistake of trying to build a leather business by making leathergoods that they like to make and then trying to sell said leathergoods to anyone and everyone that will listen.

But the problem with this is that your focus is on what YOU like to make and NOT what your customer needs or wants.

Your focus is on you when it needs to be on your customer.

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Building Your Dream Leather Business in Three Steps

Have you ever heard that saying, “throw it at the wall until something sticks?” Meaning lets try ALL OF THE THINGS until we finally find a thing that seems to work. Yea, that’s basically how I started my online handmade business ten years ago. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing, let alone how to make a business strategy so I just figured this is how you do it, right? You do ALL OF THE THINGS until something works. Well that’s ONE WAY you can choose to run a business, sure (I hope you like frustration!) but there’s a better way…

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Are You Falling into the Trap of Turning Your Hobby into a Hustle?

I came across an article a few weeks ago in one of the many handmade business and marketing focused Facebook groups that I belong to. The article was titled, The Modern Trap of Turning Hobbies Into Hustles.

Two things immediately got my attention.

The first thing that caught my attention was the title of this article. The Modern Trap of… Trap??

Starting a small business to help support me financially as well as provide the freedom from the 9-5 has been anything but a trap for me!

Are you falling into this modern trap?

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