Posts tagged leather sale
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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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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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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Monthly Planning: Take Charge of Your Month and Get Stuff Done in Your Leather Business

Have you ever started to get a panicked feeling from looking at your to-do list, realizing that you haven’t accomplished anything yet this month? So then you start going through it frantically, looking for the EASIEST tasks that you can complete just so you can make yourself feel productive and like you’ve accomplished something this month?

Instead of doing this, what we need is a plan to get your small leathergoods business tasks prioritized so that you’re working on the most important and impactful tasks (the ones that are going to actually move the needle) done first.

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3 Reasons Why You’re Not Making Sales in Your Leathergoods Business

Have you ever felt confused about why other leathercrafters seem to be able to sell their leathergoods no problem, but no one seems to be interested in yours?

The truth is, the reason that people aren’t buying from you is not because your prices are too high or because no one likes your brand.

No, it’s much simpler then that.

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