Posts tagged leathercraft
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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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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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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The 3 Types of People You Must Be Following On Instagram

Does who you follow on Instagram really matter?

Should you be following your friends, family and those awesome people who post photos of their lunch and their pets?

OR

could you be using a more strategic follow strategy?

The answer is yes, it does matter and there is absolutely a strategy behind who you follow on Instagram and it’s quite simple.

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3 Steps to Converting Your Ideal Customers into Raving Fans

If I came to you in the future and asked you to look back on your business in the very beginning, and tell me what you see, what would you say?

Would you tell me about the STRUGGLE AND FRUSTRATION that you experienced day after day from not know who your customer is and not having any sales?

Or

Would you tell me how you knew WHO your customer was and WHAT they wanted and so you knew exactly HOW TO PROMOTE your leathergoods to those people?

And would you tell me all about how this allowed you to MAKE CONSISTENT SALES month after month?

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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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3 Strategies to Boost your Leather Business in 2019

Have you ever looked at your competition and thought to yourself, “I make the same kind of leathergoods as they do and yet I can’t seem to make one sale!”

That’s because you’re missing one of the 3 keystones of running a successful handmade business. Once I started focusing on these 3 key elements of my business I saw more sales and I saw my business grow month after month.

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Things to Know Before Buying Leather Hides

It can be really overwhelming for the beginner leather worker to know where they should purchase leather from for a number of reasons. Budget is usually the biggest concern.

I reached out to a few of my favorite leather suppliers and asked them all the same question...

What do you think is the most important thing that a beginner leatherworker should keep in mind when purchasing leather?

Check out their responses in no specific order in the post.

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5 Steps to Creating a Custom Zipper for LeatherWork

Have you ever wanted to create a custom sized zipper for a leatherworking project that you've been working on?
Maybe you were making your own leather zipper pouch or dopp kit or a leather purse or handbag with a zipper closure. 

Creating your own custom sized zipper can save you a lot of time that would otherwise be spent hunting for the right sized zipper. 

Using a custom zipper can also save you money because purchasing a roll of zipper tape instead of individual zippers is cheaper if you’re going to be using zippers in a lot of your leatherwork.

Using zippers in your leatherwork doesn’t have to be intimidating.

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How To Get Started With Traditional Leatherwork

This is one of the most frequently asked questions and luckily the answer is pretty easy.

You need to know what type of leatherwork that you're interested in and then we can talk about tools and materials that you'll need.

So if you're not sure what tools you need, what the different types are of leatherwork are or how best to choose your leather as a beginner, then keep reading.

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Hot Stuffing and other Cool Leather Terms You Should Know    

Is the leather terminology getting you down like, WHAT??

I know the feeling. There is a lot to know!

Between distinguishing what the different grades of leather are, the finish types of grain leather and the main tanning processes, if you’re anything like me, your head is spinning.

But hang in there.

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What to Know About Chrome Tanned vs. Vegetable Tanned Leather

Leather as you probably already know is the result of taking animal rawhide or skins and then tanning them to create a flexible and durable material that can be used for clothing, accessories, shoes and a lot more.

So how does this tanning process work?

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