Edit Photos on Phone Using Lightroom

In this video quickly learn how I edit photos for my Etsy shop or social media using the Lightroom app. You can download the app from your app store on your phone. Use the free version. Instructions are for iPhones but I’m sure it’s available on Android.

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How to Quickly Make Your Etsy Shop Photos Stand Out

I want to give you some photo tips on how to quickly make your Etsy Shop Photos stand out.  Having stellar photos is one of the key elements to having a buyer click on your Etsy items.  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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Wreath Making of the Month Club Sales (FBIG)

Learn How to Make Gorgeous Wreaths for your Door from Experienced Professional Wreath Makers without Overbuying Supplies! Save money and learn to make stunning wreaths EVEN if you don’t know how to start! I’m IN! Sign me UP! MONTHLY PAYMENT OF $37 [UNLIMITED ACCESS + WATCH ANYTIME] Shortcut your way to Wreath Making Expert and WOW…

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Flourish

Join Julie Live! COURSE MENU Join the Wreath Making of the Month Club Pricing Boxing Custom Order Form Photography Pricing Pricing Learn how to Price your Swag Wreaths! One question we get asked a lot is how to price wreaths to sell?  So in this post, get your calculator out and let me explain how…

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Wreath Making of the Month Club Secret

Learn How to Make Gorgeous Wreaths for your Door from Experienced Professional Wreath Makers without Overbuying Supplies! Save money and learn to make stunning wreaths EVEN if you don’t know how to start! I’m IN! Sign me UP! MONTHLY PAYMENT OF $37 [UNLIMITED ACCESS + WATCH ANYTIME] Shortcut your way to Wreath Making Expert and WOW…

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Wreath Making of the Month Club Waitlist

Learn How to Make Gorgeous Wreaths for your Door from Experienced Professional Wreath Makers without Overbuying Supplies! Save money and learn to make stunning wreaths EVEN if you don’t know how to start! Heck Yes! I want to be on the waiting list! [UNLIMITED ACCESS + WATCH ANYTIME] Shortcut your way to Wreath Making Expert and…

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Wreath Making of the Month Club Sales

DOORS CLOSE SOON! Day Hour Minute Second LIMITED TIME OFFER. JOIN TODAY! Learn How to Make Gorgeous Wreaths for your Door from Experienced Professional Wreath Makers without Overbuying Supplies! Save money and learn to make stunning wreaths EVEN if you don’t know how to start! I’m IN! Sign me UP! MONTHLY PAYMENT OF $37 [UNLIMITED ACCESS…

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Wreath Making of the Month Club 3-Month Sales [BOW]

Thank you purchasing our Bow Making Workshop! Check Your Email or Click Here to Access the Bow Making Workshop, But Before You Go We Have A Special ONE TIME ONLY OFFER That Goes Away if You Leave This Page. I’m IN! Sign me UP! ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF $74 Learn How to Make Gorgeous Wreaths for…

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Wreath Making of the Month Club 3-Month Sales

Learn How to Make Gorgeous Wreaths for your Door from Experienced Professional Wreath Makers without Overbuying Supplies! Save money and learn to make stunning wreaths EVEN if you don’t know how to start! I’m IN! Sign me UP! ONE-TIME PAYMENT OF $74 [UNLIMITED ACCESS + WATCH ANYTIME] Shortcut your way to Wreath Making Expert and WOW…

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Ideal Customer Workshop Order Form

Why Determine your Ideal Customer? If you don’t know who you’re marketing too, you’ll waste a lot of time and money. Knowing your ideal customer base ensures you’re giving your audience and buyers information that can use and helps you to better serve them you don’t know who you’re marketing too, you’ll waste a lot…

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Ideal Customer Workshop

Learn steps and strategies on how to turn your crafting into a Handmade Business. Join our community of like-minded handmade business owners as I give you the tools, training, and advice needed to continue growing and scaling a handmade business. Using our signature system for success, you will be increasing your sales in no time. Join…

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Ideal Customer Workshop

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Ideal Customer How to Determine your Ideal Customer Determine your Ideal Customer Expand Determine Your Ideal Customer If you don’t know who you’re marketing too, you’ll waste a lot of time…

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Navigating 4th Quarter

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Navigating the 4th Quarter Tips for Navigating the 4th Quarter for a Handmade Business Navigating 4th Quarter Expand Navigating 4th Quarter Certainly! Navigating the 4th quarter can be crucial for business owners in the handmade niche. Here are some tips but I go…

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Flourish

Holiday Arrangements Masterclass Flourish How to Sell your Holiday Arrangements Boxing Pricing Photography Flower Words Custom Orders Boxing How to Box your Arrangements How to Box your Arrangements for Shipping First let’s discuss the box. You’ll want to use a shipping box that is double-walled 275lb for added protection.  Double-wall boxes offer great protection for…

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Running Sales

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Running Sales Tips for Running Sales for a Handmade Business Big Sale Strategy Expand Big Sale Timeline & Checklist Use this Timeline & Checklist to help run BIG sales such as Black Friday, Christmas in July, end of Year Sales. Define your goals:…

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Rustic Silk Sunflower Arrangement 

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This rustic silk sunflower arrangement is the perfect conversation piece! Made with balanced pastel blues and sunny yellow silk florals, place it on a mantel or dining table for a gorgeous and summery display! Rustic artificial summer sunflower arrangement I love making long, low flower arrangements for any area where people gather and conversations are…

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Flourish

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COURSE MENU Summer Swag Wreath Masterclass Flourish How to Sell your Summer Swags Pricing Boxing Custom Orders Photography Pricing Pricing Learn how to Price your Swag Wreaths! One question we get asked a lot is how to price wreaths to sell?  So in this post, get your calculator out and let me explain how to…

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Spring Arrangements Masterclass for Members

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Spring Arrangements Masterclass Member Login All photos of arrangements on this page are of previous designs by Southern Charm Wreaths. These images are only examples and not exact designs that will be taught in this Spring Arrangements Masterclass. Spring Silk Flower Arrangements Masterclass LEARN HOW TO MAKE REALISTIC ARRANGEMENTS WITH SILK FLOWERS EVEN IF YOU’VE…

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Flourish

Join Julie Live! Spring Arrangements Masterclass Flourish How to Sell your Spring Arrangements Boxing Pricing Photography Flower Words Custom Orders Boxing How to Box your Arrangements How to Box your Arrangements for Shipping First let’s discuss the box. You’ll want to use a shipping box that is double-walled 275lb for added protection.  Double-wall boxes offer…

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Flourish

0% Bow Masterclass Menu Holiday Swag Wreath Masterclass Flourish How to Sell your Swag Wreaths Boxing Pricing Photography Boxing How to Box your Swag Wreath How to Box your Swag Wreaths for Shipping Pricing How to Price your Swag Wreath How to Price your Swag Wreaths for Resale One question we get asked a lot…

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Canva

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Canva Using Canva for Social Media How to Use Canva Templates Expand How to Use Canva Templates Word Search Engagement Posts Expand Word Search Engagement Posts Here’s a fun way to…

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Etsy Quick Start Guide Order Form

Etsy Shop: Quick Start Guide Learn to Think Like a Shopper, Get Found, & Make the Sale! A how guide when starting your handmade business journey on Etsy. Etsy Shop Quick Start Guide is a reference guide containing links, photos, worksheet and video of my very own Etsy shop and includes the following: ✔ Branding…

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Etsy Shop Quick Start Guide

ETSY SHOP: Quick Start Guide Learn to Think Like a Shopper, Get Found, & Make the Sale! A how guide when starting your handmade business journey on Etsy. This is a digital training course. You will not be mailed a printed copy. After purchase, you will receive an e-mail with a link and information to…

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Etsy Advertising

MENU Etsy Advertising Etsy Ads Advertise a Sale Etsy Ads Etsy Ads If you’re ready to expand your reach and take your shop to the next level, Etsy’s advertising platform makes it easy to drive more traffic from both on and off Etsy to your listings. Through Etsy Ads, your listings will have the opportunity…

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Product Development

MENU Product Development Ideal Customer Profile Batch Edit Listings Add Etsy Product from Mobile Device Ideal Customer Profile Ideal Customer Profile For a sale to take place, many factors need to line up — there needs to be the right product, for the right price, the the right person, at the right time. But first,…

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Customer Service

MENU Etsy Customer Service Customer Service Partial Refunds Custom Orders Customer Service Customer Service Best Practices Your review score, whether or not you offer free shipping, processing times, about section and shop policies can all help make a shopper feel more confident and excited about making a purchase from your shop. Etsy states that having…

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SEO, Keywords, & Tags

MENU Etsy SEO, Keywords, & Tags Keywords for Titles & Tags Google Search SEO Etsy Shop Visits to Make a Sale Keywords for Titles & Tags Etsy Shop Keywords for Titles & Tags The way Etsy determines visibility is always changing, but these are some of the current best practices we recommend. Etsy regularly updates…

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Etsy Photography

MENU Etsy Photography Etsy Product Photography Using iPhone for Photos Editing Photos with Lightroom Etsy Product Photography Etsy Product Photography Listing Photos All about listing photos. Once a buyer discovers your listing, your photos communicate your product and brand. Listing photos are a major influencer on purchase behavior. And if your items get views from…

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Branding Your Etsy Shop

MENU Branding your Etsy Shop Branding Your Shop Picking Brand Colors Etsy Shop Banner Etsy Receipt Banner Branding Your Shop Branding Your Etsy Shop Branding brings the unique story of your business to life, helping your shop stand out from the crowd and connecting your products with your target market. Having a clear brand identity…

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Open an Etsy Stop

MENU Open an Etsy Shop Open an Etsy Shop Two Factor Authentication Open an Etsy Shop Open an Etsy Shop Let’s open an Etsy shop Opening a shop should take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Use my referral link and we both get 40 free credits! https://etsy.me/3hx4jBl Everything you do, can and should be edited…

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Passive Income

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Passive Income Passive Income Tips for Handmade Business Introduction to Passive Income for Creative Entrepreneurs Expand Introduction to Passive Income for Creative Entrepreneurs As an artisan who’ve turned your passion into…

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Blogging

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Blogging Blogging Tips for Handmade Business Why Your Handmade Business Needs a Blog Expand Why Your Handmade Business Needs a Blog with Christine Jerry 180 Power and Emotional Words for Copy…

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Branding

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Branding Using Canva to Brand your Business Designing a Logo with Canva Expand How to Design Your Own Logo Using Canva Click here to download Christine Jerry’s DIY Branding Kit. Etsy Branding – Receipt Banner Expand Making a Receipt Banner for Etsy Your…

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Facebook Page Training

FACEBOOK PAGES Why Facebook for your Handmade Business Why Facebook? Facebook has millions of followers and our ideal customer is using it on a daily basis. Keep it Social! Facebook is social media…keep the social piece on your Page. If all you do is try to sell, sell, promote, promote, me, me, me you won’t…

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Pinterest

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Pinterest Pinterest Tips for Handmade Business Determine Your Why for Pinterest Marketing Once you determine why you want to use Pinterest to market your handmade business, the easier it will be to determine your strategy. Do you want to get…

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Facebook

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Facebook Facebook Best Practices for Handmade Business Why Facebook? Facebook has millions of followers and our ideal customer is using it on a daily basis. Keep it Social! Facebook is social…

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Instagram

MENU Success Circle Questions Form Structure (Business Setup) Story (Ideal Customer) Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Instagram Why Instagram for your Handmade Business Instagram is a huge powerhouse when it comes to marketing your handmade items on a social…

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Etsy

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Etsy Why Etsy for your Handmade Business Etsy can feel overwhelming but with these trainings, you will be more confident and in control of your own Etsy shop in no time.…

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Ideal Customer

MENU Success Circle Sales (Etsy) Serve (Marketing) Scale Sustain Handmade Business Resources Join Julie Live! Click Here to Buy the 2023 Handmade Design Planner Ideal Customer How to Determine your Ideal Customer Determine your Ideal Customer Expand Determine Your Ideal Customer If you don’t know who you’re marketing too, you’ll waste a lot of time…

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Flourish

Masterclass Opportunities Join Us Live! COURSE MENU Focus Flourish Etsy Why Etsy for your Handmade Business Etsy can feel overwhelming but with these trainings, you will be more confident and in control of your own Etsy shop in no time. The best place to start is to make sure your Etsy listings are optimized; meaning…

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Ideal Customer Training

IDEAL CUSTOMER How to Determine your Ideal Customer If you don’t know who you’re marketing too, you’ll waste a lot of time and money. Knowing your ideal customer base ensures you’re giving your audience and buyers information that can use and helps you to better serve them. How Knowing your Customer can Help you Grow…

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Succulent Arrangements For Gift-Giving

Create classic succulent arrangements and share them with people you love as thoughtful DIY gifts. They are so easy to make and will bring joy for years to come. How To Make DIY Succulent Arrangements Who doesn’t love a long-lasting and charming succulent? They are stunning and the perfect thing to give almost anyone –…

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How To Make A Traditional Christmas Wreath

Spruce up your front door for the jolly winter holidays! Learn how to make a traditional Christmas wreath. It’s a lot of fun and adds jovial festivity to your porch decorations. How To Make A Traditional Christmas Wreath Let’s take it way back to times of sleigh rides and chestnuts roasting on an open fire.…

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Etsy Training

ETSY TRAINING Why Etsy for your Handmade Business Etsy can feel overwhelming but with these trainings, you will be more confident and in control of your own Etsy shop in no time. The best place to start is to make sure your Etsy listings are optimized; meaning they can get found by a buyer. When…

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How to Organize a Wreath Making Craft Room

If you are a wreath maker you know you need lots of different things on hand to make your wreaths. With that comes the need for organizing and storing the tools and supplies in order to make beautiful wreaths and other arrangements. Today I am going to walk you through how I turned my garage…

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WOTMC Instagram Best Practices

WREATH OF THE MONTH CLUB INSTAGRAM BEST PRACTICES HOW TO GROW YOUR COMMUNITY STORIES Post 8-10 a day repost, share tagged posts, behind the scenes, slice of life content use the question sticker, use poll and quiz stickers, music and lyrics sticker, countdown sticker, stories about you interactivity is key Give a behind the scenes…

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Canva – Carousel Post for Enagement

Instagram allows for carousel posts. These are one post but can contain up to 10 images. The viewer is able to scroll through the posts in order to see the next image. You can just upload 10 photos but in this tutorial, I want to show you how you can make them look like a…

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Facebook Page for 2021

We’ve uncovered best practices for your Facebook Page (this is a business page, not personal profile) directly from our Facebook rep and they are as follows: Facebook Stories –  Currently, Facebook Stories, does not fight the algorithm and can get more reach than a post on a Page It is recommended to either post Stories…

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Product Development Tips

For a sale to take place, many factors need to line up — there needs to be the right product, for the right price, the the right person, at the right time.  But first, you need to learn more about who your customer will be: Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) As a wreath seller, a customer…

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Etsy Customer – Thank you!

Thanks for buying from us! I hope you enjoy your latest purchase. I would love to continue to serve you further… ✔️ Follow us on Facebook ✔️ Tag us in any photos of your new wreath on your door @southerncharmwreaths ✔️ Leave an Etsy Shop Review ✔️ Join our mailing list so we can stay in…

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Mailchimp Ways to Promote Email Opt in

Email Existing List I know you’re probably thinking… but Julie I’m trying to get emails. Yes, you are and you should have more than one email optin for your business. But when you create a new one and you think your existing list will enjoy it, make sure to email it to them or you…

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Instagram Best Practices from Facebook

How Can I Grow My Community utilize the feeds: Feed, Stories, Live, Video, Reels post consistently across all feeds post across all feeds weekly Stories Post 8-10 a day, throughout the day, not all at once repost, share tagged posts, behind the scenes, slice of life content use the question sticker, use poll and quiz…

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Ways to Increase Sales in 4th Quarter

It’s crunch time. A lot of small handmade businesses make most of their sales during 4th quarter. I’ve put together ways to help you increase your 4th quarter sales below. Sell on Etsy – Etsy is a marketplace meaning they do all the work to drive the traffic to Etsy for you. All you need…

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Success Circle Monthly Calendar

JULIE’S SUCCESS CIRCLE APRIL CALENDAR HERE’S YOUR SCHEDULE FOR APRIL! If you have a question, first search the group using the search box or go to the photos section of the group and then search for your topic and ask your questions under that photo. TAG Julie if you want her to see it. FB is very…

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Your Business Success Path

YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS PATH Remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint! It will take lots of time, lots of work, and extreme dedication. But you can do it! You’ll be surprised at how God will use you in your business and guide you in journeys you never thought possible. There are many pieces to the…

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Ways to Use Facebook Stories

So, what’s so special about stories?  After having a conversation with my media specialist at Facebook, she says Facebook is pushing stories in news feeds and since a lot of brands are not using them, suggested I use them to help with engagement on my page or with posts, I’ve already shared. She gave me…

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Success Circle Monthly Calendar

September Schedule! If you have a question, first search the group using the search box or go to the photos section of the group and then search for your topic and ask your questions under that photo. TAG Julie if you want her to see it. FB is very glitchy and does not show us every comment.…

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2020 Fall & Holiday Trends

Dripping Crystals We saw multiple showrooms with dripping crystals. They were both plastic and real but I thought it was stunning and gives a glamorous look! Color: Burgundy, Mauve, and Wine Color burgundy, mauve, and wine color!! This is one of my favorites! It was in flowers, pumpkins, filler, ribbon and signs!! Sweets Fake bakes…

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WOTMC Etsy Special Offer

WAIT YOUR ORDER IS NOT YET COMPLETE Exclusive Special One Time Offer for You! Etsy Shop: Quick Start Guide Special Offer Price $27 $9.97 Yes, Add this to My Order No, thanks, I would like to skip this one time offer There’s nothing worse than having views, favorites and hearts on Etsy but then no…

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How to Not Overbuy Wreath Supplies

How Not To Overbuy Wreath Supplies - Julie Sciomacco

Hey guys! I’m back with another Tip Tuesday video for you! Today’s tip is going to be geared toward the new sellers out there. We’ll be talking about how to not overbuy wreath supplies and what I did when I first started my business to make sure I wasn’t spending too much and I could…

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Opt In FREE Best Practices: Handmade Product Photography

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Best Practices: Handmade Product Photography eBook Guide on Handmade Online Product Photos The Top 7 Photo Types to Use for Online Listings Do your product photos grab attention? Do your product photos display your product clearly? Do your product photos capture both purpose and feeling? Can a buyer imagine using your product in…

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Etsy – Ads

We’ve covered the opportunities for organic visibility with both Etsy Search and Google Search, and now we’ll explore the paid: Etsy Ads If you’re ready to expand your reach and take your shop to the next level, Etsy’s advertising platform makes it easy to drive more traffic from both on and off Etsy to your…

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Etsy – Customer & Market Experience

Your review score, whether or not you offer free shipping, processing times, about section and shop policies can all help make a shopper feel more confident and excited about making a purchase from your shop. Etsy states that having these areas complete can give your shop a slight boost in Etsy Search. Think about what…

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Etsy – Product Photography

Listing Photos All about listing photos. Once a buyer discovers your listing, your photos communicate your product and brand. Listing photos are a major influencer on purchase behavior. And if your items get views from shoppers but are not converting into purchases, majority of the time, it’s the photos. You can have up to 10 photos on…

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Etsy – Keywords Titles & Tags

The way Etsy determines visibility is always changing, but these are some of the current best practices we recommend. Etsy regularly updates their Ultimate Guide to Etsy Search, should you want to stay up to date. When a customer enters a search on Etsy, the search algorithm looks at listing titles, tags, categories, and attributes…

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Etsy – Branding Your Shop

Branding brings the unique story of your business to life, helping your shop stand out from the crowd and connecting your products with your target market. Having a clear brand identity achieves several goals: 1. It contributes to the perception people have about your business. 2. It can make encounters or purchases much more meaningful…

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How To Price Wreaths To Sell for Profit

How to price wreaths for selling.

One question we get asked a lot is how to price wreaths to sell?  So in this post, get your calculator out and let me explain how to price your wreaths for profit! This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. There are many different ways to…

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How to Facebook 3D Photo

Facebook is giving a lot of great FB juice to 3D photos, meaning more engagement and views.  What are 3D photos? 3D photos essentially draws from the depth map in an image captured by a dual-camera phone, and then it adds some custom software enhancements. The end result should be a perspective-shifting, pseudo-3D image. In…

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How to Use the Etsy Shop Updates Feature

What are Etsy shop updates? Etsy shop updates are similar to a post on social media, sharing information about your shop to the world.  Creating a shop update creates a post and pushes it out to those who favorite your shop, an item in your shop, or have purchased from you on Etsy.com and in…

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WOTMC new

Wreath Making of the Month – Welcome Request to join our Private Facebook Group Here New tutorials for this month found here: Click for December Schedule & Events Expand December Schedule ****MARK YOUR CALENDARS or take a screen shot if you don’t want to miss all the fun Christmas designs! WOTMC December #schedule ►Sat, Dec. 1…

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How to Make Pumpkin Centerpieces Video

How to make pumpkin centerpieces using lots of fall flowers, pine cones and foam pumpkin by www.southerncharmwreaths.com

It’s starting to feel like Fall y’all – cooler weather, football, and now a pumpkin centerpiece! Seriously, there’s pumpkin everything now – coffee, tea, cookies, bread – so why not a centerpiece. I made a video for you explaining my every step on how to make pumpkin centerpieces for your home or shop! And yes,…

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Sales Copy Critiques

Thanks for all who participated! I chose 3 examples to critique. If I didn’t choose yours, you can still learn a lot from watching the below videos.  Sales copy needs to be tweaked and changed about once a quarter as you learn more about your customers.  Try to use words they use and instead of…

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SEO – Creating Valuable Content for Search

Below are some of the notes I took when at the Haven Blogging Conference last month. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization (meaning words to use in order to get found on google, Pinterest, YouTube and Facebook) SEO is a game on two main fronts; User Experience/Intent and Content User Experience This may not seem like…

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Instagram Tips & Story Highlights

Everyone trying to build an online business should be on Instagram and here’s why: Facebook owns Instagram. There’s a massive shift going to Instagram Pages! It’s now easier than ever to share between Facebook and Instagram, making marketing on both platforms super easy! Heck, you can even answer people who comment on your IG page through…

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How to Keep Engagement Up Over Summer

First, YOU have to be the one who starts the process. YOU need to keep the engagement up on your business before you expect customers or fans to also do the same.  So keep making and creating.  Keep making products, creating social media posts, keep telling your story, keep inspiring, keep giving great content. Will…

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Tech Equipment

Video is where it’s at and it’s here to stay. If you intend to grow your creative business, you need to be incorporating video some way some fashion.  Purchasing gear can be confusing and believe me, I’ve wasted a lot of money on buying the wrong thing or trying to save money and buying poor…

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10 Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make | Etsy Tips for Beginners

When I’m asked by other Etsy sellers to help them with their Etsy shop, I’m surprised to see so many making the exact same mistakes!  In this video, Etsy tips for beginners and how to get around these top 10 mistakes Etsy sellers make.  This post contains some affiliate links for your crafting convenience. Click here…

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20 Unique DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your mom how much you love her. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite Mother’s Day DIY gifts for you to show it’s not how much you spend, but what you put into a gift that will have your mom smiling. This post contains some…

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Etsy Shop Critique – 10 Top Tips

In this video, watch Julie critique a few Etsy shops. The majority of changes that people need to make with their Etsy shops are: Completely fill out the Etsy shop sections including Policies. Make sure you have clickable and cohesive looking shop and product images. Use all or most of the Etsy shop photos. Do…

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Graphic Design Tips

Do you want to design your own graphics or hire a Graphic Designer? When you have an online presence it’s important to develop a consistent look in the form of branding.  This helps people to recognize you.  When you choose your brand colors (typically three or more), what message do you want to communicate.  Yes,…

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200 Facebook Page Conversation Starters

Instructions: Post once or twice a day on your Facebook Biz Page NOT YOUR PERSONAL PROFILE. Use these as a guideline; while you can copy and paste them directly, some need to be tailored to your audience and the products you sell. Pay attention to the responses your fans give you. Their responses are a great way to…

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Your Business Success Path

Remember it’s a marathon, not a sprint! It will take lots of time, lots of work, and extreme dedication. But you can do it! You’ll be surprised at how God will use you in your business and guide you in journeys you never thought possible. There are many pieces to the puzzle of producing a…

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Black Friday Sales

 VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4 VIDEO 5 Black Friday Sale Last week of October – First week of Nov stock your inventory and make many items as you can muster. Run a “pre black Friday sale” – before buyers have time to spend all their money on actual black Friday and…

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August 2016- Facebook Pages 1.0

Facebook Pages TRAINING #1 Create Page/Personal Profile   Facebook Pages TRAINING #2 Posting Ideas/Tips   Facebook Pages TRAINING #3 Etsy/IG/Pinterest   Facebook Pages Q & A   Facebook Pages How to Schedule a Post   NOTES: Facebook Business Page Guidelines https://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php Link to Create a Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/create/ Video on how to use Canva https://youtu.be/0_eTuhoy9QU…

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Etsy 101 & Etsy Tips

ETSY SHOP: QUICK START GUIDE Learn to think Like a Shopper, Get Found & Make the Sale! INTRODUCTION Welcome Maker! I’m Julie Siomacco, owner and designer at Southern Charm Wreaths where we make beautiful wreaths and teach you how to make and sell them. I’ve been teaching thousands online the art of wreath making and…

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January 2018- Setting Up Challenges for Email Optins

Challenges for optins are popping up all over the place. And I learned from a blogger during my last blogging conference a little bit more which I plan to implement one in my own biz this quarter! What is it? A way to grow your email list by having your audience sign up for some…

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Wreath Making of the Month – Welcome

Wreath Making of the Month – Welcome Request to join our Private Facebook Group Here New tutorials for this month found here: Click for December Schedule & Events Expand December Schedule ****MARK YOUR CALENDARS or take a screen shot if you don’t want to miss all the fun Christmas designs! WOTMC December #schedule ►Sat, Dec. 1…

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Etsy Success Tips

I totally get it! Selling on Etsy can be hard! I mean there are so many factors to consider when you set up your first Etsy shop. You have to figure out Etsy SEO…I know, what does that even mean? You have to figure out how to take great shop photos, how to make your…

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February 2017-Etsy Shop Academy

Steps on using this Training Step 1. Watch the training in full before opening a shop or making changes to your shop. Step 2. Take notes, “note takers are game changers“. Step 3. If you’ve not opened an Etsy shop yet, use my affiliate link so that we BOTH get free Etsy listings http://etsy.me/2mLNEee Step 4.…

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6 Huge Lessons Learned Growing My Creative Biz

6 Huge Lessons Learned Growing My Creative Biz

Lately I’ve been reflecting on how much my business has grown, and thinking about where I want the future to take me.  I’ve been thinking back on the huge lessons I learned on this journey. Today I shared them on a recent Facebook Live and it really hit home for lots of other creativepreneurs and…

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7 Ways to Be More Confident When You Feel Like a Failure

7 Ways To Be More Confident When You Feel Like a Failure

  For my Etsy shop success tip this month, I want to share with you my ways to be more confident.  If we’re honest with ourselves, most of us go through periods in our lives when we don’t feel confident.  And if you suffer from depression like I do, these moments are increased.  Beyond that, we…

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How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up

How to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up!

Have you ever felt like just throwing in the towel on one of your goals or even your Etsy shop? I know that I have. Listen, there’s no shame in not being able to stay motivated 100% of the time. It’s natural to experience a slump in your “go get ‘em” attitude every now and…

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30 Craft Show Tips for Beginners

30 Craft Show Tips for Beginners by www.southerncharmwreaths.com

Have you ever sold your goods at a craft show? If you have, you know it is not for the faint of heart! The payoff can be big, but you MUST have a game plan and do your homework. That’s why I’m sharing my top 30 Craft Show Tips for Beginners today!  This post contains…

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How to Make a Deco Mesh Wreath eBook

Learn How to Make Mesh Wreath with two colors

It’s clear this deco mesh craze is popular and not going anywhere any time soon.  With my ebook, Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design, you will be making beautiful wreaths in no time.  PDF ebook comes with several videos, retail pricing sheet, how to ship bonus, access to private Facebook Group and wreath recipes.

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30 Sensational Summer Wreath Ideas for Your Door

30 Sensational Summer Wreath Ideas for Your Front Door Round Up by www.southerncharmwreaths.com/blog

My list of 30 Sensational Summer Wreath Ideas for your door will inspire you to freshen up your own door this summer.  That hot summer sun can fade a wreath, so it is best to replace your wreath every 2-3 years.  Whether you like vibrant and bold color wreaths, calming ocean blue colored wreaths, wreaths…

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30 Amazing 4th of July Wreath Ideas

Amazing 4th of July Wreaths

Why 30 Amazing 4th of July Wreath Ideas? Because there’s no better way to show off your American pride for the 4th of July than by decorating your home with red, white and blue. The internet is full of DIY crafts and decorations to celebrate Independence Day but sometimes life leaves little room for such…

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The New Etsy Shop Homepage – Are You Ready?

Is Your Shop Ready for the New Improved Etsy Homepage?

The new Etsy shop homepage was unveiled last week and I have to say, the updates for an Etsy seller are promising.  There may be a few things I’m not thrilled about but for the most part, I love the streamlined, blog-like look to the new layout.  The new design brings all of your shop’s content…

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Use Leftovers to Hide Mechanics on Wreaths

using leftover silk flower wreaths to hide the mechanics on the back of your wreaths.

Here’s a #wreathmaking tip- Use leftover silk leaves to help cover your mechanics on the back of the wreath. Just hot glue them into place. Silk leaves also work for softening the wreath back so it doesn’t scratch the door. #wreathblog Follow me on Instagram for more behind the scenes photos of wreath making and…

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How to Assemble a RAZ Witch Butt Wreath

How to Attach a Raz Witch Butt in Wreath

When I first saw these delightful RAZ Witch Butts, I knew they would look adorbs in my Deco Mesh Halloween Wreaths this year. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. So I purchased a few to try out. Yep! I was right!! They look precious! It took…

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How I Setup A Wreath Shop In My Garage

Many of my followers ask me how I have my wreath business setup in my home. Well here it is, welcome to my wreath shop! It’s not pretty and I’m sure it won’t be breaking any Pinterest repining records but it is functional.  I have my shop setup in my two car garage. I have…

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