If you are reading this blog it can only mean one of two things. You are either a crochet lover and you are here because you enjoy the free patterns and the inspiration behind this blog about your favorite hobby, or a fellow designer who is actively engaged with the yarn-related community.
First of all, in whichever category you are falling into, thank you so much for reading my blog. The reason behind this post today is going to be my review on the Masterclass by Teresa from Debrosse.
If you would like to know how to boost your Etsy sales and even earn your first 10.000 sales, stick with me! I may have a coupon for you near the end.
Boost your Etsy sales
Well, 10.000 sales might seem like a lot but don’t let it intimidate you. I am not there yet, not even close! That’s why I bought this class. Maybe not necessarily to get to 10.000 sales -not that I would complain- but to learn, become better and reach my goals. No matter what they are!
Teresa will take you from goal setting to execution in small actionable steps. Throughout her class, she provides examples and tips but also suggests to follow the path that is best for you and your business.
Etsy vs your own website
Most of us with yarn related types of business, sell on Etsy. It can be heaven or hell depending on how you view it. Do you have a love-hate relationship with Etsy? How will you know if it is the right step for you to move away from Etsy and onto your own website, and when?
Another favorite module of mine is the one about product photos. Even if you have a great product, it won’t make a single sale if you use a crappy photo. You know that, don’t you? But even if you think you have great photos, believe me, there is always room for improvement. Take a look at the photo below.
Yeah! She teaches you, step by step, how to do that! And more…
Debrosse original maker tools
There is one other thing that will save you a lot of money, and time, and the headache in this course. Did you know that Teresa sells in her shop some of the most awesome maker tools? I mean… top-notch quality!
She has from crochet and knit pattern templates to business cards, color swatches, yardage calculator and more. One of my favorites would be the pricing calculator.
I know we all struggle with pricing our handmade knitwear items. This tool not only takes out the guesswork but it is knitwear specific. With the price of yarn and the time it takes you to make a hat or a scarf, you know you can’t use those generic pricing calculators out there. They just don’t apply to our kind of business.
If I haven’t convinced you by now this one sure will! Yarn discount! I am talking about major brands -that you probably already use- in major discounts! The truth is I could only refer to this one and I know you ‘ll be running to enroll in the Masterclass.
But that is not actually a review of a course, is it? Let me just tell you this one thing. You will cover the cost of the Masterclass -by far- with the money you are going to save from yarn. Yes! It is that good of a discount!
Pricing your handmade items for profit
Pricing your handmade is hard. Not only from the math side of things but also from the mental side. I bet you have trouble finding what your work is worth. I bet you have said to yourself, more than once “Nobody is going to pay that much money for this”.
If you are having trouble answering any of these questions, then this tool and this course is for you. There is a section for pricing that will make you feel better and ease your fears just by reading it.
· Are you making as much money as you should be? Could be?
· Are you downplaying your work because you enjoy it so much?
· Are you scared to ask for what you’re worth?
This course isn’t just about teaching you things you didn’t know. You will learn a lot of things. That is certain. You will have many “aha!” moments and “why didn’t I think of that”. But it will also feel like a conversation. It will feel like a good book that you can’t put down.
Teresa touches some of the most pressing and ambiguous matters in our community with respect and perspective. Delicate points like copying or being copied and customer service. You will be amazed by the stories in this section. I can bet you real money that it will change the way you viewed customer service by now!
If you haven’t seen Teresa’s Instagram account, I don’t know where you have been living under. She claims not to be an expert on the subject but I can tell you she knows a lot more things about it than me and you. In the Instagram section of the course, she covers everything you need to know about having a product based business on Instagram.
Again, in this module, she combines actionable steps to take your account further with real-life struggles and how to overcome them. I love, that always her advice is delivered in a respectful and low-key manner.
Q & A with industry leaders
Wanna know how the big names in our industry are doing it? Hell yeah! Lovely interviews with some of the designers you already know and love. And yes, they are human with real problems, after all. You are going to love this!
P.S: A new section has been added recently about craft fairs and it is hot! I also know that Teresa is planning to update the Masterclass with new sections every time she has something new. You just have to pay for the Masterclass once and get all the updates to come for free!
If you are struggling with any of these questions, then the Masterclass is for you!
- Is selling patterns a good match for my business?
- How to make my Etsy listings stand out?
- How do I get more engagement on Instagram?
- How can I make more sales from Instagram?
- I want to ship my items worldwide but I’m afraid to.
- What is branding and what makes a brand memorable?
- How can I set and achieve my goals for my knitwear business?
- How can I improve my product photos?
- I have been copied! What to do now?
- How can I price my handmade items for profit?
- I want to write patterns but I don’t know where to start.
- How can I boost my Etsy sales and increase my traffic?
- I just want to get cheaper yarn. How do I do that?
What if I am not on the US? Will the info in the Masterclass apply to me?
The short answer is yes! That was also my concern before purchasing the Masterclass. I don’t live in the States, so I was afraid that the info wouldn’t be applicable to me. I reached out to Teresa -she’s so nice, you guys- and she eased my fears. Besides the section that talks about shipping and the taxes section, everything else in this Masterclass, is knowledge that can be used wherever you are in the world. Yes, even the yarn discount! 😉
It’s a lot of money just for a course. What if I spend all that money and nothing happens?
First of all, I have a coupon code just for you! If you purchase the Masterclass through my affiliate link here -or from any of the black buttons- you can use the coupon code MALENA and get 25$ off the regular price.
I know it is a lot of money to spend on a course. I was having those concerns, too. It’s fine not to be in that place in your business. You may change your mind down the road or decide right now that the Masterclass is an investment. An investment you are going to make for your business to go forward.
And it will go forward! Of course, there are no guarantees in that, but if you decide to purchase the Masterclass, it means that you are serious about your business and about doing greater things than waiting for sales to happen or complain.
You are devoted that you will implement at least some of the things and see what happens! Plus, I already told you that with the discount you are going to get for yarn you are at least going to even things out. Also, the maker tools! You are going to save a lot of money on the maker tools. Because once you see them, you are going to want them all!
There are so many courses out there, why should I choose this one?
Well, this one is knitwear specific. Whether you knit or crochet, sell digital patterns or finished items this is for you. There’s nothing similar out there, at least not to my knowledge. It’s something that addresses my problems, for my business and gives me small actionable steps to overcome them.
My advice if you decide to enroll in the Masterclass:
– The first time you read it, take notes! Have a notebook beside you and write anything that you liked, want to remember or ideas to implement on your business. There are going to be a lot of them and you’ll want to remember what you thought.
– Read more than once! There is a lot of info to digest in there, so you are going to need to read it in a later time.
– Read every time before you decide to make changes in a different aspect of your business. I bet you’ll discover new information that will come in handy. 😉
Don’t take it just from me! Here’s what other people have to say about the Masterclass:
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