THE HANDMADE BUSINESS CLUB FOR EDUCATION, SUPPORT, AND COMMUNITY
Join our community of crafters, creatives, makers and bakers,
all on a mission to start and grow their handmade businesses.
The Growing Handmade Club is here to to help you to lose the overwhelm, ease the confusion, and learn the skills needed to be a confident handmade business owner.
Whether you are just starting out and wanting to turn your crafting hobby into a money-making handmade business, or are seeking help to gain clarity and direction – we are here to help you every step of the way.
(YES! That’s less than 17p a day! All inclusive, renews automatically. No commitment, and you can cancel at any time.)
With weekly group work-alongs and accountability sessions, along with monthly challenges, focus topics, events and goal setting meetings, you won’t be struggling for motivation or find handmade business building a lonely road to tread any more.
EDUCATION – SUPPORT – COMMUNITY
FOR HANDMADE BUSINESS OWNERS
“I highly recommend the membership.
Jules the owner is very special, she has helped me get my handmade business off the ground, helped with anything that I didn’t understand, and is always an inbox away, she also gives you a kick up the bum when needed
Absolutely worth every penny , you won’t find a better membership, or a better owner.”
– Lydia, Owner of Design A Bear
“I’ve been running my own business now for the last 3 years, and yet some of the struggles I experienced in year 1 I still haven’t overcome.
Not really knowing anyone else who runs a business like mine can be quite lonely, daunting and frustrating – nobody to share problems with, ask advice or just generally rant to about the perils of being self-employed.
Enter Jules and The Growing Handmade Membership.
Honestly the best money I’ve ever invested in my business. Jules helps me see things in a way I’ve never looked at them before. The way she makes me evaluate my business, my routines, what works, what doesn’t work and what I need to do to reach my goals has been absolutely invaluable to me.
I’ve come on leaps and bounds since joining the membership and I can’t thank her enough for all the support and resources she provides. Not only that, but the other members of the club are amazing too. A community of people going through exactly the same things that I’m going through who can offer advice, constructive criticism, inspiration and a shoulder to cry on when needed.
For as long as Growing Handmade is open, there’ll be a seat at the table with my name on it.”
– Kimberley, Owner of Hiko Scented Wax
You spoke, I listened.
You said your biggest struggle was getting your handmade business seen on social media and getting more eyes on your business, whilst trying not to be too ‘salesy’.
I heard you and set up ways of helping you to advertise your handmade business.
As a member you receive:
- Live video visits to your social media pages, website or shop shared on YouTube and Facebook.
- A listing advertising your handmade business in the Members Directory.
- Meet the Maker Blog Posts.
- Feature your products in our online Gift Guides.
- Invitations to join in our monthly event weekends and online pop-up shops.
- Shares and shout-outs of your handmade business and products on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
PLUS – a welcoming community of handmade business owners and access to a resource library!
Want handmade business help, handmade natterings, and general niceness in your inbox?
Frequently Asked Questions
As a member, what do I get?
The membership is made up of 3 primary pieces. Education, Community, and Visibility.
Education is offered in the form of both the resource library and group sessions. With regular live video chats, printables, and mini-challenges, there is always something going on to get involved in.
Community is provided in the form of our safe place – the private Facebook group. Here you can ask for advice, connect with like-minded business owners, receive additional support when needed, and just generally feel as if you are part of a warm and welcoming – drama-free – community.
Visibility is offered through social media shout-outs, a listing in the member’s directory here on the website, invitations to take part in events, the chance to feature in gift guides, and Meet the Maker opportunities.
Is it a guided membership or a self-paced one?
It’s a mix!
For those of us that are time-poor – the membership resources can be worked through at your own pace and fitted into your own schedule.
For those that like a bit of a nudge to keep motivated, the membership offers mini-challenges, accountability threads, planning and review sessions, and encouragement to keep on heading in the right direction with your business.
How often can we speak to Jules, the club owner?
Every day! Well, pretty much, health and family life-permitting.
Jules is always around, and can often be found doing a spontaneous live video chat in the members’ group, and will be posting encouragement and checking in to see what everyone is up to. The membership is super important to her, it’s her true full-time passion – so she is actively involved every day and want to offer the best value possible to the members – even for such a small monthly fee!
Relax, Read and Learn
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