Join our family of crafters, creatives, makers and bakers,
all with the desire to start and grow a handmade business
in an ethical, soul-led, authentic way.
Your direction and business vision.
Get yourself and your business out there.
With like-minded passion driven souls.
A business you are totally in love with.
I’m Jules – head girl here at Growing Handmade, small business cheerleader and handmade addict.
I am here to help you to gain clarity and direction, develop consistency, and grow your handmade business in an authentic, passion fed, soul-led way.
Through the use of resources, my full-time support, and an amazing community, you can turn your handmade business dream into a reality – in an honest, trustworthy, no pushy selling and yucky fakery way.
Sound like something you want to be a part of?
Stop struggling alone and start growing with others
Does this sound familiar?
You just aren't gaining the consistent sales you want or even need
You lack self-belief and confidence which is really holding you back
You feel as though your business is almost invisible and you are not being seen
Ready to make changes?
Are you a crafter that loves to make and would love to gain some sort of income from your hobby?
I’m guessing that like me, you have a vision – a dream – of making money from your work and living your life on your own terms.
Your creative spirit needs nurturing and you long for the freedom that working for yourself provides.
You need to bring in some pennies – be it a bit extra so you can treat your children to a day out, a family holiday, or a consistent income to simply help pay the bills and put food on the table.
But you are definitely not a business person and you hate everything about traditional pushy sales and marketing techniques. You find putting yourself out there hard.
You are determined to have a handmade business, but want to do it your way – ethically and authentically – money isn’t your soul driving force.
You feel a bit of a business misfit and want to feel connected and supported – you know that it will be a struggle and a lonely journey on your own, and would love to be surrounded with like-minded souls.
Is this you?
(No commitment, you can cancel at any time)
Helping others to start and grow their soul-led handmade business dream is my absolute 100% passion.
Because I know how life changing it can be when you succeed – whatever success looks like to you.
I’ve been right where you are. I was a seller of my handmade crafts for over 20 years – both online and off. I have made and sold many things including sewing children’s clothing, shaped crayons, artwork, egg crafting, knitted and crochet goods, mixed media artwork, encaustic art, and my last business – painting wooden peg dolls.
I know what it feels like to have a successful, sustainable, bringing in money to pay the bills handmade business. I know the sense of pride and self-worth it offers. I know the difference it makes to a families finances. I know how important it can be to have a reason to get up in the morning and keep on going.
I know that a handmade business can offer all of these things and more – I know because it did for me. Now I want to help others believe in themselves and do the same.
Now it’s your turn. You can do this and you can have my support and guidance every step of the way.
When you join the membership, you immediately join a handmade family. Support is always just a simple group post or a message to me away, and you have an army of cheerleaders behind you as you walk your walk your way.
You will get immediate access to our ever growing learning and resource library, and within 2 to 3 days you will have your very own private portal set up, along with a Google Docs File.
Check out the videos below for more details.
“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’. You said that pushing yourself out there is hard.
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 handmade selling events.
- 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!
Read the Handmade Business Blog
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