Online Marketing

#234 Top Business Questions From The Metalsmith Society Answered

By Tracy Matthews / January 14, 2020

The jewelry industry can be notoriously secretive. In a true demonstration of #CommunityOverCompetition, Metalsmith Society is trying to change that. Just as we’ve created a supportive space for jewelers to learn about business, Corkie Bolton has established a…

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#233 Simple Steps to Accelerate Your Sales in 2020

By Tracy Matthews / January 7, 2020

Let’s start the new decade off with a challenge! I love January (even though it’s a slow month for us designers) because it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. Time to refresh your mindset, fast-track your sales, and…

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#229 How to Know When It’s Time to Do the Work to Ask for Help

By Tracy Matthews / December 10, 2019

There was a time when I didn’t believe that anyone knew how to grow my business better than I did.  In fact, I was so ashamed to ask for help when I was struggling, that I pretended like…

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8 Simple Ways to Sell More Jewelry During the Holidays (and After!)

By Tracy Matthews / December 5, 2019

A few years ago, I got an inquiry on my website from a guy who wanted to buy a piece of jewelry for his wife. She loved sapphires and platinum and he was looking for something to commemorate…

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#227 How One Skeptical Designer Doubled Her Sales This Year By Taking Our Advice

By Tracy Matthews / November 26, 2019

I love it when a skeptical designer enrolls in our program – only to have their business totally transform! That’s exactly what happened to Peggy Houchin, the designer behind Peggy Houchin Jewelry.  Peggy came to us because in…

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#226 The Desired Brand Effect – Here’s How to Use It In Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / November 19, 2019

Not every jewelry designer has the same goals and dreams, but we all want the same things from our business: freedom to live the life you desire, control over your brand, and a sense of accomplishment at the…

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#223 Don’t Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller

By Tracy Matthews / October 29, 2019

You’re here because you don’t want to work on building someone else’s dream, you want to build your own. But… how do you turn that dream into a reality? Allow me to introduce Cathy Heller, author, and host…

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#220 Building Community and Die Hard Fans Around Your Brand with Chelsea Farmer

By Tracy Matthews / October 8, 2019

If you’re struggling with social media, read on… You can have a strong social media presence and an online community of raving fans without having millions of followers. What’s more valuable than numbers is how you engage with…

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How This Unstoppable Designer Keeps Her Business Thriving, Even In Tragedy

By Tracy Matthews / October 4, 2019

Today, I’m going to share the story of a resilient designer who transformed her business in just one year and kept her business growing during grief. I’ve made it my mission to help struggling jewelry-preneurs scale their businesses…

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#219 Top 10 Takeaways of Our SOS Live Retreat (Success Stories with Designers)

By Tracy Matthews / October 1, 2019

I am just beaming today, m’dear!  My team and I just wrapped up our quarterly SOS Live Retreat in NYC… and it was incredible! When I was just getting started in business, it was mastermind sessions with peers…

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