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(Digital) Marketing and E-Commerce

#217 How One Designer Increased Her Sales by 47% After the Tragic Loss of Her Mother with Twyla Dill

By Tracy Matthews / September 17, 2019

I am constantly blown away by the resilience and creativity from the designers in our community. Twyla Dill is one radiant example. While living in Turkey, Twyla learned how to make Oya, a delicate lace crocheted from thread.…

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#216 Why Selling at Shows Might be Killing Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / September 10, 2019

We both know that selling at shows can be back-breaking work, m’dear. And it doesn’t get easier as you get older… trust me. Plus, what would happen to your biz if you had to take a break and…

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Best of Series #3: Episode #90: 10 Content Creation Ideas to Promote Your Next Jewelry Collection Launch

By Tracy Matthews / August 27, 2019

Are you struggling to come up with content ideas for your brand? I’m here to help… When someone buys from you, it’s your chance to build a relationship and gain a loyal customer. Content is an empowering way…

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Best Of Series #2 EP87: How to Build an Email List for Your Jewelry E-Commerce Business

By Tracy Matthews / August 20, 2019

Ever wonder how you’re supposed to convert people who land on your website into actual paying customers?  There’s so much talk about getting more website traffic, but there’s a big piece missing in this convo!  Most people who…

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Best of Series #1 EP84: The #1 Way to Get More Traffic to Your Jewelry Website

By Tracy Matthews / August 13, 2019

Slowly but surely, summer is winding down…  In our industry, the summer season is often one of plans and strategy.  With the busy holidays ahead, I’m gonna guess you’ve been thinking about how to ramp up your sales…

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#213 Want to Make $100K Salary as a Jewelry Designer? Here’s what it takes…

By Tracy Matthews / August 6, 2019

For most designers, making a $100,000 salary is what it will take for you to quit your job or achieve your goals. I hear it all the time. “Tracy, I want to make $100,000 a year. What does…

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Broadway, Bartering & Baton Rouge—Oh My! Jewelry Designer Turned a Dressing Room Hobby Into a 6-Fig Biz

By Tracy Matthews / August 1, 2019

I’m so excited to share today’s story. It’s about Ana Maria Andricain, an inspiring woman who has been in our community for over 5 years. I’m sharing her story because it’s absolutely amazing! Ana Maria started her jewelry-making…

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#212 How to Get People to Open Your Emails with Tarzan Kay

By Tracy Matthews / July 30, 2019

Wanna know what’s crazy? Business owners notoriously underutilize their email list. They’re missing out on a HUGE opportunity for growth. This week I chatted with the clever and energetic Tarzan Kay! She might be even more passionate about…

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#210 How to Recession-Proof Your Business

By Tracy Matthews / July 16, 2019

Today’s topic is very close to my heart: recession-proofing your business.  If you’ve listened to my story, you know my first business got wiped out by the Great Recession of 2008.  I used to carry a lot of…

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Three Kids, A Home & A Vision: How a Couple Created a 6-Figure Jewelry-Making Business

By Tracy Matthews / July 11, 2019

Today, I’ll share a story about a couple who upgraded a profitable jewelry business into a 6-figure business that supports them, their family and their dreams! One of my goals has been to help 100 designers this year…

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