Success stories from our
"I more than doubled my sales!"
Owner, Fantasea Jewelry
Before LTF, I was making $2000/month. The year I took the course, I made $35K. The next year, I more than doubled my sales, bringing in $75K. Laying the Foundation is a fantastic resource for solo-designers who want to make sales and live a better life.
"I get to work doing what I love."
Owner, Shop Compliment
Before Laying the Foundation, I had exactly 32 paying customers. Since taking LTF, I'm over 8,000 paying customers and 34.6K followers on Instagram. I now run a successful jewelry business that consistently makes more than 5 figures monthly.
"Set yourself up for success"
Owner, Ride Like a Girl Designs
Laying the Foundation is a requirement to set your business (and yourself) up for success! Before Laying the Foundation, I’d only sold 3 or 4 pieces and I was only making a few hundred bucks.
Now, I’m doing so well that I quit my full-time job to focus 100% on my jewelry business!
"I’m selling out of my collections every season"
Before joining Laying the Foundation, my business was directionless, expensive, and not turning a profit. I was referred to Flourish & Thrive Academy by a friend in my stone setting class. Even though my sales were slow, I was determined to invest in the program. After taking LTF and applying what I’ve learned, I launched my e-commerce website and I’m selling out of my collections every season.
"My business has grown dramatically since joining Flourish and Thrive."
Owner, Estelle Vernon Designs
My sales have doubled since 2016 when I took the first challenge. What I’ve gotten out of F&T has helped me be more professional in the way I handle my business, and it’s given me a wonderful jewelry community who have been very supportive of my business. I highly recommend joining Flourish and Thrive and taking the LTF class.
"It’s been incredible"
Owner, Peggy Houchin Jewelry
The changes I’ve made have resulted in a 200% increase in my sales, which is awesome, and my social media following is up by at least 75%.
"In 2014 my profits grew by 65% compared to 2013."
Owner, Silver Sculptor
I don't think that would have happened without Flourish and Thrive Academy. The community of designers on Facebook alone is worth the investment. They're such a bunch of friendly, supportive, knowledgeable women. Without their support and guidance, I would know half of what I know today.
"The course is the reason I have a business today."
Owner, Irina Victoria Jewelry
Before LTF, I was a girl with a hobby that I really loved. I went from wide-eyed and clueless to quitting my full-time job to work on my business! My biggest milestones have been: selling from my own website, opening wholesale accounts, creating relationships with industry manufacturers, building a focused social media following, and connecting with celebrities (who are wearing my jewelry)!
"I ended my year within $1000 gross sales of the previous year while taking back all of my weekends"
Ana Maria Andricain
Owner, Jewel Of Havana
Plus, instead of spending my weekends at markets, I focused on my website and it ROCKED this year! Instead of 3 web sales a month in the $60-$100 range, I averaged 3 web sales a day in the $300-600 range during the holidays!
"Tracy will help you achieve your goals."
Owner, Nina Designs
Tracy Mathews is that friend who will take you by the hand and walk you through the critical steps of branding, strategy, and financial planning that are critical to achieving your goals.
"I Went From Single Digit Sales on Etsy to Quitting My Day Job"
Ride Like a Girl Designs
I have ZERO regrets investing in the program even though it was a big financial stretch for me at the time. This course is a requirement to set your business (and yourself) up for success! Before LTF, I was only making a few hundred bucks. Now, I’m doing so well that I quit my full-time job to focus 100% on my jewelry business! I love the lifetime access so I can go back and revisit the information anytime I need a refresher. I’d definitely recommend Laying the Foundation if you’re serious about building a jewelry business.
"My business doubled the first time I completed Laying the Foundation"
Ann Sanicola Jewelry
After taking Laying the Foundation the first time [...] I would say that my business reliably doubled the very first time I took it. And every single time that I have taken the course, I've found that my business at least went up by 25%.
"Laying the foundation is going to be the best investment you can make for your business."
By Carolyn Dunne
Carolyn was in business for 4 years before starting Laying the Foundation. When signing up for LTF her numbers were “pretty good” in sales and on her website but she was looking for more sales info and to take her business to the next level. But she got even ore than she expected with LTF! Defining her Dream Client made a huge difference in her business, her outlook and messaging because now she was actually speaking to the people who LOVED her products! And bonus, she LOVES being part of the Diamond Insiders where she can get support from coaches and connect with her peers.
“So if you're thinking about taking this course, there's nothing left to think about. Absolutely. It's going to be the best investment you can make for your business.”
"I Used To HATE Sales—Now Wholesalers Are Saying "Yes" After One Visit"
Allison Gemmel LaFramboise
Before taking the course, I had on my vision board "find the perfect salesperson," because I hated sales so much. Since the course, I reached out to three local stores for wholesale opportunities and two of them said yes to my line after one visit to their stores. I now feel excited, and realized that *I* am that perfect sales person I was trying to manifest on my vision board.
"I have this community behind me that has truly given me more confidence than I’ve ever expected to get. "
DK Originals Jewelry
If it weren't for Flourish & Thrive, I don't think I'd be where I am with my business. It has given me the confidence to price my jewelry at the proper cost or price. And it has given me the confidence to sell and to be able to talk about what I do. And know that there's so many other people out there doing it too. And we all have a different style. We all have different levels of how advanced or how intricate our jewelry is. But knowing that I have this community behind me has truly given me more confidence than I've ever expected to get. It's been worth the cost. And yeah, I made a whole lot more money than I did last year. I also didn't do any shows, but this year I really did it! And even past what I thought I'd be doing for the holiday seasons. So that's really special and amazing. And since I've only been doing this for the past year. I'm still working on implementing everything, but you got to follow it. If you don't, it doesn't happen.
"After changing my mindset, I raised my prices between 30-50% and I continue selling without a problem! "
Gisela Clemens Jewelry
The two main results that I have achieved is first, changing my mindset, believing that my jewelry is good, the prices are fair to my work and I'm ready to find my dream client out there. Second, I learn how to price my jewelry correctly. I was selling too cheap for the quality of my designs. I raised my prices between 30 and 50% and I continue selling without problem.
"Laying the Foundation really helped me change my mindset about my own work, my work ethic!"
Quirky & Odd
I really liked that Laying the Foundation and Flourish & Thrive focuses on the jewelry-making industry and more specifically, there's a place for us one of a kind makers in there, which is not always easy to find. [...] they really have helped me change my mindset about my own work, my work ethic, how to have a successful business instead of an expensive hobby.