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June Meeting Recap!

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Ebony energetically describing her business model to the group

Ebony energetically describing her business model to the group

Last week we welcomed Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios to our June meeting!  Ebony gave a great talk entitled “Make Money, Not Stuff”.  She shared her personal journey from making lots of “stuff” in the hopes of making money, to her current business model of making one item that creates several revenue opportunities.  She taught us how one item like a quilt, made only one time, could continue to sell itself through magazine features, pattern distribution, books, teaching opportunities, and much more.  Definitely an inspiring evening for our members that are interested in their creating their own sale-able content!

Our July meeting will be on Thursday the 11th at our regular time and place.  July’s speaker will be  Sunah Suh of Etsy presenting “Hack Your Etsy Shop: Tips and tricks to get the most out of your selling experience”.  This event will be a great chance for both new and seasoned sellers to learn about new tools available on the popular independent craft website directly from someone that helped develop them.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to give Sunah feedback on their own selling experience and suggest ways to improve the site.  Definitely a “must see” for anyone interested in selling on Etsy!

Thanks to everyone that attended our June meeting, and we hope to see you again next month!

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P.S – Don’t forget that our June meeting is next week on Thursday, 6/13!  Ebony Love will be presenting her talk entitled “Make Money, Not Stuff”.  More details on our events page!