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Studio Sisters Podcast - Grow Your Etsy Shop, Get Creative Inspiration, and Live Your Dream Life

Taylor & Katie, Studio Sisters
25 episodes
How can I feel more creative? Grow my handmade business? What is Etsy SEO? How can I grow my Instagram? How can I use Pinterest to increase my sales traffic? How do I make more money as an artist? Can I travel & make money on my art? How do I promote my shop without feeling sales-y? Can I create passive income? How do I make my dream business happen? Welcome to the Studio Sisters Podcast where two sisters, Katie & Taylor, answer these questions & more. We help you make meaningful income online with Actionable Etsy Strategies, Social Media Tips, and help make your DREAM LIFE happen.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

How to know when your handmade business is ready to grow!

This week on the podcast, we’re sharing how to know when your handmade business is ready to grow.  How do you when you’re ready to make a change in your small business? Should you grow your Etsy business or close your shop? What should you do when someone asks you about commissions or wholesa…

Help! My handmade business "isn't working"

In this podcast episode, we’ll break down some of the common problems that handmade businesses & Etsy shops experience and what the next steps are in solving each one. So, if you... are not getting enough sales or revenue coming in... have too many people you know are asking you for a discoun…

The BEST tools you need to run an Etsy Shop or Handmade Business!

In this episode, we share the small business tech tools that help us run our business! We used to spend way too much time logging into instagram every day and trying to figure out what to post...we also used to be super disorganized with our passwords, workflows, and business information.  These …

Full-Time Etsy Sellers: What we have learned after making & selling 25,000 products on Etsy

In this episode, we are sharing the behind-the-scenes about what it's like to sell full time, some of our productivity strategies, and lessons we learned as we grew our Etsy shop from $0 to more than $100k in sales. We're sharing about: shipping strategies supplies & inventory how to get …

Ask Us Anything! Etsy Growth, Productivity & Our Dream Lives

In this podcast episode, we answer all of your questions about how we grew our business, manage our time, what to do when someone copies your work, and we also answer your Etsy questions.  We had so much fun recording this episode! WANT MORE? Visit our website, www.shopstudiosisters.com , an…

13 Ways to Get Out of a Creative Rut

Have you ever felt stuck in your creative process or you just sit down to make something and nothing happens?  It happens to us sometimes, but I’ve tried different ways to get past it and that’s why we're sharing 13 ways to break through your creative block in this podcast episode. SIGN UP FOR …

When Should You Run a Sale in Your Small Business

In this episode, we'll talk about running sales and discounts in your small business. This is a really important topic for any small business, whether you sell art online, products on etsy, or you sell in person in your city or town. If you’ve listened to the Studio Sisters podcast for any amount…

What We're Doing to Sell More of Our Art Right Now

In this podcast episode, we're sharing some of the things we’re doing right now to sell more of our handmade products. You might be thinking that we’re going to talk about running sales or lowering prices, but actually if you’ve been listening to us for awhile, you might know that we almost never…

Take the Best Creative Photos Ever - Photography Supplies & Tools We Use + Our BEST Tips!

Having good photography in your online handmade business is so important. It’s one of the most important things you can do because bright, clean, beautiful photos lend credibility to an artist or entrepreneur’s work and can get people excited about what you create! We’ve got links in our show not…

Thinking Like an Artist with Misty Granade

In this episode, we interview Misty Granade, a mixed media artist from Northern Alabama. We’ll be talking with Misty about how she Thinks like an Artist. We chat about her 2 Creative Principals for her art, what those are and how she uses them, as well as how she made creativity a habit by creating…

Is Etsy the Right Place to Sell Your Art?

This week on our podcast, we’re talking about product validation & how to know if the handmade item or art you have will sell on Etsy. I’ve got 3 easy steps for validating a product to see how well it will sell on Etsy. This topic is helpful for understanding your product and who the customers …

10 Ways to Make Money on Your Art While Traveling

This week on our podcast, we’re talking about probably our biggest passion that we share: traveling, and how we make money in our business while doing it. We probably love traveling more than anything else in this world, and we use these 10 easy ways to grow our business and make money while we t…

Before and After Etsy Changed Our Lives

In 2020, we launched an Etsy shop that changed our lives. Before this Etsy shop, our lives looked different, Taylor was a Teacher, and Katie was doing her own art thing, and it’s not a stretch to say that it completely changed our lives. In 2020, we took in more than 8,000 orders and sent out more…

Katie's Artist Story with Katie of Studio Sisters

This week on our podcast, Katie shares her story of how she got started as an artist and some of the interesting twists and turns she took along the way in her journey. Katie Smith is an emerging, award-winning, artist. Born & raised in Texas, Katie was homeschooled and spent most of her time sketc…

The Styles & Trends We're Inspired by Right Now - Spring & Summer 2021

We're sharing our favorite trends & predictions for Spring & Summer 2021. We’re going to talk all about colors, styles, and practices that we’re excited about in the next couple of seasons.  Our favorite trends in art & style for Spring & Summer 2021: Cottagecore Postmodern Art & Abstract …

Staying Consistent on Instagram with Lauren Hooper

In this episode, we interview Lauren Hooper of Lauren-Likes . Lauren is a creative, traveler, and storyteller. If you’re an artist who likes to work in multiple mediums, you’ll love learning about Lauren’s works in tapestry weaving and clay art. She’s also a passionate photographer and she teach…

How to go on Artist Retreat at Home

This week, we are talking about how to have a magical artist retreat and the fact that you can do this without traveling anywhere and without spending any money. If you’ve been feeling “meh” in your studio or you just want to push yourself to try new creative practices, holding a solo retreat is a …

Building a Creative Community with Rachel Christopoulos

In this episode, we interview Rachel Christopoulos of Rachel's Shoppe . Rachel is a creative business owner & painter, known for her fun, vibrant color palette and bold brushstrokes. Rachel also offers artist coaching & an exclusive community for artists who want to sell more of their work & be in…

3 Things You Can Improve in Your Etsy Listing Descriptions Right Now!

Get the Full Show Notes HERE ! This week on our podcast, I (Taylor) wanted to share with you 3 things you can do today to optimize your etsy listing descriptions and convert more visits to actual sales. If you’ve been trying to figure out why some listings aren’t selling as many items as you’d …

SEO Basics: How to Get More Sales on Etsy

On our podcast today, Taylor covers the basics of a super important topic for all Etsy sellers: search engine optimization. Our goal for this podcast is to help you create the handmade small business you love! At Studio Sisters, we focus on Etsy because we know Etsy really well. We've owned multi…

Get Started with a Travel Journal in 2021

Today on our podcast, we’re talking about one of Katie’s favorite art projects to do, and it’s something we both really like doing...Travel Journals! What is a travel journal? It’s a book or journal you take with you on a trip, to document that trip in some form, be it writing, drawing, or or c…

Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Own Stickers (and why we think you should!)

Making your own stickers is a creative way to reproduce your art and also a fantastic strategy for putting your art in a product form that is affordable and appealing to your customer and you have several different options for producing your own stickers. In this episode, we talk about 3 ways y…

How We Scaled Our Etsy Shop & Became Top 1% Etsy Sellers

Do you know the best way to adjust your shipping & production times? How many of your handmade product do you make at one time? How often do you adjust or make edits in your Etsy shop manager? (Hint: probably not often enough!) In this episode, we share the story of our Etsy shop's journey fr…

3 Myths That Aren't True About Creative Small Businesses ~ Special Preview Episode!

***Special Preview Episode*** The Studio Sisters Podcast officially launches on January 12th! Click "Subscribe" to be among the first to listen! How can I feel more creative? How can I grow my handmade business? Do I need an Etsy business plan? What is Etsy SEO? How can I grow my artist Instagr…

3 Myths That Aren't True About Creative People ~ Special Preview Episode!

***Special Preview Episode*** The Studio Sisters Podcast officially launches on January 12th! Click "Subscribe" to be among the first to listen! How can I feel more creative? How can I grow my handmade business? Do I need an Etsy business plan? What is Etsy SEO? How can I grow my artist Instagr…