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204: Dealing with uncertainty: Your questions answered

Business has lots of ups and downs to it, but there are ways to bring a little bit more certainty into your creative business. Learn more about this at TaraSwiger.com/podcast204

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How do you manage the uncertainty and slow times in your business? Today I’m answering a question from listener Kristina.

Kristina’s question: How do you handle uncertainty in your business? I have up months and down months.

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198: The power of knowing your numbers

Do you ever feel uncertain about the money side of your creative biz? Learn how to banish that uncertainty by knowing the power of your numbers at TaraSwiger.com/podcast198

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Knowing your numbers is powerful. By knowing your profit margins and your goals, you can make a monthly, weekly, and daily plan of exactly what you need to do in order to make the amount of money you need to make. So stop flailing around and get knowledgeable, so you can spend your time as effectively as possible.

Links I mentioned:

  • Pay Yourself
  • Call in and leave a message and we'll include it on the 200th EYE show:
    (567) 393-8272

How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
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194: Stand by your prices

Do you waffle about the prices in your creative biz? Do you feel your throat catch when you tell a customer how much something costs? Learn how to stand by your prices at TaraSwiger.com/podcast194

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“How can I feel ok about what I charge? How do I stop apologizing for my prices? How do you stand by your prices?”

This week I was asked this question and I want to dive deeper into this because it is so so vital for the health of your business and your mental well being. The more confidence you have when discussing your prices, the more sales you'll make.

Links I mentioned:

How to listen

  • You can subscribe to it on iTunes (If you do, leave a review!)
  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Find all the podcast episodes here.

180: How to be great at sales (without being sales-y)

Your creative business relies on sales. That means YOU need to get good at sales. Yes, you need to be a salesperson. But did hearing that sentence just totally freak you out or turn you off? Listen to this episode of Explore your Enthusiasm and learn how to get great at sales without being gross: TaraSwiger.com/podcast180

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Your business relies on sales. That means YOU need to get good at sales. Yes, you need to be a salesperson. But did hearing that sentence just totally freak you out or turn you off?

We have some gross connotations with that word…. and it may be impacting the sales you make and the health of your business.

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How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
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Find all the podcast episodes here.

How to fix YOUR relationship with money

Are you running into money blocks that might be limiting your creative business? Learn how to start fixing your relationship with money and dissolving those money blocks on Explore Your Enthusiasm with Tara Swiger: TaraSwiger.com/podcast173

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After my episode about healing MY relationship with money, I got so many replies saying, “I REALLY NEED TO DO THIS: HOW?!” Today, we’ll dive into the how of healing your own relationship with money.

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How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
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Your Questions Answered: Pricing, Quitting Your Day Job, and more

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How do you go full-time? How do you avoid perfection while still continuously improving? How much time should you spend marketing vs making? How much is “too” much?

Today I’m answering your questions!

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How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Since this was a Q+A episode, I didn't make a transcript – but you can still sign up below and get access to my full library of transcripts from previous and future episodes!

How I changed my relationship with money

Are your beliefs about money limiting your earning potential? Make more money with your creative biz when you tell yourself a new story!

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What is your relationship with money?

Are you friends? Are you terrified by it? Do you feel gross when we talk about it? Today I’m going to explain what I meant when I said in a recent episode that I improved my relationship with money. I’m also going to give you some ways to work on your own relationship with money.

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5 accounting terms you need to know for your handmade biz

Do you feel a little insecure talking to bankers or fancy businessmen about your handmade business because you don’t know all the accounting terms? Want to talk about money and make decisions more comfortably? Today I’m going to introduce you to five accounting terms so we can talk more about money! Listen or watch at TaraSwiger.com/podcast147/

Do you feel a little insecure talking to bankers or fancy businessmen about your handmade business because you don’t know all the accounting terms? Want to talk about money and make decisions more comfortably?

Today I’m going to introduce you to five accounting terms so we can talk more about money!

Before we dive into the terminology I want to tell you this – the Starship, my online community for makers and artists, which includes access to all of my classes, including the updated and expanded Pay Yourself and Pricing 101, opens next week. I’m not going to open it to the whole world, only to the people who have signed up to learn more about it.

So if you wanna learn more about it and if it’s for you, sign up here. Because I’ve added new and updated classes to it this year, the price is going up when it opens next time, so if you want in at its current price, you gotta be signed up right here!

Resources

  • My newest class, Pay Yourself, opens soon! Sign up here to be notified when it's open.
  • The Starship opens this March, but you've gotta be on the list to know when it does! Click here to sign up.

How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

Find all the podcast episodes here.

Value: How to get what you’re worth

Value Get what you're worth

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Not sure how to charge the price you need and still get customers to buy it? Worried your pricing is too low or too high? Today we're talking about how to get the fair price of your work by communicating its value to potential customers. You see, there is a big difference between the price of something, and the value of that thing. It is your responsibility to communicate that value and today's episode will teach you how.

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How to start a business if you don’t have any money {PODCAST}

How to start a business if you don't have any money

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This week, with the re-release of Pricing 101, we're talking about money. Today let's talk about that perennial question: How can you start (and grow) a business with very little money? What are your options when you can't spend money on advertising or staff?

In this episode of Explore Your Enthusiasm, we'll talk about:

  • How I started my yarn business with no money
  • How you can start (and grow) a business with very little investment
  • What to do if you're on the edge

 Get Pricing 101 free with Pay Yourself!

How to listen

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  • You can listen to it using the player above or download it.
  • Subscribe or listen via Stitcher (or subscribe in whatever you use for podcasts – just search “Explore Your Enthusiasm” and it should pop up!).

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