Changing DirectionsRead more
This business has been a huge learning experience for both of us. We are constantly trying to assess what will be best for our amazing customers and our little business…
Dealing with Creative ParalysisRead more
You can be paralyzed by waiting for the perfect opportunity or the ideal circumstance to begin a project. This can sometimes be to the detriment of the creative pursuit. What if I fail? What if it’s not good enough? What if I can’t meet my own exacting standards? What if people laugh?
Find out how we deal with imposter syndrome….
Celebrating 3 years on EtsyRead more
February 23rd 2013 was when we first opened our online doors here at Create the Cut, 3 years down the line and Create the Cut is now a small Design Studio employing us both full time. To get a true understanding of how this came about we really need to look back 5 years to the beginnings of our Etsy journey and our first venture into e commerce…
Stand Out From The CrowdRead more
Whatever your business I’m sure you agree that something or someone has influenced or inspired you to start. No doubt you look up to a particular business and you aspire to reach where they are. No matter how big or small your business, there is always someone else doing what you are doing and the comparison syndrome can easily kick in! Quite often the easiest route to go down is to copy, but why can that be dangerous?
How To Price Your ProductsRead more
You are first and foremost a creative person! When it comes to business related matters, perhaps you feel that you should just put your product up for sale, stick a price on it and see how it goes? This is often how many people start and as time goes on you are in full swing; making, packaging, selling. Money is coming in and money is going out. You’re in business!
However, one mega important aspect of your business could be completely missing…are you making any money? Even worse, are you losing money?! This is a hard question to address and it all comes down to how you are pricing your products. Below is a guide to help with all the costs that need to be considered before pricing your product…
Let Your Imagination BloomRead more
Writers block? Uninspired? Frustration? Blank? Yes, it happens to us all. It can be hard to keep coming up with something fresh and new all the time! However, there is much to keep us inspired and we have put together 3 simple steps to help the inspiration flow…