Happy new year, Creatives! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a great start to your new year! I am so excited for the things planned for 2023 and want to share three of the top reasons with you. Also, if you don’t already get the emails for event updates (and you’re going to want to) just go to the bottom of this post!

1) This year is going to be about Craft Shows…but not like we’re used to! This year VSM will be hosting 3D Virtual Craft Shows for not only the handmade creative but also the small craft suppliers.

2) I will be providing a free Branding Bootcamp on January 18th giving you a walk-through of what you need to do and have set up in your online business.

3) Two options to be involved in a Crafting Community.

So that’s some of the things rolling out for VSM this year! Let me know what some of your plans and goals are and if you need an accountability partner!

Have a great week, creative people!

Go light your world!



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Ep. 11 - Full Transcription

[00:00:00] happy 2023. Oh my gosh. I hope you had such a great Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope it was safe and I hope you got some downtime, but were able to kind of craft and. Just for fun. Just for fun this time not to build a business, but now that we’re in the new year, I know that some of you are coming out of the gate and you’ve got ideas and plans, and I just wanted to share some of the ones that we have going on, some of our plans that I’m most excited about this year.

[00:00:32] So 2023 is going to be about the craft shows, but not like we’ve done in the past, not the in-person ones. What I’m talking about is the first and top thing that I am most excited about is that we are going to be hosting 3D virtual craft shows. And I’m so excited about this idea. The whole reason that I, uh, The virtual street market back in 2020 was because we were missing out on so many events that we love, that I love, especially as an extroverted person, I love to go and feed off of that energy.

[00:01:13] However, I’m also an introverted extrovert, and so I do appreciate having that time to myself at home. Shopping by myself, being able to look at everything without kind of being rushed along with other people around. And so even when we built the website and started adding stalls into the website, there wasn’t that energy that, that feel of community.

[00:01:42] And I really was missing that. So I found a platform that we are able to partner up with and we already have one sponsor and the schedule just came out. So I’m really excited about this and we’ve got the schedule out. I’ve got the first half of the year posted on the website as well as on our, on our social media.

[00:02:04] But the websites, uh, no website or social media is going to ever take the place of a live event, and I realize that and recognize that. So hopefully the 3D event will replace that as much as we can until something else comes along. And the second thing that I’m really excited about this year is, in preparation for doing the craft shows.

[00:02:32] I will be hosting a free bootcamp for anybody who’s interested in one getting online, or two, you’re already online and you kind of wanna tweak the shop a little bit, kind of like, you know, getting it ready, getting it cleaned up. To have people come through so that we can just get you into the craft shows and promote that sucker and have a good turnout for you.

[00:02:57] And so that will be happening, the first one will be happening on January 18th. I’m sure more will be to come, but for now we’re focusing on that one. And so the signup sheet will be available in the link to this show on the website. And as well, I’ll put it in the, the podcast episode that will be on Spotify and.

[00:03:21] So those links will be there as well. So get signed up for that. There will be a replay of it. I’ll just answer that question right now. But I do suggest coming live just because this will be the only time that you’ll have the live q and a for me. And obviously I’ll answer any questions if you wanna shoot a comment, something like that or an email even. I can do that. But this is a live q and a and we’ll have the replay for that.

[00:03:51] The third thing that I’m really excited about is that we have two community options. One, and I know these are kind of trying times and not everybody has the funds that they would like, but here’s the two options. We do have a free Facebook group.

[00:04:10] It’s great for networking, sharing ideas, sharing businesses. You are able to promote your business to an extent where we’re not letting spammers in, so you don’t have to worry about being spammed. If you do let us know, we’ll take care of those, but it is a private group. And then the other option is a paid membership.

[00:04:33] And in that one you get a little bit more access to the tools that we have, the network that I have developed for the last few years, and also a stall on the website. So those are some great options for either pocketbook. So those are the top things for this year. The craft shows being one of them. Oh, and I almost forgot. We’re not only going to be doing the craft shows for handmade creatives, but also for the suppliers as well.

[00:05:07] The smaller guys, the ones that we can connect with and help build each other’s business. So if you have something that maybe you make yarn. We wanna be able to connect you with knitters, crocheters, anybody who will use the yarn. We wanna have the craft show also for you to promote you and your business.

[00:05:28] And so those events will also be taking place. So that’s kind of the skinny of 2023 and the fir, like I said, the first half of the schedule is out. We’re doing the craft shows, we’re doing the free bootcamp. We’ve got two communities open and I’m just excited. I’m excited to, to see you guys grow your business.

[00:05:51] I’m excited to see how you do it. I love watching all of. Videos on Instagram and TikTok of how you guys do your business. It’s, it’s just really neat to see the community come together as crafters and creatives grow online, and we wanna help you do that. So there you go, you guys, that’s this year. So let me know what your plans and your goals are for 2023.

[00:06:23] I can help be an accountability partner or team you up with somebody and we would love to do that. Have a great week creative people. Go light your world.