Let's Grow Together
In 2015 I began making candles when there was not much information online on how to grow a candle business. I had little wins here and there, but in 2016 I took some time off after having my first child.
In 2018 I had the spark to restart my business. I analyzed my wins and failures from my previous candle business attempt, and I totally revamped my business and marketing strategies. I also began documenting my business journey on YouTube at the time.
As my channel grew, so did my inbox haha. I knew I couldn't answer everyone's questions.
That's when Candle Biz Academy was born. I am so thankful to the first group of students for coming along for the ride.
What is Candle Biz Academy?
This course is geared towards candle makers who are interested in starting a business. You get immediate access to 9 modules. You will learn beginner and advanced candle-making. You will also learn the steps you need to get your products up on your websites.
I have learned how to sell my products on Etsy, Amazon, and my own website. I'm going to share with you the things I learned to get sales on multiple platforms.
I am a big believer in learning to build a business that is not heavily reliant on social media. You will learn valuable skills to grow your business.
HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL GET IN THIS 9 MODULE COURSE
- Beginner to advanced tutorials
- Learn my exact recipe
- Done for you Trello boards to help you stay organized
- Learn how to make unique eye-catching candles.
Creating your product
- Brand Board
- Designing and Printing Labels
- Using the Cricut For Labels
Setting up your business
- Financial and Inventory spreadsheet walkthrough from an accountant
- Craftybase inventory lessons
- Pricing your product
Setting up shop
- Etsy setup
- Get traffic with Etsy search
- Product photography
- Setting up email
- Social media
- Craft shows tips
- POS system
- Setting up shop
- FBA shipping
- Setting up your own website
- Intro to wholesale
- Wholesale shipping
- How to sell on Faire.com
How did I land a feature on Oprah's site and a trip to Etsy HQ in 1 year of starting my new brand?
Yes! This really happened in 2019. *Mind blown*
I noticed something on Etsy. Too many people copying already successful brands. I realized I needed to create something different. I really wanted to stand out in the market.
Decorative candles are nothing new, but I didn't see too many people doing it on Etsy in 2018. I learned how to create something fun and unique to me. These new designs combined with learning how search engine optimization worked to get my products seen!
I believe that when you create something unique you no longer have to worry about what your competition is doing.
Case Study: One of my students was featured on Buzzfeed using SEO techniques learned in the course. 👏🏽
Candle Biz Academy
Value packed live calls
I will host live calls where you can ask any questions about candle-making or business in general.
I usually like to prepare a topic to talk about to get the conversation started. This is a great way to get more in depth knowledge on my past experiences and tips on what you can do in your stage of business.
Here are some common questions I get about the course.
Can I join if I'm a beginner?
How do I sell on Amazon Handmade?
How do I handle finanaces?
Will my questions be answered?
I live outside of the U.S. should I purchase this course?
Get help in between calls with the community
Candle Biz Academy has a community where CBA students can ask questions or just chat about business in general. Unlike a Facebook group, this private community is organized and searchable.
All The Tools You Need To Build An Online Business
Turn your hobby into a business
Candle Biz Academy is a program that will give you the resources you need to create unique products.
Starting a business is not easy. I've compiled years of research into this course, and the course will be updated along the way.
Starting my business has been so fulfilling, and I want to help others who are looking to jumpstart their creative careers.