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Advice and how-tos to help you run your Big Cartel shop.
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Why you need a Business Plan
Big Cartel has plans for any budget
Social Media and Your Shop - five tips to make it work
Some people just aren't built for day jobs so they build their own
Make a t-chart. On one side write, “I feel good about my work when.” On the other side, write, “I feel stressed about work when.” Take a look at the two lists and see what parallels you can draw. The boundaries you need to set are somewhere in those two lists, whether they are boundaries for use of social media, how much time you devote to client work versus personal projects, or how much time off you need to schedule for yourself. by Anna Brones from blog.bigcartel.com Writing, Feelings, Feeling Stressed, Boundaries, I Feel Good, Wellbeing, Feel Good
Wellness Requires Creativity
Make a t-chart. On one side write, “I feel good about my work when.” On the other side, write, “I feel stressed about work when.” Take a look at the two lists and see what parallels you can draw. The boundaries you need to set are somewhere in those two lists, whether they are boundaries for use of social media, how much time you devote to client work versus personal projects, or how much time off you need to schedule for yourself. by Anna Brones from blog.bigcartel.com
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Community Tip: Jessica Roux
The background of the image is a black and white photo of an old computer and keyboard with a bar graph of some kind barely visible next to it. At the very top of the image you can see the words "HOME COMPUTER," though only the bottom half of the letters are visible. Towards the center of the image is an address bar with "https://" typed in. Just below that is text that reads: "Power Up Your Store with Google Domains and Analytics. Google Domains, Analytics, Domain, Google, Tools, Store, Connect, Power
Power Up Your Store with Google Domains and Analytics
Google has some tools that easily connect to your Big Cartel store, and give you more power than ever. Ready to super-charge your online shop?
Big Cartel’s lineup of free themes are a fool-proof way to begin the layout for your store, and we’re confident you can launch a good looking shop whether you spend one night or a few weeks making tweaks. Layout, Graphic Design, Design, Product Launch, Shop Design, Frame
Design Your Online Shop in Any Time Frame
Big Cartel’s lineup of free themes are a fool-proof way to begin the layout for your store, and we’re confident you can launch a good looking shop whether you spend one night or a few weeks making tweaks.
An orange background with a bar graph. Within the bar graph, a black and white photo appears, each segment of the graph displaying a piece of the bigger, complete image of a man holding a tablet with various charts and graphs, clearly conducting some sort of business analysis. Black pencil scribbles circle the bar graph images. Below, text reads: "The Importance of a Business Plan." Marketing Analysis, Marketing Opportunities, Revenue Model, Creating A Business Plan, Marketing Budget, Financial Analysis, Best Business Plan, Promote Your Business
The Importance of a Business Plan
It's not too late to create a business plan even if you've been running your store for years. Up on the blog we dig into all the reasons you need a plan and what it should include.
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How to Get the Most Out of Social Media
Social Media and Your Shop: Tips for Making it Work
Against a blue-grey background, an online store is layered with scribbles, a Download button, and an arrow pointing down. Text in the top corner says "Increase your income using digital goods." Income, Digital Content, Price Point, Ads, Digital Goods, Energy Healer, Increase
Increase Your Income Using Digital Goods
Digital products can add an affordable price point to your shop, deepen the relationship you have with your customers, and make the most of the assets you already have. Follow the link to explore some ways that shops in the Big Cartel community are selling digital goods.
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Tips from Big Cartel Support: Integrate with Google Analytics
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Tips from Big Cartel Support: Check Out Our YouTube For Tutorials
A picture of a phone showcasing Big Cartel's Subscriptions feature is at the top of the image. There's an input field to add a donation amount each month and a few fields to add contact info. The background is a leaf green color and the words "GIVE SUBSCRIPTIONS A SPIN IN YOUR SHOP" are just below the image of the phone. Subscription, Monthly Subscriptions, Loyal Customer, Monthly Packages, Info, Switch, Stock
Add Subscriptions to Your Big Cartel Shop
Are you looking for an option to send monthly packages to loyal customers that want just about everything you have in stock? Or, maybe you have supporters that admire your work and would like to fund your creativity? You’re a toggle switch away from managing monthly subscriptions or donations. The choice is yours. Either way, we’ve got you covered!