Handmade Business Resources

Resources for of your creative business needs. I’ll edit this page when I find new great tools and services that could help you with your website or marketing and SEO. Enjoy!

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I'll earn a referral bonus if you decide to make a purchase. I share and recommend these because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. I have experience with all of these companies. Please only buy these products if you feel they will help you achieve your goals.

Freebies & Guides

9 Must Have Website Elements for your handmade business website
FREE GUIDE: 9 Must Have Website Elements for your handmade business website

Download this quick 3 page guide for an outline of the most important elements to include on your handmade business website. Great for prepping and planning before your DIY your site.

Download the Free Guide Now

Free Website Launch Kit
FREEBIE: Website Launch Kit

This handy download includes a website launch checklist, tech recommendations, AND some great free design tools and resources to get you started on your website.

Download your Launch Kit Now


Wondering if launching your own website could help you save money on Etsy fees and keep more profits in your pocket? Crunch the numbers and find out!

Access the Calculator Here

Website Hosting & Platform

Step 1: Domain

If you don't already own your own .com address (aka "domain name"), Namecheap is a great option. All my domains are registered there. Be sure to check for coupons to score a new domain registration for as low as $6. Renewals with Namecheap run about $16/year.

Grab your Domain Now!

Alternative Option: Godaddy often has really cheap domains (with coupon codes) for your first purchase. 

Step 2: Hosting

You need web hosting for your site and I highly recommend SiteGround. It's my fave for so many reasons: easy WordPress installation, automatic WordPress updates, fast and secure, automatic daily backups of your website, free SSL included... I could go on. Just do it. FYI I have the mid-tier - "GrowBig" plan.

Sign up for SiteGround

Step 3: Website Platform

WordPress (.ORG) is a Free Content Management System (CMS) and Blogging Platform. It's very robust and there are lots of free and paid themes to customize your design and plugins to add on. Install WordPress through your web hosting control panel.

View a tutorial here | Visit WordPress.org to learn more

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

Drag & Drop Page Builder

Beaver Builder. This plugin will enable you to design and build complex page layouts for your pages. I use it all the time. This page is laid out with BB. You can download the free lite version from your WordPress dashboard or you can upgrade to the full pro version for $99 for so many more modules.

Purchase Beaver Builder here

Online Shop

Sell your products on your website by adding a shopping cart and payment gateway to your site with WooCommerce. It's free to get started with Woo. Install the plugin through your WordPress dashboard.

Visit WooCommerce to learn more

Branding & Graphics Design

Download Your Brand Workbook
Free Brand Design Workbook

If you're trying to develop a cohesive branding style, grab this free 5-page workbook to help you choose a color palette and fonts that match your brand personality and attract your target customer.

Check out the Workbook


Canva is a free web-based tool to help you design beautiful graphics. These are great for your website or social media accounts.

Visit Canva.com to get started

Blog Posts

Change your Etsy Shop Link: An Easy Hack for your Etsy Shop

How to Change your Etsy Shop Link

June 19, 2023

Learn how to change and customize your Etsy shop link to your own Etsy custom domain name without upgrading your shop to an Etsy Plus subscription. This is an easy and affordable Etsy shop tip you can implement right away. Changing your Etsy shop URL takes only a few minutes,…

how to get traffic to your website without social media

Want More Website Traffic? Content Marketing for handmade sellers

February 16, 2023

Updated 4/28/2023 | Published 4/27/2022 Have you heard of “content marketing?” Maybe you’ve heard marketing people say you should be doing content marketing, but you don’t fully understand what they mean and how you can do it for your own handmade business. Content marketing is one (of many strategies) for…

Do you need a Craft-Vacation?

The Life-Changing Craft-Vacation Art Retreat you need

November 14, 2022

Looking for a fun Crafting Vacation / Art Retreat (by the beach) that will grow your business too!? I am in desperate need of a vacation. If you’re like me, you haven’t really taken much of a vacation since pre-covid. Sure, I went to a 2-day tradeshow back in June…