Episode 66

Published on:

24th Feb 2023

How a wood laser cutter launched Lauren Vieux's Etsy shop to $10K Months selling piggy banks

In this episode, we sit down with Lauren Vieux, the talented handmade seller behind the successful Etsy shop, Barley and Oak.

Lauren started creating with her hands as a form of therapy and has since grown her business from string art to custom wood decor, focusing on creating personalized pieces for her customers. One of her most popular items is a custom piggy bank for children, featuring their first initial in acrylic on the front and their name in cursive. Her piggy banks have gained popularity through social media, with viral TikToks bringing in a surge of orders for the handmade keepsakes.

She takes us through her journey of discovering the power of a wood laser cutter and how it allowed her to create intricate and customizable designs for her customers. In addition, we delve into the details of how she discovered the demand for custom piggy banks, how she perfected her process, and the role that the Etsy Accelerator course and community played in her success, providing her with the support, resources, and a community needed to take her shop to new heights, earning up to $10K per month selling unique and personalized piggy banks.

What you'll Learn

  • Getting into the field of laser cutting
  • Maintaining your Etsy sales momentum to boost your shop's visibility and traffic
  • Personalized piggy banks: How Lauren turned a challenging customer request into a viral sensation
  • The significance of customer feedback in the success of small businesses
  • Staying creative and relevant during sales slumps

"[Etsy Accelerator] is an investment into your business. I can say that since I've started with you, I have a better understanding of SEO and how to make my descriptions look better. Because I am one person, and so sometimes it's nice to have a fresh pair of eyes to see your stuff and give you some critique that you may have not had otherwise."

-Lauren Vieux

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About the Podcast

Handmade Sellers
THE podcast for creative entrepreneurs who want to grow their Etsy shop traffic and sales without wasting hours on social media.
Welcome to Handmade Sellers, THE podcast for creative entrepreneurs who want to grow their Etsy shop traffic and sales without wasting hours on social media.

Your host, Jenny Hall, brings more than 10 years experience selling on Etsy, has helped hundreds of Etsy shop owners 2x-42x their sales in just a few short months, and she wants the same success for you!

Through her guidance, you'll get the support you need to go from part time side hustle to full time business owner selling on Etsy - giving you the freedom to be your own boss, have more time with your family, and more time to create!

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Jennifer Hall

Helping handmade sellers grow their Etsy traffic and sales and teaching sellers how to make money selling digital products for passive income. Creator of Etsy Accelerator where shop owners have 2x-50x their monthly revenue. Mom, wife, gardener, beekeeper, former teacher turned SAHM turned business owner, podcaster, top 0.1% Etsy seller of 12 years. Cheers to more cha-chings! www.jenny-hall.com