Proof to Product

by Katie Hunt
Ranked in the top 1% of ALL podcasts, the Proof to Product podcast is your trusted resource for sustainable business growth - especially if you make and sell physical products! Join Katie Hunt, each week as she shares strategies & solutions to enhance your sales & marketing so that you’re building a business that supports your best life. If you’ve ever asked yourself can I make money selling physical products? Am I ready to sell my products wholesale to stores like Target, Anthropologie, Nordstrom or Barnes & Noble? When should I consider hiring a sales team or sales reps? Can I really turn...

282 | From Corporate Product Designer to Intentional Business Owner with Amy Frazer, Keller Design Co

If you've been listening to this podcast for a while, you know that one of my mantras is that slow, steady growth is how strong businesses are built. Well, they are also built with intentionality, connectivity, and care, which today's guest is a wonderful example of. Amy Frazer is an author, illustrator and the founder of Keller Design Co, where she strives to empower you to make modern memories through craft, stationery, embroidery kits, and artful gifts to help you …

281 | 5 Myths about selling wholesale with Katie Hunt

Selling wholesale can be a valuable and lucrative strategy for businesses of all sizes, but there are a few myths about the process that can discourage some entrepreneurs from exploring whether wholesale is a good fit for them or prevent some brands from pushing further into wholesale and expanding the revenue stream. Listen in to hear 5 myths about selling wholesale and the truths behind each! Today’s episode is brought to you by our Is Wholesale Right For You masterclass! …

280 | Selling wholesale to Nordstrom, Anthropologie & REI with Lana Effron, Lana's Shop

Don’t you love hearing other people’s business journeys? I sure do. Today I’m joined by Lana Effron of Lana’s Shop. Lana is a Paper Camp alum and a member of our Proof to Product Advisory Board. Today you’ll hear why and how Lana made the jump from working as graphic designer at Vogue Magazine and Gap to opening her own design studio that now sells vibrant products in hundreds of stores around the globe, and partners with brands like Terrain, …

279 | Shopify Apps & Strategies with Erin Alexander, Product Powerhouse

Fun fact: Approximately 75% of our Proof to Product community sells their products through a Shopify site. One of the most commonly asked questions that comes up during Paper Camp is “What Shopify apps can I use to enhance the sales experience?” Today’s guest is Erin Alexander from Product Powerhouse and she’s sharing her favorite Shopify Apps, including why she recommends them and how they can make your life easier. We’re talking about apps to enhance your product listings, collect …

278 | What's New in LABS in 2023! 🎉

Our labs program is getting a major upgrade for 2023 with more accountability, incredible trainings, in-person meetups, and a wider range of support from our coaches, community leaders and your peers! Today's episode is actually a presentation that I recently shared with our LABS members, notifying them about all the incredible things that they can expect in 2023. It was too good to keep to ourselves, so we are sharing it here on the podcast with all of you! If …

We’re on Winter Break!

The proof to product podcast team and I are practicing what we preach and the podcast is taking a winter break! We will be back with a new podcast episode on Tuesday, January 3, and we have some incredible things lined up for you! Coming up in January, you'll be hearing from Erin Alexander of Product Powerhouse, Lana Effron of Lana's Shop, and Amy Frazer of Keller Design Co. While we're gone, be sure to dip back into the archives. …

277 | Maximizing online sales on Amazon and Shopify with Grace Hayden | Shopify Simplified

For those just starting out on their commerce journey, selecting a sales platform can sometimes be intimidating. Do they go with something like Amazon or Etsy where there is a built in audience, or should they build on Shopify where they then have to drive traffic to their site? Today’s guest is Grace Hayden, an e-commerce CEO and expert who has built and sold multiple products on platforms like Shopify, Etsy, and Amazon. She has over 20 years of retail …

276 | Attracting customers, collaborations & partnerships with Kathy Cano-Murillo, Crafty Chica

Are you casting a big enough vision for your brand and are you considering all of the different ways to attract new customers and diversify your revenue streams as an artist? Today's guest dreamed big from the start—she modeled her business off of creative women such as JLo and Oprah, and she wants us to consider doing the same. On today's episode, Kathy Cano-Murillo of the Crafty Chica and I are talking about how consistently showing up authentically, sharing her …

275 | How to Improve Your Customer Journey with Jordan Kentris, A Good Day

Are your marketing & sales efforts focused on customer acquisition or customer retention? This quarter inside of Proof to Product LABS, we’ve been focused on sales strategies with an eye towards customer retention. Meaning, how do we get our existing customers to buy more frequently and in higher volume; and how do we get them to refer their friends? In October, I led a training on customer retention that included some eye opening statistics about why it is so incredibly …

274 | Focusing on SEO led to over 600% growth in website visitors with Ashley Jankowski | The Typeset Co

When we allocate our time, money, energy and effort in specific areas of our business, we are guaranteed to see growth. For 2022, Ashley Jankowski of the Typeset Co chose to invest in and focus their marketing efforts on SEO and the results have paid off. They’ve seen over 600% more visitors to their website and their email subscribers have grown. In this episode we’re talking about how The Typeset markets their products including why she’s investing in video, stop-motion …