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Jessica Barst
Works at JewelryTutorialHQ.com
Attended Trinity Valley School
Lives in Dallas, TX
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I'd love some feedback on my course landing page if you don't mind. I have just redone it and added a lot of things, trying to hit on various emotional triggers as well as be more specific about the projects covered in the course. It seems really long to me but I also feel like it answers a lot of questions and potential objections.

I have a really hard time creating copy for 'solving my ideal client's problem' when I'm selling a course on jewelry making so I tried to frame it as an unfulfilled desire and I think that helped me get closer to the mark.

Please be brutally honest. What needs fixing, deleting, moving, adding, etc? Want to be able to CRUSH IT this holiday sales season :) Thanks!

https://www.udemy.com/jewelry-making-wire-wrapped-jewelry-for-beginners

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+Jessica Barst that's outstanding. And your promo vid is wonderful too!,
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What a great project! You guys are an awesome team :)

#gardening   #homesteading   #DIY
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+Jessica Barst I'm glad you liked the project! Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment.
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Jewelry Making Quick Tip - Cord Knotting Double and Triple Knots

In this quick tip video I show you how to easily make double and triple knots.

If you're new to cord knotting, you might think all you have to do to make a double knot is to tie one knot right over another one, but it doesn't exactly work that way. If you try it, what you'll get is just two of the same size knots right next to each other, which won't help you if you're trying to make a larger knot to prevent a bead from slipping over.

Watch this quick video to see how easy cord knotting double and triple knots is!

https://youtu.be/nvtmECpRE6c

#jewelrymaking #diyjewelry #artsandcrafts #diy
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Hi everyone, I realized I've never formally introduced myself though I've been in the group for awhile. 

I teach jewelry making on YouTube (just passed 30,000 subscribers, yay!) and published my first course on Udemy in February and it's going great so far. I still have a lot of work to do in the way of setting up sales funnels to bring in steady sales from my own promotions, which is exactly what I'm focusing on now before moving on to create my next jewelry making course.

My main struggle is this transitional period where I'm trying to shift from one business model to another - from making and selling jewelry (exchanging time for money) to the more scalable version, selling digital products that can be sold infinitely. I still need them both for income right now but the first one is holding me back from making faster progress in the second. Very frustrating!

I can tell you though, I know I'm on the right track. Comparing profitability of the two businesses - 40% profit from selling jewelry for the first 2 quarters so far this year compared to 80% with the other. BINGO! I'm confident I can increase that margin even more as I get the ball rolling to increase sales and add more courses.

Anyway, sorry for the novel, but I'm sure many of you can relate. I'd love to hear your success stories and even your frustrations. Many thanks to +Mark Timberlake  and +Philomena Timberlake  for creating and running this vibrant and helpful community. It's great to be here!
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Hi +Jessica Barst  I'm currently working  on a small course for business owners; Setting Up , Optimizing & Protecting you Business computer.  
-Tools that will maximize your pc's potential & proficiency.

-When and where to go for affordable upgrading, and upgrading advise. 

-What to have & do in place in the event of a major technical crash.

-How to be back up and running in less than 15 minutes.

- Just to name a few modules that will be in the course. (^~^)
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+Hearts&Home Wow, great job, and what a wonderful garden! It's so funny to see the before and after with the snow. Texas is crazy!

Glad you got to extend your growing season - nice work :)
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Thanks for watching! You definitely never know what to expect in Texas when it comes to the weather. 
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We are getting closer for the launch of my Wire Wrapping for Beginners online video course!

I have been getting some great questions from readers on the blog and from my email newsletter, so I'm making this video to answer a few of those for you.

Stay tuned for more videos with even more info about the course - I will be going over the jewelry making tools as well as the jewelry wire you will need in the next couple of videos. I've also got some wire wrapping tips coming up for you and very soon, some more sneak peeks of the projects we will be learning in the course!

Sign up here to get on the Earlybird list: http://jewelrytutorialhq.com/courses

As an Earlybird, you will have the opportunity to purchase the course for 50% off when it goes live, PLUS get a FREE BONUS when you enroll in the course!

Please let me know what other questions you have about my Wire Wrapping for Beginners course to help you decide whether it will be right for you!

xo,

Jessica

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How to get perfect wire loops every time - great tips + a free video demo.

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Learn to make beautiful, professionally finished wire wrapped jewelry from a professional jewelry designer! Join here for 62% off (only $15): 

https://www.udemy.com/jewelry-making-wire-wrapped-jewelry-for-beginners/?couponCode=OVEE

In this course, I'll teach you the secrets to mastering wire wrapping techniques successfully before walking you through over 10 finished designs, step-by-step. By the end of this course, you'll have a jewelry box full of gorgeous handmade jewelry that you can wear, give as gifts, or even sell for PROFIT!
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Thanks for sharing +Jessica Barst :-)
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That had me laughing! 'Can I have my supplies?' NO!! I miss having cats...
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Interesting read! Great tips on how to tweak your sales copy to convert more customers. 
“What do you own?” he asked her. “I own lots of things,” she replied, before going on to stumble through a list: Her car, her favorite Gucci purse, a timeshare in Mexico, her 300,000 count Egyptian cotton bedsheets. “No you don’t,” he said calmly. “Yes I–” she started. “You don’t own any of those things, because …
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No problem +Kellie Edwards :-)
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Essential wire wrapping tools for beginners! Everything you need to get started making wire wrappe jewelry, and how to choose the best tools for the job.

#jewelrymaking   #diyjewelry   #wirewrapping  
What tools do you really need if you want to get started making wire wrapped jewelry? Luckily it's not a lot! Check out this video to learn what to look for in the essential wire wrapping tools for beginners.
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My new Wire Wrapping for Beginners course is almost here! Are you in??

#jewelrymaking   #wirewrapping   #learntomakejewelry  
 
WIRE WRAPPING FOR BEGINNERS : COMING SOON!

SIGN UP HERE for 50% off plus a FREE BONUS when the course goes live: http://jewelrytutorialhq.com/courses

I am SO excited to share this announcement with you! I am putting the finishing touches on my Wire Wrapping for Beginners online video course.

This course is perfect for the absolute beginner as well as anyone who wants to brush up on or perfect their basic wire wrapping techniques.

This course is a complete guide for all the basic wire wrapping techniques, including help with choosing your tools and which wire to use. We cover a ton of fun projects that I walk you through, step-by-step. By the end of this course, you'll have several gorgeous wire-wrapped bracelets, necklaces, and earrings as well as the KNOWLEDGE to create thousands of other wire-wrapped jewelry styles that you can wear, give, or even sell!

Sign up here to get on the Earlybird list: http://jewelrytutorialhq.com/courses

As an Earlybird, you will have the opportunity to purchase the course for 50% off when it goes live, PLUS get a FREE BONUS when you enroll in the course!

I hope you're as excited about this course as I am, and I cannot wait to see you there!

xo,

Jessica

#jewelrymaking   #diyjewelry   #wirewrapping   #artsandcrafts  
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Jewelry Designer and Instructor
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  • JewelryTutorialHQ.com
    Jewelry Designer and Instructor, present
    Learn to make jewelry with me! Free tutorials and jewelry making resources at http://jewelrytutorialhq.com. Want to learn wire wrapping? Sign up here to be the first to know when my new video course goes live (and get a 50% discount): http://jewelrytutorialhq.com/earlybird
  • Bespangled Jewelry
    Owner / Designer, present
    Beautiful handcrafted artisan jewelry for the modern professional woman. http://bespangledjewelry.etsy.com
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Dallas, TX
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Craftypants. Jewelry Designer / Instructor. DIY Beauty nut. Blogger. Culinary Adventurer.
Introduction
Hi there! I'm Jessica, a self-taught jewelry designer and all-around craft and DIY beauty junkie (and proud!) I love making things, the more intricate the better, and I enjoy teaching people new techniques and ideas. I also love cooking and making up my own recipes to share! 

My etsy shop is Bespangled Jewelry and I specialize in unique handmade artisan jewelry. I blog about DIY, crafts, recipes, and jewelry at BespangledJewelry.blogspot.com 

I also run JewelryTutorialHQ.com, where I post tons of free jewelry tutorials, videos, and resources for running a successful craft business.
Education
  • Trinity Valley School
    1992
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Radio, TV, Film, 2000
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Female