Rachel Faucett from Handmade Charlotte shares secrets to having a successful niche business

You HAVE to meet Rachel Faucett! She is one smart and crafty cookie! Rachel is a the mastermind behind Hand­made Char­lotte. Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY  projects, crafts, recipes, inspir­ing fam­ily spaces, and design inspi­ra­tion for families and kids. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the site has been fea­tured in Martha Stew­art Liv­ing, Bet­ter Homes and Gar­dens, HGTV, Craftzine.com, Huff­in­g­ton Post, Busi­ness Insider. Whew! Rachel was also named one the top 20 most influ­en­tial Pin­ter­est users by Busi­ness Insider! She is a power pinner on Pinterest and she knows her business! The BEST part about Rachel is that she seems to be having such a BLAST doing it! Did I mention she also has 5 children??  In this interview you’ll get Pinterest tips and business tips, you will also find out where she gets her enthusiasm for life, woot! You know I love an enthusiastic, smart woman!

P.S. She cracked me up when she called herself a “Visual DJ!” You have to tune in to see what she meant!

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Here is the cool tie-dye cake Rachel talked about in the interview! And I couldn’t leave out the gluten free yummies that I have found on her blog! See, big girls can have fun at Handmade Charlotte too!

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Gluten free sweet potato muffins

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip layer bars

Gluten free Nutella Cookies

You can follow Rachel Facuett on Pinterest HERE. You can certainly get some fabulous ideas on how she rocks this platform just by following her! It’s all just very FUN.

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  • Jenny

    Really enjoyed listening to this, what a powerhouse of info! Thankyou! The advice about leaving comments on other people’s blogs was the real gem for me..I kind of had a self induced ban on visiting blogs as was finding time a juggle…definitley re-thinking that one!Thanks so much again to you both.

    • http://www.smartcreativewomen.com/ Monica Lee

      You know, i liked that she discussed picking a few blogs and really interacting with them, great advice!

      • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

        Hi!

        I sincerely believe in supporting others and they will support you. Find the bloggers most like you and work together.

        xo,

        Rachel

    • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

      Hi Jenny,

      Find your favs and really immerse yourself. I still admire and sort of stalk in a kind gentle way my fav bloggers from the very beginning.

      xo,

      Rachel

      • http://www.jennyblair.co.uk/ Jenny

        Thats great advice Rachel, thankyou. And what you commented to Monica is really in keeping with the feeling that I’ve trapped myself into trying to do everything alone…this is an excellent and gentle way to open up and reach out! Thanks again x

  • Joann Tomsche

    This was a fantastic interview. Rachel was so generous with really helpful info in so many areas, especially about Pinterest use. I will watch it again and take notes. Thanks Monica!

    • http://www.smartcreativewomen.com/ Monica Lee

      It was note worthy, I agree!

      • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

        Monica,

        So nice! Thanks again for the fun opportunity!

        Rachel

    • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

      Hi Joann,

      Oh man thanks for the sweet comments. I feel so lucky to have this career and love to share as much info as possible.

      Thanks!

      Rachel

  • Khali Whatley

    Such a lovely interview! You both have so much energy and passion. It’s completely infectious! :)

    • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

      Hi Khali,

      Thanks and Thanks! Monica is a sweet soul that makes my heart sing. My fav part of the interview was when I learned of her sick amazing painting skills. Im kind of obsessed with her lovely paintings.

      xo,

      Rachel

  • http://www.bitcheswork.com/ Kat @ BitchesWork.com

    Wow really great interview, thank you Monica and Rachel! Learned tons, and will definitely be going back to my Pinterest to rethink about my stream.

    • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

      Hi Kat,

      Yeah man! Pinterest becomes your very own brick and mortar. I’ll definitely check your site out.

      xo,

      Rachel

  • Evie

    So lovely to hear Rachel’s voice. I’m not surprised to learn she’s so enthusiastic and positive. I love Handmade Charlotte – even though I have no kids – the playful energy and sharp creative eye draw me in! I also love that this chat really got me thinking about using Pinterest in a more thoughtful way. Another wonderful interview Monica, thank you.

    • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

      Hi Evie,

      Thanks for the wonderful comment. I love Monica! Im super happy that you loved the Pinterest ideas. Have a great Friday.

      xo,

      Rachel

  • Holly Gomez

    I’m going to have to rethink the way I pin! Like the idea of telling a story rather than pinning 20 examples of the same type of thing in a row. Thanks Rachel for sharing the details of your business, and thanks Monica for asking such insightful questions!

  • Melissa AuClair

    I was taking notes on this interview- THANK YOU for the practical advice and the encouragement. I’ve been planning a re-design for a while and I’m so glad I heard this interview before I made changes. Thanks for the great questions and answers Monica and Rachel :)

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