Add Revenue Streams To Your Shop

Have you considered adding a new revenue stream to your shop?

Let’s dive into extra ways to help your independent retail shop bring in extra revenue.

“How do I decide what additional revenue streams can I add to my brick-and-mortar?”

As a retail coach, I get this question a lot from my retailers:

When considering adding new revenue streams, consider the following:

  • Does it light you up?
  • Does this product or service get you excited? 
  • Is there a profit margin?

Don’t just look at our industry — learn from what online business owners in other industries and niches are doing successfully to get ideas. How can you make their revenue streams work for you?

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Some ways to add revenue streams to your shop

Online Income

  • Get your products listed on your website using an e-commerce solution or a platform like Etsy or Amazon Handmade
  • Get scalable digital products and downloads that customers can buy over and over again – like custom SVG files or “how to” tutorials and workshops

Services Income

  • Workshops
  • Custom Design Work for Clients: like furniture & cabinet painting
  • Custom Design Services to other business owners, there’s plenty of seasonal decors
  • Bring services in-house, like Upholstery, Refinishing Furniture

Affiliate Income

  • Earn commissions from products referrals (for what you don’t sell in your store)
  • Set up an Amazon Influencer shop
  • Create content: web pages or blog posts that links to affiliate products

Ad Network Income

  • Set up Google Adsense or other ad networks on your website so that you get paid per webpage view (This works so with blogging!)
  • Partner with local businesses to sell or “rent” ad space on your website
  • Rent ad space IN your shop with aligned products or services.

Subscriptions Groups

  • Create a VIP Club where members get perks and bonuses and discounts
  • Put together kits for purchase so customers can recreate things at home. 

Wholesale Income

  • Use your current shops’ creations to sell to other retailers

Private Label Income

  • Work/partner with another business to sell your own signature products

Event Income

  • Host Vendor Markets
  • Workshops
  • Private Events
  • Rent your space for photoshoots etc

There are many ways you can add revenue streams to your retail shop! Brainstorm your options!

Don’t leave money on the table.

Listen to my podcast episode 56 of The Creative Shop Talk Podcast HERE. I share more tips on adding revenue streams to your retail business!

You are running a real business. You’ve got this!

You are a retailer and an entrepreneur doing all the hard work. This is not a hobby store and you aren’t just playing at retail. I want to encourage you to continue to follow your passion and be successful. 

Running a retail business doesn’t have to be so hard, you’ve got this!

Thanks for popping in!




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Hi there! I'm Wendy Batten, and I'm obsessed with helping independent shop owners like you achieve success.

With over 20 years of experience as a small business owner, I've owned several retail businesses along the way including a cafe, two retail shops, and a studio (and even a tae kwon do studio), learning first-hand the art of juggling all the balls.

I now dedicate my time to coaching hundred of retailers all around the world, sharing my expertise to help them organize their businesses and maximize profits, paychecks, and JOY in their day-to-day lives.

I created the support, programs, and community that I wish I'd had.

Whether you've been in business for years or are just starting out with your brick-and-mortar venture, you've come to the right place.

If you're serious about your business and ready to stop winging it, I'm here to inspire and guide you toward success.

I'm so happy you're here, and I can't wait to support you on your journey to thriving in the world of retail!



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