Podcast Episode 49: How to hire help for your creative business with Katie Hunt

How to hire help for your creative business with Katie Hunt on the Dear Handmade Life podcast

Today on the Dear Handmade Life podcast we’re drinking a classic margarita (recipe adapted from Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant & World’s Best Tequila Bar in San Francisco) and talking with Katie Hunt of Tradeshow Bootcamp about hiring help for your creative business. We chat with Katie about how to determine when you need to hire help, how to find help, how to train employees and more + we all share some of our positive and negative experiences with finding and maintaining help for our creative businesses. 

-Delilah + Nicole


Classic Margarita
  • -2 shots of tequila (we suggest [url href=”http://tequilafortaleza.com/”]Fortaleza[/url])
  • -The juice of 2-3 limes
  • -A few squeezes of agave nectar
  1. Fill a shaker with ice
  2. Add tequila, limes juice and agave
  3. Shake vigorously and pour into a glass
  4. Add salt if desired



  1. Hey guys – I listened to this episode yesterday and just wondered where would be a good place to start in looking for a contract employee? I know you both said you reached out to your network first, but I don’t really have one. I run my business from home and am a total introvert. I was previously in finance which doesn’t help with my creative network. I’m really wanting to hire a photographer and someone to help with social media but I honestly don’t even know where to look. Is there a website that you’d recommend to post a help wanted ad? Thanks for all the helpful information.

    1. Hi Michelle! I’m not sure where you’re located but our photographer does freelance (she’s in Santa Cruz) https://www.lphastings.com/. Also, you may consider joining a private Facebook group for creative business owners and reaching out there. Meighan O’Toole has a great one that focuses on social media – https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativeonlinestrategy/, or there’s this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aeolidia/ or this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Creative.Biz.Ladies/ or this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/raiseyourhandsayyes/ 🙂 🙂

      1. Thanks Nicole! I’m in Chicago though a CA native (actually got engaged on the pier in Ventura next to the Craftcation hotel!). I will checkout the FB groups. I really hate logging on because I just get sucked in, but I’ll give these groups a shot. Thanks again. I love the podcasts!

        1. HI Michelle! That’s SO cool that you got engaged on the pier in Ventura- it’s such an awesome town. 🙂 I know what you mean about getting sucked into FB. 🙂 Also, so happy you enjoy the podcast. 🙂 If you haven’t already – we’d be SO grateful if you rated it and left us a review on iTunes. There are easy instructions on how to leave a review here http://www.imore.com/how-rate-or-review-podcast-your-iphone-or-ipad (just in case you need them). 🙂 Best of luck finding help and I’ll keep you in mind if I run across anyone who seems like a good fit for you. 🙂

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