Last year around this time, I got on the phone with Timothy Adam (the man behind Handmadeology), and we had a chat about the creative community we both love so much. You see, the economists are calling what we (as creative business owners) are doing the “maker’s movement.” Basically, they’re trying to figure out where this billion-dollar industry came from. And here we are: the people that created that movement from our own imaginations. We all followed our bright ideas into business!
That’s good news, but it’s only going to continue to grow from here. And it’s only only going to get harder to stand out in an already overcrowded marketplace.
Sometimes not knowing how to market your business, or even what to do next in order to grow, can slow you down or worse! It can stop your progress altogether. How many of us have asked ourselves (because who else is there for us to ask), “How do I get to the next level? How do I achieve the high sales and success of those around me?”
Tim and I understand; it’s who we are too. And what we’re realizing now more than ever is that our interconnectedness … our having a network among each other, is vital to our individual AND collective success.
We feel that THIS is your year, before everything gets too vast and everyone gets lost in cyberspace. You need the tools, you need the resources, and you don’t have the luxury of time that I had, even a couple of years ago, to figure it all out.
So, we created a learning curve.
Tim and I emphatically agree that you, as a creative entrepreneur, should be able to experience whatever level of success you’re striving to achieve. It’s 100% do-able. We also know that we have the experience and passion to teach the skills, share the insight, and offer the information that you need. We teach what we’ve already tested and proven …
Tim’s been in this industry since 2007. He knows how to sell online, how to gain press, how to grow a blog into a community of 20,000 creatives, and how to attract 40,000 fans.
In 2010, I started an Etsy shop and set out to build a work-at-home career. To date, I have marketed my shop into a top-selling success story and made more than six figures with my creative business. It now provides my family a hearty and reliable second income.
Here’s how it works:
The Build a Better Creative Business course is run on a password-protected website, and participants have three months’ access to the material. Enrollment is open for the current session through March 9, 2014. There are eighteen classes inside the course, ten of those are led by either Lisa or Timothy. The rest of the classes are taught by an extraordinary line-up of expert contributors (including Kerry!).
In addition, there are four mastermind sessions, and these are live events hosted by Tim and Lisa. If you’re not familiar with mastermind sessions, think private group coaching + brainstorming session + solution-generating magic.
Inside the course, experts in the field unleash an abundance of insight, next actions, downloadable tools, resources, and specific how-to information. The classes are broadcast on our website 2 times per week throughout the first eight weeks of enrollment. After those first eight weeks, the course remains open to the participants so that you may revisit any lessons, gather all of the downloads, ask any further questions, etc.
What You’ll Get
The Build a Better Creative Business Course includes:
- 10 Private lessons led by either Tim or Lisa.
- 8 Bonus lessons from our selected group of masters: we called in the big guns of our industry, and you’re going to be blown away by the people you meet inside this course.
- 24/7 Personal email access to Lisa: Ask her anything and everything, day or night
- One-on-one coaching calls with Lisa: Two weeks’ worth of private shop critiques, marketing strategy, brainstorming sessions, and more by scheduling a Skype chat.
- 4 LIVE mastermind meetings with both Lisa and Tim present and catered toward your needs
- Private networking and support among like-minded creative business owners
- Tools and resources for your creative business: we’re throwing it all in–worksheets, planners, checklists, marketing calendar, media contacts, and more.
This is a semester that you don’t want to miss! We know we have a spectacular course for you, and we want this to be the biggest running yet. The 2014 spring session includes more lessons, more bonus materials, more workshops and worksheets and more personalized attention than ever before.
On Thursday, February 27, we are going to announce an early-bird special that is so amazing and valuable, you simply won’t be able to pass it up. Click here to check it out.
Lisa Jacobs — Marketing Creativity
Lisa Jacobs writes Marketing Creativity for fellow creative spirits who aim to build a career with their own two hands. She leads group webinar programs and offers one-on-one coaching designed to help you get paid to be … you.