TheArtofCommission

Are you telling your commission clients this one thing?

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I’m planning to create a short e-course about the art of commissioning. The course would be $15 and cover the communication process with clients, how to price, make estimates and proposals and what systems to use to setup a work flow for commissioning clients. If you are interested in buying such a course, please sign up below and I’ll […]

DoWhatYouLove

Love what you do

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Today I want to talk to you about loving what you do, about seeing it in a broader perspective. I recently read this quote from Seth Godin: Instead of, ‘do what you love’ perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur… might be, ‘love what you do’. It made me think about how there are […]

Mini guide to online selling platforms

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We all know that having a presence online is a good thing that can help our creative business in terms of marketing, visibility and selling. I know I’ve preached how important your online presence is and how big a difference it can make on the bottom line if you have a good website, let alone […]

Generosity

Being generous with your work is owning it

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In this past week I’ve encountered two different aspects of misconceived generosity. Which made me think that maybe we need to talk more about being generous with our information, not solely for the sake of helping others, but because it’s good for business too. If you know me, the word transparency won’t surprise you. It’s […]

CollaborationT

What If? After your pitch is sent…

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Last week I showed you a way to approach pitching your work. We looked at: How to see it as a creative project instead of pitching or selling. That you need to do your research about who you are pitching to, so it makes sense and you’re a potential good fit. And last what to […]

Pitch

How to Pitch Your Ideas, Craft or Art

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Have you ever let the fear of rejection or being turned down, hold you back from asking a particular (or maybe just any) shop, gallery, web shop to stock your work? Pitching your work to anyone is scary – I find it scary! It takes you outside your comfort zone, because it requires you to […]

theGuidebook

A Makers Guidebook to Full-time Success

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I’m guessing you’re here because you have a passion for making beautiful, functional things, and you want to make that passion your full-time income. But you just don’t know quite how to get from A to B. A being creative, making your beautiful work, B turning it into the full-time business. Actually you might think […]

The free and fun ways to get exposure

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I want to talk about how you can use your closest network to get exposure of your work. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s super simple. I want to tell you a quick story: When my dad retired, he thought he was going to live the easy life: spend time in his garden, fixing the […]

A Pricing Peptalk [video]

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How do you get confident about your prices? If you think your time, skills and work is valuable – guess what? Then people will see it as valuable as well. If you have a hard time believing that someone would pay good money for something you’ve made – then others will too. When you’ve done […]