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 […]

When to say no

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You’ve got a product, something you’re making, producing or crafting, it’s going okay. You’re selling, people are interested in what you’re doing and you get offered opportunities. You’re flattered by the offers, and feel inclined to accept them all, because it’s amazing that people like your work and you find it hard to say no. […]

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 […]

Wholesale and Retail Explained

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When you calculate the price for your work, have you ever wondered what exactly the difference is between wholesale and retail price? I know I have, and even if it seems like a straight forward concept, it’s still complicated when you have to deal with it in real life. Are you robbing yourself for profit? […]

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 […]

Are you crazy busy, finding it hard to keep up and say no?

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You’re so busy! You’re busy working on projects, keeping up with orders, preparing for shows, exhibitions and opportunities. This is good. It’s good to be busy in your business, it means people like what you’re doing, they are buying, ordering and showing your work. And you’re happy about that, because you want to explore all […]

What if marketing was easy?

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I’m inviting you to go on a little thought experiment with me today – I hope you’re game, because I think you might see the whole marketing-thing from a different angle. I know marketing and selling isn’t your favourite words in the world – but please don’t click away – just stay with me for […]

An opportunity for funding creativity

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I recently updated my about-page on the website, and I have a section in there that I want to go a little deeper into. It’s an opportunity to get funding for your creative project that’s so good I just had to write a post about it. Here’s what I wrote on the page: The world […]

Pricing is more than just numbers

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Pricing your work is one of the most crucial things you need to get right for your business, and it’s more than just playing with numbers. In order to be able to price right, you need an understanding of how the figures add up, so yes, you do need to look at your expenses as […]