Free Bonus: Student Interviews - Leah Drapkin
My name is leah, and the name of my business is so ana, you confine me it, solana dot wordpress, dot com at the moment um, I make functional ceramic pieces here's an example of one of my be mugs that I have made. I also make plates, pictures, bulls, colanders and things like that. The goal of my business is really to support me financially and allowed me to quit my day job that I'm in currently on and also to help people live simply and means meaningful e in their own lives. I think the biggest challenge is to reaching that goal right now for me, I just don't feel like I have enough time with my day job and with everything that I need to do to build up my business. Um, one thing that I have done in my business that I'm very proud of is starting to build up my website it's definitely still in the beginning stages, and I'm certainly not a web designer, but I've put in a lot of effort, and I think I'm getting to where I'd like it to be. And, um, something that I am definitely hoping to le...
arn from this boot camp is how to find my target audience and really price my product to that to that audience into that market as well.
It's common for a crafter to get inspired and pour time and money into launching a creative business idea that they “just know” will be a hit only to discover that there isn’t much of a market for the business they envisioned. But it doesn’t have to be that way – there are specific actions you can take to ensure even the most creative endeavor makes money right away and doesn’t flop.
How to Make a Living Selling What You Make is your complete guide to building a thriving handmade business. Megan Auman is a maker and educator who has built a multi-faceted business around her passion for great design. Her jewelry line is sold in stores across the US and in this bootcamp she’ll teach you the recipe to her success.
You'll learn how to:
This course includes a comprehensive workbook with exercises and activities designed to propel you through the lessons and position your business for sustainable success.
- Generate revenue from the beginning while balancing longer-term growth
- Find the best and worst revenue streams for your products
- Set targets, create profitable pricing, and evaluate market demand
- Deepen your product line and build your brand
- Grow your email list and use social media for long-term growth
- Develop production strategies as you start creating more product
Megan will help you develop your business idea so you don’t waste time and money on projects that don’t pencil. She’ll also share insights on what to do once your business is up and running. She’ll coach you through best practices for hiring, outsourcing, and planning for the long haul. You’ll walk away confident that you can develop and stick with a business plan that won’t have you tied to a day job or pouring money into a project that doesn’t pay. How to Make a Living Selling What You Make will set you up to earn a serious income by doing what you love.