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Monetize Your Craft

with Vickie Howell

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About The Class

you really can make money with your hobby.

If you’re a maker, chances are you want to make things – not spend time chasing down opportunities to monetize your art. Let this course do that work for you! Whether you’re a knitter, crocheter, artist, designer, sewist, or a master of any other craft, this class will teach how to make money with your hobby.

This class will help you take the drive you put into your making and translate it into earnings. Vickie Howell is an author, designer, TV host, maker, spokesperson, brand ambassador and consultant. In this class, she will teach how to you:

  • Pitch your ideas to publishers 
  • Get your creations licensed 
  • Feel confident when selling, and talking about your craft 
  • Promote yourself and your craft 
You’ll get inspired by first-hand advice from Vickie’s guests including editors, web celebs, working artists, company reps, and bloggers.

Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent looking to supplement your family’s income or a maker already profiting in the creative business of your choice, this course will offer the insight, inspiration, and tactical advice to help you craft the business of your dreams.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    12:21
  2. 02

    Selling Your Wares Online and In-Stores

    23:40
  3. 03

    Working the Craft Show Circuit

    08:14
  4. 04

    Writing About Your Craft

    22:05
  5. 05

    Teaching Your Craft

    16:49
  6. 06

    Licensing & Product Development

    18:34
  7. 07

    Networks, Blog Ads & Affiliate Programs

    18:27
  8. 08

    On Camera Branding

    20:59
  9. 09

    Using Crowdfunding

    11:04
  10. 10

    Ambassadorships & Sponsorships

    15:18

Meet Your Expert

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a Craft Author, Designer, TV host, Maker, Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador and Consultant in the Knitting and Crochet Industry. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. ... read more

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  • pdf Craft Show Resource List
  • docx Creative Entrepreneur Credit List
  • pdf Selling Your Wares Resource Guide

100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Beatrice Alatorre

    February 2016

    Love, love, love Vickie!! Her class had a lot of informative topics that I know I will use! Thank you Creative live for such an awesome class!! I love seeing what other classes I am interested in taking!!!

  • Kristen McDonnell

    Kristen McDonnell

    February 2016

    Hi, Everyone! I was one of the lucky few today who spent time live in studio with Vickie Howell! Vickie has always been a crafting inspiration to me. Today, she took crafting inspiration to a whole new level, with in depth professional insight into all the facets of making money doing what we love... crafting! She is organized, experience, on point and completely invigorated the entire room to ACTION! Our lunch conversations were lively, immediately following this course, on all the exciting things we felt called to action to begin immediately to develop the crafting career of our dreams. A huge thank you to Vickie Howell and CREATIVELIVE! *Kristen. Studio Knit on YouTube!

  • Jennifer Purtee

    February 2016

    This class is amazing!!!! I learned so many new things. The "guests" were amazing and very helpful and give some great insider tips. Thank you Vickie!!!!!

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