Calling all artisans, hobbyists, and makers! Do you want to share your gifts with the world and get paid?
Not sure where to start? Well, then this Creative Side Hustle course is for you!
10 years ago, I had a dream of a painting, and then that dream took over my life. I picked up a paintbrush and haven’t stopped since. Along the way, this creative calling got louder, and I listened to the whispers to share my art. I started a side business while working in the corporate world and taking care of my family (3 boys, hubby, and male dog, Scout – wonder why I like pink so much?!).
I started with an Etsy shop and then sold at local craft fairs, working my way up to 2-day art festivals. I got into local events like Open Studios and First Fridays. I sold my product wholesale, online through social media, and in licensing. You name it; I’ve tried it.
After creating art courses for the past couple of years, I realize that so many people also want to learn “how” to start selling their art or handmade goods. Sure, you can find everything out the same way I did. Lots of research and asking a million questions (thank you to my next-door booth mates at all the art shows)!
With my course, I will save you so much time - the late nights and weekends (wouldn’t you rather be creating?), the stressful trials of figuring it all out, replaying all those How-To videos on YouTube, or searching in Google. Along the way, I’ve had ups and downs, fails and missteps, and glorious successes. And now I am going to share it ALL with you!
About this Course
Immediate Access to Class
Etsy, Amazon Handmade
Art Markets + Fairs, Wholesale
Licensing, Local Venues
Art Galleries + Consignment
IG + FB Shops, Open Studios
3rd Party Shops
Bonus: Shipping + Packing class
Bonus: 2 Live Q+A Sessions
Bonuses valued at over $150
Includes videos, how to set up information, downloadable checklists, resources,
including 2 Live Q+A sessions, plus more!
Invest in yourself. Invest in your passion.
Thinking about opening an Etsy shop? If you’re an artist, designer, or crafter, Etsy can be a great way to make some extra money! It’s one of the easiest places to get started. I’ll walk you through the set-up, share my experience, and give you all the tips to launching a successful shop.
Selling at craft fairs, makers markets, and art festivals can be a great way to increase your sales, meet new customers and share your story! Doing these markets was a game-changer for my side business, and opened up so many opportunities for me. I will share all the to-dos (and not to-dos) with you!
You can create an engaging shopping experience directly from social media like Instagram or Facebook. We will go through the steps to opening up a shop, marketing ideas to sell your product. More than 800,000 shoppers use Instagram every month - why not buy from you?
Amazon Handmade is an artisan-only community on Amazon where artists and crafters can sell their unique, one-of-a-kind products to customers worldwide. If you are thinking about an Etsy shop, then maybe try Amazon's platform. We will review the setups plus the pros and cons of getting started.
Also known as print-on-demand such as Red Bubble or Society 6 - selling through these storefronts services offers digital printing, order fulfillment and shipping, is handled by your supplier. Create a new product line for an existing business without the risks that come with buying inventory. I’ll walk you through the steps!
Selling wholesale gives you the opportunity to reach broader audiences, and not to all the legwork in making the sale! You can also start small with a handful of products and sell in your local community. It’s easy! I’ve been wholesaling for years now – it has been a great addition to my income stream.
There are lots of opportunities to sell in your local community – it’s a great way to get your name and offerings out there for people to see. No website needed, just a handful of goods and you are ready to go. We will cover places like coffee shops, restaurants, and local events so you can started right away!
Showing and selling your art in galleries is still a viable place for artists today, and it makes a great addition to other places where you may be selling your work. I will share some basic business advice on how to find the right gallery for you, marketing ideas, and pricing strategies - as well as reviewing consignment shops.
Open Studios or Open Houses offer the opportunity for artists and makers to open their own studio or shared space to the public, show their work and make sales. I share all my inside tips on applying, marketing, and selling at these events. It’s a fantastic way to meet new customers and get your name out there.
Traditional art licensing deals allow artists to receive a royalty payment for the products with their art on them that have sold through various companies. We will explore how to get started, the pros and cons, and whether this is a good fit for you. If you find a good partner, licensing can be a great stream of extra income.
I’ll save you so much time - the late nights and weekends (wouldn’t you rather be creating?), the stressful trials of figuring it all out, replaying all those How To videos on YouTube, or searching in Google. Along the way I’ve had ups and downs, fails and missteps, and glorious successes. And now I am going to share it ALL with you!