There are many creative people that make LOTS of money blogging and you may not realize that bloggers actually can be paid to write their posts or market products. In fact many online content writers have traded their archaic title ‘Blogger’ in for a the new title ‘Influence Marketer’ because that is truly what blogging is all about. Here’s how it works: Bloggers build a following or … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #5 Influence Marketing!
Of all the ways that Makers can make a living in a creative industry, providing service to others doesn’t just give you a career – it makes you feel helpful. For me, a driving force in being a business owner has always been to help people. Truth be told, I’m a horrible sales person but when it comes to finding solutions for other people’s problems – that’s where my heart is. If you’re the … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #4 Providing Creative Services!
Have you ever dreamed of writing a book, designing your own patterns or creating your own line of fabric? If so, you’re in luck – because these are great ways that Makers Make Money! What is Intellectual Property? Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce – and it’s a … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #3 Creating Intellectual Property!
First off, let me say that YES – Selling Handmade can be very profitable, if done right. The Handmade Marketplace is an opportunity for you to create a business that you love - if you set yourself apart from the crowd. I’m by no means an expert in the Handmade Marketplace, but I’ve observed artists that have been wildly successful as well as those that struggle. Here are some of my … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #2 Selling More Than Handmade!
It's time for another addition of - The Quilter's Round Up. Our Seattle Long Arm Quilt Finishing Studio feels more like Santa's Workshop these days. Holiday surprises and Baby Gifts have been coming in and going out in record time. So here are some of the beautiful quilts that we've had the pleasure of working on. Laurie's Vintage quilt might be one of my favorite quilts ever. I'm a … [Read more...] about November’s Long Arm Quilting Round Up!
https://youtu.be/ZJF_mh0FDsA After over 5 years of teaching beginners how to sew I made the decision to bring my basic sewing series to our blog - FREE! Now, nothing compares to Live Learning - I get that! For this reason I still teach locally, providing sewing machines - coaching & cheering you on the entire way. But for those who live afar or have conflicting schedules this is a … [Read more...] about Learn to Sew – The BASICS Series