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!
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!
I'm sure it won't surprise you at all to know that one of the top 5 ways that Makers actually turn their passion into a profession is through teaching others. I discussed it a lot in the previous section of The Maker's Guide to Making Money so there is no need to re-hash it. Teaching was not only fulfilling for our business, but it was also lucrative. So before you toss aside the idea that you … [Read more...] about Makers Making Money – #1 Educating Others!
Through the years I have had the opportunity to see how maker’s make a living doing what they love. I’ve been sharing my own business journey with Educational Experiences & Services being the turning point to our success. But those are only two of the 5 ways to make money in the creative realm. Fortunately I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time reading, researching, studying, connecting … [Read more...] about The 7 Traits Successful Creative Industries Share
Hi Friends! You’ll remember back in Late Spring I attended Quilt Market, THE place to preview upcoming collections, designers and pattern makers! Well, if you can believe it, the fabrics that were previewed at market are finally starting to hit the stores. So with that in mind I thought it would be fun to shine a spotlight on some of the designers that really stood out from the crowd in a … [Read more...] about Maker’s Spotlight – Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Before I go into how I finally made money in my own crafty business – I want to be ULTRA clear & ULTRA Transparent! For me, personally, the idea of making a livable wage in Seattle while having the flexibility to take time off, pick my daughter up from school and support my creative community was my ultimate goal. Making CEO Compensation and working 80 hours a week was not my goal. This is … [Read more...] about How I Finally Made Money In My Crafty Business