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Episode 37: 5 Things to Consider When Starting a Creative Business

Uncategorized Jul 18, 2022
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Episode 37: 5 Things to Consider When Starting a Creative Business
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Starting your own creative business???

Push play on Episode 37: 5 Things to Consider When Starting a Creative Business.

 

This episode is for you if:

  1. Are thinking about starting a business, either full time or part time or even just a little side hustle. Any size, any commitment level…if you are thinking of starting a business, this is a good episode for you.
  2. If you’ve already decided you’re going to start a biz and you’re in the beginning phase.
  3. If you’ve been making your product for awhile and maybe giving it away or selling it for very little, and you think it might be time to start charging money.
  4. If you think a small business is what you want to do with your life but you need some more information.
  5. You want a specific example of how to switch your business from “just trying it” to “this is a real business”.

 

You’ll learn about:

  1. Proof of Concept…and the 5 steps that go along with this important phase of business development
  2. How much I want you to LOVE what your making/doing
  3. How a shoestring budget might be the best way to start
  4. Your calendar and schedule for this business….and what to do if you get SO BUSY
  5. What it looks like when you move from giving your merch and/or services away for free/reduced to charging for them. Perhaps the most helpful part of this is the example letter I’ve written to illustrate how you can share with your followers that you’re business is taking off, and your business and order structure has changed.

 

Links and the bonus letter template I mentioned in this episode:

In the Flo by Alissa Vitti

Etsy

Shopify

 

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The example letter to modify and send to friends and family who supported your initial days of business:

 

“Hey friends!

Thanks so much for supporting the humble beginnings of my earring making business this past year!! Guess what…it’s actually turned into a real, live business.

I’ve got clients and buyers; and it’s amazing.

It’s all really happening!!!

I might even need to hire an assistant.

 

I wanted to let you know that going forward, my earrings, and now necklaces will be available for purchase on my Etsy Shop or my Website at _______.

 

To thank and acknowledge you for being part of my core group of earring lovers, and for all the awesome feedback and support…I created a special discount code for you to use on my Etsy Shop!

The secret code just for you is THANKS20.

 

Yep, that means if you want to stock up on birthday gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, shower gifts, Christmas gifts…or you just want to stock your jewelry box, you can start now at my shop using this code.

 

From today until December 31st, you can use this coupon code for 20% off.

 

I add new jewelry to the collection each Friday, so weekends are a great time to shop.

 

As an added bonus, if you sign up here to receive monthly emails, you’ll have first crack at these one-of-a-kind, hand-made pieces. The catalog arrives to your inbox on Thursday nights at 5pm, and will show you the newest pieces of the collection.

 

Thanks so much for being a part of the early days of my business.

I am forever grateful.

 

Should you know of someone who might like my work, you can send them to my Instagram Page @josiemakesearrings. Many images of my work are already there so prospective clients can see if my work is for them. Thanks so much!

 

I’m so excited to see what’s ahead and I hope you’ll join me in this next stage of my business.

 

All the best,

 

Josie

 

PS—->Here are 12 new pieces I just added to the collection this week! Click here to take a look!”

 

Feel free to copy and paste, and use this as a template for your own.

Yep, free and clear to use for your own business!!! Please use it.

 

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