Leap before you're ready
When I started Creative Hive Co., in 2015 one of my big dream goals for this business was to teach a class on Creative Live.
If you've never heard of Creative Live before, it's an amazing resource where you can watch live online workshops – for free – and interact with instructors in real time.
I knew Creative Live wouldn't come knocking on my door.
Good things don't just fall from the sky.
So I knew I had to set some things in motion.
Just a few months into this new business, I scoured the Creative Live course list to see what wasn't already being taught and what I knew I could teach.
For a while when I started Creative Hive Co., I didn't feel good enough because my consulting business was so new. I knew I wasn't lacking in experience with marketing know how, but I was intimidated because I'd never done something like this before.
I could have waited until I was more ready and feeling more confident.
But I knew the longer I waited, the slimmer my chances were because my class ideas would get snatched up by someone else.
I mean, there are only so many ways you can talk about selling wholesale or marketing with Instagram.
So as nervous as I was, I sent an email to Creative Live.
I didn't tell anyone about doing this except my husband. I was so worried I would jinx it!
A couple of weeks go by and I hear nothing.
I expected that.
Because good things don't normally come from that first email.
I sent a follow up and in a few short days, I received a very positive email back.
Weeks and months later… I signed the contract and am due to teach four classes in October.
Not one class, as I had planned and wished for as my goal.
Some days I still pinch myself because I can't believe I'm getting the chance to be on Creative Live to teach you everything I know!
Crafty Marketing Techniques – Why you'll want to join
First, it's free. (If you watch them live.)
Second, because as a fellow maker myself, I know that sales is the number one problem that plagues small businesses like ours.
How do you get more sales?
How do you make a consistent income?
With these questions in mind, I've designed four amazing classes that share one primary goal:
To help you make more sales.
Here's the lowdown on the four classes that you don't want to miss:
These four classes will be very how-to oriented, which means you're not going to be left guessing how to do all this stuff.
I'll teach you the quick and dirty, nitty gritty ways of how I do this in my own handmade jewelry business.
You don't have to wonder how any of this will apply to your business, because it probably will right off the bat!
I'll have live walkthroughs, infographics, bonus PDFs, plug-and-play spreadsheets and great guest interviews.
You'll walk away learning so much from these courses. I'll keep working on them until they're nothing short of amazing because you deserve the best. (And honestly, my creative integrity and soul can't stand myself if I don't create awesome things. I think you know that feeling!)
Make sure you RSVP to these classes so you can watch them for free!
Live in San Francisco?
I'd love to have you join me as part of the live audience for these classes!
Partly because you'll help me sooth my nerves when I go on stage and also because I want to meet you.
You don't have to pay for anything and it'll be an awesome time for us to hang out after.
I've also heard that members of the audience get great traffic just from getting the amazing exposure to all the viewers of the course.
If anything else, I know for a fact you'll walk away with a much more amazing experience as opposed to sitting at home watching me on your computer.
What I'll teach you will stick in your head that much better and you'll make your business better.
The internet is great, but nothing beats live, face-to-face experiences.
If you can't make it to all three days, just shoot me an email at mei[at]creativehiveco.com and I can set you up! You can definitely still come :-)
It'll be magical ♥
Last but not least, come join me and other makers, artists and designers in my private mastermind group.
I'm still working on my course slides and need to pick your brain on some of these things!
The private mastermind group has been a great place for learning and supporting each other.
See you there – and I hope to see you in sunny California!