As I have mentioned before, I am a life long learner who has always enjoyed school. Since opening my Etsy shop in May of 2013, I have read business books and blogs and streamed a couple of CreativeLive courses live. However, I hadn’t participated in any in-person or online courses. When I first read April’s call for applications, I was SO excited (and a little nervous) at the potential of attending a course in-person and networking with other creatives. Imagine my surprise when I was selected to be in the audience! I immediately started planning and trying to get my business in order.
A big takeaway from April’s first course was “starting where you are.” This theme was present in her subsequent courses and has been something I repeat to myself (and anyone who will listen!) frequently. When I left for CreativeLive, I had pending orders; products that were created, but weren’t listed; and a baby blog with no content. Honestly, those items were stressing me out, but I tried my hardest to “start where I was.”
Below are my biggest “A-Ha!” moments from my time at CreativeLive. My goal is to publish longer posts about each concept throughout 2015.
1. Develop multiple income streams.
2. Create a yearly calendar for all marketing goals.
3. DO WHAT WORKS 🙂
4. The importance of building a network of similarly minded business owners and creatives.
If you are interested in any CreativeLive courses, I would encourage you to check them out NOW! They are running a holiday sale with some courses up to 50% for lifetime access. I tend to gravitate towards the “Craft & Maker” focused courses, but there is definitely something for everyone. Check all the courses out here!
My final review of CreativeLive, focused on what it was like “behind the scenes” will go up a little later this week! Thanks for following along as I document this awesome experience!