Beyond Etsy: Bring In an Additional $14,000 a Month From Your Creative Pursuits – Terri Belford
Recently I had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with 15 extraordinary entrepreneurs who have one thing in common. They have stepped into their purpose and started businesses that not only allow them to express their passions, but monetize their gifts.
For 3 days they peeled back the curtain and shared their secrets and insider tips!
If you were not able to attend the Monetize Your Gifts Live Masterclass I have provided you with an opportunity to check out our powerful, game changing discussions.
Today I’d like to give you a sneak peek of my interview with Craft Biz Coach and entrepreneur Terri Belford shared 12 different ways to sell your craft items beyond online mega sites like Etsy and Artfire.
Terri has been self employed for over 30 years in businesses developed out of personal interests in the advertising, home furnishings, fine arts, healing arts and contemporary crafts fields..
Terri’s Top 3 Tips:
- 1.Host a virtual open house and/or group cooperative efforts – you simply gather a group of your artist friends. Set up a simple WordPress website featuring all of your combined work. Each artist has their own page on the site (much like an open studio) in order to drive traffic to the site each artist has to agree to invite their audience using their own respective email and or physical mailing lists.
- 2. Demo your tips and tricks – teach a few of your special techniques to an audience interested in learning how to do what you do. You don’t have to give away all of your trade secrets. Just demonstrate how you do a few of your special techniques.
- 3. Sell tools of the trade – once you begin offering live demonstrations many audience members will want to purchase the items you used in your demo lessons, create starter kits that audience members can purchase from you on the spot. This can be a great way to ramp up your revenue from an audience ready to buy.