I've been thinking about money. And making it.
Not just because I'm teaching a class about it, but because my IdeaStormers have been asking about it (which is why I'm teaching a class about it).
The not-yet-in-business people want to know how do you pick something, how do you know that it will make money?
The owners of baby-businesses want to know how they make more of it, enough to quit their job or just cover their overhead.
The thriving-crafty-businesses want to know how to balance the different things they offer and what new stream they should jump into.
And no one is asking me “But how can I be ok with money?”
We're not talking about theories or practices or internal stuff.
Havi makes the distinction between the in-the-soft stuff (feelings, emotions, stuckness) and in-the-hard stuff (actions, ideas, strategies).
The in-the-soft stuff is super important.
Even though I am not teaching the dealing-with-your-money-stuck stuff, I want to pause and tell you that this is a vital step.
You just won't be able to take the next step until you acknowledge the stuff that's keeping you from that step.
The in-the-soft stuff is what moves you from knowing what to do to actually doing it.
But before you can do it, you have to know it.
And that's where this class comes in.
Because we can't move on to dealing with the deeper stuff of crafting a business (and a life), until we all know the basics.
The you can make money as a crafter in these ways, along with and here's how you can make it sustainable stuff.
Basic doesn't mean beginner.
Basic means at the base.
The very foundation of building a crafty business.
All of the Right Price and Right People isn't going to get you anywhere if you don't know how your business will make money. If you don't know the options available even after you have an established business.
I am crazy excited about this class, but I'm even more excited for the what will come from the class. New businesses, new inspirations, new streams of income for crafters.
The class is tomorrow, but even if you can't make the live call, you'll still get a recording + all the materials. You can sign up right here.
If you feel like you know what to do…
but need some in-the-soft help? Here's what I do:
- Read everything Havi writes. Especially about Biggification.
- Fill out all the worksheets from the Fire Starter Session. It's a great mix of soft + hard thinking.
- Dance some Shiva Nata.
- Journal up a storm. Write letters. Plot.
- Play! Explore, adventure, wear silly socks, dance around.