First of all, no, I don't have a pretty white desk! My desk would never belong in a photo; it is a messy desk that shows signs of a busy business!! And when you have your own business, busy is just the way you need it.
Do you want to make a six figure income doing what you love? If I can do it, there's absolutely no reason why you can't. And I honestly believe this pie is more than big enough for all of us to share. All I want is my sliver and I'm more than happy to help you get a sliver of your own.
People message me all the time to say they want to do what I have done: turn what I love doing into a money-making machine that supports a beautiful home in the wine country and five kids (3 in college!!). I get it. I pinch myself every single day. But if I did it, you can too!! Cuz, let me tell you, there's nothing particularly special about me. I'm just a girl with a ton of drive. I have made mistakes and struggled to get here. The great news is that I can save you from making some of the same mistakes!
When I started my calligraphy business, I really wish someone could have saved me countless hours on Google that really just left me with more questions than answers. Now that I've built my business into a strong six figure income that has sustained that rate for five years, I love sharing what I learned along the way! I'm always happy to answer quick questions via messages, but for real help that will actually get you on the road to success, you need more than I can type in a couple of lines with my thumbs!
Here is a little about the variety of my success since launching in 2014:
- Over 60,000 sales on Etsy (3 shops)
- Over 5,000 font sales on Creative Market
- Over 10,000 sales on Amazon
- Over 10,000 sales on this website
I still manage all of those sites along with my husband. We now have two employees. So, what are we waiting for? Let's get you rolling!
Not that we can cover it all right away, but some potential topic ideas include:
1) Transitioning from hobby to hustle
2) Getting yourself noticed
3) Building a recognizable brand
4) Pricing and contracts
5) Photographing sample work
6) Corresponding with clients
7) Becoming a legit business (the paperwork stuff)
8) Developing other calligraphy-related revenue streams
9) Selling on Etsy and Amazon
10) Website building and SEO
11) Building an email list (and why it's so important)
I recommend making a list of questions and prioritizing them. You will guide how we spend the time based on what would help you most right now.
Mentoring starts with 4 hours of one-on-one distance meeting time broken into one hour sessions. We will schedule the times together when it is most convenient. All you need is wifi.