PDF Ebook version of Make Your Creativity Pay - how to earn your living from the things you love to do. This, my first book, was published in 2011 in partnership with craftanddesign magazine.
'This book is for everyone out there that has a head full of ideas and the notion that earning a living from their own creative endeavour is simply the best thing ever.'
It's aimed at:
*People with a hobby on the verge of a business - working from home, studio or garden shed.
*People who are desperate to escape the 9-5, or through redundancy or change of circumstances, need to start afresh.
*Start-ups and fledgling businesses needing ideas, inspiration, and a guide to what works.
*More mature businesses that need some fresh thinking
*Folk who are looking for a friendly, jargon free guide
People like you:
Wood-turners, glass artists, potters,cake-makers, furniture makers, artists, coracle-builders, soap and candle makers, calligraphers and illustrators, jewellers, bead workers, blacksmiths, spoon carvers, knitters and weavers, model makers, leather workers, basket makers, toy makers, musical instrument makers, rug makers, well - all creative people!
If you recognise yourself in this list, Make Your Creativity Pay will resonate, because for you it may well fill a need, solve a problem, answer questions, provide help and support, get you heading in the right direction.
It will help you 'Make Your Creativity Pay'.
"If you are creative, think you're too young, too old, or just too scared to start a business, then buy this book and think again.
This no nonesense guide to being in business as a creative person is like having a conversation with an old and trusted friend, who understands that you also have family, bills and other time and money consuming factors to deal with, whilst running your business.
Although I've been in business for a while I had become a bit directionless and frankly was beginning to forget why I'd started. I bought this book on the strength of Pete Mosley's excellent input into Craft and Design magazine. I jumped into the book like a child leaps into a cold swimming pool on a boiling hot day and didn't come up for air until I'd read the whole thing.
I now feel re energised, enthusiastic and focussed about where I want to go and how I'm going to get there and, most important of all, I now believe I can do it."
Gabbie - jeweller
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