From Passion to Profit

by Laura Simms of Create As Folk
from passion to profit, laura simms, create as folk
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There is something, at least one something, that you have an undeniable gift for. And somewhere in the back of your head, a little bug keeps telling you that you could be making money doing it. Or maybe you’re already doing it, but really “going pro” seems elusive. Almost every creative entrepreneur starts this way.
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One of the exciting parts of starting your own biz is that there is no one right way to do it. That also makes it frustrating! Wouldn’t it be nice if a benevolent deity handed you fire? A fool-proof blueprint?
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Alas. How about if 8 mortals give you some matches and dry sticks?
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Enter From Passion to Profit.
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Ok, so last month I asked 7 other working creatives to weigh in the journey from passion to profit. And the insight and strategies they shared have really been speaking to people. Maybe you’ll recognize some of the contributors. We got:
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Rebecca Leigh of Smart Fresh Writing
Thom Chamber of In Treehouses
Michelle Ward of When I Grow Up
Tara Gentile of Scoutie Girl
Alexandra Franzen of Unicorns for Socialism
Dennis Baker of dennisbaker.net
Lisa Sonora Beam of The Creative Entrepreneur
and me, Laura Simms of Create as Folk
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I strongly believe that one of the keys to becoming a successful entrepreneur is learning to think like one. And a good way to do that is by surrounding yourself with thriving kindred spirits. So soak it up!
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Some highlights from the series are:
  • how fear affects your language
  • the truth about buckling down to produce
  • debunking some nasty myths
  • using your intuition to know when you’re on the right track
  • why earning is generous
  • makin’ out with boys. in the grass. on a tuesday afternoon.
  • freelancing tips
  • a visual guide to finding the sweet spot between passion & profit
I’ve put all this goodness into a free ebook for you. You can download it here.
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What is your biggest obstacle on the road from passion to profit?
How do you plan to overcome it?
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About Laura Simms & Create As Folk:
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I help creatives design the life & work they want. Life coaching collides with creative business coaching. Pow! I encourage, inspire, and agitate you (hey, whatever it takes!) to go from big idea to big finish. Find me on twitter @laurasimms, and learn how to work with me one-on-one.
  • http::/gizmofiberarts.blogspot.com/ Jennifer

    Thank you for making this! I haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing but glancing through it, it looks really great! I will be sure to share the link.

  • http://sundayafternoonhousewife.com Martha / Sunday Afternoon Housewife

    Trying to download the ebook, but I keep getting a blank page and nothing comes up. Any advice for getting the book? Would love to see it!

  • http://www.createasfolk.com Laura Simms

    Martha, I just tried it through this link and it was okay. I’m going to try emailing you the PDF right now.

  • http://www.buggeddesigns.co.uk Marie

    Hi, just tried to download the pdf and am also just getting a blank page – would love to see it too!

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      That’s funny when I click the link it automatically asks me if I want to download the PDF & the downloads fine. Do you maybe have a pop-up blocker or some other virus protection that would be stopping it?

  • http://www.buggeddesigns.co.uk Marie

    Oooh, got it to work now. Had to copy and paste the url into adobe acrobat reader to get it to open. Yay!

  • http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com Shelley

    Can’t wait to look through this, thank you so much for posting this advice from a very creative group!

  • http://www.soapdelinews.com Soap Deli News Blog

    Thanks. I found this inspirational.

  • http://www.yoola.etsy.com YooLa

    Thank you so much gals… now i an see it too, opened it directly with the acrobat and not the browser….
    and Thanks Laura for the report, its the first time i get to this site and it is so so pretty!
    Thanks

  • http://www.staciejewelry.blogspot.com Stacie

    I also am having trouble printing the pdf. I’m not sure how to print in adobe? Is it possible to email it to me? I’d really appreciate it.
    staciejewelry@yahoo.com

    It sounds so inspirational, I feel like I must read!
    Thanks so much, Stacie

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      I’ll send it along to you: )

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/paulacelaya?ref=seller_info paula

    thank you so much!!! im posting this lovely article in my blog, so more people get to read this!!!
    http://www.accessoriesdiary.blogspot.com

  • http://btsoi.blogspot.com Bernice

    Thank you so much for putting this together. I hope that one day I will be able to make a profit from my passion. I’ve been trying to soak up as much knowledge as I can and this is fantastic.

  • Mary

    I also cannot download it, would you be so kind as to send to me as well? msharring@comcast.net.

    Many thanks!