Episode #86 // Being Boss for Makers and Artists with Nicole Stevenson

August 23, 2016

Today’s episode is for makers and artists. We’re talking with illustrator, artist, writer, and co-founder of Dear Handmade Life, Nicole Stevenson. We dive into pricing your products, making money as an artist, and that when you go into a business as an artist or maker, you’re selling more than just your art.

Just make some stuff and go sell somewhere small to get a feel for it. Click To Tweet You're going to spend your time running a business—you're not going to be painting all day. Click To Tweet If you want to make a living off of your art, you're going to have to sacrifice a part of it. Click To Tweet Weave the net and then jump. Click To Tweet To me it's very simple: Just do the thing you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it. Click To Tweet
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"You're going to spend your time running a business—you're not going to be painting all day."
- Nicole Stevenson

Discussed in this Episode

  • Nicole's entrepreneurial journey (3:06)
  • Pricing your products as an artist or maker (14:20)
  • Putting the burden of making money on your art (19:03)
  • How to "give it all away" as a maker / product-based business (23:42)
  • Selling a lifestyle/story/feeling vs. strictly selling a product (27:49)
  • The importance of artists and creative thinking (31:27)
  • Scaling as a maker (36:05)
  • How to hold yourself accountable to your art (43:34)

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