Maker’s Momentum Club

Building a business as an artist or maker doesn’t have to be so hard.

Get the support you need to grow your sales and make a real income from your maker business

Does this sound familiar?

You started your maker business and now you feel really overwhelmed with all of the things you have to learn how to do, and maybe a little bit scared that you won’t be able to.

You’re not making the sales that you’d like to and you don’t know what else to try.

You’re struggling to see how you can make this into a real income, or how you can keep up with all of the marketing and admin.

You’re putting on a brave face with friends and family but secretly you’re worried that eventually you’re going to have to tell them that you failed.

You’ve watched all of the YouTube videos

You’ve done the webinars. You’ve downloaded the freebies. You already know what you need to do.

You’re just not sure how to apply it to your business and there’s an intimidating amount of jobs to be done.

Instead of more tips, you need a framework for your maker business so that you can always decide what’s most important.

And you need the accountability and support to implement the things that scare you.

That’s where Maker’s Momentum Club comes in

Makers Momentum Club is a membership community for artists, makers, and handmade business owners who want to sell more of their work, find more customers and run profitable businesses. 

It’s packed with practical training courses, just for maker businesses, all designed around a core strategy of building your own audience, so that you have freedom and flexibility in your business, and consistency in your income. 

PLUS the community, support and accountability you need to get your questions answered, get a kick up the bum when you need it, and build some momentum with your maker business, even when you don’t feel like it.

You get immediate access to:

   A brilliantly supportive Facebook Group of likeminded makers who you can turn to for support, guidance and answers to your burning questions. I’m also there every weekday answering questions and offering help where I can.

   A live Q&A session each month, plus (loving) critiques of your shop, website or social media profiles if you’d like them.

    Weekly accountability prompts to make sure you’re working on the right things

    A classroom of 28 (and counting) online business courses for makers (we call them “challenges”) to help you with everything from pricing, to social media, to terms and conditions, to approaching shops and galleries.

PLUS….

Maker’s Business Foundation

A 12 month program to help you build a rock solid foundation for your maker business.

   A brilliantly supportive Facebook Group of likeminded makers who you can turn to for support, guidance and answers to your burning questions. I’m also there every weekday answering questions and offering help where I can.

   A live Q&A session each month, plus (loving) critiques of your shop, website or social media profiles if you’d like them.

    Weekly accountability prompts to make sure you’re working on the right things

    A classroom of 28 (and counting) online business courses for makers (we call them “challenges”) to help you with everything from pricing, to social media, to terms and conditions, to approaching shops and galleries.

PLUS….

Maker’s Business Foundation

A 12 month program to help you build a rock solid foundation for your maker business.

Makers Momentum Club will help you with:

Smashing Stuckness

Our challenges aren’t just theoretical.

They’re full of step by step, practical advice to get you taking action, right now….even if you don’t feel ready.

Getting Stuff Done

Stop beating yourself up for not being superhuman.

Our challenges will help you to develop routines and habits that will give you more clarity on what needs to happen, in what order. 

Building Confidence

So much of what happens in your business depends on what happens between your ears.

So our challenges focus on mindset as much as business skills.

Figuring it out together

Our community has hundreds of makers, just like you, to cheer you on and give you lots of moral support.

We work on the principle that you ask for the help you need, and give the help you can.

What people are saying about Makers Momentum Club

It’s like having a personal business mentor in your back pocket 24/7.

Makers Momentum Club is a lifeline for me. It’s like having a personal business mentor in your back pocket 24/7.

The week-long challenges are invaluable and break things that seem really complicated (and hence to be avoided until you have more time) into understandable and actionable tasks that can be added to your jobs for the week.

I have made progress in so many areas – such a building my IG – that I would never have done without it.

The community of makers are a lifeline – especially when times are hard (as they have been this year!) and you need advice or just a little boost to your self confidence. The group are extremely varied but there is always somebody online who understands where you are at and can offer support and motivation.

I’d have been lost without it this year and consider it an essential part of my business toolkit.

Nic Corrigan

Whitehall Studio

I’ve grown in confidence as I’ve benefitted from the monthly challenges and advice given in the Facebook group.

I love the planner but the Makers Momentum Club has been the most valuable part of the toolkit to me and my business.

I’ve found I’ve grown in confidence as I’ve benefitted from the monthly challenges and advice given in the Facebook group.

Nicola is just amazingly adept at nailing the issue and giving wise and balanced advice.

Her incredibly fast and timely response to the craziness of mid March was particularly impressive. She made herself available to us every day for the week before schools closed, to try to help us combat the anxiety and keep moving forward, hosting daily Q&As and Pomodoro sessions.

I could barely think straight and there she was with calm and valuable advice. A wonderful example of how Nicola is always looking to do her best for her members.

Jane McCluskey

Burrow and Fern

I’ve learned so much in 8 months and only scraped the surface of the training on offer here.

I used to observe teaching and learning in adult education and can honestly say I’ve found Nicola Taylor’s Maker’s Momentum Club to be fabulous – Nicola has a rare skill.

The content, presentation, clarity and quality is excellent, providing training that is relevant, practical, logical, structured, thought provoking and clear.

There’s a refreshing lack of waffle both in the training and in the Facebook group, with clear boundaries and groundrules established at the outset, then maintained.

There’s plenty of respect, encouragement and support without pressure, check-ins in the Facebook group each week, regular opportunities to ask questions, a supportive business community, incentives and plenty of valuable input from Nicola throughout.

I’ve learned so much in 8 months and only scraped the surface of the training on offer here. It really is exceptional and worth every penny and more.

Nicola, I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for this opportunity – my business is beginning to head in the right direction at last.

Fliss Hawksworth

Bones Loves Bubbles

And who are you?

My name is Nicola Taylor. I’m a fine art photographer, a maker, the founder of The Maker’s Business Toolkit blog, and the creator of The Maker’s Yearbook.

I’ve been through all of the same struggles you’re going through. Confusion, overwhelm, anxiety, and even despair at times.

What I’ve learned is that the best business skill you can develop is an understanding of how you work best, and what you need to do to keep yourself going when things don’t go the way you planned.

Routine and habits bring steady success, which brings confidence, which brings motivation, which brings…..you get the idea.

Makers Momentum Club was built to help makers develop the business muscles they need to be able to create a meaningful living from the things they make.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Makers Momentum Club For?

Makers Momentum Club is a business growth and planning group for artists and makers.

It’s for you if you’ve got big dreams for your business but you feel a bit overwhelmed by everything you need to do to make them a reality.

Or maybe you really want to grow your business but life just keeps getting in the way and you don’t feel like you’re making progress.

You’ll get help and support from me in live Q&A calls, website critiques and more. You’ll also get access to a comprehensive library of online courses on topics such as social media strategy, how to grow your customer base, how to approach shops & galleries and a lot more.

You’ll also get Maker’s Business Foundation, which is a 12 month online program that will help you set a solid business plan and strategy for your maker business so you’ll always know what you need to do, why you need to do it, and how you can do it.

Our brilliant community will also help you to get genuine and friendly support from other makers. No question is silly or too basic and there’s no drama, complaining or self promotion so we can spend all of our time on helping each other build better businesses.

Who is Makers Momentum Club Not For?

If you sell products and services to makers please do not join Makers Momentum Club as a way to network with artists and makers. You will not be able to promote your goods and services inside the community and you may be asked to leave.

If you have something to offer artists and makers please contact us instead to discuss ways that we could partner up to promote your offering. 

what do i need?

The most important things you’ll need are a willingness to step outside your comfort zone and a speedy internet connection.

The online courses and the Monthly Q&A are delivered over video, so you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to high speed internet.

You will also need a printer to be able to print the course workbooks.

For the Facebook Group you will need to have a Facebook account and a means of accessing Facebook, either on your phone or a computer. To watch the live video content you will need to have a high speed internet connection.

Why Should i join today, rather than waiting until later?

It takes a lot longer than you think to build a business.

The number one reason why makers give up is that they spend so much time developing their products or creating their website that they run out of patience, motivation and money when it comes to the hard part of actually building a customer base. This means they never really get started. 

If you really want to have a successful, profitable maker business then the time for you to get started is right now. Simple as that. 

You need somewhere to get answers to your questions. You need the wisdom and experience of people who’ve made all the mistakes you’re about to make. You need someone to tell you when to lower your expectations and when to raise them. Simply put, you need support, community and accountability.

You can get all of this in Makers Momentum Club. If you really want to do this, there’s no time to waste.

What if I just started my business? is makers momentum club right for me?

Absolutely. We have a course inside the club called Makers Business Foundation which will take you through everything you need to do in the first year of your maker business to start from a solid base. Plus you’ll get the help and support of our community to help you on your way.

I'm more an artist than a maker. Is makers momentum club right for me?

It really depends on how you want to make a living from your art.

If you want to sell original artwork and prints, work on commissions for private individuals, and teach workshops (either online or in person) then I think you’ll find the content in Makers Momentum Club really helpful. We have lots of artists following this kind of business model in the club.

We don’t cover topics such as gallery representations, securing public funding, applying for residencies and grants or large scale commissions for arts organisations. So if you intend to make these the cornerstone of your art business then Makers Momentum Club probably isn’t right for you.

when i will get access to the facebook group & the online classroom?

Right away. You should receive an email after purchase with your login details for the classroom and information on how to join the Facebook Group.

What topics do you cover in the online classes?

We call the online courses “challenges” and each one is a 5 day video course (often with a workbook) that will help you in one specific area of running a maker business.  This isn’t theory or fluff. There’s homework and you’ll start implementing and getting results in your business right away.

Why 5 days? Because it makes the lessons short enough to fit into your life but doesn’t leave so long between lessons that you forget what we covered last time.

Topics we have covered so far include:

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Building an Audience of Ideal Customers
  • One Page Business Plan
  • Creating your Handmade Business Brandmap
  • Brushing up your Terms & Conditions
  • Your Festive Self Care Plan
  • Running a Limited Time Sale on Facebook
  • Cleaning up your Online Marketplaces
  • Pitching to Stockists for Christmas
  • Pitching your work to the Press
  • Mailing List Basics
  • Non Scary Facebook Advertising
  • Creating in Collections
  • Approaching Shops & Galleries
  • Overcoming Overwhelm
  • Pricing your Products
  • Blogging for Makers
  • Crisis Management for Makers
  • Crafting your About Page
  • Selling Online Courses + Digital Downloads
  • Healthy Business Routines

is all of the content released straight away or is it drip fed?

All of our Business Challenges are available to access immediately.

Makers Business Foundation is released one lesson per week for 48 weeks for monthly subscribers but is available all at once for annual subscribers.

We regularly update and add new content so the library of content will continue growing.

I don't like Facebook - do i really need to be on it to join?

Yes and No. You’ll still have access to all of the online business courses in the online classroom, as well as the recordings of the live Q&A sessions but you won’t be able to join in live.

To get the most out of membership, I’d definitely recommend that you do consider joining the Facebook group. The community is one of the best parts of the Makers Momentum Club (seriously, everyone is so lovely) and the Facebook Group is the only place to get individual help directly from me.

If you find Facebook too distracting or overwhelming, you can always pop in for a short period once a day or even once a week. 

Can I download the video lessons to watch offline?

No. The video content is only available to watch inside the online classroom. It is not available to download.

what happens if I leave makers momentum club before I finish makers business foundation?

If you cancel your membership before you complete Makers Business Foundation, you’ll receive the lessons up to the date your membership ends, and you’ll stop receiving them.

what happens if I want to cancel?

We’d love all of our makers to stick around forever but we know that won’t happen and we actually celebrate when members have built a successful maker business that no longer requires our support. 

If you’d like to cancel, you can do so by simply emailing us.

Don’t worry, we won’t try to change your mind, although we might ask you to fill in an anonymous and optional survey just so we understand if there’s anything we can do better.

Once you cancel, your membership will terminate at the end of your current subscription period.

Can I access the content released during my membership once I cancel?

No. Your membership entitles you to enter the online classroom and access the content there for the duration of your membership. 

If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access any of the content.

Can I upgrade to annual membership later?

Of course. Just email us at [email protected] and we’ll take care of it for you.

What if I can't make it to the live Q&A calls?

We vary the times of the live Q&A calls to try to accommodate as many time zones as possible.

But even if you can’t make it live, you can submit questions in advance. All of the calls are recorded and the recordings are available to watch in the online classroom.

i have more questions, who can i contact?

If there’s anything at all that you’re not certain about, anything that isn’t clear; any concerns or questions then please do contact us at [email protected]  and we’ll help you out.

DISCLAIMER: This page includes testimonials and real world examples of other people’s experiences with Makers Momentum Club or similar products.

These are for the purpose of illustration only. The testimonials, examples and photos used are of actual clients and the results they personally achieved. They are not intended to represent or guarantee that current or future clients will achieve the same or similar results; rather these testimonials represent what is possible for illustrative purposes only.

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