Momentum Quiz: Vision Walkthrough : The Maker's Business Toolkit

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That's where Makers' Momentum Club comes in

Makers’ Momentum Club is a membership community for artists, makers, and handmade business owners who are ready to roll up their sleeves and take action to:

➡️ Find more customers

➡️ Create a consistent income

➡️ And run profitable businesses

It’s packed with training courses that will give you the practical tools you need to create and grow a successful maker business.

But more than that, it will provide you with a flexible plan of action so that you have the knowhow and the confidence to actually implement everything you learn, find a routine that works for you, and learn new ways of working that ramp up your productivity and your success.

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

That's where Makers'
Momentum Club comes in

Makers’ Momentum Club is a membership community for artists, makers, and handmade business owners who are ready to roll up their sleeves and take action to:

➡️ Find more customers

➡️ Create a consistent income

➡️ And run profitable businesses

It’s packed with training courses that will give you the practical tools you need to create and grow a successful maker business.

But more than that, it will provide you with a flexible plan of action so that you have the knowhow and the confidence to actually implement everything you learn, find a routine that works for you, and learn new ways of working that ramp up your productivity and your success.

PLUS you’ll have access to the community, the support, and the accountability you need to:

🤔 get your questions answered
👏 get a kick up the bum when you need it
🙌 and build momentum in your maker business, even when you don’t feel like it.

I doubled my income last year in part because of the things I learned about marketing as part of MMC.

I joined at a time in my life when things were in absolute turmoil, and the facebook group and learning modules are one of the reasons my business has done so well despite the dramatic changes in the last few years.

MMC has helped me with every aspect of my business from knowing how to efficiently make and scale up to marketing and budgeting.

I am more organized. I now set clear and achievable goals each year, and I feel supported by a community going through the same things that I am as I grow my maker business.

I doubled my income last year in part because of the things I learned about marketing as part of MMC.

Dawn Birt

Find Perry Creek

It's the best purchase I ever made for my business.

It's the best purchase I ever made for my business. I wish I would have joined right from the start.

Nicola's knowledge is so beneficial and everything certainly seems doable.

What I also love is that she helps you to make decisions and take actions that are in line in what you want for your business.

Eva-Maria Ahlswede

EmAhls

 I get more out of this group, the challenges and guidance than any other thing that I do.

Joining Makers' Momentum Club and using The Maker's Yearbook are the best things that I have done for my handmade business.

I get more out of this group, the challenges and guidance than any other thing that I do.

If I have a struggle, a question, or just need support, I know that I can reach out and get what I need.

Nicola is an amazing advisor. She has a down to earth, honest and approachable style and has a fun sense of humor. I enjoying listening to her lessons, and taking on the challenges she presents.

I haven't found an aspect of my business that she hasn't covered.

Jill Nixon

Chickabee Pottery

Here’s what you’ll
have access to:

➡️  Maker’s Business Foundation program

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for a few years, the Maker’s Business Foundation 12 month program will help you create a rock-solid foundation for your business and give you clarity on what to do, and when.

You’ll learn how to take a customer-first approach, test new products, and use feedback so you can create products that customers will love — and will truly want to buy.

➡️ Our library of online courses

Here you’ll find over 30 (and counting) online business courses for makers. Whether you need help with pricing, social media, creating terms and conditions, or approaching shops and galleries, you’ll find it here. 

And the best part? All of the teaching is broken down into manageable chunks and step-by-step processes so you can take action on what you’re learning and enjoy some quick — but significant — wins.

➡️ Weekly accountability prompts

There are two things we ALL need if we want to get more done: prioritisation and a (gentle) push. You’ll get both, each and every week.

You’ll have the help you need to prioritise your goals and figure out what’ll move the needle in your business and you’ll have the accountability you need to get it done.

And if you don’t hit your goal each week? There’ll be no judgement, but the mindset coaching and practical advice you need to build sustainable new habits and create new ways of working that are more intentional, mindful, and productive.

➡️ A Supportive Community

Building a business is not an overnight process and you need support every step of the way. Which is why our private community (not on Facebook) is such an integral part of the club.

The community is a carefully-curated, drama-free space where you’ll find lots of like-minded business owners (including me!) ready and willing to share the tangible, practical advice you need to keep moving your business forward

➡️ Monthly Live Q&A Sessions

Every month I’ll go live to answer your questions and offer (loving) critiques of your shop, website, or social media profiles.

➡️  Maker’s Business Foundation program

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for a few years, the Maker’s Business Foundation 12 month program will help you create a rock-solid foundation for your business and give you clarity on what to do, and when.

You’ll learn how to take a customer-first approach, test new products, and use feedback so you can create products that customers will love — and will truly want to buy.

➡️  Our Library of Online Courses

Here you’ll find over 30 (and counting) online business courses for makers. Whether you need help with pricing, social media, creating terms and conditions, or approaching shops and galleries, you’ll find it here.

And the best part? All of the teaching is broken down into manageable chunks and step-by-step processes so you can take action on what you’re learning and enjoy some quick — but significant — wins.

➡️  Weekly Accountability Prompts

There are two things we ALL need if we want to get more done: prioritisation and a (gentle) push. You’ll get both, each and every week.

You’ll have the help you need to prioritise your goals and figure out what’ll move the needle in your business and you’ll have the accountability you need to get it done.

And if you don’t hit your goal each week? There’ll be no judgement, but the mindset coaching and practical advice you need to build sustainable new habits and create new ways of working that are more intentional, mindful, and productive.

➡️  A supportive community

Building a business is not an overnight process and you need support every step of the way. Which is why our private community (not on Facebook) is such an integral part of the club

The community is a carefully-curated, drama-free space where you’ll find lots of like-minded business owners (including me!) ready and willing to share the tangible, practical advice you need to keep moving your business forward

➡️  Monthly live Q&A sessions

Every month I’ll go live to answer your questions and offer (loving) critiques of your shop, website, or social media profiles.

🤔 Is this the right thing for me?

👍 Makers' Momentum Club is right for you if....

 ➡️ You’ve done a million webinars and courses and followed all of the usual marketing advice but it’s just not working — you know you need tailored strategies that actually work for maker businesses like yours

➡️ You know there are no overnight successes and you’re willing to create long-lasting sustainable habits that’ll secure your success

➡️ You’re looking for a thriving community that’ll support you, as an individual, and nurture your unique skills and goals

➡️ You’re ready to roll your sleeves up and do the work…because you know that the results will be well worth the effort

👎 Makers' Momentum Club is NOT right for you if....

➡️ You’re not an artist or maker or you’re looking for generic marketing advice — all of our business-building resources are completely tailored to maker businesses

➡️ You sell products or services to artists and makers and you want to network in our community. We’re very protective of our members and anyone trying to sell to them will be asked to leave

➡️ You’re looking for a community where you can campaign or find collaborators. We prefer to concentrate on what we do best: helping you build an independent business and stand on your own two feet

➡️ You’re looking for a place to let off steam. We work really hard to keep the community drama-free and on track so we can focus on what we’re all here for: building successful businesses

With a bank of relevant resources at your fingertips and our supportive community gently pushing you to succeed, you’ll be able to embrace the role of business owner with confidence, ease, and all of the knowledge you need to create a thriving, profitable business

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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

If i had no money at all, i would find a way to make sure i can keep this. That's just how valuable it is.

Feeling connected to a group of kind and like minded people had a huge impact on my well being and the development of my business. It helped me to be more grounded and focused on growth

It's the best investment you will ever make. You are getting advice from people who know your struggles and from someone who is also a maker.

Nicola knows how to help more than anyone else does because she's been there and nailed it. Her advice is always spot on, and she is very intuitive and empathetic to read between the lines and get to the root of the problem you are trying to solve.

If I had no money at all, I would find a way to make sure I can keep this. That's just how valuable it is.

Mariana Rodriguez

Marian Black

I've stopped daydreaming about the day when someone would "discover me" and make it all happen for me.

As a fashion designer and maker I have always struggled to find genuine advice on how to run a business.

I have tried numerous consultants who spent way too much time talking about brand culture and how to "fit the industry" and never told me how to really run a business.

With Makers Momentum, I have been able to set clear goals and actually do the work.

I've stopped daydreaming about the day when someone would "discover me" and make it all happen for me. I feel empowered and in control.

I am getting better at sales and putting systems in place. I am getting better and faster at all my tasks and I am seeing the results I want.

Julie Berube

Field of Ponies

Meet Nicola...

As a maker and fine art photographer, I know the challenges you face — because I’ve faced them too. The confusion, the overwhelm, the anxiety, and even the doubt and despair when it felt like I’d never make a success of my creative business.

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

I’ve discovered that routine and habits bring steady success, which brings confidence, which brings motivation, which brings…you get the idea.

And that’s exactly what inspired me to create The Maker’s Business Toolkit, the Maker’s Yearbook and, of course, Makers’ Momentum Club.

Because I know that with the right frameworks, processes, and support in place, we can develop the entrepreneurial muscles we need to create a business from the things we make.

You included…

Meet Nicola...

As a maker and fine art photographer, I know the challenges you face — because I’ve faced them too. The confusion, the overwhelm, the anxiety, and even the doubt and despair when it felt like I’d never make a success of my creative business.

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

I’ve discovered that routine and habits bring steady success, which brings confidence, which brings motivation, which brings…you get the idea.

And that’s exactly what inspired me to create The Maker’s Business Toolkit, the Maker’s Yearbook and, of course, Makers’ Momentum Club.

Because I know that with the right frameworks, processes, and support in place, we can develop the entrepreneurial muscles we need to create a business from the things we make.

You included…

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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 have 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 and galleries, and a lot more.

You’ll also get Maker’s Business Foundation, 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 provide genuine and friendly support from other makers. No question is too 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?

1. People who are not artists or makers.
This community is focused on serving artists and makers who primarily sell their work as physical products. We are completely focused on the needs of makers and cannot help you adapt the material to a different kind of business model.

2. People who sell products and services to makers.
This is not a community for networking with potential customers so please do not join Makers’ Momentum Club hoping to be able to do that. 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.

3. Artists and Makers who do not intend to sell their work.
This is a community to support you in building a business and we want all of our members to be focused and working together towards that goal. There is no material related to the process of making or to developing your creative work. We focus entirely on the business side of things.

4. Artists and Makers who aren’t ready to do the work.
Makers’ Momentum Club is here to make growing your business a million times easier than it would be if you continued to go it alone. But if you want big results, you will have to put in the effort and be prepared to challenge yourself at times. That said, know that the entire community will be behind you every step of the way, giving you the confidence to do things you never thought you’d be capable of — and cheering your every success.

5. Artists and Makers who are looking for a different kind of community.
We all love a good rant (and sometimes we need one!) but that isn’t what Makers’ Momentum Club is all about. Ranting, drama, campaigning, and setting up collaborations are just some of the ways we frequently distract ourselves from doing the work we really should be doing. That’s why we work really hard at keeping the community drama-free so we can ALL concentrate on taking targeted action and moving our businesses forward.

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.

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. 

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 Maker’s 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) you’ll find the content in Makers’ Momentum Club invaluable. We have lots of artists following this kind of business model in the club.

However, 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 will I get access to the community & the online classroom?

Right away. As soon as you join, you’ll receive an email with your login details for the classroom and information on how to join the community. So you can get started today!

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:

  • Make More Sales
  • Instagram Basics
  • Effortless Email Marketing
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Lead Magnets for Makers
  • Peaceful and Practical Planning
  • Content Repurposing for Makers
  • Launching a Collection
  • Blogging for Makers
  • Pricing your Products
  • Crafting your About Page
  • Stress Free Customer Service
  • Building an Audience of Ideal Customers
  • One Page Business Plan
  • Creating your Handmade Business Brandmap
  • Approaching Shops & Galleries
  • Overcoming Overwhelm
  • Crafting your About Page
  • Selling Online Courses + Digital Downloads
  • Healthy Business Routines

Do I get access to all of the content at once or is some of it drip fed?

All of our course content  is available to access immediately so you can choose where you start. If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content and wondering where to start, just contact support and we will help you find your starting point.

Some of the downloadable resources are not available until after you’ve completed your trial period.

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

 Facebook is definitely the most convenient place to host a community. Many people are already there for other content and so it’s easy for them to check in.

But it’s not the best place.

There are a lot of distractions on Facebook. And it’s a public space, which makes it hard for people to be who they are without worrying that their nosey aunt or annoying neighbour will know everything they’re doing.

Makers’ Momentum Club has its own private community space, with many of the features of Facebook, (including a mobile app) but just for us.

That means no drama. No distractions. No catfish. 

Real people, just like you, who are there to talk to each other, help each other and get support. Nothing else. 

You can control your own notifications so no more realising that you’ve missed months of content in the community because Facebook decided you didn't want those notifications, and no more logging in to find you've got 500 notifications because someone is replying to EVERY SINGLE COMMENT  (FFS Julie!)

We were on Facebook for several years, but after surveying our members we decided to move to a friendlier, more focused, more personal and more private space. We think our community is better because of it, and most of our members agree.

Can I download the video lessons to watch offline?

The video content is only available to watch inside the online classroom. It is not available to download.

But most of our course content is also available via our private podcast, which 

what happens if I want to cancel?

We’d love each and every one of you to stick around forever but when your maker business has become so successful that you no longer need our support, we’ll be the first ones cheering you on!

If you’d like to cancel, you can do so by managing your subscription via the account page in the online classroom. Click here to go to this page

Don’t worry, we won’t try to change your mind, although we might ask you to fill in a survey to let us know why you're leaving, just so we understand whether there’s anything we can do better.

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

If I cancel do I keep access to any of the content?

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. You can manage your subscription inside the membership website

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. We timestamp all of the questions so you can just skip to the parts you want.

Plus all of our Q&A recordings are also available via our private podcast so you can catch up while you're walking the dog or making dinner.

i have more questions, who can i contact?

If you have any other questions we haven’t covered here or you need more information, contact us at support@makersbusinesstoolkit.com  and we’ll help you out.

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