This is the LAST WEEK the Unbiased Bundle Bonuses are available! When you purchase the Unbiased Collection you’ll receive a coupon book full of coupons for your favorite online stores. That’s over $250 in coupons and discounts! These alone make the $29.95 bundle totally worth the purchase!
First up, have you heard of CreativeLive? It’s one of the leading sources for online creative classes. Everything from photography to sewing, music to marketing. Their courses are the kind you buy and then get continued access to so you can work at your own pace. With the Unbiased bundle you’ll get 30% off any course in their craft section. Depending on the course that could be up to $59! That’s a great savings!
What I love most about their site are the honest reviews from previous students. When you find a class you’re interested in, click on the reviews and read what people have to say. I find that extremely helpful when deciding whether or not to pay the money.
I’ve picked a few courses to highlight here that I think you’ll love.
How to Make a Living Selling What You Make
How to Make a Living Selling What You Make is your complete guide to building a thriving handmade business. Megan Auman is a maker and educator who has built a multi-faceted business around her passion for great design. Her jewelry line is sold in stores across the US and in this bootcamp she’ll teach you the recipe to her success. You’ll learn how to:
- Generate revenue from the beginning while balancing longer term growth
- Find the best and worst revenue streams for your products
- Set targets, create profitable pricing, and evaluate market demand
- Deepen your product line and build your brand
- Grow your email list and use social media for long-term growth
- Develop production strategies as you start creating more product
Megan will help you develop your business idea so you don’t waste time and money on projects that don’t pencil. She’ll also share insights on what to do once your business is up and running. She’ll coach you through best practices for hiring, outsourcing, and planning for the long haul. You’ll walk away confident that you can develop and stick with a business plan that won’t have you tied to a day job or pouring money into a project that doesn’t pay. How to Make a Living Selling What You Make will set you up to earn a serious income by doing what you love.
Etsy 101: Launch your Handmade Shop
Etsy is a great way for crafters to sell goods online without having to navigate the complexities of building their own e-commerce site. Learn the absolute best way to set up your own successful shop in Etsy 101: Launch your Handmade Shop with Marlo Miyashiro.
Marlo has been making and selling her goods for more than 20 years. She has a deep knowledge of the Etsy platform and in this class she’ll coach you through every aspect of getting started. You’ll learn how to navigate the Etsy interface and get a complete guide to setting up your shop. Marlo will offer insights on important Etsy policies and protocol so you don’t unwittingly violate Etsy’s rules and she’ll tell you everything you need to know so your store thrives. You’ll learn how to:
- Set up payments and shop policies
- Begin branding your store
- Create enticing listings
- Make your first (and future) sales
Marlo will offer tips on taking great photos for your Etsy listings and guide you on best practices for descriptions and pricing. She’ll dispel common myths and reveal helpful truths about what it really takes to sell on Etsy.
Etsy.com is the world’s most popular e-commerce site for all things handmade, vintage, and craft supplies – find out how you can establish your own successful shop in Etsy 101: Launch your Handmade Shop.
Digital Scrapbooking for Beginners
Tired of having a closet full of scrapbooking supplies? Ready to save your images in a more secure, permanent way? Join Michelle Stelling for an introduction to digital scrapbooking.
In this course, you’ll learn how to use Photoshop Elements 12 to edit images and create simple templates, digi-kits, and retouch old photos. Michelle will cover feathering, clone stamping, adding text, and other tips and tricks for presenting your images. You’ll learn how to troubleshoot common image issues using red eye reduction, spot healing techniques and more. You’ll also learn about working with brushes and textures to create your own papers and backgrounds.
Whether you’re an at-home crafter or professional photographer, by the end of this course, you will have mastered a whole new way to preserve and share your images.
Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work
Photo transfers add detail and interest to your work and, best of all, they aren’t difficult to produce. Learn how its done from Stephenie Hamen in Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work.
Stephenie will teach you all about photo transferring and demonstrate how you can add color and alter the images within the piece. You’ll learn how to:
- Create a transfer using gesso, gel mediums, and paint
- Use Gelatos, markers, or watercolors to add color
- Integrate transfers into a mixed media piece
You’ll also learn about using clear gesso to create a writeable surface for doodling and journaling along with some basic stamp carving techniques.
Photo Transfers for Mixed Media Collage Work will teach you how to add a fun, unique element to your work and inspire you to get creative!
Are the t-shirts you saved for their sentimental value starting to pile up? Making them into a t-shirt quilt is an incredible way to preserve memories of the marathons you’ve run, family reunions you’ve attended, theater productions you’ve appeared in and more. Join Diane Gilleland and learn about the coziest way to share your life story by T-Shirt Quilting.
This course will cover everything you need to know to create a t-shirt quilt from start to finish. You’ll learn three methods of simple quilting: tie quilting by hand, machine ties, and simple straight line quilting. You’ll learn two methods of finishing the quilt: a sewn edge and a binding. You’ll explore the tools professional quilters use, but also learn how to incorporate the sewing materials you already have into your quilting. You’ll make accurate cuts using a ruler and a rotary cutter and construct a simple patchwork. You’ll also learn best practices for sewing straight seams and working with knits.
No matter how many t-shirts you have saved up or how much sewing experience you have you’ll leave this course with the skills you need to create a lifelong keepsake.