When I decided to start my own business, I did so because I wanted control over my life. I wanted freedom.
But in the early years of my jewelry business, it didn’t feel that way. I spent every other weekend in a tent, in the rain, trying to sell my product. I had a business, and I was making money, but I certainly didn’t feel in control of my life.
Fast forward five years, and now I’ve got a business, and a life, that I love.
In 2012, I hit the six figure sales mark in my jewelry business and I did it without spending every waking minute in the studio. In fact, I did it while traveling, taking time off, and exploring other interests.
As someone with a product-based business, it’s easy to get stuck on the hamster wheel. You grow your business, but the reward is more long hours and late nights in the studio. It’s a cycle I see so many makers fall into, and let me tell you, not only is it not sustainable, it’s not fun!
Think back to why you went into business for yourself. You wanted freedom. You wanted control. You wanted flexibility. But as your business has grown, have you gotten more of those things, or less?
There’s plenty of advice online that will teach you how to scale a business. Digital products, virtual assistants, and passive income while you sip drinks in the sand. But how does that apply to your product-based business?
The truth is, it doesn’t. Not only did you go into business for yourself to have more freedom, but you chose the business you’re in because you truly love the products you make. You want freedom, flexibility, and control, but you don’t want to lose touch with your studio, your process or your products.
The Freedom Driven Studio is designed to help you grow and leverage your studio-based business to give you more freedom and control while helping you build your dream life. Maybe it’s more money, more free time, more travel, or just more time to play in the studio. The Freedom Driven Studio is about helping you grow a business that works for you, instead of the other way around.
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Let Go + Make More: Finding Your Freedom Driven Studio
In this webinar, I’ll walk you through the three key questions you can use to identify what a Freedom Driven Studio looks like for your business (and life). You’ll examine your own desires, the value you create for customers, and the ideal workflow to help steer your business towards more freedom.
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