Do you make handmade products for your friends & family? Have you ever considered teaching classes? Teaching can be a really fun way to finance your hobby & make extra money. Wouldn’t it feel awesome to get paid to share your passion with others? For crafters, artists, & makers who already own a business, teaching classes can be a rewarding way to increase profits, generate interest in your brand, & help establish you as an expert in your field. Why not capitalize on your knowledge… Read More!
Last month, Lori Nova Endres was honored to be a guest on the HSCG Podcast (for those who don’t know, that stands for The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild). She’s been a proud member of the guild for the past 12 years, and she joined radio host Adam Grogin to record two episodes of HSCG Radio – the Podcast for soap & cosmetic handcrafters. In preparation for her upcoming talk at the 2017 HSCG Conference this coming May in Las Vegas, Lori chose topics of… Read More!
I’m getting ready for my next Live eClass on How to Make Money Teaching Classes, and every week I’m coming up with new ideas & resources for anyone who wants to teach (or maybe you already teach, but want to perfect your “game”). Most of these free resources can be found right here on our blog, under the category of New Teacher Tips. I’m really excited to share my latest brainstorm – it’s a Printable PDF Teacher Checklist to use when packing up all the… Read More!
A week ago, as part of my New Teacher Tips blog series, I wrote a post with Recommendations for Pricing Classes. In addition to your goals, experience level, overhead, target market, and competition, figuring out the real time you truly spend on all aspects of teaching is crucial to making it a sustainable part of your business. So one important question is… How much time does it take to teach one class? Of course, the answer will be different for different teachers. But, let’s use… Read More!
If you’re considering teaching classes, I want to help! In addition to creating an enticing class description and a solid teacher bio, you’ll also need to figure out how much you should charge. Here are some things to consider and recommendations when pricing classes. When I first started teaching classes around my tiny kitchen table back in 2001, I charged $35 for a 4-hour class (plus a $12 materials fee). I taught people how to make lip balm, bath salts, and melt & pour soap.… Read More!
Last week, in my new online class called Make Money Teaching DIY Classes, a student asked me: Do you have any tips for creating a bio (one that instills confidence or actually might draw students to your class), especially when one is just starting out and may not have much teaching experience yet? The word biography is defined as “a written account of another person’s life.” And of course, “bio” is short for the word biography. (I guess that explains why bios are almost always… Read More!