UPDATE: With Baby Whitley arriving in March all mentorship sessions are put on hold, temporarily. Stay tuned for updates!
ONE OF MY PASSIONS IS ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO DO WHAT THEY LOVE — and make a living from it, which is why I’m so excited to offer mentorship for your blog and/or Indie Biz! I’ve been blogging since July 2008 + have been a full-time Indie Biz owner since May 2010. I’m self-taught in many areas including sewing, the world of Indie Biz, blogging, and social media growth. It can be a constant challenge to turn your dreams into a reality, so let’s do this right! I’d love the opportunity to chat with you. See below for packaged discounts, too!
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TOPICS WE CAN DISCUSS:
How should I divide my time between my blog and shop? * How do I know what to price my items? * How much do I pay myself, and how often? * Etsy vs Big Cartel? Which cart is best for me? * How should I spend my money? (blog design, photoshop, hired help, advertisement, conferences, etc.) * What is the best way to be efficient in production of handmade products? * What types of goals should I set for myself + the business? Where do I begin with goal-setting? * How do I ask a blogger to host a giveaway for me? * What are reliable solutions to wanting to advertise my products? How much product stock should I keep at all times? * How can I get my blog noticed by bloggers? By other business owners? * What conferences should I attend? * How can I get my husband/partner on board with supporting my handmade shop? * How do I balance my LIFE with a handmade business? * Can you offer an outsider’s opinion on my shop + blog? Design, content, pricing, etc. * How can I find a “tribe” of mentors/friends? …PLUS MORE!
Are you ready? Click here to sign up!
I’m so glad I signed up for the mentorship program with Gussy Sews! Gussy inspired and motivated me to finally take the necessary steps to start my new blog and gave me direction when I was feeling lost. I now feel excited about my business and blogging journey rather than scared!
– Allison @ The Golden Sycamore
The Gussy Sews mentorship call was an incredibly valuable resource for my business! I have researched online and read a lot of blogs about owning a small creative business, but having a personalized chat was definitely worth it. I made a big list of specific goals after my call and got to work on them right away—in just two weeks I’ve already seen positive results. Maggie was very helpful and I felt super motivated after our call. It was definitely the right step for Yellow Elm.
–Elizabeth @ Yellow Elm
I had such a wonderful time chatting with Gussy during our mentorship time! She was kind, encouraging and knowledgeable; answering all my questions while giving great feedback about my site and biz. I love this quote, “Take advice from people who have what you want… Otherwise they are just guessing…” YES!!! So I’m thankful that from Gussy I can get exactly the advice I need from someone who already has a great indie biz :)
– Christine @ Great Oak Circle
Hey! Thanks so much for the mentorship session. When we finished talking I felt so positive and inspired. I immediately mapped out some short term goals that I do believe are achievable :) Thanks a bunch for you time and also for the helpful links. Thanks again! Who knows…I may need another session (or two)!
– Autumn B. @ The Pickled Poppy
We talked last night and I was completely overwhelmed by my huge to-do list at the end of our mentoring session. I walked away from it, came back this morning, spent 15 minutes writing a plan of action for the day/week just like you recommended and now I’m on fire! I am so motivated to just do it now that I know which way is up! It’s awesome working with you. Before the first time we talked I dreaded the meeting because I felt like you were going to point out all of the things I was doing wrong and I’d feel deflated. It’s been the exact opposite. You share resources, suggest solutions to my roadblocks, and our conversations spark new ideas. I’m so glad I took the plunge. :]
– Kasey M. @ Buttonwood Cottage
A NOTE ABOUT CANCELLATIONS: The mentee needs to notify Gussy via email (email@example.com; put CANCELLATION in the subject line) 2 hours prior to the booked session time if they can’t make it, to reschedule. If there are less than 2 hours to go and the mentee cancels or doesn’t show the option to reschedule is void. The mentee will need to complete a new registration and submit appropriate payment. Gussy will be prepared for your booked session + will arrive on time. All mentee’s are asked to do the same :) By submitting your payment you are confirming your booked session with Gussy and are agreeing to these terms Sorry, we do not offer refunds on booked sessions.