Turn you “passion project” into a business
Is there something you do on the side that you really, really love and wish someone would pay you to do?
It doesn’t have to be a pipedream. You can make your passion a reality, whether you decide to use it as a creative outlet or to support yourself. And you can learn how in a new online event, Strategies for Creative Freelancers (which will be held on Tues. Oct 29, 2013) where you will hear from 3 designers who have turned their hobby or “passion project” into something that feeds them!
Julie-Ann Burkhart is one of the freelancers who will be sharing her experience. She’s a surfer with a day job as an in house designer. While she was freelancing, she took the leap to start BirdSwell, which combines her passions: art, design and surfing.
She started by making T-shirts with her surf-inspired designs although she wasn’t sure anyone would buy them. Four years later, she has a surf-inspired clothing and apparel collection and is making a nice chunk of change from it every year.
“Designing is not my job; it is my passion!” says Julie-Ann. And in her presentation on October 29, you will hear that passion as she talks about:
- Where her idea came from and who convinced her to take it seriously
- How she started and who helped her
- What she had to quickly learn once she realized there was real interest in her T-shirts
- Where she is today and how her passion project adapts to her changing lifestyle and goals
Julie-Ann will also share the resources she found most useful. And because this event is virtual, you’ll have a chance to ask your questions. Sign up here and get $50 off with promo code “CFFALL2013”.
Join us on Oct. 29 for this and much more, including:
- Danita Reynolds, who turned her passion project into a retail toy store
- Nikita Prokhorov, who turned his passion for Ambigrams into a book publishing contract (and more!)
- Copywriter, Tom Tumbusch, on how he uses Evernote to be more productive.
- Designer, Lidia Varesco Racoma, on how she used Evernote to launch her passion project into a new business.
- Dana Manciagli, author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job, on the selling and networking strategies you need to make any of this happen
- Jill Anderson, web designer for designers, who attended CFC for the first time in 2013 and already has 6 projects from connections she made in June