It’s time of the year when most of us, and maybe you too, want to think about resolutions, I’m not a person that used to do any resolutions every New Years, so if you are looking on how to make or write your resolutions for 2017, this article is not for you.
But, if you are looking to do better on 2017, then this article is for you.
And I’m happy you’re here, that means you want to do better on 2017, if we talk about making business with your art or crafts, and that means you will make more money, and things will be better for you, to have some money in the pocket, and in the bank always helps to do better in life.
Tips No. 1 You need to be in harmony with money.
You need to be in harmony with money.
To start making more money you need to stop for a moment and check on yourself about what are you thinking about money.
Many of us, we grew up in homes where there used to be a way to talk about money, does this sound familiar to you?
- There is no money!
- I have no money!
- I don’t make enough money!
- Money is only for wealthy people!
- Money doesn’t grow on trees!
That was the way people used to think about money, and many still does it that way, it’s time to make a change.
The sentence everyone might be familiar is “Money doesn’t buy happiness”, I think it’s time to change the way we use to think about it. I don’t mean one should start making money just because, that is not my lifestyle.
To start making money, you need to change the way to think about money, making money is good, making money will pay all the bills and having money will pay for your needs and your family needs too.
Work is a way to make money, the point here is to find a job you enjoy doing, so you will find out every time you get your pay check, that pay check will make you happy, because you did your work the best you could and you enjoyed the time you worked at it.
Another think you need to change is to think you deserve it, so work to get it, you get it, you deserve it.
Must of the times when you do your job, you help other to accomplish their goals and dreams, you work to help more people to be better, to live better, to know better and even to work better, helping others when you work, that add more meaning to your job.
One thing to be happy in your life and with the money you have now, it’s to focus on what you have right now, don’t complain about what you don’t have yet or what you ever would have, if you look around you, you might find you already have many things to be happy for.
Tip No. 2 Work to get the money you want to have
Have you noticed on Social Media, there is so many pictures about “Share this pic and you will get all the money you want to have in your life”
Abundance doesn’t work that way, you need to do something to get what you need, this time I talk about money, and the best way to get it is by doing something you can get paid in return, a job or a business.
You are good at your art and crafts, someone needs exactly what you do, and there is a few different ways to make money with your art and crafts.
Tip No. 3 Control your finances
Most of the times, as soon as I got my pay check, I cashed out, and in time that money vanished like magic when I just bought things I needed to get for me and for my family, what happened to it, I just don’t know!
No!, not any more!
It’s time to track how much money you make, and what bills you paid, and to know exactly how you spend that money, if you are not used to do this, it might take some work to do at the beginning but in a few months you will get used to do it.
The best of it, you will know how exactly you spend your money, so you will find the way to save more and to take better decisions about it
Tip No. 4 No more “I can’t”
No more “I can’t”, how many times do you use to say I can’t do this, just because it’s so hard to do it, because you don’t know how to do it, it will take too long to do it, etc., etc., etc.,
There is always a way to do it, let’s talk about the problems you might face if you think a good idea for you is to start your online business, if you are like me, I can do a quilt, design the pattern, cut the little pieces and sew together the quilt, but just tell me to do something about marketing, or deal with some computer programs, I could say “I can’t” and just don’t do it.
It might take some time to learn how to do it, or to find the right person to do it, but change that “I can’t” for “I can do it”, if you can do it, just find out what you need to do it to do it. If you can’t do it, find out what do you need to do to do it, or who is the right person that will do it for you and how much will it cost to you.
Believe you can do it!!
Tip No. 5 Invest on yourself.
This tip goes hand in hand with tip No. 4, in order to make some money or more money in your life, you need to invest on yourself.
If you’re business is about knitting, and one idea to grow your business and make more money from it, it’s to start an online business.
This step will represent a new challenge for you, from crafter to a business person, then you need to learn and know what you need to learn.
Marketing, blogging, photography, Social Media, Writing Patterns, Packeting, just make a list of all you need to learn, look for the right course or online course for you, and put some money in your business, invest on yourself.
I don’t say you need to do all the courses at once, just sign up for the first one, do it, learn from it, and check on your list, what is next then, and look for the courses you need this time.
You will find you will get better every day.
Look first for the free online courses, there is many people sharing for free great courses, then your business will start improving, then it’s time to look for a pay course.
I hope you find this article full of good information, it’s time to start thinking on doing better on your art and crafts business.
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