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CWEVT&NH ONLINE: Making It As A Maker: A Business Class for Modern Artists

A 5-part workshop created and taught by Vermont-based artists Rebecca Haas, a jeweler, and Becca Webb, a potter.

About this Event

The Vermont & New Hampshire Center for Women & Enterprise are beyond excited to bring to you, Making It As A Maker: A Business Class for Modern Artists, a 5-part workshop created and taught by Vermont-based artists Rebecca Haas, a jeweler, and Becca Webb, a potter.

In their upcoming class series through the Center for Women and Enterprise, Rebecca + Becca will cover:

• the essentials for a beautiful website that works - and sells - for you

• easy things you can do to take + share great photos (photos that inspire people to buy online)

• why you need an email list + how to best use it

• how to frame + present your story to capture the most interest

• an important mindset shift to get results on social media (no more time suck!)

• how to plan for a successful holiday season selling online

 

Dates of 5-Part Series: Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17

Register Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/124148667005

Time: 10am-12pm

We charge $5 to save your spot in the class. If you are no longer able to attend the class, please reach out to us so someone else can take your spot.

To date, Rebecca & Becca have taught and supported over 175 artists and craftspeople in re-tooling their online presence to sell more of their handmade craft online during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Rebecca and Becca have both built successful and vibrant online businesses that allow them to support themselves and their families with their craft. Rebecca's online sales are up over 80% in the first half of 2020 over the same time period last year, averaging just over $5000 a month in sales. Using a “shop update” model, Becca has almost immediately sold out of everything she has offered on her website so far this year.

Here’s what recent Making It As A Maker students have said:

“I was feeling such anxiety about all this social media stuff, but a great deal of it melted away as I listened to those two bright, talented women go through the steps involved in working through this burgeoning new way of retail. I just might be able to do it!” -- Linda S., jeweler

“You both were able to give us just the right amount of info that we could absorb what was taught with confidence, and do what we need to do to improve our businesses.”

-Paula B., potter

“You teach from experience. Casual. Easy to understand.” -Rose C., jeweler

A note from Becca + Rebecca:

"To our fellow creatives, By using the techniques and tactics we will share with you, we have both built a reliable and growing online community of customers and fans who have enabled us to not only survive this pandemic, but even to continue to grow within it. We really want to share with you, and encourage you, that there is still room for growth and sales even in these uncertain times. Your customers are still out there, and they still want your work! Learning these skills and concepts takes some time, patience, and attention, but it works! And we feel strongly that a vibrant New England craft community benefits all of us! We look forward to having you join us.

You can learn more about Rebecca + Becca at makingitasamaker.com.