What would you pay to be a fly on the wall in twenty-eight successful creative entrepreneurs’ offices to discover their secrets?

Wouldn’t you love to know how Jessika Hepburn {from Oh My! Handmade Goodness} gets it all done? Or, get direct advice from Michelle Ward {When I Grow Up Coach} on how to figure out your strengths and put them to work?

Well, I don’t have a magic solution for you to swallow to transform you into a fly, but I’ve got the next best thing: 28 interviews {over 20 hours of audio} where creative entrepreneurs share their secrets to success, the stories behind how they got where they are, and actionable tips so you can repeat the successful patterns and avoid major mistakes.

I’ve had many requests to make the interviews from ARTrepreneur available as a stand alone product, and I’ve always hesitated. Until now. The reason why is I’m not opening up registration for ARTrepreneur until at least the beginning of 2013 {probably longer}, and these interviews are too helpful for the burgeoning creative entrepreneur that I can’t keep them shut away.

After registering, you’ll get access to these twenty-eight interviews {over twenty hours of audio}.

You’ll have the option of listening to them online or downloading them to your favorite mp3 device to listen on the go. I know you need things to fit into your overflowing schedule–not the other way around. I love listening to interviews and podcasts while I’m cleaning, doing laundry, walking my dogs, and working out. It adds zest to dull tasks and I learn at the same time, so I feel super productive!

Here are the interviews you’ll get access to:

Highlights from this interview include:

  • The biggest brand mistakes that you might be making and how to fix them
  • The difference between a business brand and a personality brand
  • How to edit your brand
  • How to improve your copywriting skills to write better product descriptions
  • What you need to think about when pricing your products
  • Why you shouldn’t invest tons of money into a business until you know what the lifestyle will be like

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How Allisa juggles being a mom to two youngsters and running a creative business
  • Tips for new Etsy sellers
  • How Allisa prices her products and her tips for others struggling to price their products
  • How Allisa promotes her business
  • Allisa’s thoughts on hosting an open house and why she’s doing it again this year

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How improv can help your creative business
  • Why making others look good is the best way to make yourself look good
  • Why Amanda thinks working from a script is more scary than improvising
  • Why you should be practicing active listening
  • Why you need a website

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How Analisa promotes her shop on social media and her blog
  • Why she doesn’t discount her products very often
  • How Analisa increased her product prices
  • Why she started saying no to some custom work
  • How she balances motherhood and running a creative business
  • How she keeps track of her inventory
  • How she uses Twitter to connect to others in the handmade community

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How April ended up becoming a photographer
  • Her opinion on taking product photos inside versus outside
  • Mistakes she sees creative entrepreneurs making when it comes to their photos
  • Tips for photographers looking to sell their work
  • The one thing she would do differently if she was doing it all again
  • How she markets her photography

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Why blogging is helpful for creative entrepreneurs
  • How to build a readership that cares about your content
  • How to measure your blogging success
  • How to use social media wisely
  • How to make a bigger impact with your art

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How Brittni manages to stay organized including her specific routine
  • Tips for getting exposure for your work
  • Tips for writing product descriptions that stand out
  • Why Brittni thinks you should be using video
  • Where Brittni gets inspiration for her many posts and articles and how she manages to write posts daily

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How to deal with overwhelm
  • Why you need to recognize your capacity
  • How to develop systems within your business that help
  • Why setting aside time isn’t enough to get things done
  • How to deal with email, so it doesn’t take up so much time

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Some tips for getting your products on the front page of Etsy
  • Tips for tagging your items on Etsy
  • The report that you should be paying attention to each month if you sell on Etsy
  • How Danielle uses social media and which site she loves the most
  • How she’s landed interviews and features
  • How she tracks her finances

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How Emily manages being a mom and running a creative successful business
  • Why Emily founded Piccola Mag and her partnership with that project
  • Design mistakes that you don’t want to be making and how to avoid them
  • How to maintain your website
  • How you can make your blog more successful by using your analytics
  • Emily discusses hiring an assistant

Highlights from this interview include:

{This interview was recorded prior to Erin launching her amazing business fusing business and philanthropy.}

  • Blogs that inspire Erin
  • How she balances motherhood and her creative business
  • How she has increased her business success through guest posting
  • How she improved her product photos and the difference that made in her business
  • Tips for increasing your success on Etsy

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Jenny’s top productivity tips
  • How Jenny uses to food to pay attention to how she’s feeling
  • Advice for dealing with your fear of failure
  • Why she believes you can make money with your “superpowers”
  • How she grew her email newsletter list to 1000 subscribers in six months
  • What inspired Jenny to make her crayon drawing videos
  • Tips for landing guest posts

Highlights from the interview:

  • Tips for pitching your work to bloggers
  • Why she spends her mornings blogging
  • How to manage inventory demands
  • How to use Twitter to increase your creative business success without turning people off
  • Tips for landing wholesale accounts
  • How she markets her creative business

Highlights from Jessica’s second interview include:

  • How she gets a lot accomplished in a short amount of time
  • How Jessica keeps her range of products looking cohesive
  • How she made her rain boot dream a reality
  • How she dealt with the nervousness that she felt when she started her Kickstarter project
  • Why Jessica enjoys licensing her designs
  • How relationships have played a role in growing her business

Highlights from the interview include:

  • The reasons that Jess believes she been able to stand out in the over-saturated jewelry niche on Etsy
  • Why she decided to have two separate Etsy shops in which she sells jewelry
  • How she manages her time
  • What she thinks about renewing on Etsy and how she markets her creative businesses
  • The tips she has for Etsy sellers who aren’t getting the sales they want

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How Jessika “balances” being a mom to two and running a creative business
  • Why she started Twitter chats and how they’ve grown into something amazing
  • How she comes up with themes and topics for OMHG
  • What makes one pitch stand out from the rest
  • Something she’s been struggling with and her advice so you don’t make the same mistake

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How Jillian got past her innate shyness to attend The Creative Connection
  • Why you need multiple revenue streams
  • Why you need to plan for slow periods
  • The pros and cons of selling on Etsy
  • The pros and cons of selling on your own site
  • The pros and cons of selling on Goodsie {and why Jillian recommends it!}

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Laura’s best-selling product and why she thinks it’s so successful
  • How Laura takes professional-quality photos herself
  • How she recently launched her new line of products in a very creative way that landed her four new wholesale accounts
  • Why she thinks twice before applying to sell at craft shows
  • How she promotes her business and how she comes up with blogging topics regularly

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Tips on figuring out the difference between intuition and fear
  • Why you need to have faith in yourself and your business
  • How Laura landed a contributor spot on Scoutie Girl
  • Opportunities that have come out of guest posting on Scoutie Girl
  • How Laura promotes her business
  • The one regret that Laura has when it comes to her business
  • Laura discusses her superpower of “hearing between the lines”

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How she uses social media to promote her business and why she believes the ROI is invaluable
  • Why she never apologizes for her prices
  • Her belief that creative entrepreneurs must stand behind their products
  • What she believes has helped her stand out in the saturated jewelry market on Etsy
  • The inspiration behind her work

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Books that have inspired Lori
  • How Lori spends her work days
  • How she decides what to blog about and what personal information to share
  • How blogging has helped her business
  • Tips for getting started with wholesale
  • How she landed a feature in Artful Blogging
  • Her journey to becoming a self-taught, full-time artist

 Highlights from the interview include:

  • How she keeps track of all of her ideas, and why she thinks you should, too
  • How to improve your product photography
  • Why you need to embrace your brand to stand out from the crowd
  • How she’s developed multiple revenue streams
  • Pricing your creative biz products
  • How she landed a regular segment on a television show

Highlights from Mayi’s second interview include:

  • What Mayi suggests if you’re new to video
  • Why she thinks video can be a successful marketing tool for creative entrepreneurs
  • How she sold over 5,000 copies of Life is Messy Planners
  • How long it took her to make her Life is Messy Planners after she got the idea
  • How she markets her information products
  • Two books that she highly recommends for creative entrepreneurs

Highlights from the interview include:

  • An amazing resource for creative entrepreneurs who struggle with the “too many passions” syndrome
  • How to figure out your strengths
  • How to determine when you should say, “yes” and when you should say, “no”
  • How you can build a creative business while working a full-time job
  • Why having children isn’t a deal breaker–you can still do it!
  • The most important piece to marketing and branding your creative business

Highlights from this interview include:

  • Molly’s journey to becoming a life coach, writer, speaker, and community builder
  • Molly’s tips for valuing your happiness
  • Why Molly journals and why she thinks that you should, too
  • A journal prompt from her product, “Joy Juice: Prompts for Positive Growth”
  • Tips for improving your quality of life

Highlights from this interview include:

  • What Stephanie believed held her back–and how she embraced herself as an artist.
  • What she does to promote her work
  • Why she took a hiatus from the internet
  • Her experience with Heartsy–and her tips for you if you’re considering it
  • How she prices her products

Highlights from this interview include:

  • How she found her style and why it was important to surround herself with people who allow her to be herself
  • Why she encourages artists to practice every day
  • Why she enjoys art retreats
  • How she became a published author
  • Why she doesn’t worry about people copying her work
  • The importance of her workspace

Highlights from this interview include:

  • The two biggest mistakes that creative entrepreneurs make when designing their blogs, websites, and online shops
  • The one thing you must keep in mind when doing your own design
  • What you can get away with doing yourself and what you should really hire a designer to do
  • The questions you should ask before hiring someone to work on your design
  • How Zoe promotes herself and her products

Sorry, this offer is no longer available.

Logistics:

To get access to these interviews you make one payment $197 while taking a shot of tequila and dancing to Beautiful Day by U2. Okay, the tequila and dancing are optional–but the $197 isn’t. As soon as you pay, you’ll be redirected to the private website where you’ll choose your username and password, so don’t close your browser when you pay! Then, you’ll receive an email with your username, password, and log in URL. If you pay on a mobile device, you might not be automatically redirected–if you’re not, just shoot me an email at “blacksburgbelle@gmail.com” without the quotes and I’ll get you all set up.

This offer ends on October 24th at 8pm EST.

If you’re stressed for time right now, because you’re spending every free moment creating the most brilliant Halloween costume EVER or you’re working on your holiday product line {get it girl!}, don’t worry. Once you pay, you’ll have lifetime access to all the interviews and the site, so you can digest them and download them at your convenience {like after you win that Halloween costume contest or while you package the 7 trillion products you sold for Christmas}.

Sorry, this offer is no longer available.