What we're about

This group is for service based creative entrepreneurs that are ready to take their business seriously and are looking for community, education, and inspiration.

Event content and networking opportunities are focused on making more money in your creative business, creating more time freedom, and experiencing more creative fulfillment

This is the group for you if:

• you have been a freelancers or solopreneurs for at least one year

• you earn 40% or more of your income from your creative business

• you are in creative services industries like photography, videography, graphic design, brand strategies, web design, coaching, copywriting, makeup artists, etc..

This is NOT the group for you if:

• you are looking to sell or promote yourself to creatives (as your target market)

• you are curious about freelancing or haven't taken the leap yet

• you want to learn more about your craft or industry

• you want to see what you can get instead of what you can give

Upcoming events (5)

REAL TALK About The Business of Being Creative

Online event

A free, live online meeting with other creative freelancers and solopreneurs with experienced facilitator, Aura McKay. REAL TALK is an opportunity to be real about the highs and lows of being a creative services provider working in the gig economy. And for discovering real solutions for the challenges of creative entrepreneurship. Don't you wish you had someone to talk to about the reality of running a creative services business? Wouldn't it be great to get a qualified perspective on what's holding you back or tripping you up....instead of random advice from social media? What is missing for many creative solopreneurs is a space for real conversations and support on the things that matter like: 💥 pricing 💥 finding clients 💥 predictable income 💥 marketing 💥 work/life time management 💥 closing sales You will feel less alone in your struggle when you hear how others have conquered something similar. Learn from their mistakes and get inspired by ideas on how to shift it. Especially now as we navigate our way through these changing and challenging times. First Part - Welcome & Introductions We start with a guided networking session where you can grow your confidence in introducing yourself, practice networking techniques that get real results, and connect with likeminded creatives with similar business challenges - just like other MeetUp & networking events. BUT....this is not your typical sit around in a meeting room with no idea what to say or how to participate. As a trained and experienced online facilitator for group meetings and masterminds, I will set us up for success with clear instructions and plenty of opportunities to practice. Second Part - Overcoming Challenges After identifying a common obstacle, I will lead a focused discussion to share wisdom, techniques, experiences, resources, and make contributions to each other so that we all walk away with an ah-ha or a plan of action. This meeting is interactive and full of connection. Please message me if you have questions.

REAL TALK About The Business of Being Creative

Online event

A free, live online meeting with other creative freelancers and solopreneurs with experienced facilitator, Aura McKay. REAL TALK is an opportunity to be real about the highs and lows of being a creative services provider working in the gig economy. And for discovering real solutions for the challenges of creative entrepreneurship. Don't you wish you had someone to talk to about the reality of running a creative services business? Wouldn't it be great to get a qualified perspective on what's holding you back or tripping you up....instead of random advice from social media? What is missing for many creative solopreneurs is a space for real conversations and support on the things that matter like: 💥 pricing 💥 finding clients 💥 predictable income 💥 marketing 💥 work/life time management 💥 closing sales You will feel less alone in your struggle when you hear how others have conquered something similar. Learn from their mistakes and get inspired by ideas on how to shift it. Especially now as we navigate our way through these changing and challenging times. First Part - Welcome & Introductions We start with a guided networking session where you can grow your confidence in introducing yourself, practice networking techniques that get real results, and connect with likeminded creatives with similar business challenges - just like other MeetUp & networking events. BUT....this is not your typical sit around in a meeting room with no idea what to say or how to participate. As a trained and experienced online facilitator for group meetings and masterminds, I will set us up for success with clear instructions and plenty of opportunities to practice. Second Part - Overcoming Challenges After identifying a common obstacle, I will lead a focused discussion to share wisdom, techniques, experiences, resources, and make contributions to each other so that we all walk away with an ah-ha or a plan of action. This meeting is interactive and full of connection. Please message me if you have questions.

How To Get More Clients For Your Creative Business. Really.

Getting clients for your creative business shouldn't be this hard! Especially when it feels like you are doing everything right....posting on social media, sending emails to your list, going to online networking events...and you're still not getting clients you love or work that inspires you. You want to know what you are doing wrong, what you are doing right, and what to do more of to get clients you love and work that inspires you. This free live training webinar is different from the usual crapola stuff out there. You know the kind I'm talking about, right? They go something like this... Part One: Here’s my ah-mazing bio/life story but really I’m just like you (zzzzzzz…..) Part Two: Let’s describe the problem fourteen different ways (yeah - we get it.) Part Three: Now you have to buy my thing in order to solve the problem. Great. Now you've spent a whole hour and learned nothing. This training session is different. Really. You will learn: 🔥 how to find your ideal clients 🔥 how to craft a compelling marketing message 🔥 how to avoid the 3 Painful Pricing Mistakes https://businessofcreativity.ca/get-more-clients/ I am the Founder of Business of Creativity and for over 20 years, I was a successful creative freelancer making a living and having a life doing work I loved. During my career as an international award winning photographer, I discovered how little support creative entrepreneurs get on business and marketing. We get all kinds of great training on our creative skills but not so much on getting clients we love and work that inspires us. So, using my background in Financial Management, Marketing Communications, and Curriculum Development for various institutes, I designed and built the Business of Creativity. I believe that creatives need an alternative to old school, 20th century business theories that don't actually work for for multi-passionate people in a gig economy. I believe that it takes more than information to achieve great results. And....I believe it is possible to deliver real, valuable, actionable, fluff-free content (and still sell stuff : ) Register using this link: https://businessofcreativity.ca/get-more-clients/

REAL TALK About The Business of Being Creative

Online event

A free, live online meeting with other creative freelancers and solopreneurs with experienced facilitator, Aura McKay. REAL TALK is an opportunity to be real about the highs and lows of being a creative services provider working in the gig economy. And for discovering real solutions for the challenges of creative entrepreneurship. Don't you wish you had someone to talk to about the reality of running a creative services business? Wouldn't it be great to get a qualified perspective on what's holding you back or tripping you up....instead of random advice from social media? What is missing for many creative solopreneurs is a space for real conversations and support on the things that matter like: 💥 pricing 💥 finding clients 💥 predictable income 💥 marketing 💥 work/life time management 💥 closing sales You will feel less alone in your struggle when you hear how others have conquered something similar. Learn from their mistakes and get inspired by ideas on how to shift it. Especially now as we navigate our way through these changing and challenging times. First Part - Welcome & Introductions We start with a guided networking session where you can grow your confidence in introducing yourself, practice networking techniques that get real results, and connect with likeminded creatives with similar business challenges - just like other MeetUp & networking events. BUT....this is not your typical sit around in a meeting room with no idea what to say or how to participate. As a trained and experienced online facilitator for group meetings and masterminds, I will set us up for success with clear instructions and plenty of opportunities to practice. Second Part - Overcoming Challenges After identifying a common obstacle, I will lead a focused discussion to share wisdom, techniques, experiences, resources, and make contributions to each other so that we all walk away with an ah-ha or a plan of action. This meeting is interactive and full of connection. Please message me if you have questions.

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