13 episodes

If you're ready to go from side hustle hobby to fully fledged freelancer, this is the podcast for you! Your hosts Shelly Kim and Emma Witte are both full-time artists who have turned their hobbies into businesses, and are here to help you do the same by sharing lessons they've learned, mistakes they've made and challenges they've faced.

Hobby to Business Shelly Kim and Emma Witte

    • Entrepreneurship

If you're ready to go from side hustle hobby to fully fledged freelancer, this is the podcast for you! Your hosts Shelly Kim and Emma Witte are both full-time artists who have turned their hobbies into businesses, and are here to help you do the same by sharing lessons they've learned, mistakes they've made and challenges they've faced.

    Handling Negative Feedback

    Handling Negative Feedback

    In this ep we’re chatting all about NEGATIVE FEEDBACK! We just felt you shudder through the screen. We’re going to share with you how we manage our initial response, how we actually respond (and times we don’t), as well as actual negative feedback we’ve received over the years, and what we’ve learned about dealing with it.

    • 53 min
    DIY Your Biz: Social Media - platforms, tech and editing

    DIY Your Biz: Social Media - platforms, tech and editing

    In the first episode of the series ‘DIY Your Biz’ we are digging into social media - specifically the platforms we use, the content that does well on those platforms, the tech we use to create our content, as well as programs and ways we edit. This episode will help you get started with photos and videos for social media, no outsourcing required!

    • 35 min
    5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting Our Business

    5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Starting Our Business

    In this episode, we’re sharing the 5 things we each wish we knew before we started our businesses. From managing money to staying clear on your ‘why’ - we’ll let you know what to put a lil more time and research into before you take the leap.

    • 31 min
    Naming Your Creative Business

    Naming Your Creative Business

    In this episode, we’re sharing some tips and things to consider when coming up for a name for your creative biz! We’ve both done things differently - Emma with a business name totally unrelated to art or her name, and Shelly with both her name and art form in it. We’ll talk about the pros and cons and anything we’d do differently a second time around.

    • 32 min
    Teaching In-Person vs. Online for Creatives

    Teaching In-Person vs. Online for Creatives

    In this episode, we’re diving into teaching - both in-person and online! Shelly has taught over 2,500 students in person and Emma has taught over 15,000 students online - and we’re sharing our pros and cons of each, along with 5 key things to consider when running either.

    Workshop workbook link: www.blackchalkco.com/downloads

    • 53 min
    Possible Revenue Streams for Creatives

    Possible Revenue Streams for Creatives

    In this episode, we’re covering a tonne of potential options when it comes to revenue streams for creatives, and why or why not we have them as part of our businesses today, including:

    Workshops and online courses
    Digital downloads
    Custom artwork
    Live events
    Licensing 
    Royalties 
    Products (supplies, pre-made custom items, stationery, wedding and event items) 
    Markets/expos
    Wholesale 
    Online design marketplaces

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

richelle1017 ,

Loving this podcast

I absolutely love the connection and conversations Shelly and Emma have on each episode. Thank you for sharing such lovely insights!

MaxieSss12 ,

Great podcast

Great conversations, advice and experiences!

mighty ducks fan ,

Relatable and so fun to listen to!

You two are so relatable and truly so fun to listen to! All the topics I’ve listened to so far are incredibly helpful! Whether it’s a new tip or idea, validation that I’m heading in the right direction on certain things, or just knowing that I’m really not on this journey alone, I always take something positive away from an episode! Thank you both for putting the time in to help other creatives, it’s so appreciated!

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