November 20, 2016

Come To My Workshop!

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Photography by: Jeshu John

In January I’m hosting a series of small workshops which will focus on creativity, branding and monetization.

This workshop is based on a session I did recently at the Condé Nast College about monetising your work and digital revenues. Basically: it’s going to cover how to launch/grow your own thing (whether that’s full-time or on the side) and ways to potentially make money from it.

The workshop will be a mixture of my experience working commercially for brands and magazines and monetizing my own platforms. It’s going to a be a one-off workshop for a few small groups and the full details will go live on this site in a few weeks time!

This isn’t a workshop just about monetization, but it’s going to be a main theme because I believe that we’re told too often that we have to do things for #exposure, and barriers and blocks can come from a place of feeling overwhelmed in a world where we almost have too many options, and too many platforms. Do I start a Tinyletter? A blog? A interactive website? Do I even need to be online? Basically: what do I choose so that it will pay off?

The answer to all of these questions, depending on who you are and what you’re doing will be different. This is why this is going to be a workshop and not just a presentation/talk.

In this digital world of spreading ideas and honing our skills online, it can also mean giving your work (whether that’s writing, photography, concepts) away for free in the hope that someone might see it and offer you something off the back of it. It’s confusing.

And I get it, at the beginning of my career I did so much for free. I won’t list all of the publications that didn’t pay me but trust me there were loads. I talk about learning to strike the balance in my book and learning where the line is, learning what to do for free and what to do for money and how to devise a strategy so that you always feel that what you do is worth it, for you.

The question that a lot of people ask is: how can you monetize your skills online?

How do you launch your own project?

How do you build your own niche?

I really enjoyed doing this workshop at the Conde Nast College earlier this year and I want to add to it and roll it out a few times in January to other people.

If you’re interested in coming along, please fill out this little survey just so I can get a little more details about where you’re at as it’ll allows me to make any adjustments and tailor things just for you.

Really excited to bring this to you. It’s going to be a great start to 2017.

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