i was truly starting from the beginning of the beginning
mar 2018-Sep 2018
I needed pure guidance and a plan, and TAW gave me that! TAW helped me hone in on my aesthetic and start branding myself in a way that would attract people to my work. I had never had people truly interested in my work before. I knew my work was good. I believed I had the experience and the talent. I just needed a plan.
As soon as I connected with Emma, I knew that TAW was the exact path I needed to take to start my full-time art business. This program had everything I didn’t know I needed:
a step-by-step plan to guide me through launching and growing my business, a calendar and timeline to help me time each step in the process, real, concrete business strategies, access to a supportive and helpful community--and it had Emma! I felt a connection to her as a person, as well as to her program, and her individualized guidance and advice has helped me transform my hobby into a flourishing business. I truly feel that TAW was an answer to my prayers and helped me know exactly what I needed to do to make my business successful.
Since enrolling in TAW, I have completely made back the cost of the course in less than four months, which speaks volumes on how radically this has transformed my business. And there are still tons of strategies offered in the course that I have yet to apply! One of my first steps after starting TAW was hosting an Instagram live sale of my very first collection of paintings.
At the time my businesses account had exactly 112 followers… and a big chuck of them were my mom and her friends. I was terrified that no one would watch the sale, and that I wouldn’t sell a single piece. During the live session, I showed 12 pieces. I sold 8 of them that night, and over the next few days, I sold two more! I was blown away! Without this course I would not know the potential my artwork had or how many people would want to buy it! I held back colors, experimented with techniques, and gave me the confidence to host a live sale. Going from 100 followers to selling almost all of my pieces means taking this leap was what I was meant to do. As I followed the course, I posted an Instagram story of a sketch I was working on, and everyone begged for more! I released it as a print, and it is currently flying out the door! The print led to inquiries about custom orders and, with TAW’s guidance, I have been able to run with it. Today, I have quadrupled my followers on Instagram.
I launched my Etsy shop and have plans to release a Fall art collection soon--and I plan to have TAW guide me through that as well! In total, I have earned over $2,000 since starting my business in January. Before enrolling in TAW, I made $0. It’s only been six months, and I have already achieved so much! I have never felt more creatively energized or more excited about the future. I constantly have 100 things on my to-do list, and I’m excited for each one! I won’t stop here. TAW has given me the momentum to grow myself and my business, and has taken me farther than I ever could have come on my own.
Worth. Every. Penny. And. More."
"Before TAW, I was truly starting from the beginning of the beginning. I had just quit my job to be an artist full time, hoping to make a successful business out of what had previously been a hobby. All I had was a very rough website, lots of paintings that were not cohesive, and an Instagram that was nowhere near professional.
Sold out of every piece on Instagram Live sale
Ready to launch online shop