Make A Living With Your Passion
Doing what you love full time is possible. I’ll show you how to make it a reality.
Serious about growing your business? Want to join a community of entrepreneurs who are doing the same? Connect with many like-minded individuals in the Community who are eager for camaraderie and accountability.
“It is the insightful discussion with creative friends you wish you had after listening to every seanwes podcast.”
“The seanwes community has been an incredible resource that has sparked a significant change in my life.”
Every Wednesday and Friday, I put out a fresh new podcast episode centered around helping you make a living with your passion. It’s being said, “This podcast sets the standard of what podcasting should be,” and that “every episode has at least 5 inevitable takeaways.”
Others are saying, “Put simply, I dare anyone to listen to one episode and not go on a binge listening spree.”
You’ll get tangible insights on creativity and business, delving into topics like growing your audience, making more money freelancing, marketing and selling products online, overcoming creative block, handling fear of failure, time management, and much more.
I guarantee you’ll come away from every episode inspired.
274: The First Thing to Make and Sell When You’re Just Getting Started With Products
Don’t know where to start with products? Should you start small? Should you go big? This episode will help.
We break down the most sustainable order.
You want to get to something that’s big as soon as possible, but that doesn’t mean it’s where you should start with your very first product.
If your first product is too big, you can easily get overwhelmed and never end up shipping. You’ll end up biting off more than you can chew.
I recommend that you start small and ship a small product to prove to yourself that you can do it. You’re going to work out the kinks and learn a lot. You’ll make mistakes too. Better to do that at a small scale first.
Launching a small product first lets you iterate and develop processes. You’ll learn what it takes to market and sell. You’ll learn about payment processing. You’ll learn about delivery of goods (whether physical or digital).
All of this informs your big product. That’s the next step: maximize revenue. This becomes the fuel to all of your other ventures. This flagship product makes everything else you want to do possible.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with selling products and don’t know where to start, this episode gives you a clear order in which to approach things.
We talk about maximizing the value and return you get from products, whether to go digital or physical, implementing a sales funnel, nurturing leads, up-selling, tiers, and setting yourself up to completely fill out your product spectrum (that’s a teaser for to the next episode on Creative Ideas to Help You Quickly Get More Products on the Shelf).
I’m Writing 3 Books in a Month
It’s the day before my month-long journey of writing three books.
In October of 2015, I publicly committed to three books in 2016.
At the end of the year, I met with my team to map the entirety of 2016. I scheduled the entire month of month of July to write the three books. I am taking off from all of my other normal commitments.
Learn Lettering Celebrates 10,000 Students!
The year was 2013. Things were going very well. I was charging 5-figure rates with clients for my hand lettering and selling physical products with my designs every day.
But we need to roll back the clock a little bit further.
The year was 2010. I was designing websites for 8 to 10 hours a day. During my nights and weekends, I practiced hand lettering for 6 to 8 hours outside my day job. I did this every single day for years.
Yes, I really did spend 6 to 8 hours every day practicing hand lettering in addition to having a day job. No, I didn’t do anything else. I sacrificed everything. I dedicated my life to the craft because I enjoyed it. It wasn’t making me any money, but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of pursuing it.
I created lettering for two years. Nearly every day I posted, nobody noticed in the first two years. Nobody cared.
Until they did.