business buzz 3-20-10

A weekly roundup of craft, design, and business related news and links:

Getting Paid Partially in Time – While I do agree that there is incredible value in having control over the way we spend our time, I still wonder, why shouldn’t makers be paid well for what we create?  Read Break the Scarcity Mindset: How to Afford Anything You Want for the counter-point to the first article.  (And for ideas on increasing your self-worth.)

Altruism, Activism, and the Moral Imperative in Craft – Read Part 2 of Gabriel Craig’s talk from the recent SNAG conference for an interesting analysis on why the craft business model of the last 30 to 50 years is no longer effective.

The Betty Crocker Secret to Email Marketing that Works – Creating email campaigns that people want to read, keep, and refer back to.

Nick Mohler of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and Handmade in PA is the blogger in residence on Scoutie Girl this week.  Here are his two thought provoking posts from this week:

fail fast or grow slow?


  1. says

    Hi, Megan – thanks so much for linking to my “Getting Paid Partially in Time” post! I absolutely agree that makers should seek a fair wage for their work – in fact I’ve been writing about that very subject lately at CraftyPod.

    But I think the perspective shift of liberating the time from the cash is really helpful for many people struggling to take that first step into self-employment. I feel like a corporate salary can become something of a barrier, and that, if entrepreneurial hopefuls can see the positive trade-offs in leaving it behind, the transition might seem less daunting.

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