~ Greg Brown, Yellow Barn Creative
The first draft of the book is finished! the working title is The Craftsman Creative - How five-figure creators can build six-figure businesses.
Here's what that means for you:
You can read the first draft of the book here on the blog for free, forever.
If you're reading this page, you're early. And I want to thank you (*cough* reward you) for being early.
Over the last three months as I've been writing the book there are hundreds of people who have read chapters, joined the email list, and have given me priceless feedback. That feedback is already being incorporated into the next draft of the book!
I believe that the earliest fans and supporters should get the biggest upside, so that's why I'm opening up a limited amount of early access to the book.
You'll want early access if...
If you're a creator who's been making five-figures a year for any amount of time and desire to build a six-figure business, you're the person I wrote this book for.
There are many ways you could do this - you could read books, take courses, join workshops, attend conferences, hire a coach, and rub that lucky rabbit's foot that you've had since 4th grade.
Some of those are more effective than others.
But there's one method that trumps them all, and it's "calling the destination and asking for directions." (h/t to Derek Sivers for that wonderful phrase).
If you want to make six-figures from your creative work next year, learn directly from someone who's already done it and is willing to give you directions.
(Picture me waving at you in a friendly - not creepy - way)
The best way to get the most from everything I'll be sharing in the next year, book included, is through early access...
Here's what you get with early access:
- Early access to the manuscript in January to read it before it’s launched and give feedback using the site helpthisbook.
- A signed hardback of the book ($50 value) - these will not be sold after the book is released. You'll be able to buy a hardback, but it won't be signed.
- All digital copies of the book ($20 value) - pdf, epub, mobi, and audiobook mp3s
- 1-year membership to the Society of Independent Creators ($199 value), a new community I’m launching simultaneously with the book
- Private chat group for early access members with daily inspiration, direct access to the other early access members and me, the author and direction-giver.
- A complimentary 1-hour creative strategy call ($250 value) to talk about growing your business, your creative projects, your creator mindset, anything that’s covered in the book
There will be other bonuses that I can't announce yet, and you'll get all of them as part of your early access purchase.
Early access is limited to 50 people and ends on March 1, 2022 (whichever comes first).
The total value of the early access membership is over $500 in the first year alone, and your membership is locked in so that as the membership increases in the future, yours never goes up.
You can sign up for early access now using the link below or the "Join" icon in the bottom right corner of the page.
Thank you for being on this journey with me. You're the true fans, those that were here from the start, and I'm grateful for your help through the process so far. This is my way of saying thank you in a more tangible way.
Soon-to-be Frequently Asked Questions
How is this different from pre-ordering the book?
The preorder is simply buying the book early at the regular price. Early access gets you the book, a not-for-sale-and-never-will-be-for-sale, limited edition, signed hardback copy of the book, plus access to the community, training, and more at a very low price.
Why should I care?
I've been a professional creator for over 15 years and have one of those brains that loves analytics and systems and optimization and, dare I say it, spreadsheets.
If you're a creative who's struggled to build a six-figure business, it's often because you have a more creative brain that abhors spreadsheets. You need someone like me to help you grow your business.
I've taken years of systems building and optimizing and put it into the book for you to benefit from, and as I learn and do more, I'll share and teach more. If you wanna get in on that, that's what the early access is for - to help you grow your business and be the best business owner you can be.
What if I want even more than early access?
You can work with me in a number of ways from early access, community, coaching, and consulting.
Are there refunds?
Sure! I don't want unhappy people trapped in a membership they can't get out of. If you are unhappy with your purchase at any time in the first 60 days of your purchase or renewal, just let me know and I'll refund 100% of that purchase, no questions asked.
I hear you have a Twitter profile that gets regularly updated?
I'm glad that word is spreading! You can follow me on Twitter @darentsmith