Get Your PWYW E-book of the 30 Questions





PWYW E-Book 30 Questions

The #CT30Q Challenge is over… and I’ve had a number of people ask me if there’s going to be an e-book of the 30 Questions for them to download and keep to easily reference in future.

It wasn’t part of my original plan… but then I decided, why not?

And so, I’ve put all of the 30 Questions together in an e-book for you to download and reference whenever you want to spend some time working on your business.

I’ve had so much amazing feedback throughout this month – people telling me how much of an impact these questions have had on their lives and businesses.

It’s kinda blown me away.

Here are just a few snippets of what you have shared with me…

  • Love all the questions, they are helping me a lot, thanks!! ~ @martamito


  • This has been life affirming and wonderful changes have happened, are happening and are continuing to happen. I’m actually pulling in a bit and raised prices and am focusing on my part online and less about wholesale (coz it never seems to be cheap enough for them hahaha) My customers are already responding supportively. So grateful XOX THANKS ~ @chai_bliss


  • Oh my gosh, thanks for this one! I just had a look at reality and it was brutal! I need to up my prices (something I’ve been contemplating for some time) and now I know it’s a must. All these questions have been awesome! I’ve been typing up all my answers and learning so much. Thanks 🙂 ~ @candied_cottons


  • Thank you so much for these Jess I don’t subscribe to many emails but I joined these questions and I’m enjoying holding myself to answering. ~ @wildernessgram 


  • Hi Jess, I don’t normally get the call to comment on blogs etc but I have to say thank you to you! I’ve followed you for a while now and you’ve really become my go-to for inspiration and biz advice. I love pretty much all the stuff you post, and have esp liked the 30 day questions. So thanks again for being such a great and reliable resource! ~ Jenny x (This Rosy Life)


  • Hi Jess, Your 30 questions could not have come at a better time for me as I am examining the ins & outs, bottom lines and EFFORT for RETURN scenarios in my small business post Christmas! Am drilling down and finding some answers – and lots of work ahead. I really appreciate the sharing of so much great advice and inspiration! Thanks. ~  Lakshmi Bonneau


I know many of you have found this process immensely valuable, and it’s made a profound difference for you and your biz. And I know that many of you are also the sort of people who like to give back.

With that in mind, I decided to make this available as a PWYW (Pay-What-You-Want) e-book.

Yep. That means you choose the value.

And yes, that means you can pay nothing if you like. These questions are my gift to you.

However – if you feel that this process I’ve taken you through has had some sort of value to you, you can use this as an opportunity to give back to me for the work I’ve put into them.

Do this by choosing to pay whatever amount you feel this January journey has been (and will be) worth to you.

Just for fun, I thought I’d give you some idea of what different amounts of money mean to me in my everyday life.

  • $2 – A can of food for my kitties (they eat one a day, the little pigs)
  • $5 – A nice cup of coffee out with my Mum each fortnight
  • $7 – A visit (including equipment hire) to my archery range
  • $12 – A month’s subscription to Spotify, which I have playing all day, every day, while I work
  • $15 – Lunch at my favourite little cafe every Wednesday with Nick (I usually get the Nachos)
  • $20 – Average price of a new business book from Amazon
  • $25 – Another loan I can make on
  • $65 – My monthly web hosting fee
  • $100 – A little more than my monthly Mailchimp subscription currently costs
  • $150 – My average monthly Etsy bill
  • $500 – Just kidding, you need to keep this!


To get your PWYW copy of the 30 Questions e-book,

click here.

And may you rock the socks off 2015*!

~ Jess

P.S. I’m thinking of doing an updated version of the Questions that will be applicable at any time. If you grab a copy of the ebook now, I’ll also send you a copy of the updated version when I release it 🙂

* Yes, I really do use dorky phrases like this in real life.

A 30-Day New Year Challenge: The Create & Thrive 30 Questions {#CT30Q}





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30 Days. 30 Questions. A rock-solid plan for your handmade business in 2015.

Do you usually kick off the new year with lots of energy, enthusiasm and dreams for what you’re going to do with your handmade business… but no real plan?

Do you run out of steam because you don’t have a clear direction for what you are going to achieve in this brand-new 365-day period?

Why does this happen?

Because you’re not asking yourself the right questions.

Asking the right questions is vital to the success and progress of your business. But so often we just end up flailing around because we’re rushing from one urgent task to another, and we don’t take the time to ask the right questions in the right order to get a clear, coherent idea of what we want to achieve with our business… and how we’re going to get there.

We neglect working ON our business because we’re so busy working IN our business (not to mention everything else we’ve got going on in our lives!).

To help you kick off 2015 with a bang, I decided to put together the (FREE!) Create & Thrive 30 Questions Challenge – 30 questions over 30 days, starting January 1st – that will take you on your own personal business journey.

The New Year is the perfect time to commit to a challenge like this – it’s a time of new energy, new beginnings, optimism, and momentum. If you can harness that, and keep it going, I just know that 2015 is going to be your best year in business yet.

Sound like a plan?

Then join us for 30 Days of Questions in 2015!

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It’s free, it’s not time-intensive (unless you want it to be) and it will ask you to answer a specific question about your business each day for 30 days.

This is a journey we’re going to go on together, but everyone will have their own unique answers to each question I ask.

It’s up to you as to how you want to participate. Write your answers in your journal, share them in a blog post series, share them on the C&T instagram and facebook feeds – or on your own – hire a sky-writing plane to tell the world… it’s up to you!

In order to make sure you don’t miss a question, there are 3 ways you can be part of the challenge.


3 Ways to Participate


1. Subscribe to the 30 Questions mailing list (This site/resource is no longer available.)

This is the absolute best way to participate, because I’ll send each question right to your inbox every day for the 30 days of the challenge. That means there’s no chance of you missing a question, or forgetting about the challenge!

Just enter your email below and subscribe to the 30 Questions email list. Get one email every day for 30 days, with that day’s question inside. (If you subscribe after the challenge starts, you will only get questions from that day forward – not the earlier emails. You can find the earlier questions on the C&T Instagram & FB Page.)

(This will also subscribe you to the regular C&T Mailing List, but if you’re already a subscriber to that list, you still need to enter your details again here to get the 30 Questions emails, because I don’t want to spam those who are already subscribed to the regular emails that don’t want to participate.)



2. Follow @CreateandThrive on Instagram

I’ll be sharing each question on the C&T instagram, so click here and follow me on the insta if you don’t already to keep up with the challenge there. You’re welcome to re-post the daily question to your feed! If you don’t know how to do that, check out this post.

3. Follow Create & Thrive on Facebook

Ditto with facebook – I’ll be sharing each question there during the challenge. Click here to follow us on facebook. Ditto about sharing – go for it!


I hope you’ll join us for this January journey, and set yourself up for an awesome 2015 for your handmade biz! If you do, make sure you use the hashtag #CT30Q whenever you tweet, instagram, or facebook about the challenge so I can take a peek at your journey.

Let’s rock 2015 together!

Jess x

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