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Win a Free Year of Thriver Circle Membership!


Membership to the Thriver Circle has just opened.

And guess what… the Thriver Circle turns 2 years old this month!

Yep, I started the Circle back in January 2015, and since then, it has grown from strength to strength – with many hundreds of amazing makers choosing to be part of this warm, supportive, world-wide community.


To celebrate the Second Birthday of the Thriver Circle, I am giving away one WHOLE year of membership for free!


If you win, you’ll be part of our community for a whole year – for free – long enough to complete the entire Your Year to Thrive Program. You’ll also get access to our private community forum, over 24(!) exclusive video workshops, monthly live calls and chats, and more!

This giveaway is open world-wide, and anyone can enter.


So, how do I enter?


Simply sign up for Thriver Circle membership during the next 48 hours, and you will be entered in the draw to win. That’s it! Everyone who is a paid-up member when the doors close on Thursday will automatically be given 1 entry into the draw.


That means, if you are already a member – congrats, you already have an automatic entry, so you don’t need to do a thing!

(Membership to the Thriver Circle is pay-by-the-month – there is no lock-in or obligation to stay longer than you want to. It is just $15 AUD per month, and you can cancel at any time.)

The winner will be drawn at random, and informed via email. You will receive one full year of free membership starting from the date your first month (or current month) of membership finishes.


You can join the Circle right here, but be quick – membership (and this giveaway offer) are only available for 48 hours.

Membership closes Thursday the 12th of January at 11am AEST (the time in Brisbane, Australia).


Good luck, and I can’t wait to welcome you into the Circle!

Jess 🙂

[86] Planning for the Year Ahead

Happy New Year!

I thought it would be useful for you if we kicked off the New Year with a podcast on long-range planning. In this episode, I share my own processes, and give you some tips for things you need to think about now, to ensure your year flows smoothly, and you don’t miss out on important opportunities for your biz.

I’ve seen it happen time and again – if you don’t take the time to step back and do some planning things can easily creep up on you and it’s too late! Then, you either give up completely on an opportunity, or you do a half-baked job. It’s stressful, and it’s and unnecessary stress if you simply take the time now to get yourself organised.

I encourage you to put a plan in place now so that you can take charge of the year ahead, and head into 2017 with a clear idea of important dates, deadlines, and goals!

Also, if you want some extra encouragement, guidance, and support, you’ll be happy to hear that Thriver Circle membership is opening up next week for the first time in 2017!

 Membership opens at 11am, AEST, on Tuesday the 10th of January.



Quotes and highlights from this Episode:

  • Step 1: Get yourself a wall calendar.
  • It allows you to look at the whole year in a glance.
  • You can use colour coding to mark important dates or tasks.
  • Step 2: Get a diary or a phone calendar.
  • This is something for your day to day scheduling.
  • Seasonality, marketing, launches, holidays, events and time off are examples of important dates to keep on top of.
  • Step 3: Marketing
  • Are you trying new marketing ideas or sticking with what you have already been using?
  • ‘Whatever it might be think about it ahead of time’ {Jess}
  • Step 4: Goal setting
  • It is important to have goals that are realistic and achievable.
  • Step 5: Financial goal setting
  • You need to be thinking about realistic goals you can be making this year.
  • There are many ways to make this goals such as an annual goal of profit or sales and also weekly or daily numbers.
  • It needs to be easily tracked so you can keep an eye on it over time.
  • P.S. Just a reminder – Thriver Circle membership opens next week! Start the year off with the Your Year to Thrive Program, as well as a ton of workshops instantly available… and the support of hundreds of makers committed to creating thriving businesses!


Download or Listen to This Episode

(You can also subscribe to the podcast and listen to this episode on iTunes + Stitcher – just search ‘Create & Thrive’.)

Thriver Circle Membership – and Access to Your Year to Thrive – is Open Now!


Hey Thriver,

It’s time to get the support and guidance you’ve been waiting for…


I’ve opened the doors of the Thriver Circle to new members for 48 hours only. 


I’m so excited to invite new members into our Circle! 

Our members are jewellers, ceramicists, knitters, artists, designers, paper-cutters – they span dozens of different media. There are Circle members from Australia, NZ, America, Canada, the UK, Europe, Singapore… we are a global community of passionate creatives who are focussed on making our passions into a thriving business – and we believe in supporting each other to reach our goals.


What do you get as a member of the Circle?


  • NEW! Exclusive access to the year-long Your Year to Thrive program for makers.
  • A private, positive community forum – with over 350 fellow creatives who are already there to help you and keep you accountable (and you get direct access to me, too). It’s a safe, supportive space to share your concerns, questions, and successes!
  • One exclusive workshop from me every month, covering topics like pricing, selling online, marketing, social media, photography, time management, finding your ideal customer… and more. Oh, and you can request workshops, too. These are not available anywhere else.
  • A monthly call with me, during which 2 members of the Circle get 30 minutes of one-on-one time with me in a Business Intensive + there is a Q&A session at the end.
  • Early notification + a member’s discount whenever I launch a course or program. 

These are just some of the benefits you get from being part of the Circle… you can find out all the details of these benefits and  more here.



If you want to join us in the Circle, don’t hesitate.

Membership is only open 4 times a year, for 48 hours at a time. This membership intake will close on Thursday the 14th of July, 10am Australian EST (convert to your timezone).

Membership is only $15 AUD per month, paid via paypal subscription. You can cancel any time – no lock-in contracts, no big up-front cost.

If you’re not already convinced that the Circle is for you… why not try it out for a month for the price of a good magazine and a cup of coffee and find out for sure?

My goal is for you to be learning what you need to in order to turn that small $15 a month investment in to hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars a month income from your business.

Let’s make it happen, together!


You can join us here, or find out more.


Jess xx

P.S. Leave a comment if you have any questions!

P.P.S. Please don’t hesitate if you want to join. I’m only holding the doors open for 48 hours, and your next chance to join is 3 months away…

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Win a 1 Year Membership to the Thriver Circle!


Next week, membership to the Thriver Circle opens.

Not only will you be able to join our wonderful community of makers… you will be signing up to start the brand-new year-long program, Your Year to Thrive!



To celebrate the launch of this new program, I’ve decided to give away one year-long membership to the Thriver Circle!

If you win, you’ll be part of our community for a whole year – long enough to complete the entire Your Year to Thrive Program.

This giveaway is open world-wide, and anyone can enter.

Once you log into the giveaway portal below, you’ll be able to gain multiple points towards winning by doing things like Pinning the giveaway image, subscribing to the C&T email updates (or, if you’re already a subscriber, getting points for that!), sharing a tweet, sharing the giveaway on Instagram, and more!

It’s super-easy, and the more ways you share, the more chance you have of winning.

And YES, this giveaway is open to current Thriver Circle members!

Enter below, and good luck!


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Where could your business be one year from now?


Have you thought about it?

I mean, really thought about it?

Where could your business be one year from now?

How much could it have grown?

How many pieces might you have sold?

How confident will you be about your branding, your ideal customer, and your website?

How much might your social media profile, your mailing list, and your traffic grow in a year?

How much closer will you be to achieving success – whatever that means to you?

Do you feel confident you know what you need to do, and when you need to do it, to grow your business in the direction you want to go?

Or is it all just crazy-overwhelming, and you end up getting stuck because you’re not sure what to do next?

I get it – I’ve been there.

And I want to help you break through the overwhelm. To knock down the fear barriers holding you back. To give you the map and be your guide on the path.

I’ve created a lot of guides and courses over the last few years, but none of them bring everything together.

I think it’s about time I changed that. For you.

So, I’ve created something epic that will help you not only figure all of the above out – it will help you make your goals and dreams a reality.


Introducing – Your Year to Thrive


I have created a year-long (yes, a whole year!) program to guide you on your handmade business journey.

It covers everything you need to do and know to start (or revitalise!) and grow your handmade business – from foundational vision and planning; through brand and product development; venue testing and selection; your online presence; your copy and photography; marketing; social media; time management & self care, and much, much more.

In this course I have pulled together everything I have learnt over the last 8 years – it covers everything you need to learn and do to make your business a success.

This program is also deliberately designed to fit into your busy life – with one lesson on one topic every week for a whole year, it is at a pace you can actually enact, and will help you to make informed, epic progress on building your business.

Say goodbye to wondering ‘am I missing something’? Or ‘am I doing this right’? Or even ‘is this even possible’?

Yes. It is possible. I did it, and so have many, many others. You can, too.

This is the course I wish existed during my first few years in business.


Your Year to Thrive will begin Monday July 18.


So, how can you take part?

(Spoiler, it’s WAY more affordable than you might think.)

Find out here.


Keep thriving,