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Q & Cake #7

August 12, 2019

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In today’s Q & Cake (our own fancy version of Q & A) Elisabeth and Cami discuss several questions from listeners about one-on-one lessons, utilizing pre-orders in your biz, what to do when you don’t have time for your client’s day-of details, outsourcing printing, and our favorite social media platform. These are questions from fellow artists, calligraphers, designers, stationers, etc. that will hopefully help you in your own biz journey as a creativepreneur!

  • I was wondering if you have experience in giving one on one calligraphy lessons/tutorship, what you would charge per hour and if you would have any tips in this regard? – Linnae B

  • Have either of you tried using a pre-order system? As a small business, having a bunch of stocked items is not really spatially or financially viable, especially if I don’t know whether the items will sell or not! I’m considering offering my items on a pre-sale basis, but I was wondering if you know of pros and cons to this model? – Alyssa W

  • My question: What do you do, when you have worked with a bride in the past on their invitation suite & they come back to you further down the line asking for on the day details – you would love to help but they have given you three weeks notice and you can’t squeeze them in. They then email you to ask for your high res artwork files of their venue illustration and map illustrations you did, so they can then go somewhere else to get them printed? I am hesitant to send these. Am I being mean and spoiling someone’s wedding day if I don’t? – Natasha

  • How much and what suites and envelopes to do print at home and how much do you outsource to other printers ie gold foil, letter press etc? Thanks and I love your podcast and insta stories – Jen T

  • If you had to choose to focus on one social media platform, which would you choose—particularly if you feel like you missed the instagram boat and are struggling to get followers and visibility on the platform. Is pinterest where it’s at for a visually centered industry like stationery -Cory S

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