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Self-Made Artist Academy

Turn your art into a sustainable career using this step-by-step program to gain the business knowledge you need.

What if I told you it’s possible to make a sustainable living from your art? We’re talking all bills paid, having decent healthcare coverage, and some extra money for - dare I say it - new art supplies. (More art supplies is always a good idea, right?)

It’s time to invest in your future and fast-track yourself to feeling confident and able to make the money you need to live from your art.

I’ll teach you my exact method for creating various revenue streams, pricing like a pro so you can grow from aspiring to established with ease. 

I’m pulling back the curtain on my systems and processes that took me years of trial and error to master, so you can implement what works and uplevel your business in a fraction of the time.

It’s time to invest in your future and fast-track yourself to feeling confident and able to make the money you need to live from your art.

Before I tell you all about this life-changing program, let’s talk about who this is really for…

You’re an artist who can’t imagine a dreamier job than pursuing your art full-time. Your passion for your art has you ready to embrace the business know-how that’s standing between you and living your dream (and earning the additional income you deserve). No starving-artist mentality allowed here.

Maybe you’re a photographer or a painter or an illustrator or a sculptor or a dancer or a chef or a musician or an author or maybe even a graphic designer (like me!). If you are a motivated creative of any type, you’re in the right place.

Self-Made Artist Academy will give you the tools, inspiration, and support you need in your journey to a successful arts business.

By the end of this program, you will have:

  • Defined where you’re at now and where you’re going

  • Developed multiple streams of revenue that are unique to your craft and interests

  • Learned expert pricing strategies to earn your worth (plus tax)

  • Shifted your mindset to think bigger + identify new opportunities

  • Leveled up your professionalism, allowing you to confidently charge more

  • Created a personalized roadmap with clear next steps, making your success inevitable

What our clients have to say...

 

“Chelsie is charming, friendly, personable and makes you feel good about yourself. Working with her is the perfect thing for helping someone navigate their way through an unknown process for the first time. Her communication skills are exceptional. With Chelsie in your corner, you can’t fail.” - Kirk Perry, first-time author

“Chelsie was the perfect person to help build my brand and business, and I never could have imagined a better outcome, not to mention getting to work with an overall incredible person and phenomenal designer.” - Bailey, artist + owner of CandleTit, LLC

Hey there! If we haven’t met yet, I’m Chelsie - a business-savvy lettering artist, designer, educator, and your new go-to resource for all things arts business.

Since starting my business Lettering Works in 2016, I’ve created art products (like greeting cards and stickers), designed murals, worked on large-scale campaigns, taught lettering and branding workshops, and even self-published two books. My work is sold in local gift shops around Chicago and Peoria including the Field Museum, Chicago History Museum, Peoria International Airport, and Wrigleyville Sports.

Aside from a minor in Marketing, I had no business experience when I started. But I’ve learned so much throughout my five years operating Lettering Works and am ready to help you bypass the trial-and-error period I experienced (we’re talking going from earning under $15K in my first year to six-figures in 2019 and 2020) to accelerate your potential and success.

I totally get that owning your own business and pursuing art full-time can feel intimidating (society’s endless pressure on us creatives doesn’t help). Maybe you don’t feel like your work is good enough yet or that business will always be too overwhelming to master.

Owning your own arts business isn’t easy. That’s exactly why I’m here working so hard to get this precious business knowledge into your hands. I’m ready to guide you through each step so you can move forward confidently in the direction of your dreams.

The world needs more artists.

More artists who are compensated fairly. More artists who can advocate for themselves and others.

It is my mission to guide and inspire you to become the business-savvy creative I know you can be.

Enroll for a one-time payment of $497

Other Enrollment Options

3 Monthly Payments of

$175

Buy Now + Pay Monthly

Full access to the online course

A budget-friendly option with all the same access to content.

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One-Time Payment of

$797

Buy Now + Get an Extra Bonus

VIP: Full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

Extra Bonus: Lettering Works 2019 + 2020 in Review

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3 Monthly Payments of

$275

Buy Now + Pay Monthly

VIP: Full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

A budget-friendly option with all the same access to content.

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Explore What's Inside:
All 6 Self-Paced Training Modules outlined below come with videos, PDF guides, and worksheets

Module 01: Know Your Numbers

Knowing where you’re at currently is the first step to defining where you want to go next.

You’ll learn…

  • Best practices for tracking income and expenses
  • What a realistic goal for your next 12 months looks like

Module 02: Diversifying Your Income Streams

We’ll explore leveling up your product offerings so you’re on track to earn more money consistently to provide you greater freedom.

You’ll learn…

  • Different products and services to add to your business
  • Strategies for building passive income
  • The importance of defining your target market (and how to do it)

Module 03: Pricing Like a Pro

No more dancing around (or just straight up avoiding) the payment conversation. If you currently dread sharing the price of your work (either because you know you’re selling yourself short or fear no one will pay you at all), this module alone will be well worth your investment.

You’ll learn…

  • Common mistakes when pricing your work
  • ALL the things to consider to make sure you’re not losing out in the end
  • Which pricing method is right for you based on what you offer
  • How to define the perfect product mix
  • And a bonus dose of mindset work...because I believe you’re worth every penny and you can too!

Module 04: Developing Higher Value Offerings

Let’s push all the low ticket commissions to the side for a moment and talk about where the real money is at for your business.

You’ll learn…

  • Why it’s important to have higher value offers
  • How to craft your perfect high-ticket offer
  • What expectations differ in a premium or luxury market
  • Ways to add value to what you’re already doing
  • A hack to finding clients who value you more just the way you are

Module 05: Systems and Processes

If you want to make the big bucks with your art, you’re probably going to need the professional systems and processes to complement your work up. We’ll say goodbye to any signs of imposter syndrome by internally leveling up your business across the board.

You’ll learn…

  • How to manage your business properly
  • Effective strategies for sales and promotions
  • How to create a stellar customer experience
  • Ways to plan your business around your own creative process

Module 06: Roadmap to $100K

Spoiler alert: You can put any number in the blank “Roadmap to ____” but if you’re here, chances are you’re not afraid of dreaming big. Rest assured, the pressure is NOT on to make $100K in your first year (remember it took me three years to get there)

You’ll learn…

  • Some simple math that will change the way you approach business
  • How to build a roadmap for yourself
  • Goal setting techniques to define clear next steps for your career
Self-Made Artist Academy is already jam-packed with tons of valuable information. 
I’m including Three Exclusive Bonuses to Help You Generate Unstoppable Momentum in Your Arts Business...
Bonus 01: The Power of Passion Projects Training

Want to build a portfolio of projects you’re truly proud of that attract dream customers? In this virtual training, you’ll learn 5 results from passion projects you might not expect, how to design a project around your interests that can help shape the future of your business, and insights from the many passion projects I’ve personally used to grow Lettering Works.

Bonus 02: Are You on Brand? Authentically Branding Your Passion Training

Building a brand that is passion-driven and authentic is key to attracting customers aligned to your purpose. Your brand should evolve with you, and this training will highlight key branding concepts that you can come back to time and time again.

Bonus 03: Private Facebook Group

Ready to surround yourself with other motivated artists who are investing in themselves and their businesses? This group will allow you to ask any questions, find accountability partners, and feel extra supported in your journey through the program. I’ll be hanging out in the group to make sure you’re getting everything you need.

Enroll in Self-Made Artist Academy

One-Time Payment of

$497

Buy Now + Get an Extra Bonus

Full access to the online course

Extra Bonus: Lettering Works 2019 + 2020 in Review

Enroll Now

3 Monthly Payments of

$175

Buy Now + Pay Monthly

Full access to the online course

A budget-friendly option with all the same access to content.

Enroll Now

One-Time Payment of

$797

Buy Now + Get an Extra Bonus

VIP: Full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

Extra Bonus: Lettering Works 2019 + 2020 in Review

Enroll Now

3 Monthly Payments of

$275

Buy Now + Pay Monthly

VIP: Full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

A budget-friendly option with all the same access to content.

Enroll Now

Plus, You’ll be Backed by a Risk-Free 30-Day Guarantee

Self-Made Artist Academy will teach you my exact method for creating various revenue streams and pricing like a pro so you can grow from aspiring to established with ease.

Since I’ll be pulling back the curtain on my exact systems and processes that took me years of trial and error to master, I’m convinced this will provide the solutions to drive your business forward in a meaningful way.

If after the first 30 days you don't feel totally confident that this program will uplevel your arts business, simply reach out, show me you’ve put in the work, and I’ll refund your investment.

Here’s what you’re getting when you enroll today:

Self-Made Artist Academy - $2,100 Value

  • Bonus 1: The Power of Passion Projects Training - $297 Value
  • Bonus 2: Are You on Brand? Training - $297 Value
  • Bonus 3: Private Facebook Community - $197 Value

Total Value: $791

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $2,891

 

But when you enroll today, you’ll get access to everything for just:

One-Time Payment of

$497

Pay in Full + Save

OR

3 Monthly Payments of

$175

Enroll + Pay Monthly

Upgrade to VIP

You'll get full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

One-Time Payment of

$797

Pay in Full + Save

OR

3 Monthly Payments of

$275

Enroll + Pay Monthly

Questions about the course?

I’ve got you covered.

So are we a match?

You bring your unique style, motivation, passion, and a readiness to learn

I’ll bring 4.5+ years of business knowledge and teaching experience 

Together we’ll take you from aspiring to confidently established

Still thinking about it?

If you’ve made it this far, chances are you’re ready to make the jump and invest in yourself and your art. If you are ready to feel supported in a program that is sure to help you accelerate your success, this opportunity is for you.

I personally cannot wait to guide you and share what I’ve learned from my 4.5+ years in business to help you define and meet your goals quicker and easier than I did.

Owning my own business and pursuing my passion for art and design has transformed my life. 

I’ve experienced first hand what it feels like to truly love your job and career. If you are anything like me and are so very passionate about your craft, I want to help you feel the same.

Should you choose to accept my invitation, I personally guarantee that these six weeks will be one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself.

Your profitable, creative, freedom-filled arts business is waiting for you. I look forward to seeing you inside Self-Made Artist Academy where we’ll build your dream business together.

All my best,

Chelsie Tamms

 

Enroll in Self-Made Artist Academy

One-Time Payment of

$497

Buy Now + Get an Extra Bonus

Full access to the online course

Extra Bonus: Lettering Works 2019 + 2020 in Review

Enroll Now

3 Monthly Payments of

$175

Buy Now + Pay Monthly

Full access to the online course

A budget-friendly option with all the same access to content.

Enroll Now

One-Time Payment of

$797

Buy Now + Get an Extra Bonus

VIP: Full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

Extra Bonus: Lettering Works 2019 + 2020 in Review

Enroll Now

3 Monthly Payments of

$275

Buy Now + Pay Monthly

VIP: Full access to the online course PLUS one, hour-long individual coaching session with Chelsie Tamms

A budget-friendly option with all the same access to content.

Enroll Now