Start making your Creative Goals!
You are probably thinking what do you mean Creative Goals ? How cool would it be to get the crafty products you LOVE free? Wouldn’t you LOVE to work with your favorite Craft manufactures? Being on a design team is an amazing experience and you can achieve this and more by setting yourself some Creative Goals!
First rule – you must LOVE the product! You cannot just apply to be on a design team because you want free goodies. It’s so important that for you to love what you are using. I’ve been on design teams where I like 1 certain product line they have. Do you know how many times I’ve sat at my desk with a box full of FREE crafty supplies and not have one ounce of creative juice flowing. Soon enough an hour will go by and I end up closing the box and pulling out my phone to scroll through Pinterest for some inspiration.
Design Team Benefits
So, what are some Craft Design Team Benefits is the big question here.
- Free Products
- Cash Compensation (usually $25-$100 per blog post)
- Exposure to a larger crowd
- Working with amazing Designers
- Publication Opportunity
- Trade-show experience
You will usually get all or a mixture of the company’s releases. Larger manufactures will pay you to post on the company blog which is usually once a month. You will also be offered publication opportunities which you are normally compensated for, as well. Some design teams will require you to send in projects for publications and trade show displays. Some companies will even offer for you to work a trade show and if you ever get the opportunity you should jump on it! I worked the CHA trade show for years for a variety of companies and it is so much fun to see the companies behind the scene. You also meet blogger friends and see new products — amazing experience!!!
Practice your crafting skills and teach yourself to stand out. You really want to be original. If everyone’s work and style was the same wouldn’t it be less inspiring — a little boring, even. So find your style make it unique so you stand out in a crowd.
That being said, I have a little worksheet for you to help you figure out your crafting goals and help you nail that dream design team you’re after! Print it out and keep it handy to refer to. It’s time for you to create and inspire and be successful with anything you decide to do.
Take a look at my Creative Resume – see what Design Teams I’ve been on!
What are some of your creative goals that you want to achieve? How are you going to go about to make those goals into reality!?
Download my FREE Creative Goals Worksheet and start planning!
Plan your Creative Goals with this worksheet!