The Maker's Playbook

Ep: 311 - Choosing NOT to Grow with Becca Otis

August 12, 2022 Rebecca Ickes Carra Season 3 Episode 58
Ep: 311 - Choosing NOT to Grow with Becca Otis
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The Maker's Playbook
Ep: 311 - Choosing NOT to Grow with Becca Otis
Aug 12, 2022 Season 3 Episode 58
Rebecca Ickes Carra

Is the thing you are dreaming of doing actually going to provide you with the life you are dreaming of having?  On today’s episode, I sit down with Becca Otis (yes, from Wheeltalk Podcast!) to dispel some of the myths behind a lot of goals we self-employed artists often set. Dream of owning your own studio & hosting classes, she’s done it. Dream of selling your work to make a living, she’s done it. Want big-name brands to contract you for elusive wholesale work? That’s how Becca actually started her business! And now… she’s intentionally working in someone else’s pottery business instead.

If you are looking to keep this conversation going and engage with other makers who are figuring out how to make a living from the things they make, you just might want to check out The Community - our online home for makers to have meaningful conversations in this very, very noisy world. Inside The Community, we have makers who have been self-employed for decades and those that have only recently taken the leap. There are makers who worked decades in other careers and are now beginning a 2nd act after retirement and returning to their passions. And, of course, there are plenty of side-hustlers, still just testing the waters. Makers are coming from all over the world to challenge our presumptions while also encouraging each other to keep striving forward. To learn more click here.


For full show notes, visit makersplaybook.com/podcast

Guest Details:
Becca Otis Instagram

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Show Notes

Is the thing you are dreaming of doing actually going to provide you with the life you are dreaming of having?  On today’s episode, I sit down with Becca Otis (yes, from Wheeltalk Podcast!) to dispel some of the myths behind a lot of goals we self-employed artists often set. Dream of owning your own studio & hosting classes, she’s done it. Dream of selling your work to make a living, she’s done it. Want big-name brands to contract you for elusive wholesale work? That’s how Becca actually started her business! And now… she’s intentionally working in someone else’s pottery business instead.

If you are looking to keep this conversation going and engage with other makers who are figuring out how to make a living from the things they make, you just might want to check out The Community - our online home for makers to have meaningful conversations in this very, very noisy world. Inside The Community, we have makers who have been self-employed for decades and those that have only recently taken the leap. There are makers who worked decades in other careers and are now beginning a 2nd act after retirement and returning to their passions. And, of course, there are plenty of side-hustlers, still just testing the waters. Makers are coming from all over the world to challenge our presumptions while also encouraging each other to keep striving forward. To learn more click here.


For full show notes, visit makersplaybook.com/podcast

Guest Details:
Becca Otis Instagram

Doors to the Maker's Photography Styling System are open now! Click here to learn more. 

Love this podcast? Support an episode! Click here to learn more.

Follow The Maker's Playbook on Instagram @themakersplaybook

Have questions about the show or want to say Hi? Email us at: podcast (at) makers-playbook (dot) com