taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

TODAY Only: Major treat for you, and your dreams

(photo credit: Viv McMaster)

For the last two years, I've hosted a ONE DAY ONLY sale for The Whole Shabang for a seriously discounted price. For both of those one day only sales, you guys went berserk scooping it up. I love a good, well received sale. So much that I've decided to make it a full-on, possibility-fueled tradition.

So, today, friends, is THE DAY.

Even better news? The Whole Shabang has been completely updated and redesigned with the latest and greatest. I am so proud of this book. So proud.

Let's make 2013 the year your creative biz will soar. Let's start with everything you could ever need to make that dream real. Let's simply begin, one small step at a time.

I WILL NOT be offering it at this price again this year. Today is the day. Get it while you can. You will not be disappointed and once downloaded, it's yours forever. 

Ever wonder....

: How to build a devoted following and online presence?
: How ultra-successful artists sell, price & package their work?
: How to create a visually stunning website + blog, without spending a lot of $$?
: How to effectively organize your time & energy, and deal with all the outrageous fears that pop up, when you “go public” with your heart’s work?
: How to get published, licensed, and accepted to art shows?
: How to diversify + expand your income with possibility-drenched revenue streams?
: How to stay engaged with your heart while managing the business side of creating a business?

You aren't alone. It took me half a decade of wondering & wandering (and very hard work) to find answers that worked for me. And now, I’ve bundled up my very-best resources & how-tos … for YOU.

ebook 4 puzzle FINAL

Flying Lessons: The Whole Shabang is a beautifully designed, highly interactive + functional e-book.

Did I mention it's 223 pages? Yes, yes it is. It's parts one, two, and three combined, which means it's packed with information, personal stories of what’s worked for me (and what hasn’t worked - lots of wisdom in those hard earned lessons), links, informative interviews with some of the most knowledgeable people I know, and resources that will save you boatloads of time and money in hours spent researching. And that's just the super short, skinny version. More meat (ahem, fat delicious details) below.

dragonfly 125“I cannot believe how much you have covered, the depth and quality of each lesson, and how many ‘tools’ I now have to enable me to soar! Thank you so much Kelly for your generosity, for gifting us with your wisdom.”

It's for anyone who wants to start, grow, or enliven their creative business with smart, soul-based growth strategies.

Whether you’re a beginner, or an accomplished crafter, coach, photographer, artist, writer, or anyone with a big message to share, this e-book will give you concrete information and and empowering inspiration to get you moving toward the direction of your soul-filling mission.

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dragonfly 125“I’ve taken many workshops and without a doubt your content has far surpassed any of them...you've helped me realize “What am I waiting for?” I’ve got a logo concept going, next is a website redesign and finally to get a blog going. I now know I can do it to. I feel ready. Thank you!”

The Details:

Top-notch design: Highly functional and interactive with internal links, external links, and a super loaded appendix dedicated to resources just for you! Once downloaded, this e-book is yours forever.

Blogging: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about how to create an effective, fulfilling, soul centered blog, including how to create, how to improve, and surefire ways to get more blog traffic.

Websites and social networking: The specific ins and outs of how to create, how to improve, and the secret ingredients to using them effectively.

Fear Wrangling: We all have them. In fact, being afraid of a big dream usually means it’s a dream worth pursuing. In Flying Lessons, we dive into effective strategies on facing our fears with the utmost care and intention.

Community: How to build long lasting creative allies inside a nurturing community that will have you counting your lucky stars, daily.

Marketing: Effective soul-based marketing strategies that will build traffic, buzz, + joyful momentum, including detailed information on how to use print media, newsletters, advertising, social networking, and more.

Selling Online: Specific strategies for successful selling on Etsy and other online marketplaces, including tried and true tips on how to get more traffic to your online shop, and effective ways of styling, photographing, and packaging your goods.

Selling Offline: Detailed information on how to sell your work at boutiques, and craft shows. You want to start wholesale accounts? I cover that, too.

Making Prints: I share all my secrets and how to’s, including scanning, printing, which paper to use, how to ship prints, etc. I share which mattes I use, which mailers I use, and more.

Press: Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to get good, solid press that will build your audience, build your credibility, and create effective, lasting momentum for your business.

Publishing: The ins and outs of how to get published, including in depth interviews with industry stars, Christen Olivarez (Editor-In-Chief of Stampington/Somerset Magazines) and Tonia Davenport (long time Acquisitions Editor for North Light books).

Licensing: In depth discussion on everything you need to know to get started, including finding manufacturers, attending licensing shows, + considering agents. Included is a revealing and informative interview with Ingrid Liss, Creative Director for DEMDACO. Also included are detailed interviews with three highly successful licensing artists who share what’s worked for them. I also share my own licensing story and everything I've learned along the way. This section is a big licensing round table, and there's a seat just for you.

Money (!): The skinny on how to diversify your income with several smart, often easy and soul-filling, income streams. I believe in inviting abundance into our lives. Consider yourself invited into the world of abundance, too.

Time management: Your super big, seemingly unreachable dreams? We'll break them down into doable steps and whip up a doable time management plan complete with breathing room and time to celebrate all the goal reaching that will be reached, often.

The Journey: The creative business journey is a unique one. We'll discuss ways to wholeheartedly and bravely embrace it, including recharging wearied souls, handling competition, burnout, as well as everyday ways to celebrate the journey.

Personal Stories: I share my best mistakes, my worst mistakes, my secret tips, and lots of personal and true stories about what it looks like to start, grow, and nurture a successful creative business. Kind of like we’re sitting together on a cozy couch, having some tea, sharing stories, side by side. Yes, just like that.


What is calling you? (Truly)
Because it's not just about building a web presence, marketing like a pro, and building a successful, sustainable income selling your goods. All of that matters, of course, but it's more about answering the little nudge of the whispers that have been calling you. It's about tapping into what is possible when you face the direction of those whispers and begin to create a more brave, full, inspired life. Flying Lessons will help you answer the call. Promise.

dragonfly 125“I describe it as my business bible. Not only is it filled with tips + tricks, but it's filled with heart + soul. It's as if you're sitting with an old friend who believes in you and gives you the courage to believe the same. Love it!"

Download it now. It's fast, easy, and oh so satisfying.
: Click the “buy now” button below. You will be redirected to Paypal to pay for the e-book.
: Once you’ve paid for it, an email will be immediately and automatically sent to your email address (the same one you used at Paypal) with a link to download the e-book/PDF (it’s about 26mb and will take less than a minute to download).
: I recommend reading it with Adobe Reader which is free to download.


Once downloaded, you will have it forever to refer to as your creative biz continues to grow and grow. Because of the nature of e-books (once you download it, it’s yours forever), all sales are final.

 Prefer to purchase it in smaller chunks? We've got you covered. Other e-books in the Flying Lessons Series include:




More love for the e-books:
“This content has been a catalyst in helping me to see exactly where I want to take my creative business. Before I felt like I was floundering around in uncertainty and fear. Now I really believe that I can make my artsy dreams a reality! You have given me the resources, tools, and knowledge to take my creative business to places I thought were only open to a chosen few.”

“This information is SO, SO helpful. I feel like I’m reading a letter from my biggest fan / supporter / friend / mentor – I can’t thank you enough.”

“The content totally exploded my mind and continues to push me into all new places…Kelly is generous beyond belief. I wish I’d “met” Kelly when I was a fledgling business woman and yet there were still volumes to learn from her rich content. What I have learned is helping me to prioritize my creative business and stay true to my creative spirit.”

“You’ve covered topics that I have long wondered about, but didn’t know how to do or where to go for answers. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.”

“This content has helped me with so many things, from mental clarity, to organizational skills, to technical details to reconnection with my spiritual path and growth… This was worth SO much more than what I paid in terms of the growth it inspired in me.”

“Flying Lessons was fantastic. You went above and beyond. I have taken many classes/workshops but not one of them could even come close to the information/content you shared.”

“I am in possibility heaven!”

“Kelly Rae, this is generous…. and I mean GENEROUS amount of info and insight you are showering upon me! Thank you!”

“I am blown away by all the work you have put into this Kelly. WAY BEYOND what I expected.”

“I am absolutely floored at the empowerment you are giving me Kelly. I dont think I have ever felt as confident as I do now.”

“This content has been beyond helpful. You’ve answered every single question that had been circling my brain for months, and now I feel so much better prepared to get my creative biz up and running. Thank you!”

“I have struggled so long on my own as an artist, succumbing to the fear over and over. Marketing, follow through, and consistency have been the biggest challenges. Now I feel as though I have a mentor, cheering me on and laying out the steps one by one. There’s only one direction to go from here!! Thank you Kelly Rae for your generosity of spirit!”

“Holy Moly, Kelly! Thank you for being so generous and thorough in everything you are covering! I’ve taken several e-courses and read many e-books, but this is by far the most practical and actually makes me feel like I can do it. Awesome.”

“I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful content and the fact that it was not just informative, but that you, yourself, Kelly Rae, came shining through, making it all so personal. This is the most amazing, WORTH IT content I have ever read.”

“Holy Camoly. Where in the world could we find all this info in such a short time, from someone who KNOWS? It would have taken me a LIFETIME…thank you so much Kelly Rae!”


CanvasPics {Interior HeART still life} said...

Did it! even though I was in your first "flying" class, seems like forever ago ;)

rebecca woodward said...

WoW! What a resource and inspiration this ebook is - I have absolutely no regrets that I purchased your book! Thank you for allowing me a new adventure!
rebecca - justgiddy

Andrea A said...

Hey hun, I bought this wonderful book in the previous sale & was just wondering what the new updates are, if it is possible to purchase only the updates? Thank you!

Ilene Price Design said...

I bought this at the end of the e-course and love it, but could not view it on my iPad or iPhone because it wasn't created in IOS format. I would consider purchasing it again if I can have it on the go. Is this one created the same or is it compatible with mobile devices in its PDF form? Thanks...

kelly rae said...

Illene, YES, you can read it on the ipad. You just need to download it to your itunes on your computer, then sync you ipad and then it will show up in your reader on your ipad (ibooks, etc)

Herma Starreveld said...

Hello Kelly,

Thank you for the offer. I buy your e-book today. It was right on time!
Yesterday evening (Dutch time) I was talking to my husband about how difficult it is for me to start a blog.
It is a wonderful book, I love the lay-out and links.
Thank you!!!

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Debbie said...

I DID IT!! I have eyed this course for some time and was just never able to make the investment. This sale came at the perfect time!!
I am so excited to download it and cannot wait to use it to enhance and grow my business!
Thank you for your generosity!!

lizzysapronstrings.com said...

I too just downloaded it....I couldn't wait!! : ) If anyone wants to answer my "sync" questions that would be great, buy while I wait I am going to enjoy it on my desktop!!! : )
Thanks Kelly!! You feel like a trusted friend!! I can't wait to dig in!! : )

lizzysapronstrings.com said...

And...my sync question was....How do you download it to your iTunes? : ) Sorry about all the deleted posts!!

findyourdivine.com said...

So very, very excited to dig into this beautiful book. Your sale came just one week after I launched my website, and I know it will fuel my creativity. Divine timing. Yeah!

Deb Reynolds said...

curious also about the iTunes download. I did download and didn't see an iT option. Suggestions? tx.

Heather Carson said...

Yeah! I did your E-Course 3 years ago and LOVED it! Excited to re-visit it!

kelly rae said...

Hi guys, on iTunes on the left hand sidebar you will see a folder for BOOKS. Add the ebook to that section/folder on your iTunes. Then, sync your iPhone or iPad and the ebook will be readable in your ibook app.

lensdancing said...

I wish you continued success dear Kelly .... you deserve every morsel of love and gratitude shown you.

I am so bummed right now. I didn't have a chance to read your email about the book offer on Thursday until today ... and now I've missed it! Just as well, I didn't have the money. I so wish it was still offered at that price because I'd go for it now in a heart beat. That is not to say the value isn't worthy of the normal price ... no no, it is very much worth every penny. It's me ... just haven't had the funds to buy what I need when I need it. Frustrating.

I need to get my business tuned up ... started over, well, started because it really hasn't yet. Too much life got in the way of my dreams taking flight. I need to Fly, so I will add this to my journal of Have to Haves ... which is quite long =0)
When I save up enough, it's getting added to my virtual bookshelf!

IN the meantime know that I am inspired by your charm and positive attitude and I do see my dreams taking shape because I am a Possibilitarian too!

I can't wait to actually own your book so I can ... soar!

So much love ... xo
Joy - The Lensdancer

Rosa Wong said...

I am drawn to take your 4 part course but could u pls tell me if u'll be teaching the nuts and bolts of social media marketing as I really need to make myself visible! Thanks, Rosa

Rosa Wong said...

Kelly, I need to confirm with u if u actually guide me through on social media marketing as I want to get my biz off the ground and being technology-phobic doesn't help. I have paid for a similar e-course with
Kimberley Wilson and it was a complete waste of money as I learned nothing from it.

Btw, when is the deadline of enrolment?


Kate said...

I just wanted to tell you thank you for this. I finished reading it thru in under 2 days of off and on reading while sitting in hospital waiting rooms with my MIL and now I am going back and re-reading and taking more notes from each section. It is has been the best investment that I could have ever made in my business. It was well written and very informative. thanks again so much.

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