Side Project Success | Chris Fredricks | Skillshare
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11 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Welcome

    • 2. Picking Your Side Project

    • 3. How I Got Started

    • 4. Stay Motivated

    • 5. Selling Online

    • 6. Selling at Markets

    • 7. Pricing Products

    • 8. Not a Lawyer

    • 9. Show Your Work

    • 10. Brand That Side Project

    • 11. Get Going!

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About This Class

This is the story about how I started an apparel line while working a 9 to 5 job. Grow Up Awesome started as a creative outlet and a way to design and print cool shirts for me and my family. Eight years later I sell at about twenty markets a year and my side project accounts for about 30% of my yearly income. 

It didn't really happen on purpose and I think there are a lot of people out there that could achieve the same success. I wanted to create a realistic guide about how I started and how you could do it to. As well as share some tips on how to avoid some of my mistakes.

Follow along and brainstorm what your side project could be. Want some tips or advice? Just post a question or project. I look forward to hearing your side project ideas.

Want to learn more about branding and telling your story? Checkout my "Brand First" series

1 / Find Your Focus

2 / Find Your Voice 

3 / Keep it Consistent

4 / Tell Your Brand Story





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Chris Fredricks

Brand Strategy and Design @ OPEN co.

Chris Fredricks is the founder of OPEN co. a design studio focused on building brands, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The studio is an incubator for brands we launch, a platform to educate entrepreneurs in our community and a design studio. Chris started OPEN co. after four years as the Graphic Designer for the sun care company Sun Bum. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Graphic Design at Grand Valley State University.

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