Should You Quit Your Day Job?
October 2014

Are you ready to focus on your artwork full time? This month, Carolyn Edlund offers some fantastic, practical advice on what you need to do to change your art from a weekend hobby to a life-long career.

Be sure to also take a look around your newsletter this month. We've added a new feature on the right column for our brand new Call for Artists page. We also have some info for you on our video contest!

Happy crafting!
Jackie
FNO Newsletter Editor


Should You Quit Your Day Job?

by Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark

Several people lately have asked my opinion of simply quitting their day jobs and going solo as an artist. I'm self-employed myself, and owned a studio for over twenty years, so I'm a big fan of the independence and satisfaction of being a business owner. But it's not for everyone.

It partly depends on your personality. Does facing a challenge, like coming up with next month's rent through sales of your work, energize and motivate you? Or does it throw you into sudden panic and possibly an anxiety attack? Only you can tell what your comfort level is here. But, you can overcome some of the stress by putting a plan into place that works on multiple levels to bring in the income you will need when you quit that day job.

Read more!


Calls for Artists!

We now offer a Call for Artists Email Blast & Special Web Page! Each week you can discover Calls for Artists and Calls for Entry in the FestivalNet "Calls for Artists & Event Updates/Additions Newsletter".

To sign up for our Weekly Call for Artists & Event Updates Newsletter, visit,Manage Your E-lists, in 'My account.'


Tell us why you love FestivalNet for a chance to Win $100 Smackers!

We are producing a new FestivalNet promo video and we want your help!

Create a video clip at your next festival and tell us why you Love FestivalNet.com. You might be featured in our promo video and you will have a chance to win cash and a free membership renewal! Our favorite submission will win $100, 2nd & 3rd place get $75 and $50. All top clips that make it into the promo video get a free renewal! Click here for more details and important guidelines: https://festivalnet.com/video_contest.html


What's New at FestivalNet??

Here at FestivalNet, we're always striving to reach new heights with our service, and to provide innovative new features for our members. We love spreading the news about our new features and the goals we've accomplished on our What's New at FNO? page.

So if you're ever wondering what we've been up to, and what new features you can check out in your account feel free to stop by and take a look!


Let Us Pay You!

We will pay you $5 for every new paid member you send our way. You can make money by simply telling others about FNO. Refer two friends, get $10, refer four, get $20... Take the cash or apply your earnings toward next year's renewal! We have tons of widgets to choose from on our new Affiliate page, and have made it easier than ever to use. You can also access this page in your account by clicking on My Account, then click on your listed affiliate number.

Word of mouth is the best form of advertising, and we'd like to thank you for spreading the word about FNO. You could be earning extra cash just by referring fellow vendors or festival participants to FNO.

Quick info about our affiliate program:

  • We pay $5 for each new pro member you send our way.
  • We pay quarterly via Paypal.
  • You may apply your affiliate credit towards next year's renewal.
  • Referrals can come in via word of mouth or through special tracking links you use in emails or online.
Be sure to hand people your business card or a custom FNO Affiliate Flyer when you refer them to be sure you get credit when they join as a Pro Member. If you want to learn more, go here - where you can print your own flyers to hand out.


Featured Festival

Mountain Mandarin Festival





FNO Giving Tree

Fight for the Future







Crafts Report

Crafts Report




FNO Advertising


Visit our newsletter archive for more helpful articles



Follow festivalnet on Twitter



Find Events
Select State/Prov.
Select Month
We're always looking for articles about working in the festival biz: tips, ideas, techniques, & resources. Send to: jackie@festivalnet.com and put "FNO Newsletter" in subject line.

Unsubscribe from this list.

Tell your friends about FNO

If you need your user name and password, email info@festivalnet.com for assistance. To ensure delivery of this newsletter, please add news@festivalnet.com to your email address book. Thank you!

Copyright (C) 2014 FESTIVAL NETWORK ONLINE All rights reserved.
Join our Free e-lists! FestivalNetCom
our terms: site - marketplace |  privacy policy |  contact us
© FestivalNet 2017
P.O. Box 18839 Asheville, NC 28814