Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills by Alex Mathers


Joining the Dots

“I know that people’s definitions of success vary. For me, success is about doing what makes me come alive.”

In a world of blogs, Etsy and social media, creative people have more avenues to express themselves than ever before. However, it can be hard to navigate these areas successfully. To be successful at using creative skills – to have people buy what you are creating – takes some thought, planning and work. Joining the Dots: The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills gives creative people 26 tips on how to practically make money off their creativity.

I was asked by the author to review The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills through my blog.As a writer, I am a creative person, so I thought the book would be both interesting and helpful. I was given a free copy in exchange for a fair review.

The A-Z Handbook for Making a Success of Your Creative Skills is a very practical book. There are colorful illustrations and each tip follows the alphabet and gives the reader a place to jot down notes after each tip. Even though the author follows the alphabet, the tips build upon each other. The first is to determine your audience so you know who would buy your creative products. Then, you create a brand. It ends with being zealous – as you should have complete buy-in to sell your creative skills and products.

I think this book would be great for anyone who is just starting out in a creative venture or just thinking about starting out. For those who have started using their creative skills to make money, this book is a good reminder of the basics and could offer insight in areas to improve. Sometimes we all need practical reminders on how to put our best foot forward in business.

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About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.

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