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1 to 1 Coaching

Let me help you take your hobby and turn it into a sustainable, profitable and growing business

Book Here - £25 per month

Does this sound familiar?

  • I'm struggling to turn my hobby into a business and I have no-one who understands what I'm trying to do!
  • I've been wanting to grow my business to replace my day job for so long!
  • I have ideas on how to grow my business, but I'm not sure what to try next!
  • I've relaunched to grow my sales, but it's flopped!

Soul destroying right? I hear you.

I know how overwhelming and isolating running a small business can be... I've been there!

Let me break that cycle of frustration and upset and work with you on what's holding you back, so that you can create goals that help you reach your ideal success.


Meet Caroline one of my 1-2-1 coaching clients

Caroline has seen growth from £8k turnover per year to £24k, in the year we have been working together!


"Sara Millis is a great mentor. She is encouraging, clear thinking and helps me focus on the key issues to develop my business. A monthly mentor session with her has made a huge difference to my yarn business already this year. I can thoroughly recommend her help."

- Caroline from Gorgeous Yarns

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I want you to take a moment and imagine a world where you could...

Dramatically grow your following - Constantly draw in new customers who simply can't live without more of what you make.

Authentically stand out from the crowd - Grow your business in-line with the core values of the brand you want to build.

Continually grow your income in an organic way that’s totally based on your lifestyle - Build income streams that are easy to implement alongside your handmade products and don't take extra time away from your core business.

Have extra hours in your day so that you get to enjoy life away from your business - Learn how to create systems that help you automate your workflow and generate more profit.

Feel confident in your choice - No more second guessing yourself, or listening to those who think you should get a 'real' job! What is that anyway?!

Turn your business into a career - You’ve achieved what most people aren’t willing to do: start your own successful business by leveraging your new audience and potential.

Yes. It's totally possible!

 

Hi,

My name is Sara and I have 11 years of experience in selling handmade products online and at shows; turning a £100 investment into almost 7 figures of turnover. I eventually sold my craft business to take My Indie Life Blog full-time. Now I help others follow in my footsteps and turn their hobby into a sustainable business, through my books, courses and coaching plans.

Since starting My Indie Life Blog I have helped hundreds of small businesses with my free and paid-for services.

What Is My Indie Life Blog?

In 2017 the creative market saw a boom in start-ups, but the unfortunate reality is that most will fail before the start of 2018. Why? Because many of them do not understand that building a solid business foundation and strategy for growth, should be the underpinning of their launch plan.

My Indie Life Blog was founded by Sara Millis to help creative entrepreneurs find answers to those basic business questions that elude them, so that they can build strategic foundations to achieve the success their talent deserves.

Check out a recent Facebook Live where some of my clients chat to us!

"I’ve been doing 1-2-1 coaching with Sara since Feb, there's so much I hadn't considered when starting my own business, especially the marketing and social media side of things!

Sara takes her time to go over it step by step, explaining along the way; why you are doing it and why it's helpful for your business."

- Kirsty, Madder About Wool

"Now you have finished the [LIVE] session ... I will add a comment ... The private coaching I have had from you in the last 12 months has been invaluable... The coaching has been very personal to my business and the direction in which it needs to go and help has always been available whenever needed - not just a quick email but a very considered and, where required, a reply backed up by research and examples.

To anyone thinking of taking up the coaching ... it is highly recommended by me ... at least try the free session and see what you think ... Sara is well worth the effort (and the cost)"

- Heather, Wivey Weaver - Yarn Alchemy

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How does coaching work?

Coaching varies from person to person, business to business and so I tailor my guidance dependent on several factors we discuss in our first session. This being said I like to start our work with a plan of action;

  • Session 1 - getting to know you and your business and what your biggest struggles are.
  • Session 2 - working on a map of our journey together. Mapping out your goals.
  • Session 3 - working on time blocking and workflow, so you have time to work on your business goals each week.
  • Session 4+ - starting your first growth project

I work in this way because I believe that to add value to your learning and business we need to first take a step back, tighten up our foundations and then start moving ahead on a path to success.

Each month of coaching you get;

  • a 30 minute strategy session, which includes tutorials
  • email support when you need it!


What qualifies you to coach me?

Before running my own craft business I was a Fashion and Textile Designer working for British Fashion Designers. It was my role to design, sample and oversee production of their collections. This taught me a number of aspects pertinent to a larger business, from; customer and competitor research, branding, designing ranges that sold (including range planning), sales techniques/marketing, production management and quality control.

Moving on to my own handmade craft business I learnt a lot more about on-line vs in person sales, social media, marketing, passive vs non passive revenue building, audience building, finances, web design, customer service, systems, strategy and mindset.

I believe that my experience gives me a good gut-instinct and plenty of real-life situations to draw from.

My aim is to coach in a way that is clear, focused and motivating, so that you feel MOTIVATED + CONFIDENT + SUCCESSFUL.

"I’ve just started some coaching with Sara, and am finding my motivation and focus has improved dramatically, and that’s just after the first session!"

— Natalie of Knatters Knits

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You have two choices at this point...

You can carry on making the same mistakes leading to slow sales and small profit... and if so why not go get an office job just like everyone has been telling you.

Or you can change the game... You can build ground up the dream business you want!

Which is it going to be?

Who is 1-2-1 coaching for?

* You have an idea for a craft business you want to build from the ground up
* Or you have a craft business that is in need of taking to the next level
* You are ready to invest in your self and your business
* You are ready to spend the time working hard to get the results you desire
* You want to grow your business and make a sustainable living
* You are going to commit to change

1-2-1 is not for you if;

* You are looking for a quick way to make money - honestly if you are looking for a pay cheque out of the gate, you should probably work for someone else!
* You want a quick fix - I promise you there is no such thing!
* You are not consistent - results fade fast without consistent effort!
* You don't show up - I can only go so far to keep you motivated and you can only learn the lessons given if you are motivated to do so!

Frequently Asked Questions


How do Sessions Work?
I run coaching sessions between 9:30-12pm Monday to Friday. Each call lasts approx. 30 minutes. I use Zoom, Skype, or Facebook video/voice call services, so you don't need invest in anything. You will need to enable your speakers, microphone and webcam (if you choose to) on your desktop, laptop or smart device to receive the call. It's very easy to use and I can talk you through it. Missed or late call attendance: Please notify me at least 24 hours before a meeting if you need to change your call day/time. I will wait no longer than 10 minutes for attendees to join the meeting. If after that time the attendee is still missing I will end the call. This action will not result in a refund or a reschedule to you, as it will cover my time. So make sure you set any alarms you need to, to attend on time.
When does coaching start and finish?
Depending on your subscription plan you will be required to take your sessions in; - Month to Month Plan = 1 session within each 30 day period - Annual Plan - 12 sessions within each 12 month period
What if I’m a brand new business... is coaching for me?
I am more than happy to start coaching from the grass roots so that you have everything in place to start off the right way.
How long before I can expect results?
Meaningful results in your business take time, there is no way to avoid that and as each client will have a different business model and practices it is impossible for me to give exact time frames. I do however, give advice based on my expertise from past experience. Your business results will depend heavily on your own decision-making, work-ethic and accuracy of customer understanding. You ultimately are responsible for the path of your business and I am not liable for decisions you make to follow or ignore any advice given.
Refunds and Subscription Cancellations
You can cancel your subscription at anytime, however no refunds will be made on 1-2-1 sessions already undertaken. There is a 15 day cancellation period if you would like a refund and haven't yet taken your first session, otherwise you will be required to take the sessions as booked and paid for. So; - Month to Month Plan - 1 session in the 30 day period from your enrolment date - Annual Plan - 12 sessions from your enrolment date No partial refunds are available on the Month to Month plan, however the Annual plan does allow for a partial refund if you have 6 or less sessions left.
Why do I have to pay VAT?
V.A.T. or Value Added Tax is only applicable in certain countries, so if your country does not charge you VAT on your purchases you will not be charged this at the checkout. VAT is only charged at the rate applied to you by your country under the recently introduced digital transaction laws of 2016. Any funds received as VAT will be surrendered to your country's government during the same tax year.
Confidentiality, Honesty and Transparency
Everything you and I share in our sessions, or via email is strictly confidential. I make notes after each session and this is stored on my secure hard drive. I require full and honest disclosure about your business during each session in order to build an accurate picture of your current practices, so that I can help you plan a path to success. In return I am fully honest and transparent about my guidance and expertise.
What if I have questions in between sessions?
I am available via email if you have questions, or queries in between each session.
Disclaimer
I am an independent consultant and as your coach I can make no guarantees on results gained from your business decisions and as such I am not liable for any results you may or may not achieve. Craft business coaching sessions are not therapy or counselling, so whilst our business talk may move into areas of personal mindset I cannot provide you with personal therapy, counselling, medical advice or coaching.

Still undecided?

Book a free 30 minute discovery call

Please note that no business advice will be given during these sessions, the discovery call is purely to talk about taking on coaching sessions and how they work.

Contact me here to book your call!