Roost Tribe Syllabus

2018 Content Schedule:

Download a printable version of the 2018 Content Schedule HERE.

JANUARY

Focus: Preparing for the Year

January 5th: Annual survey
January 12th: Why I feel called to teach
January 19th: Is your workflow working?
January 26th: Your Ultimate Resource Guide

FEBRUARY 

Focus: Identifying your Ideal Customer or Client

February 2nd: How to identify your ideal customer, industry or client
February 9th: Member success story
February 16th: How to reach and engage with your ideal customer or client
February 23rd: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

MARCH

Focus: E-mail Marketing

March 2nd: Why your email list is everything
March 9th: How to choose an email provider
March 16th: How to grow & increase engagement on your list
March 23rd: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials
March 30th: 5th Friday Focus Guest: TBA

APRIL

Focus: Instagram for your Brand

April 6th: Tools for success
April 13th: Brand consistency
April 20th: How to grow an authentic following
April 27th: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

MAY

Focus: Workflow + Time Management

May 4th: Finding the flow
May 11th: Why being busy doesn't equal successful
May 18th: How to use the Warp Tools in Ai
May 25th: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

JUNE

Focus: Copywriting

June 1st: Writing copy to increases engagement and/or sales
June 8th: Work life + motherhood
June 15th: Live Quilt Market Q&A with Tessie Fay
June 22nd: How to address your customer or client's concerns
June 29th: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

JULY

Focus: Shape up your Storefront

July 6th: Perfecting your product descriptions
July 13th: Guiding your customer through your store
July 20th: Shop photography 101
July 27th: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

AUGUST

Focus: Using Photography for your Brand

August 3rd: All about equipment
August 10th: Tips on shooting and style
August 17th: Post processing tutorial
August 24th: Member success story
August 31st: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

SEPTEMBER

Focus: How to Become a Successful Teacher

September 7th: Why you should consider teaching
September 14th: Teaching platforms
September 21st: Tips on creating content
September 28th: LIVE Q&A + Noteworthy Resources

OCTOBER

Focus: Creating Passive Income

October 5th: How my business changed when I began "selling with no ceiling"
October 12th: My favorite ways to create passive income
October 19th: Real numbers you can work with
October 26th: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

NOVEMBER

Focus: Creating your Signature Style

November 2nd: How to find inspiration
November 9th: Live Talk: Finding your Signature Style
November 16th: Member success stories
November 23rd: Holiday
November 30th: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials

DECEMBER

Focus: Year end review

December 7th: Setting goals for 2019
December 14th: Planning for your most successful year
December 21st: Noteworthy Resources + Tutorials
December 28th: Holiday


2017 Content Schedule

Download the printable version here!

MARCH - all about COLOR!

March 3: Monthly Challenge: Color an illustration or pattern 3 ways
March 10: Video Tutorial: Learn 3 different ways to color an illustration
March 17: Article: How to pick a color palette that WOWS
March 24: Going Live: 1st Quarter Q&A Session at 4:00pm EST
March 31: 5th Friday Focus with Surface Pattern Designer Jessica Swift on all things COLOR

* Q1 Trend Report Released

APRIL: Making a plan and staying motivated

April 7: Monthly Challenge: Mark your mission
April 14: Video Tutorial: How to make an inspirational quote art print or desktop wallpaper
April 21: Article: How to get started and stay motivated
April 28: To do: You checklist for entering the 'real world' as a designer

MAY: Getting started with an industry

May 5: Monthly Challenge: Choose an industry
May 12: Where to start - Fabric? Wallpaper? Stationery?
May 19: Video Tutorial: All about mock-ups - applying your patterns to products
May 26: Article: Stop feeling stuck, nourish your creativity, see your work flourish

* Q2 Trend Report Released

JUNE: Marketing 101

June 2: Monthly Challenge: Make a Marketing Plan
June 9: Article: 3 Marketing Strategies I use
June 16: Creative Business: How to make connections, collaborate and organize projects.
June 23: Going Live: 2nd Quarter Q&A Session at 4:00pm EST
June 30 - 5th Friday Focus with (my!) accountant Amy Northard

JULY: Leverage your own handwriting

July 7: Monthly Challenge: Share your handwriting
July 14: Video Tutorial: Vectorize your lettering for use online (optional iPad Pro tutorial)
July 21: Article: Staying focused +  Time Management Skills
July 28: Creative Business: 5 Books you can't afford to miss

AUGUST: Getting noticed and charging for your work

August 4: Monthly Challenge: Design an invitation (birthday, wedding, shower, etc)
August 11: Video Tutorial: Invitation layouts + choosing complimentary fonts
August 18: Article: How to get your work noticed in the industry.
August 25: Creative Business: Pricing your work - what to charge?

SEPTEMBER: Copyrights, Taxes, Invoices, Business, LLC/S-Corp

September 1: Q3 Trend Report + Monthly Challenge
September 8: Article: The business side of Surface Pattern Design
September 15: Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to make a professional invoice
September 22: Going Live: 3rd Quarter Q&A Session: Tuesday September 26th at 6:00pm EST
September 29 - 5th Friday Focus with Attorney for Creatives, Christina Scalera

OCTOBER: working with videos

October 6: Monthly Challenge: Make your own video tutorial
October 13: Article: Camera and Audio setup for videos
October 20: Video Tutorial: How to edit with iMovie
October 27: Creative Business: Providing value and income through videos

NOVEMBER: building a portfolio that WOWS

November 3: Monthly Challenge: Show your work, make a contact!
November 10: Video Tutorial: How to build a portfolio that WOWS
November 17: Article: A behind the scenes look at working with companies.
November 24: holiday

* Q4 Trend Report Released

DECEMBER: calendars and product photography

December 1: Monthly Challenge: Design a 2018 Calendar
December 8: Video Tutorial: Tips on working with calendars for print & web
December 15: Going live: 4th Quarter Q&A Session at 4:00pm EST
December 22: Article: Product photography + editing
December 29 - holiday

 

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