Just a quick reminder to say that the 40% off offer ends tonight...Thanks to those who have joined us so far...! Here is the link to the online course to get 40% off THERE IS A BIG TAX UPDATE HOWEVER..... WHICH WILL BE EVEN MORE REASON TO ACT NOW IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT IT.... READ ON FOR EXPLANATION.... Something I have learned today, is the following... IF YOU LIVE IN THE EU, YOU WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL TAX ADDED TO YOUR PAYMENT..... This is NEW, and the first time it has been added to a sale of my courses, so I've spent the afternoon investigating why... It seems, in January 2015 a new tax was introduced on Digital Product sales in the EU. There has been a phased introduction on management of this. Teachable (the platform I use to manage my courses) started rolling out their automated management in the Autumn. They did an additional update across all users on 28th November... (That'll teach me to hit delete too soon!) I was unaware of this when putting my newsletter and course pricing out, so it was a complete surprise to me when I saw a UK course sign up e-mail this morning, with the additional tax amount added...! If I understand correctly, the amount added varies depending on which country you live in. In the UK, there is an additional 20% added to the course price... Nothing I can do about it. (In todays example, and additional £11.64 was added.) During December, I will honour the prices that I put out in my newsletter. £58.20 with 40% off code £72.75 with 25% off code I will automatically refund any additional tax amount so that you get the course for the price you were promised. If you miss todays 40% off code, I will also do the same with the 25% off which runs until 31st December. As of January 2017, I will have to adjust my wording to say that there may be additional taxes depending on the Country you live in. Will have to do some more research on that. So, if you've been thinking about learning some new encaustic wax skills from your own home... There will never be a better time to sign up than today...! Julie. x PS... Digital Product Taxes... Couldn't think of anything better I'd like to be investigating on a Sunday afternoon....! ;D
When I started this venture, it was a passionate hobby, which if I sold an odd card, or picture, I was utterly elated... My painting and drawing has lead me on a path, I never could have imagined two or three years ago. The self discovery has been phenomenal and there is no way back to where I was before. So, I suddenly find myself this year, with a studio, bills, and the abrupt realisation that I have to make this work, or face the reality of going back to 'office work' and that makes me shudder!
I have spent the summer putting a system in place, keeping track of what work is where, building this website, getting my important information off the back of scraps of paper and post it notes! Trying to put some form of structure in place. Whilst my creative side likes to work in utter chaos, I don't function well if my paperwork is everywhere, and it doesn't help with pricing when you can't remember what your costs were!
I am slowly getting things straight, it takes time, thought and overcoming the inevitable wrong turn here and there. The learning curve has been steep at times, but I see a path way ahead. Resisting the impulse to create is often futile, when I need to throw some wax around, or get my paints out, there is no stopping to finish the last details, that can wait.
So, with so many exciting possibilities lying ahead, it is time to see what part I will be of them. Everything is leading me in this direction, everything to the depth of my soul is screaming at me to try it and see what happens, time will tell if my instincts are right.