The New

Mentorsmith Club

monthly business training

for artists & makers

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3-Day ‘Get GDPR Compliant’ Challenge

GDPR

That 4-Letter Word I’d Like To Shove Up It’s Own A$$ lol

Starting on Monday 21st May

Join My New Monthly Mentorsmith Club

AND let’s kickstart it with a 3-day gdpr mega challenge to help you on your way to becoming gdpr compliant:

For 3 Days I Will Do a LIVE Training Video Call and walk you through how to set up and complete the following:

✦ Day 1: Your Privacy & Cookie policy

  • Yes you need to get a new GDPR compliant privacy policy in place so lets get one.
  • I can show you where to get a FREE one or how to buy a lawyer-written one
  • We’ll talk about how to customise it for YOUR business and how to update it as you understand what YOU need in it.

✦ Day 2: Your Personal Data Inventory

  • This is probably the most IMPORTANT aspect of becoming GDPR compliant but one many people are forgetting about or are unsure of.
  • Lets think about all the data you are collecting – what are you collecting, why are you collecting it, whats the legal ground for processing it, how are you keeping it and for how long.
  • Lets start to get this organised so that you have a record for YOUR business!
  • PS the answers to this will inform both your Privacy Policy AND your email list so its a really vital step in the process.

✦ Day 3: Sorting Out Your Email List

  • Yes this is a hot topic – do you need to get re-consent for your entire list so that you can send them any more emails, are you going to loose people from your list, what do you write, what do they need to know?
  • Lets look at this in a straight forward and easy way, re-sort our lists and send out the only TWO important emails you actually need!

So if you can get a new privacy policy in place, a data inventory list and sort out your emails all by the dreaded 25th May, you will be well on your way to becoming gdpr compliant – YIPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Then for the rest of May & June in the Mentorsmith Club we can look in more detail at:

  • Whats Really Required For Micro Businesses – lets look at ‘the actual’ guidance thats being given to us direct from the ICO.
  • That data list – lets keep building it.
  • Lets make your opt-ins on your website grpr-compliant and think about the wording you now need to use.
  • Lets look at actually nuturing that new email list – lol, no point having a list if you don’t actually send any emails to them!!!

How can I Help?

I can help you actually ‘get this stuff’ done!

I’ve now had to do it 3 times in 3 different ways for my jewellery business, my coaching business AND my sepsis survivors business! I had a massive freak-out when I first started the process as I was totally overwhelmed by what seemed to be a mammoth task!

BUT, I’ve done all the hard work and now I want to share what I’ve learnt with you because really we all want to get on with making our art!

So join me and lets get this party started!

Ok and now a few disclaimers:
  • I cannot ‘make you’ GDPR compliant – you will have to do some of the hard work yourself.
  • I am NOT a lawyer and I am NOT giving legal advice. I am sharing my own opinions, findings and research for information purposes only so that I can guide you through the process. Should you require legal advice on this matter then please speak to a lawyer.

Its Easy To JOIN

The Mentorsmith Club

The GDPR Challenge & Training is included as part of May / June Membership. (And available for as long as you remain a member!)

Pay Month-By-Month, No Contract

Pay in £, €, USA or CAD $

Hey there! I’m Sarah McAleer and I’m a Goldsmith & Artist just like YOU!

I’ve been making jewellery for over 25 years now and mentoring artists & makers for around 17 of those! Yup! That’s a bit scary!!!

Throughout the years I’ve made everything from truly challenging exhibition work, through to commercial production lines and collections, but I’m best know for high-end bespoke client commission pieces.

Years ago, I spent 7 years writing a PhD in jewellery history (but that’s another story)!

I’ve set up a studio more then 10 times, run a demanding contemporary jewellery gallery, taught and lectured, trained my own interns and staff, lived in 9 different cities/towns & moved myself and my family to the other side of the world and back!!!

Everything I’ve done in my life has been a amazing creative adventure and I’ve met some fabulous people and absorbed a wealth of knowledge.Then at the end of 2016 I nearly died of Sepsis and that pretty much changed EVERYTHING! I had to re-invent how I worked and my entire thought process! I had to Adapt To Survive – literally!!

One of the BIGGEST things I’ve learnt along the way is how to turn ‘my art’ into a business and I’ve built a following of loyal clients who have stayed with me for years. In fact they’ve followed me around the world for that matter and stood by me during my recovery!

…and I want to share my secrets with YOU!

I’m on a mission to dispel the MYTH of the poor struggling artist, designer and maker!

YES! I believe we should be paid for our ‘art’!!!

You can turn YOUR creative talents into an art ‘business’ that YOU love AND make money without feeling like you’ve ‘sold out’!!!

Get Monthly Support

All Geared Towards Helping Artists & Makers To Run Their Business AND Make Money

Membership Of The Mentorsmith Club Includes:

✦ Topic Of The Month 

  • May / June is going to have to be all about GDPR & Growing / Sorting Out  Your Email List.
  • July is all about what to write in those emails like you newsletters, welcome series and abandon cart sequences.

✦ 1 Weekly LIVE Training Each Week

  • Once a week there will be a live call focused around the monthly topic and will typically last for an hour.
  • They’ll be done mainly via a Zoom video call so I can talk to you and share my screen.
  • AND you get to talk to me and ask any questions about the training which you can either send in beforehand or ask me live on the call.
  • All trainings will be recorded and later loaded up into the membership site for you to view anytime you like.

✦ Weekly Information Posts & Articles

  • Each week there will be a variety of informative posts and articles again based around our monthly topic.
  • These will be posted into the facebook group first and then uploaded into the membership site to form a library and resource.

✦ Monthly Ask Me Anything (Come To M.A.M.A. lol!)

  • Once a month there will be a live call where I’m available for you to ask me any questions relating to any aspect of your business that you need help with.
  • If there aren’t many questions I’ll talk for an hour on a chosen topic – lol, I can talk for hours on many things!
  • Again these will be recorded and loaded into the membership site.

✦ Guest Speakers

  • Once a month I’ll bring in a guest speaker – either a coach to do a training or another artist or maker to share their story with us.

✦ A private Facebook group – so you can have a conversation and ask questions with other artists & makers.

and…

✦ Me! – Yup, I am here to hold your hand and help answer all your questions!

Pay Monthly In A Number of Currencies

£, €, USA $ or CAD $

Pay in €

30/month
  • Recurring monthly fee in EURO 
  • Pay easily via paypal (you dont need a paypal account)
  • Automatically gain access to my Get-Mentored Members Area
  • You’ll be sent a request to join the private Mentorsmith Club Members Only Facebook Group
  • The GDPR Challenge & Training is included as part of May / June Membership. (And available for as long as you remain a member!)
  • Get access to ALL MONTHLY trainings and resources of the Mentorsmith Club for as long as you are a member
  • AND get ALL FREE trainings and downloads in my GET-MENTORED MEMBERS AREA as they become available
  • Theres NO CONTRACT, its a month-by-month recurring fee which you can cancel at any time. If cancelled, you will be billed for the remainder of the month you paid for and have members access during this time. 

Pay in $ CAD

$CAD45/month
  • Recurring monthly fee in Canadian $
  • Pay easily via paypal (you dont need a paypal account)
  • Automatically gain access to my Get-Mentored Members Area
  • You’ll be sent a request to join the private Mentorsmith Club Members Only Facebook Group
  • The GDPR Challenge & Training is included as part of May / June Membership. (And available for as long as you remain a member!)
  • Get access to ALL MONTHLY trainings and resources of the Mentorsmith Club for as long as you are a member
  • AND get ALL FREE trainings and downloads in my GET-MENTORED MEMBERS AREA as they become available
  • Theres NO CONTRACT, its a month-by-month recurring fee which you can cancel at any time. If cancelled, you will be billed for the remainder of the month you paid for and have members access during this time. 

✦ PS. There’s NO contract, just a month by month fee – and you can pay in UK Pounds, EURO’s, USA or Canadian Dollars by choosing one of the options above!

What If’s, Why’s & Buts…

What if I don't have a business yet or i've just started?

✦ No problem, this club is still PERFECT for you!

✦ You can ask all sorts of questions about how to start your business, run your ideas past us and learn from our mistakes!

✦ We’ll help you work out what to do first, work through your plans and warn you of any pitfalls – lol, because believe me I’ve been there!

✦ Its also a supportive community AND I want YOU to SUCCEED!!!

Why Would I Pay For this when you have a free facebook group?

✦ Great question! Well here’s the thing – yes in my FREE facebook group (called Get Mentored) I give away lots of tasty tips and advice based around our monthly topic AND I’m always up for helping you out and answering questions – BUT I don’t do trainings.

✦ So in this club you get regular weekly video trainings – these might be ‘how to’s’ or discussion about a particular topic and issue – AND these will  be live so that you can ask questions and get answers in real time.

✦ PLUS, all the trainings and documents will be available for your  access only via the membership site.

✦ So win win – you get EXCLUSIVE ‘stuff’ just for Club-ees!!

What if I have a stupid question to ask?

✦ lol – totally great – ask away! You know throughout my career I was always the loud mouth who asked the ‘stupid questions’.

✦ But really no question is stupid and if you need an answer to it then believe me so do others!

✦ Never be afraid to ask about what you need help with!

What if I get stuck?

✦ No problemo! We have a private facebook group dedicated to this club where you can ask questions of me and your fellow club-ees.

✦ PLUS, I’m here to help you – I want YOU to SUCCEED!

But What If I Don't Like It!

✦ I will work really hard to make sure that thats not the case by providing you with kick-a$$ content.

✦ But you know, sh*t happens so no worries you can cancel your membership anytime.

✦ You will still be billed for the month and have access to the membership site for that period. After your membership is cancelled you will no longer have access to the content – but you can sign up again at any time!

 

Creative Business Advice For Artists & Makers By An Artist Maker