Is enrollment open for a limited time or can I sign up for these classes whenever?
Enrollment is always open! We want it to be as accessible as possible, so it's there when you're ready for it :)
What kind of "creatives" is the course made for?
The principles for starting and running a successful business are fairly universal, so this course will be largely applicable to any kind of visual creative. We ourselves are brand, type and illustration designers, so our personal experience might sway more to that perspective. But past attendees have included photographers, videographers, illustrators, brand designers, digital designers, type designers, 3D designers and even a writer.
How long is this course and what downloads does it include?
This course features:
— 3 hours and 48 minutes of video lessons
— 8 modules with 55+ lessons
— 31 worksheets
— 5 free business templates
— 1 e-book
— and 1 Slack community
The worksheets are where we make the video lessons (which are more general business strategies) more personal and applicable for you and your business. You can login at any time and watch lessons when it works for you and your schedule.
I don't live in the USA, will this course still apply to me?
Most of the course will definitely still apply to you. "Setting up your business" and "Licenses and permits" are the only lessons tailored with information to US business practices, but we also give you advice on how to find the information for your own country.
Is this a monthly subscription?
In order to make the price more accessible, we offer monthly installments. But don't worry, THE SUBSCRIPTION IS NOT ONGOING. It's limited (5 payments), and will end as soon as the total amount of the course is paid.
The subscriptions are billed monthly on the same day that you initially purchased on. This happens automatically, and you don't need to do anything. So, if you purchased the subscription on the 16th, it should always charge you on the 16th of the month. If the date isn't in a specific month, the closest day will be used.
What business templates are included?
- Client Relations Management Template (Google Drive and Trello)
- Project Management Template (Google Drive and Trello)
- Discovery Deck Template (INDD, PowerPoint, and Keynote)
- Proof Deck Template (INDD, PowerPoint, and Keynote)
- Project Proposal Template (2 unique styles) (INDD, PowerPoint, and Keynote)
Do I use my login and password for the Hoodzpah store to login for the course?
Our course is hosted through Thinkific, which is a separate platform from our Hoodzpah shop. So you'll have to create a user profile specifically for this course to login. Your Hoodzpah store login wont work.
If I've already read "Freelance, and Business, and Stuff" the book, will I get much more out of the course?
The online course takes what's in the book and expands upon it, also bringing in a level of accountability and personal application in the form of: 3x the worksheets as are included in the book, 5 business templates (that we use with clients at Hoodzpah) for you to download, use, and make your own (A $200 value), and more conversational deep dives with anecdotes and specifics. On top of that, there is the incredible value of being a part of the FABAS Community slack channel where you can find accountability, ask questions specific to you, and get feedback from The Hoods and a slew of other FABAS students with unique perspectives and experiences. Think of the book as the textbook. If you read the textbook, you will get a ton out of it! But many prefer to have a teacher walk them through concepts, and that's what this online course offers through video and audio lectures.
Are Amy and Jennifer Hood actually active in the Slack community and available for questions?
Yes! If you ask a questions through the discussions tab or in the slack channel, we try to get back to you within 1-2 business days (standard 9–5 PT hours). We take weekends off and occasionally are un-available due to personal days or holidays.