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Maker Fundamentals Course
Design market applications

Over 4 weeks join us for a series of online lessons, learning from industry experts and connection to like-minded peers in the Australian maker community.

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Uncle Phuncle Finders Keepers
Tired of not making it into design markets?
Are you a maker approaching the next level in your business by participating in design markets?

Hosting a stall at a market can be a key component in the long term success of your maker business. Are you ready to get the attention of event curators with a stellar application?

Discover our framework for success and join us on this friendly and informative 4 week course.

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Boost your chances of success!
Participating in a design market can put your maker business on the map, reaching more customers than ever before.

Let’s get your design market application in tip-top shape together.


Maker Fundamentals

Design Market Applications

We’ve compiled 10 years of research, experience and proven results into a 4-week online course, led by the expert mentors of Make Good Things Happen.

What's inside?
Module one
Getting ready

What type of markets are there?

What do I need to know before I choose a market? 

The essential elements for applying.

Reviewing the application criteria. Are you a brand match?

Answering the application questions clearly.

Effectively writing about yourself and what you do.

Choosing language that accurately reflects your brand.

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Module two
Making Smart Choices

Ensuring cohesion between your application text and your chosen images and video.

Choosing the best range of images to boost your application.

Planning a product release to coincide with an event for maximum effect.

Revision of your online presence for consistency.

The importance of a hero image in marketing and brand recognition when participating in markets.

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Module three
Expressing your Brand

Stall mock-ups and communicating your designs.

How to communicate your stall set-up without actual photos.

Showing your packaging design.

Demonstrating brand cohesion through signage.

Pricing display and shopping psychology.

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Module four
Keep Going

Checklist of key components to include in every market application.

Storage of data for applications.

Application time frames and not rushing the process.

Creating a content strategy for social media while curators are reviewing applications.

Handling acceptance into the markets, managing waitlists and appropriately dealing with rejection.

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Who is this Maker Fundamentals course for?
Course commences Monday 6th June 2022

Access all of the course content from start date.

Study at your own pace, and check-in with us each week to review your progress.

Small class sizes to maximise individual attention.

Market applications: our framework for success

Get the answers to these questions and more when you complete this course.

Plus expert mentors Angela and Renee are available to answer your questions during the LIVE Q&A sessions.

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Bonus content
Feel supported and empowered

In addition to all of the lessons and tutorials included as part of the Maker Fundamentals 4-week course, you will also receive the following bonus content!

Design Market Applications Finders Keepers
Hello, we’re your mentors!
Angela D'Alton and Renee Baker

We’ve been there! We’ve not only participated in many markets, from single day council run affairs to the multi-day events, but we’ve curated events ourselves.

Tap in to our experience! With over 15 years in this industry, we know what curators are looking for and we know how to make your application stand out.

We have maker-focused, straightforward and practical advice to share with you to enhance your chance of success.

Feeling jaded by rejection? Are you done with being waitlisted?

Make a worthwhile investment that will support your goals.

Finders Keepers Market Leeloo Stall Angela Dalton Renee Baker Make Good Things Happen Founders
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Still have some questions?

Contact us any time, we’re always happy to help.

You will enjoy 12 months of access to the entire course so that you can refer back to the information by logging in to Make Good Things Happen.

To provide this information to everyone in Australia, we are 100% online with all of our courses.  All videos, tutorials, quizzes and content will be hosted on makegoodthingshappen.com.au.  The only exception to that is the Classroom group which will be hosted on Facebook.com.

Handmade Canberra
Makers and Shakers
The Finders Keepers Markets
The Big Design Market
Bowerbird Design
Etsy Made Local
Olive Tree Market
Perth Makers Market
…or any market that requires an application!

Reviewing up-coming market applications dates in our Australian maker events calendar.

This course is capped at ten students, in order to be able to provide individual attention to all participants. 

The videos and activities will require approximately 1-2 hours per week, however it’s up to you how much time you spend with the course materials.

Your investment in this course is $129 inc. GST which includes 12 months of access to course materials, live Q&A sessions and bonus content.

All pre-recorded videos will be subtitled. Live sessions will not have subtitles, however, they will have auto-generated subtitles available for the replays.

The Q&A’s will be recorded and available to rewatch in your own time. If you have specific questions you’d like to ask, you will be able to submit those in advance via the classroom.

You will need a device that can connect to the Internet since all course materials are delivered online.

In order to participate in the classroom you will need a Facebook profile.

Whilst we have roughly a 90% success rate with our one on one design market application reviews, since ultimately the event curators decide whether you are successful or not in your application, we cannot provide any guarantee at all.

All Maker Fundamentals Courses are included in the Rosella membership.

If you are already a Wren or a Honeyeater member, you can upgraded your membership for access to Maker Fundamentals Courses.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click here to view membership options and prices.

This course is designed to instruct to a group of people with a common goal. If you would like individual attention and feedback, please book in for a Design Market Application Review with Renee.

Ready to craft an application the curators can’t ignore?

It’s time to enrol in our Maker Fundamentals Course: Design Market Applications and unlock:

All of this for a one-time payment of just $129

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MGTH acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, that of the Gadubanud people as well as the land of the Kuringgai people.

We pay our deepest respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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