The Craftsman Creative


For creative entrepreneurs and business owners, The Society is a membership that gives you a blueprint to build and grow your creative business.

You Are Here πŸ“

It's Time To Cross The Threshold

You have enough information.You've read all of the books, taken the courses, and attended the conferences, yet still don't have the business that you want. More information is not the answer.It's time to shift your thinking and take action, and that's what the Society of Independent Creators helps you do.The Society combines events, workshops, coaching, content, and community all in one place.The goal is simple: support creators in building and growing their businesses so you can do your creative work full-time, allowing you to:β€’ Free up your time so that you can do more of the work you love
β€’ Create financial freedom that supports your creative work full-time
β€’ Choose the partners and clients you want to work with
β€’ Do the work that gives your life purpose and meaning

The Society


Once you join the Society, you receive a personalized blueprint to help you build and grow your creative business. We help you identify where you are, where you're going, and how to get there.We support the outcomes of building & growing your creative business through:β†’ Semi-Annual business growth events
β†’ Monthly members-only workshops
β†’ Monthly group-coaching calls
β†’ Weekly accountability check-ins
β†’ Daily content to inspire and shift your mindset
All of this is included in your membership to the society.The outcome: Build a resilient, profitable creative business that supports your work full-time by helping you shift from artist to business owner.

The framework

An Outcome-focused approach

Cal Newport, in his book So Good They Can't Ignore You, defined the Craftsman Mindset as "an outcome-focused approach to creative work."What this means is that you start with the end in mind, and work towards it each day.We've created a simple, five-part framework and give you a personalized blueprint to follow to make progress every day, and achieve the outcomes that matter most to you.We'll help you create a bespoke creative business that suits your needs, your lifestyle, and your desires.β†’ If you haven't been to one of our free workshops, you can join us for the next one here.

annual society events:

The Build Event:

β†’The Challenge

Build your Bespoke Creative Business in this two-week, six-session challenge.The Goal: A business with 10k email subscribers, and a full-time revenue (e.g. $10k per month)The first event took place in January, 2023, and the recordings of the event are available to all Society members as soon as you begin your membership.Included with the session recordings is a self-paced course with over a dozen supporting lessons with extra videos, resources, and action items to help you make progress every day.

The Grow Event:

β†—the summit

A three-day, workshop-style virtual summit to grow your business quickly.We take the work you've done and optimize and maximize the systems to get your outcomes faster.The first Summit will take place in Summer, 2023.

Get Your Personalized Blueprint

Coaching, Workshops, and more

The goal of the Society is to help you make progress every day toward the achievement of the outcomes you want.We do this through different types of coaching and content:β€’ Monthly workshops with industry leaders in different areas of your business
β€’ Monthly group coaching to help you with your specific constraints and struggles
β€’ Weekly accountability check-ins
β€’ Daily content to inspire and shift your mindset
β€’ A community of peers with industry experience to help support you on your journey


Each day there are new posts around topics like mindset, audience building and awareness, email systems, engagement, marketing, sales, product ecosystem, and optimizing your business.


Each week we tackle the obstacles that are holding back members from reaching their desired outcomes and do deep dives into individual businesses to help them get unstuck.


Each month we do a live video call check-in to help with accountability and progress, as well as monthly workshops to go deep into different areas of your business.

Thoughts from Society members:

Meet the founder

Daren Smith

I founded Craftsman Creative in 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic to help my artist and creator friends who were struggling to make ends meet.After 17 years of running creative businesses - including producing three feature films - I have a knack for strategy, systems, frameworks, and principles, and how to apply them to grow bespoke businesses that fit the needs of the creators behind them.I built the Society in 2022 to further support creators. I've built three six-figure businesses since the start of the pandemic, and work as an international film producer - I practice what I preach.I'm a 3X self-published author, and have experience growing businesses of all kinds - film production, music, YouTube, Podcasts, content, coaching, consulting, agencies, and now community.Whatever you need help with, I'm here to support you on your creative journey.


Annual Challenge Event Ticket$495
Annual Summit Event Ticket$495
Monthly Society-Only Workshops$1,548
Monthly Group Coaching$1,164
30-min Welcome Call$250
Personalized Blueprint$997
Daily Content Subscription$365
Craftsman Training Vault$795

Join the society:

Lifetime membership ($495)

Get access to everything in the community - the events, monthly workshops & group coaching, and the entire vault of recordings and courses for life.

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Thank you!

We're so excited to have you join us in the Society! Check your email for access and then dive into the community, introduce yourself, and check out the roadmap to get started!Everything is on the left sidebar once you log in.