106 – How to Succeed As An Etch-A-Sketch Artist, with George Vlosich and Greg Vlosich

george-vlosich-greg-vlosichWe’re all familiar with Etch-A-Sketch but have you ever heard of someone creating works of art with it? The Vlosich brothers, George and Greg, grew up using Etch-A-Sketch to improve their artistic abilities.

George and Greg were raised on art and sports by their dad. As the brothers grew up they honed their art skills by drawing lifelike Etch-A-Sketches of their favorite athletes and sports stars! Their parents encouraged them to continue and eventually the brothers launched their own web site GV Art + Design.

On this episode of How Did You Get Into That? The Vlosich brothers share their unique perspective on what it takes to make a living from a hobby and how you can do the same with an interest you’re passionate about!


  • How did the Vlosich brothers get into Etch-A-Sketching?
  • How to know when you are actually good at something.
  • What did the brothers do to profit from their work?
  • How do you make the transition from a job to your own business?
  • How do you know when it’s the right time to focus on your own company?
  • The big turning point for the Vlosich brothers.
  • How do you deal with advertising agencies as clients?
  • The key to building trust with your clients.
  • And so much more!


  • What advice do they have for someone wanting to create a business from a hobby?
  • What is their process when creating a piece of artwork?

If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear a few additional minutes of the interview, Click here to get the exclusive bonus material.


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