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5 Reasons to Teach Your Skills Online

5 Reasons to Teach Your Skills Online

As a creative, you’ve likely gained skills throughout your life that other people would also love to learn. These skills can help others to start their own business or pursue artistic endeavors within a shorter time frame than ever. It’s incredibly easy to become an online instructor, nowadays, and teach what you know online. You can teach drawing, painting, finance for creatives, classes on photography (like I do), and so much more. On Skillshare, most of the classes are project-based, ...
Share your artwork with flatlay photography

Share Your Artwork With Flatlay Photography

Sharing your artwork is a very important part of having an online business as an artist. You not only have to share your artwork in your shop so people buy, but you also need to share your artwork on social media to gain new followers. And unless you have a ton of money in your budget for professional photos of everything, you’ll likely need to take the photos yourself at first. Taking photos can be difficult if you’re not sure ...

Become a Teacher On Skillshare

When I initially received an email from Skillshare back in 2017 saying that I would make a good teacher, I was excited and eager to start teaching. But I was also nervous and figured that I wouldn’t be able to bring in much money. So I put off becoming a teacher for an entire year. But last year, I finally decided to take the leap and create a few classes for the platform. I’m so glad that I did. Since ...

How To Schedule Instagram Posts In Planoly

If you read my recent post about creating an Instagram theme, you might want to send those new photos out into the world now that you’ve settled on a checkerboard type pattern. But you might find that at the end of every day you still haven’t posted anything. Time just seems to slip away throughout your busy day and before you know it the sun has dipped down past the horizon. Yet another day that you haven’t shared anything and ...

How to use your email list to boost passive income sales as an artist

  When you’re an artist, the truth is that you’d probably like to spend most of your time creating. Not shipping out packages, fielding customer service questions, or working on all the other admin tasks that come along with being a small business owner. But you might find yourself in a place where all you’re currently doing is filling the demand for some small prints or original paintings with no downtime to create something new. And you may have heard ...

How To Create a Theme For Instagram

When it comes to Instagram, it can feel like everyone else’s photos and feed are better than your own. You might be looking for that special sauce that it seems that so many others have. But it might feel like it’s always just outside your reach. Today, I’m going to share with you how I personally like to tackle this issue, which is to create a theme on Instagram. You may call it a theme or maybe a pattern but ...

My Big Goals For 2019

This year was a huge transition year for my life and my business. My husband and I moved to our new home state of Pennsylvania and my husband started a new job. And my business moved away from design work completely! You might have seen that now I only work with clients through my membership site, Creative Biz U, and through one-on-one coaching/consulting. So I took down all of my web design packages and started transitioning everything over to this ...

How to Rekindle the Joy You Have With Your Business

When you’re feeling frustrated and overwhelmed because you’re not reaching your goals with your business, it’s easy to lack joy in your day-to-day. You might wake up and long to crawl back into bed so you can put on reruns of Friends, even though you’ve seen each episode a million times and can quote Monica like nobody’s business. And even though you have deadlines to meet. You might be craving a day where you don’t have to make any major ...

My favorite tools for running your creative business

Over the years, I have used many different tools to make my creative business run. I’ve tested out different software programs and settled on the ones that work for me. And believe me when I tell you that I’ve tried out many and then canceled and switched.   I know how difficult it can be to figure out just what you need to make your business run, so I hope the list below will help to cut out some of ...

Make Your Photos Stand Out: Follow These Tips To Take Better Instagram Photos

Instagram is where a lot of us spend our time when it comes to social media. We love to scroll through the feed, watch the stories, and even post there to promote our businesses. But if you’re not a photographer it might feel intimidating to post photos that you don’t really love. You might scroll through your feed and close the app feeling like you’ll never live up to the IG aesthetic.   Today I’m going to give you a ...