Welcome to the blog!

I help creative women like you to live joy-filled lives by doing the work you LOVE.

Ready to get your business profitable? Grab the Profitable Artist Roadmap by clicking the button below.

Pushing Past Our Comfort Zones

If you had told me a year ago that I was going to be at CreativeLive in San Francisco on the front row, I probably would have laughed. It's not that I haven't done things in the past that have made me uncomfortable, it's just that this was way beyond my comfort zone...like we're talking so far out that I was practically in a different country. First of all, I am introverted to the core (one of the many reasons that ...

Photo Highlights of My Recent Trip to San Franscisco

My recent trip to San Francisco went a little too quickly for my liking, but it was full of wonderful moments. Moments like catching up with old friends, exploring a new city, and learning from one of my business heroines. I wanted to take you along the journey, since it was such a great one: A dear friend of mine drove down to pick me up at the airport and we checked into our airb&b first thing, then we drove ...

How To Brainstorm Ideas For Your Opt-In Offer

I don't know about you, but for the longest time I couldn't figure out what to create for my opt-in offer. I had a few ideas, but none of them ever seemed right for my business. So, I put off making my opt-in and setting up my e-mail list. And if you haven't read my post on My Big Business Blunders, head on over there now to see why you don't want to make that same mistake. Over time, however, and after ...

Create Digital Products

A few weeks ago, I mentioned to all my friends, fans, and family that I had some exciting news to share. Well, today is the day! {insert ceremonious drum roll here} I'm going to CreativeLive in San Francisco next month to be a part of April Bowles-Olin's course Create Digital Products that Sell While You Sleep. Some of you may be asking, who is this April lady and why are you so excited?! Well, she's only one of my favorite ...

My Big Blunders In Business Thus Far

  Today I wanted to be vulnerable and transparent with you on some things that I've done wrong in my business. Some mistakes that I've made a long the way, that will hopefully help you from making similar mistakes in yours. So here goes nothing: Big Blunder #1. Not setting up my e-mail mailing list from the beginning. I've heard it said over and over... and over, the money is in the list. I've had my design business now for ...
How To Create An About Video In Animoto

How To Create An About Video In Animoto

Video. Blech. I can hear you groaning now. Creating video is scary and time consuming, right? You've got to write out the script, you've got to prepare slides or get your makeup on and at least be presentable from the waist up (because #yogapants), and then let's not even get started with the editing. Video was scary for me in the beginning, too. With my first video, I felt nervous that I'd be lost and that I wouldn't have a clue ...

What I Learned About Fear From Climbing Mountains In China

Okay, so I didn't literally "mountain climb" when I lived in China. But, my husband and I did take some pretty ominous paths up to the tops of mountains, which wasn't something I would typically do... being that I'm afraid of heights and all. But, living in a foreign country caused me to do a lot of things that I maybe wouldn't have done if I hadn't lived there (i.e. teach to a class of 50+ students in a Chinese University, ...

Glam It Up: How To Make Your ‘About Me’ Page More Interesting

Is your 'About Page' lame or lackluster? Does it need a little sprucing up? Friend, I've been there. For the longest time, my 'About Page' was written in a yucky third-person voice that lacked any sort of creativity. I couldn't figure out what in the world to do with the page, because I didn't want it to be impersonal and robotic. At the same time, I feared being way too rambly and carrying on about things that my readers wouldn't REALLY need ...

My Passion For Design

In 2010, my husband and I made our way back to the States after living and working in China for the past year. We had traveled all over China, made many great friends, walked on the Great Wall, and taught in a Chinese University. Yet, I longed for home. When we arrived back, I felt this need to figure out what to do with my life. A lot of my friends already had careers, and I still was unsure of ...

An Introduction to Amanda Creek Creative

The lovely Alex Beadon suggested doing a 7 day blogging challenge, and of course I decided to take her up on that challenge. :) So, here's a little step back into the history of Amanda Creek Creative and how & why it all started: I started Amanda Creek Creative in 2012, about half way through my first year of design school. Having already finished my first Bachelor's degree (in Fine Art back in 2005) and having started my photography business ...