Not sure where to start?

If you're starting your business as an artist or creator, you're in the right place!
Start by grabbing the Well-Paid Artist Roadmap, then scroll down to see your next steps.

To-do list for the creative business owner:

Figure out who you are serving and the deeper mission of why you want to start your creative business.

Plan out your very first or next offering keeping your ideal customer in mind.

Once you know what you want to sell, why you want to sell it, and who you're selling it to, it's time to go through the Branding process. I usually recommend people to know these 3 things before moving onto this next step because if you don't have a plan you can get lost in the process.

After you go through the branding process, you can then start creating your first product or service. I have a lot of resources below for how to create digital products and passive income.

Ready to create digital products and passive income?

Should You Host Your Online Course On A Marketplace Like Skillshare

Episode #005. Should you Teach Your Courses On An Online Marketplace Like Skillshare or Udemy

This episode is all about whether or not you should use a marketplace to sell your courses. So that would be like Skillshare*, Udemy, or something similar. I wanted to talk about whether or not you should teach classes on a marketplace or not. This question came up recently, because I am a teacher on […]

5 Mindset Shifts When Creating Digital Products

Episode #004. 5 Mindset Shifts When Creating Digital Products

Today, we are going to chat about mindset. About your mindset when you go down this digital product path. So, when you’re creating ebooks, workbooks, courses, anything that is a digital product, even if you’re just in business and you like listening to my voice for some reason, this will help you because your mindset […]

Is Passive Income Just a Pipe Dream

Episode #003. Is Passive Income Just a Pipe Dream?

I’m so excited to bring to you yet another episode about Passive Income. Today, we’re going to talk about whether or not Passive Income is just a pipe dream. You might be wondering if it’s really possible to make income passively, or if it’s still going to take you just as much time or more […]

Passive Income vs Active Income For Creatives

Episode #002: Passive Income Versus Active Income For Creatives

Today we’re talking all about passive income versus active income, and what that can do for your creative business. Once you see how much time you can get back by creating a little passive income for yourself, you’ll definitely want to start down the road to making passive income from digital products, courses, or by […]

Welcome to the Creative Passivepreneur Show

Episode #001: Welcome to the Creative Passivepreneur Show

Welcome to the Creative Passivepreneur Show! This short episode will share with you a little bit about me, your host, as well as what to expect with the show. I hope that you enjoy listening! EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello, and welcome to The Creative Passivepreneur Show. I’m Amanda and I’ve been a creative business owner for […]

Four Beliefs That Are Killing Your Passive Income Sales

Four Beliefs That Are Killing Your Passive Income Sales

There are four main mindset limitations that people tend to have when creating new digital products. And these limiting beliefs can absolutely prevent you from moving forward. ( describes what happens when we succumb to our limiting beliefs in that we “are dragged down by mindsets defined primarily by limits — how smart [we] […]

10 Fun Ways to Brainstorm Your Next Digital Product

Up to this point in your creative business, you may have served customers through physical products or services only. But you’re probably at the point where you need some time back in your life. Creating digital products—that help your audience to solve some sort of problem and that’s also related to your niche—is a great way […]

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 […]

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. […]

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Diary of My Branded Photoshoot

  If you’re planning a branded photography shoot to capture headshots or photos of you to add to your website, you might be wondering what happens during a photo session like this. Pictures are absolutely necessary for your website, and also a great addition to your social media feeds. They help people to see your […]


Plan the perfect photoshoot to get magical, branded photos of YOU!

It might take a while to save all your hard-earned and shiny pennies to hire a professional photographer for your brand shoot. But it’s possible that right now you’re asking if it’s worth the money. The answer is, “Yes!” It most certainly is worth it. The impression that you make with pro photos on your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do your Instagram and Brand Photos look like everyone else’s?

My clients and blog readers often ask me about what props they should use in photos for their blog and social media posts. I totally get it! It can be a lot of pressure to come up with creative content all the time. Adding photos to just your Instagram is pretty daunting. You have to […]

5 Photo Editing Apps for Your Mobile Phone

  Many of you have asked which apps I use to edit photos I’ve taken with my mobile phone. I personally have an iPhone 6 but these apps may also be available for Android. In the video below, I share which apps I use and go in depth about my two favorites. More about the […]

Ten Holiday Photos To Take For Your Business

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is over, the Christmas excitement and chaos has begun. Personally, this is my favorite time of year. Even with the chaos. It means decorating my cozy little home and making the most delicious holiday cookies. I’m sure you’re trying to get last minute sales in your Etsy shop to support […]

Get Beautiful Color in Your Photos

Having beautiful color in your photographs not only helps your products sell, but it also helps make you look like the pro we know you are. Recently, one of my clients/friends sent me some of her product photographs asking why the color was off and how she could fix the problem. It’s a question that I […]

Quiz- What Kind of Photographer Are You?

We all love a good old fashioned quiz, right? It’s sort of a hard thing to resist! I remember when I was in college and online quizzes first became a thing. I found every quiz site I could, then proceeded to then take all the quizzes on each of the sites all at once (and […]

20 Must Have Photos For Your Creative Business

Looking at photos on Instagram can fill us all with photo envy. But with a little bit of planning, we can photograph our own lovely things for Instagram, other social networks, as well as for our website. Taking your time and photographing all of these things in one afternoon will help you focus and get more […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

9 Steps to Create Passive Income In Your Creative Business

About this time last year, I was majorly dreading taking on any new web design clients. I had reached the point of burn out and I’d decided that it was finally time to create things that I wanted to create. That meant for me that it was time to really sit down and think about […]

7 Ways To Earn Passive Income For Artists & Creators |

7 Ways To Earn Passive Income For Artists & Creators

There’s nothing truly more exciting than checking my email and finding a message that someone just purchased my ebook for $21 or joined my membership. And that now I have an extra $47 in my Paypal account. Although that may not seem like a lot of money to be giddy over, it always gets me […]

Edit videos for business using Screenflow

How to edit videos for your creative business using Screenflow

Videos are a great way to get people back to your website and also get them engaged with your Brand. By using video, you can break down the anonymity of the Internet that makes it hard and sometimes scary for people to make purchases online. It also allows your followers to see the real you, really […]

5 Tips on what to add to your website's Home Page - Video Post

5 tips on what to add to your website’s Home Page

Many of my consulting clients are unsure of what exactly to put on their Home Page. They know they should have an opt-in somewhere on the page, and they’re pretty sure that it’s a great idea to put their bio along with a photo on there too. But then they run out of ideas and […]

The Ultimate Guide To Tidying Up and Simplifying Your Website - Simplify and tidy up your website today | Creative Entrepreneur, Artist, Creator, Freelancer |

The Ultimate Guide to tidying up and simplifying your website

There can always be another tweak to your website copy, photos can and should be updated every couple of years, and you should always seek to make your website easier to navigate to eliminate any confusion. Personally, I love to do an audit and simplify my website at least once a year. And I recommend […]

Not sure when to charge for content and when to make it free? In this post, you'll learn how to use free content to prime people to buy and what content works better as paid content. | Creative Entrepreneur, Full-Time Entrepreneur, Artist, Creator |

Free vs. Paid Content: How to know when to charge

During a recent brainstorming session, you jotted down several great ideas in your bullet journal on how to help your audience. The only problem is that you’re not so sure of what content should be considered free and what should be paid. You have a ton of ideas, but you’re not sure of what to do […]