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 […]

Want to make a Living as an artist online?

5 Reasons your ideas will fail

As an entrepreneur, you have a ton of ideas for your creative business. You’re an idea machine. So much so that your head might spin right off from the constant sparks that come your way. You even have a dozen ideas lined up for new products or courses that you’d like to add to your shop, […]

How to prep and plan for a new month in your business

I hopped into the car and turned to my friend in the driver’s seat. “You know, you don’t need to drive me. My car’s just right over there.” My friend giggled and just stated, “I take care of my friends, ma’am.” I smiled back at her and went home thinking about how kind and funny […]

Don’t Let Your Doubts Control Your Credit Card – Why We Should Value Creating Impact With Our Business

You’ve spent years working on your business, with the late nights and the looooong weekends. And you’ve taken the time to learn all the latest marketing trends so you can bring in lots of money, PLUS you’ve even set up a separate checking account (because somehow having a business checking account makes everything feel legit). […]

8 Reasons Your Brand Needs a Vision Board

A Brand Vision Board is not just an excuse to get out the glue. Although we do love to pull out boxes of color pencils and paints and get out our glue guns! Vision boards in and of themselves are intended to help you visualize where you’re going, usually in your life or business, and […]

10 proven tips to improve your calls-to-action

Are calls-to-action that important that you should have one on every single page of your website? Yes! They’re extremely important, especially if you find yourself struggling with where things are currently in your business. If you’re having a hard time getting people to sign up, to click, to schedule a call, to fill out your […]

Fate won’t help you get customers. Why you need calls-to-action on your website.

Have you ever seen the movie Serendipity? It’s one of my favorite romantic comedies and it comes to mind when I think about how people use the calls-to-action (CTAs) on their website. Bear with me. This will make sense soon. The story goes that two people meet, have a heart-eyed-emoji kinda evening and decide to […]

You don’t need a perfect freebie if you’re just starting out!

The colorful lights and dance music faded as the speaker took the stage. I sat down at our VIP table in the front row, out of breath from the short dance party that got our blood pumping to our brains (Translation: I moved my arms and legs awkwardly from right to left for about ten […]

25 Things That Have Inspired My Creative Life

25 things that have inspired my creative life

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration, you don’t have to look very far. Here’s a list of 25 things that have inspired my creative life (maybe some of them will inspire you too): 1) Magazines Artful Blogging, flow, and Bella Grace are my must-haves. A perfect weekend afternoon for me means sitting in a […]

Are you making these 5 mistakes with your freebie offer?

Are You Making These 5 Mistakes With Your Freebie Offer?

Growing your email list may seem like THE magic bullet that will fix ALL the things wrong with your business, but what if you’re struggling with creating an opt-in incentive and getting it out into the world? It feels hard and like you’re doing it all wrong. But you need to grow your email list […]

Behind-the-Scenes of my first email challenge & how to use challenges to grow your list

“People are not signing up for my email list. I’ve tried everything. How am I going to make this work? Should I just quit?” We’ve all felt these things. At some point in our entrepreneurial journey, we’ve come to the conclusion that we need to grow our email list, and we’ve all taken steps and […]