Sometimes being self-employed can suck balls.

Seriously. I’ve been doing this for 20 years now. I’m telling you that if you’re an entrepreneur and doing the whole self-employment thing, and you haven’t yet thought that sometimes it sucks balls? You will. Prep yourself now, m’love. Don’t get me wrong: I wouldn’t change it for the world. I have, and I’ve always Read More …

Can’t Do It All? 7 Ways to Simplify Your Social Media Efforts

One thing I notice time and time again with artists and crafters is the frustration with managing their online presence. Most creative entrepreneurs would much rather be spending their time being creative, making things, doodling… anything but getting caught up in the world that is facebook, twitter, pinterest, and instagram. Sure, there are tons of Read More …

So You Want to Be a Licensed Artist – 4 Things to Know First

I’ve often spent well over an hour perusing the housewares, stationery, and party supply sections at Target and other stores, and thought, “My art is this good! Why shouldn’t I be doing this?” Which is all fine and dandy, however what I would keep telling myself as to “why”, is that it’s because for this Read More …

Stop the Negative, Soul-Sucking, Self-Defeating Voices – RIGHT NOW!

“I don’t have anything of value to sell.” “If my work is so good, how come I haven’t sold anything?” “I spend so much time on facebook marketing myself, and nothing happens!” “What the hell would anyone want to read about me for? I don’t need to write content, I need to PAINT!” Sound like Read More …

Start Selling Online for Under $10

No, seriously. You can. I promise. And it’s not rocket science or brain surgery or other super-hard-job-you’ll-never-have. Now, before I go any further, let’s just get a few basics out of the way. Don’t bother reading this unless you meet both of the following criteria: You make stuff. Art, books, scarves, e-courses, printables, graphics, soap, Read More …