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 ways to have other people do the work for you, but they all cost … [Read more...] about Can’t Do It All? 7 Ways to Simplify Your Social Media Efforts
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 come back to it. Re-inventing my work, myself, my goals... see - that's the bit you might not be ready … [Read more...] about Sometimes being self-employed can suck balls.
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 particular season and line, only that ONE artist was chosen. There are probably millions of artists hoping to … [Read more...] about So You Want to Be a Licensed Artist – 4 Things to Know First
"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 you, or someone you know? Here's the thing, dear one: If you keep talking smack to yourself like this, you're going … [Read more...] about Stop the Negative, Soul-Sucking, Self-Defeating Voices – RIGHT NOW!
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, whatever. But you should already be making stuff. Ideally, you … [Read more...] about Start Selling Online for Under $10
I'm so incredibly excited to share with you guys that I've finally been able to open up my one-on-one coaching program again! I'm doing things a little bit differently this time, because I really need to know that you and I are a good fit before we start working together. I don't want to set things up and have anyone spending their time or money on something they shouldn't be, even if that's spending them with … [Read more...] about HUGE News!