WOW! First, I'd like to thank all of you who purchased the 2015 Creative Entrepreneur Planner Pre-Sale! You guys have honored me in a way I can't even begin to put into words. I can only hope that I can live up to (or better yet, exceed) your expectations! Now that November 1st has come and gone, and the download links have been put out there for everyone who purchased, it's time for me to turn this whole thing … [Read more...] about 7 Things I Learned Doing My First Pre-Sale
It's one of those things that everyone with a blog has read about at least 100 times already, this whole "be authentic" thing. It was a trendy thing that actually started out as really great advice, but has been so overused that it's just become something that makes you want to roll your eyes at this point. But let's get back to the nugget of good advice that it all started with. In my opinion, the true … [Read more...] about The ONLY Honest Way to Connect to Your Readers & Customers
The most popular post on this site to date is The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Etsy/Zibbet/Artfire Business. It's the one most often linked to in the forums of those sites, and the one I get the most questions and feedback about. I love that people are finding it so helpful! Recently, someone posted the link to a frustrated Etsyer in the forum, who claimed she was going to quit Etsy after four months without a … [Read more...] about 5 Additional Streams of Income for Artists. I’m Working on #3, Myself.
You may read through the following list and choose to believe that none of this applies to you and your site or blog. You will be wrong. 99.9% of you? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. It's not entirely your fault, though. See, you're a "creative". You make things, paint things, forge things out of wire or metal... you're a hands-on rockstar when it comes to making art. No one ever told you (or your stubborn creative side … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Your Artist Site Is Boring The Heck Out Of People (and How To Fix It)
Once upon a time, I would wake so easily and naturally at 6am, that I didn't even need an alarm clock. (Thank goodness, those things drove me bonkers.) Back in those days, I also had no life outside of my work. I was running an agency business as well as contracting and consulting (this was my Kraft Foods days), and my poor boyfriend would beg me to take ONE day off a week. But we were comfortable … [Read more...] about How I’m Going to Change Lives (My Own Included)
So it dawned on me earlier this week, that of all the boards on my Pinterest account, my absolute most popular one is my "Polymer Clay Stuff" board. Of course, the reason for this is that I'm obsessed with polymer clay, and as an artist (because I have my business side and my creative side, and Pinterest has helped me keep them in check), I post a LOT of pins about polymer clay... stuff. Tutorials, videos, … [Read more...] about Using Pinterest to Your Art/Craft Business Advantage – The Series