Thinking Ahead: Ways to Improve Your Business

In general, it seems that creative businesses, are doing well. Almost every day, artists and project creators share announcements of commissioned work and new jobs with new clients  on social media. It looks good (and I know from personal experience that it feels good) to be busy. It’s tempting to not look beyond the work […]

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How to Begin Freelance or Consulting Work

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My last article talked a little about the differences between freelance and consulting work. You can read about the differences here. But how might you BEGIN a career in freelance or consulting? Let’s cover some basic steps. The most important step is to begin getting freelance or consulting work while you are already working. Maybe […]

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Do More of What You Are Good At

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If you are a creative person and you are running a creative business the chances that you are doing what you are good at are, well… pretty good. BUT what if you could do MORE with what you are good at and have more than one stream of income? For example, I’m creative AND I […]

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Define Your Business

A cute way for wrapping small sales before shipping. And a great way to use up scrap fabrics.

Defining your business is the first, very basic step to setting up your business model or business plan. It can seem very overwhelming if you’ve never done it before so let’s start with simply gathering our thoughts and defining our business. Photo Source When someone asks, “What’s your business model?” they really want you to […]

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5 Etsy New Year’s Resolutions

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While you’re making personal resolutions for 2013, how about implementing a few for your Etsy shop?  From photos to tags, the simplest changes can be the most effective.  The following Etsy tips will help you tweak your shop for maximum exposure in the New Year!   1. Check Your Tags Reviewing your tags is especially […]

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Start Your Creative Business in 2013 – Being Consistent

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This is the second post in my series of posts of things to know even before you launch your creative business. Things that may help take some of the loneliness, frustration and fear out of starting a creative business. My last post was about Time and Effort . Being consistent goes hand in hand with Time […]

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