A Day In The Life: How to Manage Your Time as a Professional Blogger

A Creative Income guest post by Lisa Ng from This Beautiful Day. I’ve been blogging since June 2010. I made the transition into full-time blogging and freelance writing in October of 2011. In addition to working on This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women, I also do a mix of consulting, digital strategy, […]

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How to Start An Etsy Shop: An Easy Guide

A Creative Income guest post by Jennifer Priest from Hydrangea Hippo! Everyone’s been telling you that you should sell your handmade goods on Etsy. What a compliment! But now it’s time to ask some important questions. Is Etsy a good fit for your business? How do you even get started? There’s also those articles you’ve […]

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10 Ways to Customize your Business Cards That Will Blow Minds

While a good old-fashioned business card is still very important, there’s nothing wrong with a little innovation to make sure your company name sticks in the memories of people you meet at craft fairs. There are so many crazy cool ways to get your name and brand out there. We’ve compiled our favorite ideas below–check […]

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Small Business Saturday: DropCatch

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Welcome to Small Business Saturday, a new feature here on CreativeIncome. This Saturday, we are featuring DropCatch, a Chicago-based, handmande business specializing in magnetic bottle openers. I had a chance to speak with Joe Walsh, who cofounded the brand a little under two years ago with business partner Kent Frayn. He answered a few business-related […]

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Should You Use QR Codes for Your Handmade Business?

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QR Codes originated in the logistics field as a way to track inventory and products in warehouses, similar to barcodes. “QR” stands for “quick response”**, as the code is a way to store a lot of information in a small graphic and receive a quick response when scanned.   A few years ago, companies started […]

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How to Use Hashtags on Facebook for Your Crafty Business

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Last year the popular social media network Facebook.com added active “hashtags” to posts.  This means that you can tag your posts and comments with searchable words that help your company get found- so cool!  Let’s look at how this new feature works and how to use it on your crafty business’ Facebook Fan Page. As […]

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3 Tips to Market Your Creative Business with Confidence

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It’s not easy to market your business to other people. How do you tell a potential investor or client about what you do without sounding like you are pushing a hard sell? How do you explain to someone you admire or look up to about your business without feeling like an impostor?   First of […]

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Pinterest Personalization and What it Means for You

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Pinterest Personalization If you have been on Pinterest lately you may have noticed that your Pinterest feed looks different than it did in the past. That is because Pinterest added a new “personalization” setting to your account. Which means you will see images from pinners that you haven’t even followed. Here’s how it works: When […]

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How to Use Polyvore to Create Customer Profiles, Mood Boards and More

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Polyvore is an online community site for fashion and style, enabling its users to share their own creativity in fashion. How does that help you? You may be thinking, “I’m not a fashion designer or even a fashion blogger, how would a site like Polyvore help me with MY business?” It may seem like an atypical […]

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