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Etsy Side Hustle: How to Make Money with Etsy Without “Making” Anything!

Etsy is an amazing place where handmade and vintage sellers can easily open a shop and start selling what they make. But what if you aren’t into vintage, and you don;t feel “crafty” enough to make something to sell.   That’s where my Etsy Side Hustle idea comes in!   I actually do sell on Etsy (art and more), but I also realize that people LOVE to shop on Etsy for all kinds of things…

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Three Ways to Sell Passively on Etsy

When most people think of selling on Etsy, they think of “handmade” which is difficult, if not impossible, to be a source of passive income. But there are three ways to sell passively on Etsy; I’m using all three, and let me tell you, it’s so fun to make money passively on Etsy! (Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links. Not sure what that means? You can click here and a new tab…

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artsy clothes you’ll love to wear!

There is more than one way to live with art: it doesn’t just have to hang on your walls. Today I’m sharing some seriously artsy clothes you’ll love to wear!   (Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links. Not sure what that means? You can click here and a new tab will open with a full explanation.)     Like this hand-made white linen dress with an original hand-stamped geometric print from localparitygoods.  …

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The Best Social Media Platforms for Creatives

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the social media platforms? Experts and podcasters and bloggers all seem to be telling you that you should be ALL THE PLACES so you can sell more of what you make. Well, today I’m going to share an idea I had about the best social media platforms for creatives… But first I want to say this: if you have the time and energy to be on all the…

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Scheduling Social Media Saves Me Hours Each Week (And Helps Me Gain More Followers!)

I can’t even begin to tell you how great it feels scheduling social media in advance. Because it has not only helped me gain more followers, but (maybe even more importantly) it has also allowed me to get back hours of my time each week. Which may seem impossible, because I’d be spending time posting anyway, right? Well, yes, of course. But… first of all the app I use to schedule my social media (Tailwind) also figures…

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How I Grow My Email List With Instagram

This tip about how I grow my email list with Instagram is so easy, but I swear it works like a charm! So what is it? Each and every time I write something for my email list I do one thing: I create an “Instagram-friendly” image (typically 1000px X 1000px). Then, the day before my newsletter is scheduled to go out, I simply announce on Instagram (using that square graphic) what the next day’s newsletter…

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How to Sell Your Art Online 100% Passively

There’s a lot of hype — and hate — about passive income online. The debates go back and forth, pro and con. But as an artist who believes that, not only is passive income with your art possible, but it’s also smart to have multiple streams of income. So I want to show you how to sell your art 100% passively in a few different ways. (Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links….

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Desire More? Do More. A reminder that there are seasons to hustle.

Desire More? Do More.   It seems like there are two camps on the Internet: those who love the hustle and those who hate it. So when I titled this article “Desire more? Do more.” I knew it might turn some people off (ig., the non-hustler-fans). But even if you’re in that camp, please hear me out…   First I want to clarify here that when I say “hustle” that really just means (to me):…

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The French Press Theory: create art and products that sell with this one, simple idea

  Awhile back I was browsing through Etsy and I saw this French press and I literally got butterflies in my stomach, a little swirly in my head, and a rush of whatever chemical that is that runs through our bodies and tells us we MUST HAVE THAT THING. It was love at first sight. That’s when I came up with the French Press Theory.   (Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links….

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Are authentic and vulnerable being overused?

I listen to a lot of podcasts (I mean, a lot, a lot!) and read numerous blogs, and I keep hearing (or reading) that words like “authentic” and “vulnerable” are being overused online, specifically in creative businesses. And that a lot of people are sick of hearing them.   I just want you to know: you’ll never hear me say that.   In fact, it kind of pisses me off that anyone would say that…

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