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When someone joins my newsletter, one of the first emails they receive from me asks them what topics they’re most interested in hearing about. I give them a list of 10, but they’re also encouraged to request something else. –>In case you were curious, here are the 10 subjects I cover in my email newsletter: Art as a Business Craft / Making as a Business Passive Income for Artists Passive Income for Makers Art Journaling…

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These 15 Etsy Sellers’ Product Photos Will Make You Jealous

If you’ve been selling on Etsy for any length of time, or have even been thinking about selling on Etsy (get your first 40 listings FREE right here), you likely know that having stellar product photography is going to set you apart from the crowd and will likely lead to more sales. But maybe you’re just not sure how to improve your pwn product photos. Well, while these 15 Etsy sellers’ product photos will make…

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the difference between choosing and deciding

Many of us use the words choose and decide somewhat interchangeably. But as a creative coach, I talk about the difference between choosing and deciding. There really is a big difference, but it can be explained in a very simple way: ➙ You choose what to have for dinner. ⇉ You decide to commit to your dreams. A decision is a commitment. It’s a course of action. So my question for you is: Have you decided to commit to your own best life? One that…

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Why I use Printful to Drop-ship My Art (and More!)

When I first started selling art online, I was only selling originals. But when I realized how easy and fun it is to sell prints (because people can buy them at the fraction of the cost of an original) I started looking into how I could make and sell prints. I looked at local print shops, as well as buying my own, high-quality, large format printer (so I could go bigger than an 8″x10″). I…

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Selling Products Passively is Now Possible on Etsy!

I’ve been using Printful for years to create and drop-ship the things I design, like prints, mugs, posters, etc.  But I had to either use Printful to fulfill orders in my Shopify shop, or to manually enter my Etsy shop orders. Well, not anymore! Selling products passively is now possible on Etsy! This post contains affiliate links. If you are unsure what that means, please read this. It was just announced that Printful now fully integrates with Etsy. That means…

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10 Books for Professional Artists (and those who want to be!)

Being an artist can be a lonely business. Not only that, even if you were lucky enough to go to art school, it’s likely that they didn’t really teach you about the business side of your art career. That’s why many of us turn to books, blogs, and other artists to try to figure it all out. And that’s also why I’ve put together this collection of 10 books for professional artists, and those who…

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Meet the Artist: Adri Luna Studio

I’m so excited to share this interview with you today! My long time readers may have already heard me mention Adri Luna, as we met in an art class in 2007 and have been close friends ever since. We’ve also worked on several projects together over the years (from afar — Adri is currently in Kansas City, MO and I’m in Portland, OR), and she is my trusted business and art accountability partner each week….

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Getting into Creative Flow

Ever since I started creating the Creative Coaching for Introverts program, I’ve been feeling in flow (which happens to be my word of the year for 2017). But how can you start getting into creative flow and what does being “in flow” really mean? Surprisingly, I really love the Wikipedia definition: “In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized…

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Artist Interview: Nancy from prettylittlethieves.com

  I’m so excited to share this interview with one of my favorite artists, Nancy from prettylittlethieves.com!  I originally saw her work on Etsy many years ago, and I’m super proud to say that I have two of her portraits on my wall (now I just need to get some of her abstracts!) Let’s get to the artist interview and all the eye candy, shall we?   Jules: First, please tell us a bit about yourself?    Nancy:…

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3 Ways to Make White Space in Your Creative Business (and Why You Need It!)

Ah, white space: those wonderful (and sometimes elusive!) pockets of quiet time that allow your mind to refresh, recharge, and bring you more creative ideas than ever before. Actually, the term “white space” is a design term that refers to the blank places on a page, website, or in an ad, etc. This white space not only makes the design of ads more effective, it also gives the reader’s eye and mind room to breathe…

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