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How I’m Going to Take 2 Months off in 2018

(This post contains affiliate links. Not sure what that means? You can click here and a new tab will open with a full explanation.) I don’t know about you, but I’ve already started planning for 2018. (Thanks, in part, to Amy Porterfield’s podcast, “How to create your promotional calendar. (A new year planning episode)“.)  And while I don’t have everything planned out yet, I have a good idea of what I’m doing for the first six months of 2018, and that feels great!  I…

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An Artsy Etsy Gift Guide

If you have an artsy friend or loved one, but you’re still not sure what to give them this holiday season, fret no more! This Artsy Etsy Gift Guide has 15 gift unique and fun ideas your creative friends will surely love. From art, to DIY crafts, to creative fashion accessories, home decor and more… check them out!   (This post contains affiliate links. Not sure what that means? You can click here and a new tab will open with a full explanation.)    …

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Creative Entrepreneurs, Learn How to Rock Social Media!

As a creative entrepreneur, I know how fun and hard social media can be! It’s great for our businesses — as long as we’re using it correctly. It’s an effective use of our time — as long as we’re not getting sucked too deep into it. There are many platforms to choose from — but it’s almost impossible to be everywhere, all the time. So what is a creative entrepreneur to do?   Creative Entrepreneurs, Learn How to Rock Social…

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A Fun Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

Okay, maybe I’m a little biased here, but it seems like people don’t often consider that entrepreneurs loooove getting gifts that make them feel more boss! That’s why I put together this fun gift guide for entrepreneurs. And… many of the gifts in this guide were either made or designed by entrepreneurs, too! So really, it’s a win-win! You’ll be supporting small business owners by shopping here, and giving the gifts to other small business owners! And hey, you win for…

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I’m grateful for my gratitude journal

November is one of my favorite months: not only is it my birthday month and my youngest daughter’s birthday month, it also includes my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving, not for the idea behind the original Thanksgiving, but because, to me, it simply represents family and gratitude: two of my favorite things! (The cooler, crisper weather is nice, too! That means -more- hot tea, scarves and sweaters and boots… cozy!) So it’s no surprise that I love my new…

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Email Lists for Online Businesses: the why, how and what

Question: if you’re in business online (whether you’re an artist, Etsy shop owner, blogger, coach, creative, etc.) what is the ONE thing you must have to connect with your customers and succeed long term? You might be thinking a website (which is a great answer!) or a large social media following (cool, but not it)… But the answer is an email list. What is an email list? Well, if you have any email in your inbox, you probably already know….

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Tools I Use to Create Art and Designs to Sell Passively

Ever since launching Art Sales on Autopilot (my free email course about how to sell your art almost 100% passively) I’ve been getting questions about what tools I personally use to create art and designs to sell passively. Because I sell art and designs in a variety of styles, I think you’ll find some helpful tips here, no matter how you yourself are currently making art. (Just so you know, this article contains affiliate links. Not sure what that means? You can click…

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Grab this free course about selling art online

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 Instagram for Creative Business Owners…

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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 you jealous, I’m really sharing…

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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 is filled with your dreamiest…

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