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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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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 ended up buying my own…

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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 that, once you have the…

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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 want to be!   Starting…

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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. But she’s also a successful…

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