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10 Instagram Photo Ideas for Artists, Makers, And Creatives!

Are you a maker, creative entrepreneur, and/or Etsy seller who looooves Instagram, but doesn’t know what to post every day? I totally get it. We are told by many “social media experts” that we should have a business-only Instagram account, and we should be posting to it 1-3 times daily. Every. Single. Day. With everything else we have on our plates (like every small and large aspect of owning our own business, plus family, friends,…

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Promoting Your Art on Pinterest

I love Pinterest. First of all, it’s like Social Media and Google had a baby, and that baby wants to bring hundreds, thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of visitors (read: buyers!) to your website. Plus it’s just really fun. So how can you start promoting your art on Pinterest and get those wonderful eyeballs on what you make? Let’s start at the beginning… First, you must master your Pinterest bio. This includes signing up…

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How to start a t-shirt business and make passive income (especially for artists, illustrators & designers)

Ahh, passive income! It seems to be the Holy Grail of online business success lately. Everybody wants it, but many just aren’t sure how to create it. Well, if you’re an artist, illustrator, or designer I’m going to show you one way you can start making (almost 100%) passive income in just 6 steps. You might be surprised how easy it is to start a t-shirt business and make passive income in your spare time!…

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Abstract Art Prints You Can Buy on Etsy

I love Etsy. I’m both a seller (in two shops), a buyer, and now an affiliate. So I thought I start sharing some of my favorite things I find on Etsy, starting with 10 of my favorite abstract art prints you can buy on Etsy. I basically have an #abstractobession so I hope you enjoy this collection!         I absolutely love the abstract works by Lola Donoghue. Check out her shop for…

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Celebrating the Smaller Wins in Your Creative Business

I’ll admit it: sometimes I write things in this blog that I most need to hear. Right now I’m working on a BIG goal for the year and I realized I need to start celebrating the smaller wins in my creative business. At the beginning of this year I set 4 big goals for myself, and the one I’ve started working on recently is a course (I think I will be) called “From Artist to…

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Art on the Go: 25 Tools and Tips for Creating Art Anywhere

From a month-long vacation to a day trip to the coast, just because you’ll be away from the studio, doesn’t mean you have to stop making art and being creative! The follow 25 tips and tools for creating art anywhere are here to make sure of it! (Oh, and don’t worry about losing your spot! If you click on any of the links in this post, they will open in a new tab, and save your…

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Making Time for Art: Creating a Consistent Creative Practice

It’s so strange to me that, as artists, we sometimes forget to (or simply don’t) make time to make art. Why is it that making time for art or creating a consistent creative practice can be so difficult when it’s something we were born to do? Maybe it’s our inner critic, saying you’re not good enough. Or a fear of failure, or success (that’s a real thing!) I think that, for many of us, it’s…

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Etsy Sellers Boost Traffic to Your Shop With this Free & Easy Tip!

Let’s face it, getting found in the sea of Etsy search can be tricky. Nailing your SEO, keywords, tags, photos and more is not an easy task. But what if I told you that you could be in front of more people on Etsy every single day, and it would cost you $0 and just a couple of minutes of your time? You’d probably try it, right? I mean, some of the top Etsy sellers…

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Being an Artist or Creative Entrepreneur Doesn’t Have to be a Lonely Business!

I’ve been thinking about you. Well, all of my blog readers, subscribers, and followers, actually. I started Creating Beautifully, in part, because I wanted to create a community where creatives could gather and learn from each other, be inspired by each other, and generally light each other up. Sounds pretty dreamy, right? Only, in the creation of the website and writing of all the blogs posts and about pages and, newsletters, and, and, and… I…

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Start Selling Art (and more!) on Facebook Today

I have an embarrassing confession to make… I’ve definitely been guilty of buying and using a specific program or software, but not really using it to its fullest capabilities. (Like how I used ConvertKit for almost a year without implementing any of the tagging or sequences! OUCH.) The problem is, it not only holds me back in business, but it’s also a waste of my hard-earned money. (Yours, too, if you’re guilty of the same thing.)…

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