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13 Modern DIYs to Try

I love doing DIY projects and learning new things, but sometimes you end up spending $50 for all the supplies, just to make one thing! So I started searching on Etsy for modern DIYs to try, and I found 13 that are just too cool and fun to pass up! And because they are all “kits” you won’t end up with excess supplies you don’t need and won’t use. Win-win!   (Just so you know,…

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Promote Your Etsy Shop on Pinterest

The other day I was looking at my stats for this blog and noticed that over 60% of my traffic comes from Pinterest. Then I checked my Etsy stats and the news was not as great: only 31% of my traffic (to my Creating Beautifully shop) and 6% (OUCH!) of traffic (to my art shop) was coming from Pinterest. That’s a HUGE bummer, because: 87% of Pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest  72% of…

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Is it possible to earn a living on Etsy?

(Just so you know, this article, “Is it possible to earn a living on Etsy?”, contains affiliate links. Not sure what that means? You can click here and a new tab will open with a full explanation.)   As an artist and creative business coach who has worked with hundreds of Etsy sellers, I get this question all the time: “Is it possible to earn a living on Etsy?” The short answer is: Yes! The…

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DIY Florals 13 Different Ways

I’ve created art in just about every way you can imagine: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, book arts, digital painting, collage, and on and on… It’s all so fun! Which is one of the reasons I love being a Skillshare student (I’m also a teacher and affiliate.) There are so many classes you can take about all kind of arts and crafts (not to mention just about anything else you might want to learn.) So today…

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21 Positive Quotes for Creative Entrepreneurs

I’ve been sharing positive quotes for creative entrepreneurs on my Instagram for some time now, so I thought I’d share some of my very favorites with you here! Feel free to pin and share as many as you’d like. If you plan to use them on your own blog, please give credit and link back to this page. Thanks! 😘😘😘     “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”…

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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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