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50 Modern, Minimal, Feminine WordPress Blog Themes

When you sing-up for website hosting with companies like BlueHost or SiteGround, you automatically get a few free WordPress themes. But these themes are typically pretty boring and because they’re free, your blog could end up looking like so many others. So I’ve put together this list of modern, minimal, feminine WordPress (.org) blog themes.   Oh, and all of these links will open in a new tab, so you won’t have to worry about…

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How to Take Better Photos for Your Etsy Shop

You hear it all the time, “if you want more sales on Etsy (or Shopify or Amazon Handmade) you have to take better pictures of your products!” But what does “better” mean, anyway? Also, they give you that advice without actually telling you how to take better photos for your Etsy shop in the first place! Well, today I’m going to share some simple hacks and ideas for creating better art and/or product photos, as well…

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How to Paint the Moon Phases

Are you looking for a fun art project you can do in a weekend or less? Or do you just love to watch people paint and learn from it? Well then, look no more! In my latest Skillshare class, How to Paint the Moon Phases, I’m encouraging some fun creative exploration by painting the moon three different ways: With black watercolor (pan or liquid) With traditional Chinese ink, Sumo ink or India Ink And finally…

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How to Fill Those 5 Extra Etsy Photo Slots

Etsy sellers may have seen or heard that you can now start adding up to 10 photos (instead of the original 5) to each of your product listings. This is amazing news!  Now, I can hear some of you now, saying, “But Jules, I already had a hard time coming up with 5 photos, now I have to make 5 more?!” I know, I know… but yes, and no!  I have a few ideas that…

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Make Money Blogging In Three Easy Ways With Etsy

For a long time, if you were an Etsy seller, you could not be an Etsy affiliate. So when I heard the news that they changed that rule, I wanted to break out the champagne! 🥂 I know a lot of bloggers and Etsy sellers who were surprised when I told them, too. So now I’m shouting it from the rooftops! And today I’m sharing how to make money blogging in three easy (and fun!) ways with…

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A journal prompt for creatives: What do you know?

I was looking through one of my journals today where I write to my intuition and/or about my business, and I found a page from a few months ago that said: “Here is what I know!” I don’t know if that was a prompt from a book or my creative coach, or just a thought I had on my own (usually I will make a note if it was a prompt from someone else, but…

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How to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing

I know that most of my readers here at Creating Beautifully are artists, makers, and creatives – many of whom are currently blogging in order to sell more of what they make. But I’m all about adding multiple streams of income, so you don’t have to rely solely on your art or craft. And of course, the more passive that income is, the better! Which is why I want to teach you how to get…

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My Biggest Takeaways from Craft + Commerce 2017 (Day 1)

I feel so lucky to have attended the Craft + Commerce conference hosted by ConvertKit in Boise, Idaho last weekend. If you don’t know, ConvertKit is an email marketing software platform for professional bloggers and writers that I use to send off my own weekly email letters. They put together an incredible and diverse group of speakers, and so I wanted to share some of my biggest takeaways from them, as well as just attending…

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Listening to your Intuition in Your Creative Business

I’d love to ask you, have you been listening to your intuition in your creative business? Do you feel like it’s something you’re in touch with at all? Is it all a little to “woo woo” for you? First, let’s just clear up what I mean by intuition… Sometimes people call it a “gut feeling” or even “following your heart” and only have those feelings on occasions: maybe it’s not working with a certain client…

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How to Start a Blog to Sell Your Art or Handmade Products (and more!)

Many artists and makers begin selling what they make online on Etsy. It’s easy to set up a shop there, and because Etsy has millions of shoppers, you’re more likely to start seeing sales pretty quickly. But at some point you begin to realize that Etsy is not the be all, end all, and that in order to sell more of what you make, you’ll need to create your own website, with a blog and…

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