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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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5 Secrets to Non-Sucky Copy | A guest post by Laura Belgray

I want to thank Laura Belgray for this opportunity to share her 5 secrets to non-sucky copy here on Creating Beautifully. Because, while we may not be writing super long sales pitches, each product description is, in itself, copy. And when written well, if can help you sell more of your art and/or other products. Plus, Laura teaches this art in a really fun and memorable way! With that, I’ll let Laura take it away……

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4 questions artists and other creative entrepreneurs should ask themselves before starting a new project or business

I believe that more focus means more freedom and more joy.   But as creatives, sometimes it’s hard to focus on one thing for very long, because we’re constantly coming up with new ideas for the next “big thing”! Sometimes, that can work to our advantage – like when we’re always coming up with new ideas for paintings, illustrations, blog posts, jewelry designs, or whatever fits in your own creative business. But other times it…

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How to Grow Your Email List Using Convertkit

As artists, makers and creatives, we hear this all the time: “You MUST be growing an email list!” And I agree! But the tricky part is how? Well, for me, a huge part of the “how” is with ConvertKit. But to be honest? When I first started using ConvertKit, I did it all wrong. It’s embarrassing to admit, but I basically just used ConvertKit to send out my emails every week to my subscribers for the entire…

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52 Blog Post Ideas for Artists

In the last blog post, I gave you 8 awesome reasons artists should consider blogging, and so many of you emailed me and said something like, “Well that’s great Jules, but I have no idea what to write about!” So I decided to come up with 52 blog post ideas for artists. (Wasn’t that thoughtful? 😁) But before we get started, one of the things you want to consider when using these topics or coming up with…

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8 Awesome Reasons Artists Should Consider Blogging

To blog or not to blog, that is the question! (That’s how the saying goes, right?) While I totally understand some of the reasons you may not currently have a blog (not enough time, you don’t feel like a strong writer, you don’t have a website, etc.) I want to share 8 awesome reasons artists should consider blogging. 1. Blogging is great for SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization (in case you didn’t know!) You know,…

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