Are you ready to teach a workshop? Maybe you've been asked by a local shop to teach watercolor, or calligraphy, photography, you name it...but you just don't know if you're ready yet. Seven years ago when I taught my first ever calligraphy workshop, I was no expert, but I knew a few things about … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Teach a Workshop?
Passive Income...we all want on that train, right? Creating passive money streams within my business is what helped me triple my annual income and generate over $100,000 in ONE WEEK. Before you roll your eyes at me, I get it. Talking about money can sound sleazy. Trust me, it feels … [Read more...] about Passive Income: How I Made $100,000 in ONE WEEK
Are you an artist, designer, photographer, or any type of creative? Teaching a creative workshop is not only a great way to earn extra income, but it also helps build your reputation as an expert in your industry! About seven years ago, I taught my first ever creative workshop. I had no clue what … [Read more...] about 3 Secrets to Teaching a Creative Workshop
It’s storytime. Alright, so back in early 2013 when I was still at my office job and my passion for art was starting to form into my side hustle…I pitched my work to HUNDREDS of people before I booked ONE job. Yes, I said hundreds. And, my pitches were definitely not polished, … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Rejection
For the last 7 years of my life, I grew a custom wedding stationery business. It was my in for self-employment and my way out of the desk job I hated. While I no longer take on wedding stationery clients (read this post to see why), I have a lot to owe to the industry itself. Over the last 7 … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Being a Custom Stationery Designer
*Sound the alarm!* Failure to keep an eye on the future in business will lead to some mega pitfalls! We live in an ever-evolving society, people. Social media trends ebb and flow, consumer trends come and go, and what works today is most likely not going to work tomorrow. I see SO many creatives … [Read more...] about The Importance of Future Thinking in Business
I'm really excited about this... My greatest course YET is coming out in September and today through August 19 it's available for $100 OFF Yes. I said it. My greatest course yet. Why? Well, I'm teaming up with my licensing agent and business consultant Julie Turkel. She's been building … [Read more...] about My Greatest Course YET!
On the surface, Instagram hashtags may not seem all that important anymore, but according to recent studies, Instagram posts with at least ONE hashtag got 70% more likes and 392% more comments than those without hashtags. Whether you like it or not, hashtags lead to more engagement. And, I know … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags
Creative workshops are such a hit right now. It seems like everyone is looking for a way to spend their Saturday afternoon getting creative with friends, and I don't blame em! Since 2013, I've been teaching both my beginner modern calligraphy class and intro to floral watercolor class. These … [Read more...] about Why Teach In-Person Workshops
Have you ever wondered how to set up your files for print? Or maybe you've been working with a print shop, your fonts printed weird, or a piece of artwork didn't shop up? That's all happened to me before! For the first 6 years of running my business, I offered custom stationery design to wedding … [Read more...] about 5 Mistakes Every Designer Makes When Preparing Files for Print