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4 Favorite iPad Pro accessories for creatives

4 Favorite iPad Pro accessories for creatives

I love me some Apple products, I have quite a few, so of course I was very intrigued when the pro came out with the Apple pencil, but of course it comes at a hefty price. And the first year I just could’t justify spending that much money on “a toy”.

Little did I know, this thing turned into my business MUST HAVE.

8 tips for the new Etsy seller

8 tips for the new Etsy seller

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like extra money in their bank account?

You do? I knew it!

Let me give you some advice, or more like…”This is what worked for me, you’re welcome to try it out”.

There’s a lot of talk from seasoned artists about leaving Etsy and having their own shop on their website or Shopify. The issue comes down to seller fees.

But, if you are a beginner, Etsy is the best thing for you. Heck, I still use it and I have no plans of leaving anytime soon.

Top 3 mistakes I made my first year of business

Top 3 mistakes I made my first year of business

If you are considering selling your art, offering creative services or starting a small business you probably have some sort of big idea of what it will be like.

You see others doing it and maybe you want to try it too, or you really need extra income, or you're cluttering your home with art and need to sell it. 

Whatever your reasons, you need to prepare yourself for some failure.

There's no easy way to say this, you will make mistakes, and that's OK! 

I made thousands of them before I even make one sale. And I'm still making them to this day. Everyone does, no one is perfect.

2 Lessons I learned after going back to a day job

2 Lessons I learned after going back to a day job

If you're a creative, and you're stuck at another job all day, I feel your pain. I can "literally" feel the energy being sucked out of me as soon as I step through the door. I hate it so much, I cringe, I scream in my head and count down the minutes I have left in the day. I've had plenty of jobs in my life, including this one, but boy, going from self employed, to this is just torture.