Make Sure Your Get Paid For Your Creative Work

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Nothing is worse than putting your heart, your time, your cost of materials, and so much more into a project, only to have crickets in response to that final invoice. Must Have #1: A Clearly Defined Scope of Work: Before I ever start a project these days...heck, before I even send over a first invoice… Read More

The Problem With “Authenticity”

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I was reading through a Facebook group full of entrepreneurial women recently, when I saw a business owner post something similar to this: “People have told me the name of my shop might be off-putting, because its not totally appropriate. But I don’t care. I’m being AUTHENTIC. And I’m not always appropriate and sometimes say… Read More

Creating Products Your Audience Will Love

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You’ve got a new offer that you are SO excited to create. You know your audience pretty well, and you think its exactly what they want from you, and you have a feeling this could sell really well. Now, if only there were a way for you to feel truly confident that you are delivering… Read More

When to Say NO in Your Creative Business

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When I first started my web design business, I said yes to EVERY project that came my way. Nightmare clients, projects beyond my development capabilities, things that really didn’t interest me...I took it all on. After months of this, I felt burned out, frustrated, and seriously wondering why I wanted to run my own business… Read More

Feed Your Creativity: 15 Inspiring Instagram Accounts To Follow

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There comes a point in every project where I simply can not look at my own work anymore. I hit the wall, feel creatively tapped out, and start to settle into old, tired patterns. That’s why I always have an emergency stash of eye candy nearby for inspiration emergencies! Instagram has become one of my… Read More

4 Lies Creative Business Owners Tell Themselves

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This little lie keeps many creative business owners overwhelmed, overextended, and completely stuck when it comes to growing a brand. We creatives are great at convincing ourselves that since our work comes from US, we can’t possibly bring on others to help us. This is far from the truth. Start with the roles in your… Read More

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