Today, I'm starting a new series for the blog! Each month, I'll be sharing my top 5 wishlist items for the next month, and they will be in five categories: something that will grow my blog or business, something tech-y, something educational, something for my home office and something to inspire me. I will be including the cost of each item, and how I plan to budget for it for the upcoming month.Read More
This is part two of my guest post for The Higgins Creative, where I'm giving solid advice and tips on how to market yourself as an artist. Read PART ONE here.
Selling yourself (and your business) is hard.
However, as an artist (and a business owner, in general) you need to be able to do exactly that in order to make sales. For new artists and business owners, it’s hard to even know where to start or what options are available for making yourself and your business known. Luckily, I’m here to help! I’m going to break down a list of ways for you to market yourself and your business, and how you can start reaching your audience and potential customers today!Read More
Have you been wondering what it's like to work with a calligrapher or what the process entails? Have a project in mind? I prefer to be very transparent with my clients about my processes when working on their projects, as I want them to understand what they are paying for and the value behind what I do. So, I am starting a "Frequently Asked Questions" series where I am completely transparent with the questions I am most often asked by my potential, current and past clients. Continue reading below to find out the details!Read More
Want to know what a hand lettering artist and calligrapher keeps in their toolbox? I'm sharing my favorite tools I use daily for both hand lettering and calligraphy, as well as some books and online tutorial suggestions to help you get started! Click through to my list of supplies and read the full post.Read More
As a solo freelancer, I wear all the hats and do #allthethings, and there is pretty much always a never-ending list of to-do's. I'm in charge of client communication, social media posts, blog posts, website updates, finances and most importantly, creating. So, in case you've been wondering what tools I use to run my business, I'm going to break it down for you right here. I should mention that these are not ALL of the tools I use, as that would be a verrrry long post. These are just the essentials and my favorites!Read More
Interested in quitting your 9-5 and starting a freelance gig? I'm sharing why I started freelancing and why I believe freelancing has more job security than a 9-5 job.
Alright, now before I get started, I just want to acknowledge the fact that I know that not all of you are going to agree with me on this topic, and that's okay! I should also mention right now that the second half of this post is NOT for you if you currently have a 9-5 job that you love. Now I know that not everyone is wanting to start their own business, nor should they: it's not for everyone. This is just what I believe, and I would love to share why I believe it with you :)Read More
Now that we are already more than a month into 2016 (wait, what?), I am taking a good, hard look at my goals for the year. I'll admit, some of them are pretty hefty, but I've already achieved one of my biggest goals, which was to rebrand my business, and that has truly inspired me to keep working toward the other big items on my list. I mentioned in my previous post that I would be going more in-depth on my goals for 2016, so here we go! And make sure to stick around till the end because I've got a great (free!) resource for you to use to help you plan out your own goals for the year! :)Read More