Read The 5 Secrets I Can Share From My First Year Of Blogging To Improve The Way You Approach Obstacles

We’ve turned 1! Another year older, another year wiser… I wanted to celebrate with you by sharing the 5 most important lessons I’ve learned from my first year of blogging.
It’s hard to believe The Artist Journal is already a full year old. I’m so proud of the milestones met through the blog this past year…

Slow Growth: Starting Your Craft Business With What You Already Have

Read about Starting Your Craft Business With What You Already Have here!

Start your shop off right by offering something people actually want to pay for! If there’s one thing I’ve learned after 4 years on Etsy, it’s that medium matters.
The proof is in the pudding, so I also wanted to highlight for you the first stages of my own online business!

How To Prepare Yourself For Taking On New Design Clients

Taking on new clients can be a dream for fresh freelancers… or a dreaded endeavour for the inexperienced. But what if you knew what to ask these higher-paying clients? I’m going to share how I started asserting my worth as an artist and exactly what to cover with your new client to give them the best product possible!

Questions To Ask Yourself When Trying To Nail Down Your Niche + Why You Need To Envision Your Success

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As artists and creative people, it can be easy to forget why we began creating in the first place. It can so easily feel like you’re talking into the vacuum of space, posting all your hard work into a black hole. So how you do get noticed? I’m going to tell you how!

The Best Way To Spend Your Time As A Creative Business Owner

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Before I started this project, I really had no clue what I did in a day…

How You’re Using Your Day-Planner Wrong: Get Better At Working From Home (Part 2)

Read about Starting Your Craft Business With What You Already Have here!

Do you struggle with time management?

If you often find yourself scrambling to get out the door in the morning, arriving late for almost everything, missing meals, forgetting important dates; you most likely are bad at time management.

Being bad at managing our time can not only hurt our productivity, but also our relationships and quality of life— it can even lead to us disappointing the people we care about most.

I don’t often miss my bus, but when I do it puts a damper on my day because the next one won’t come for 30 minutes, making me late.

What if this happened every day?

Why Instagram Stats Are Ruining Your Artwork

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My best tips for dealing with “posting anxiety” as an artist on Instagram: Creative and emotional people: Don’t look at your statistics! There’s a new phrase I’ve heard recently, as I was speaking with a friend and colleague about social media management — and mainly the stress of constantly creating content. After a while, we… Continue reading Why Instagram Stats Are Ruining Your Artwork

How Artists Can Use Their Art To Improve Their Self-Care Routine

To bring back balance to my days, I’ve been making an effort to incorporate my creativity in my self-care routine.
Winter can be a difficult time of year for everyone — whether it be loneliness or stress . Some extra self-care during your daily life will help you enjoy more happy moments.

Why Artists Need To Consider Live-Streaming And Video Content for 2020

Social media posts with video receive 48% more views than images alone!

After trying live-streaming art on Instagram; presenting myself on my strongest platform didn’t yield the results I wanted, the video quality I expected, or the video access I was promised.
Live-streaming works as venue to promote yourself without feeling like you’re selling yourself constantly across social media.
My ultimate goal with live-streaming is to gain a more regular income while authentically connecting with people online who share my interests and enjoy my work. I also want my Twitch to be an online safe-space for other LGBTQ+ folx on the internet to hang out and listen to banging’ tunes.
Read more about why I started live-streaming for my followers!

How To Make People Care About Your Art

Making enough to survive as an artist is challenging, but not having a website is like shooting yourself in the foot with an arrow before your olympic 100m dash. You’re screwing yourself over.
Don’t be like this artist, implement these 5 tips I swear by to improve your online art presence!