Everything in your creative Business revolves around communication!

Everything in your creative Business revolves around communication!

Everything in your creative Business revolves around communication!

Let me explain what I mean by that!

When you’re working in your studio, on your own and nobody knows about you, you'll never be able to make a living from your creative work.

So in order to let people know what you’re up to, you will have to let the world know what you’re doing.

You will have to communicate about it!

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Having an online shop or a website won't make you profitable.

Having an online shop or a website won't make you profitable.

When it comes to online marketing, there are a ton of moving parts you will have to master in order to grow your creative adventure into a profitable creative business.

Just having an online shop or a website won't make you profitable.

So let me tell you a little bit about the heart of your online marketing: your email list.

This is a list with people that signed up in order to receive information about you and your creative business.

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getting ahead of time!

getting ahead of time!

Being consistent is probably one of the hardest things for me.

I write blog posts and then I don't publish them. I want to post on Instagram every single day and then I just don't do it.

I want to be in the studio working every day, however finding the time to do it is a real struggle.

 

I try to get out into the world, show my work and be visible-

That's why I plan out all my actions, but sometimes even if I planned out everything I don't always do what I have planned.

Can you relate? Are you struggling to follow through and be consistent in your creative BIZ?

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BIZ-book love: BIG MAGIC

BIZ-book love: BIG MAGIC

Back in art-school I struggled a lot with the opinions of my teachers about what making art and creative living is supposed to be like.

For me creating art and experiencing art was positive, it had/has nothing to do with living in pain and punishing myself. I was striving to create beauty, but I felt as if my work could only be good if I was addressing a big topic that is important to all mankind. Or at least I would need to do something provocative (yes, I created a collage with hundreds of penises on it :)) or that I would need to create work because of my family history.

Still this perception of art and creative living is haunting me.

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How to come up with content for social media!

How to come up with content for social media!

Sometimes we all struggle to come up with new content for our Social Media channels. We all know that we need to stay engaged with our audience, but without a clear topic in mind it is really hard to send a post out into the world.

 

I too struggle with it every now and then!

Therefore I want to share my strategies! How I come up with topics and how I collect topic ideas for the future!

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Oh o, paint all over the studio!

Oh o, paint all over the studio!

Right now, I have paint all over my hands. I probably should have washed them before starting to type this post on my mac. But I just wanted to share what I am up to in the studio at this very moment.

The studio looks a little bananas, but I am so exited!

I'm testing out new color combinations, one of the most fun parts of creating my big newspaper artworks...

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4 inspiring creatives on Instagram!

4 inspiring creatives on Instagram!

I just wanted to check in today and share four fellow creatives I just can't get enough of!!

I found all of them on Instagram and since the day I started following them I just can't stop scrolling through their feeds over and over again.

 

So I thought I just needed to share my addiction with all of you!

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write about your creative work!

write about your creative work!

Back in art school I had a habit. Every night I took out a little journal and wrote down the thoughts I had about my art.

Things I wanted to try out, stuff I wanted to research, techniques I wanted to learn and thoughts about the artworks. Back then I didn't know how important this routine was for the growth of my art.

So I stopped doing this after I had my little boy. There was no time at night to do this and other tasks where piling up, so I made sure to at least work in the studio for a while every day.

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create beautiful images quick and esaily - free Tool Guide

create beautiful images quick and esaily - free Tool Guide

I love to take beautiful photos!
 

However the process of taking and editing them, took me a ton of time in the past.

I know that especially when you have a ton of things to do, but you need to have that beautiful image for your post on Social Media, we tend to rush it and end up with not the best image.

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BIZ-check - work environment

BIZ-check - work environment

I want to tell you some insights I gathered being a practicing fine artist.

As creatives we struggle sometimes with rules and schedules. At least I do.

If I get pushed into a schedule I am really defensive. I don't want to get pinned down on doing certain things at certain times.

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BIZ-BOOK: Turning Pro

BIZ-BOOK: Turning Pro

Let's be honest, I am a bookworm!

I totally am, not the novel reading kind, but the one that is reading one non-fiction book after another!

People always try to convince me that I need to read that one great novel they found. But I can tell you, every now and then I find a great novel, it happens maybe every other year and I will read and enjoy it, but until then let me share my love for knowledge based books with you.

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Q 'N A - Inspiration

Q 'N A - Inspiration

Hi lovely, 

let's get started with todays question!:

The question of today is:

Where do you get inspiration from? How do you get your creative juices flowing?

 

If you’re an artist, designer, stylist, creator,... and have a question about how to start and grow your creative BIZ, send me your question and I would love to answer it!

Please Submit your question here!

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Q 'N A - How to keep going

Q 'N A - How to keep going

Hi lovely, 

let's get started with todays question!:

The question of today is:

How do you keep going every day? Moving your creative practice and BIZ forward?

 

If you’re an artist, designer, stylist, creator,... and have a question about how to start and grow your creative BIZ, send me your question and I would love to answer it!

Please Submit your question here!

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Q 'N A - dealing with a creative block

Q 'N A - dealing with a creative block

Hi lovely, 

let's get started with todays question!:

The question of today is:

What to do when having a creative block?

 

If you’re an artist, designer, stylist, creator,... and have a question about how to start and grow your creative BIZ, send me your question and I would love to answer it!

Please Submit your question here!

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