Mini guide to online selling platforms

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We all know that having a presence online is a good thing that can help our creative business in terms of marketing, visibility and selling. I know I’ve preached how important your online presence is and how big a difference it can make on the bottom line if you have a good website, let alone […]

Generosity

Being generous with your work is owning it

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In this past week I’ve encountered two different aspects of misconceived generosity. Which made me think that maybe we need to talk more about being generous with our information, not solely for the sake of helping others, but because it’s good for business too. If you know me, the word transparency won’t surprise you. It’s […]

ongoing process

Everything is just part of a process

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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about goals – maybe it’s the winter approaching and my need for status that has brought this on – who knows. The need for goals, measurable targets, end destinations to plan my journeys both in life and my creative work, is a theme for me. I don’t know how […]

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The secret ingredient that will boost your creative work

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Today I want to talk about how you can take your creative work to the next level by adding a secret ingredient. But first I want to brake down creativity and the creative process a bit, because I often see and hear creativity being used in many different situations. Just so we’re on the same […]

BrainBreak

How to get in inspiration mode

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When you have made the transition from making and creating as a hobby into something you get paid for, i.e. a business, there’s suddenly a different kind of pressure on you. You need to produce new work to show that you develop, and for that new work you need inspiration. Getting inspired is probably one […]

Metamorphing your business

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Metamorphosis change or cause to change completely in form or nature Metamorphing might be a strong word to use about business, as I see it more like a slow development, than rapid change. But nonetheless change. You start out with a passion, an idea – you go for your dream, and then somewhere along the […]

When to say no

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You’ve got a product, something you’re making, producing or crafting, it’s going okay. You’re selling, people are interested in what you’re doing and you get offered opportunities. You’re flattered by the offers, and feel inclined to accept them all, because it’s amazing that people like your work and you find it hard to say no. […]

Why reinvent the wheel?

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When I’m about to start a new project, one that requires new designs, I’m often hit by doubts. Not in my ability as a designer-maker, but more in terms of ‘Who needs another _____?’ Haven’t we got enough spoons, bowls, bags, belts, jewellery, mugs, scarf’s, hats, clothes, shoes, you name it already? And how would […]

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What If? After your pitch is sent…

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Last week I showed you a way to approach pitching your work. We looked at: How to see it as a creative project instead of pitching or selling. That you need to do your research about who you are pitching to, so it makes sense and you’re a potential good fit. And last what to […]

Pitch

How to Pitch Your Ideas, Craft or Art

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Have you ever let the fear of rejection or being turned down, hold you back from asking a particular (or maybe just any) shop, gallery, web shop to stock your work? Pitching your work to anyone is scary – I find it scary! It takes you outside your comfort zone, because it requires you to […]