Blogging For Your Creative Business

What came first the blog or the creative business?  Well, unlike the egg and chicken question, this one is probably pretty simple.  If you’re like me, it was the creative business.  But, I soon realized that I needed to start blogging for my creative business and share my artwork there.  Many creative business owners (i.e. artists, illustrators, scrapbookers, Etsy sellers, etc.) may still ask, “Why do I need a blog?  How can it help me with my business?”  Here are 5 reasons you should blog for your creative business…

Blogging for Your Creative Business. Here are 5 reasons I think you should. Carmen Whitehead Designs

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5 Photography Tips For Etsy

I’ve had my Etsy shop for about 4 years now and I haven’t been active with it for all of those years.  So, it’s experienced a little bit of neglect.  But, since the beginning of the year I’ve been working on it every day diligently.  But, as much as I search for the perfect keyword or the enticing product description.  If I don’t have good pictures I will, most likely, not be selling much.

5 Photography Tips for Etsy Sellers - Carmen Whitehead Designs

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Selling Your Art on Consignment

Have you ever thought about selling your art on consignment in a retail store?  If you’re an artisan with a small business you’re always looking for ways to grow your business and have more income streams.  Perhaps you’ve been selling your art at local shows for a while and you even have an online store.  But you’re ready for the next step, and going the wholesale route is too big of a step for you.  Then consignment might be a way of testing the waters of brick and morter store sales.

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How I Increased my Blog Traffic with Pinterest

One of my goals for 2016 was to “Focus” more on my Art Business Marketing and Pinterest has become my #1 referrer to my blog and shop.  A few weeks ago I shared with you The Art of Social Media and I promised I would talk to you about my Pinterest strategy.

How I increased my blog traffic with Pinterest

If you’re not paying attention to Pinterest, you’re missing out.

Here is how I increased my blog traffic with Pinterest.

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My Word for 2016 – Focus

I’ve chosen my word for 2016 – Focus.  Do you select a word every year that you use for inspiration?  I started doing this a couple of years ago and it’s actually a fun process.  For 2015 my word was Believe.  I believed I could elevate my art, skills and business to the next level, I believed I could profit from my business, and I believed I could stay healthy enough to achieve my goals for the year.

My word for 2016 is Focus


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