How to Promote Your Art on Instagram: An Interview with Steve “Squidoodle” Turner

If you're like me and you love coloring, or if you're into steampunk art, tattoos or just beards, then you'll love to meet today's guest, Steve Turner (A.K.A. Squidoodle).  I have had the pleasure of thoroughly picking Steve's brain about his creativity and how he draws on his passion to run a successful illustration business. I first discovered Steve a few years ago

By | 2018-04-04T06:13:03+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Marketing for Artists|0 Comments

5 Ways to Hide Pinterest Images in Your Blog Posts

If you’ve been using Pinterest to grow your website traffic, you’ve probably noticed that the best-performing Pins are images that are tall. Things like vertical title images, infographics or step-by-step photos get more repins on Pinterest than their horizontal equivalents. (if this is news to you, check out my other article on creating great Pins) Unfortunately, these 'pinnable' images can also present a

10 Tips to Take Beautiful Product Photos for Your Etsy Shop

Do your Etsy product photos need improvement? Today's post is a guest article from photographer and teacher, Rachel Korinek. Check out her resources at twolovesstudio.com If you don't already have an Etsy shop, please check out my in-depth guide to getting started on Etsy. This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you click them and make a purchase.

By | 2018-03-13T05:44:07+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Marketing for Artists|2 Comments

How to Start an Etsy Shop: A Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Etsy

If you've been looking to sell something online, you've probably been told by friends or read articles online that recommend setting up an Etsy store. But where do you start? In this beginner's guide to Etsy, you'll learn what Etsy is, whether it's the right marketplace for you, how to get started and how to start getting sales for your hobby or business.

By | 2018-03-26T19:54:51+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Marketing for Artists|0 Comments

My Favorite Tools for Running a Creative Business

Going from artist to entrepreneur can be an exciting but scary time. Starting an online business can be a great way to earn some extra money from your hobbies, but it can also bring a lot of challenges as you step into an unknown world of marketing, email lists, sales, stock, copyright, social media and more.   Over the past few years of

By | 2018-03-26T19:58:13+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Marketing for Artists|2 Comments

Podcast: How to Quadruple Your Website Traffic With Pinterest

I had the amazing privilege to speak with Tracy Harris on the Mums With Hustle podcast about my experiences with Pinterest and how I used it to quadruple my website traffic in two months. Pinterest has been a big part of my marketing strategy, with many of my blog posts reaching tens of thousands of shares in just a few months. I've shared

By | 2017-11-14T22:41:32+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Marketing for Artists, Pinterest Marketing|0 Comments

How to Create a Blog Editorial Calendar with Trello

Trello has become my go-to tool for planning my business, my week, and my whole life. I have always been a paper-and-pen person, and so I've tried a number of online planning and calendar tools and have never been able to stick to one until I stumbled across Trello. It's a free program, and I'm totally in love with it now! I use

By | 2017-10-19T17:06:44+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Marketing for Artists, Productivity Tips|4 Comments

How to Get Your First 1000 Followers on Pinterest (Quickly!)

When I first heard about how effective Pinterest could be for my business in December 2016, I had a very small following… it wasn't zero, but it was great either: I’d heard the statistics from people with a large following about how Pinterest was the highest source of traffic to their websites and how it had changed their whole approach to marketing. I decided

By | 2018-03-20T19:41:18+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Marketing for Artists, Pinterest Marketing|15 Comments

How to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest and Increase Your Traffic

Pinterest has been a game-changer for me when it comes to my online web traffic and sales. Throughout this series of Pinterest marketing blog posts, I’ll show you all the strategies I’ve used to grow my website traffic exponentially using Pinterest (without paid ads). In this post, I’m going to show you the key elements of getting Pinterest connected to your website to

By | 2018-03-20T19:54:24+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Marketing for Artists, Pinterest Marketing|3 Comments

How to Find and Create Great Pins on Pinterest

Now that you’ve optimized your Pinterest profile and set up your boards, it’s time to start filling them with great content! When I first started saving Pins, I thought that quantity was more important than quality. I assumed that more content would result in more exposure. But things like broken links or spammy content can have a negative impact on your account in

By | 2018-03-20T19:57:04+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Marketing for Artists, Pinterest Marketing|1 Comment
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