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5 Creative Biz Must Haves for Success – Part 1: Are You a Hobbyist or a Professional?

I recently came across a fantastic infographic by FotoSeeds called “Create Sustainably” & it really spoke to me.  It cleverly laid out the difference between The Hobbyist & The Professional Photographer.  Both are fantastic & have their own set of virtues.  It demonstrated how both of these ventures have striking similarities with some crucial key […] Read more…

Alignment and Lowering the Bar

I am going to ask you to lower the bar. Did I just feel the ground shake? Probably but let me explain. Many people I know here in the Bay Area are in similar situations. They are working a “bill paying” full-time job while they also work hard to start their own creative small businesses. […] Read more…

Your Opinion Wanted: Opening Up A Shop Despite The Competition

After receiving such wonderful feedback from Angela’s questions about Etsy vs Other E-Commerce Sites I received the below question from Alissa. I have a question/problem and was wondering what others do and if it happens to them. I’ve been a graphic designer for 20 years, and I started to work up a plan and open a shop […] Read more…