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How to build a creative community with Tom Ross from DesignCuts

Have you ever wondered how to build a creative community? Have you ever wondered if that is even possible for an introvert? Can you find the friends and still get to keep your space? In this video interview, you’ll learn how entrepreneur Tom Ross built his creative empire, centered around community, in his own introverted […]

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Wondering how to make more sales in your creative business? In this article and video, you'll find ten tips to put you on the track to generating more income as soon as possible. // from Michelle Hickey Design #creativebusiness #etsysellers #creativebiztips

Wondering how to make more sales in your creative business? We’ve got ten tips to put you on the track to generating more income as soon as possible. Today we’re going to be diving into some powerful strategies that won’t only kick start your sales, but keep them rolling in. If you’re like me, selling […]

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A Perfectionist’s Guide to Launching // Do you let perfectionism paralyze you from sharing your projects, ideas, products and courses with the world? In this article and video, you’ll learn how to quit stalling and start making progress in your creative business. // from Michelle Hickey Design

Do you let perfectionism paralyze you from sharing your projects, ideas, products or courses with the world? In this article and video, you’ll learn how to quit stalling and start making progress in your creative business.   Have you ever created a piece of really great content? A blog entry, a new product, a design, […]

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Graphic designers have their choice of projects: branding, websites, signage, social graphics, and so on. However, not every job brings the creative fulfillment we dream of. Most of us have been forced to give up our artistic desires in the name of paying the bills at one time or another. But with a little creativity […]

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The wonders of working ahead. // Do you ever wonder what your fellow creative entrepreneurs are up to? In between the big wins, product launches, and collaborations are the small steps (some forward, some backward) that lead to those turning points. Here's a transparent account of a week in the life of a gal in passionate pursuit of business growth, personal development and those magical milestones. // From MichelleHickey.Design

In preparation for upcoming travel plans, I pushed myself to “work ahead” this week— a concept that’s practically foreign to me. The effects were almost infectious, with my tasks becoming easier and more enjoyable with each passing day. While it meant putting some of those big picture goals on the back burner, I know that […]

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Creative Entrepreneur, Rachel Allene, shares her insights and knowledge about starting a small business without prior experience. The story of how she took her passion for lettering and photography and built her own empire, is truly inspiring. // Interview from MichelleHickey.Design.

Many people have a creative spirit, but not everyone lets it out. Rachel Allene is someone who couldn’t quiet her passion. After pursuing a degree in health science, she almost immediately ditched her first job and jumped into entrepreneurship, head first. Her story teaches us that just getting started is the most important step. Learning […]

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Is it possible to make money designing printables? You betcha! In this article, I share some of the ways I’ve made money in my printables based business. When I shared my first printable on this blog, three years ago, I did it to thank my readers (all 10 of them, at the time), for showing […]

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When I started my Etsy shop, I had a million and one questions about how to take this passion of mine, and turn it into a successful business. Almost two years and 2,000 sales later, I still don’t have all the answers, but I have definitely have learned a thing or two that I would love to […]

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If you’re a blogger, or a designer, or you run an online shop, you may share in my biggest dread: photographing your work. We all know that the quality of your images can make or break your content. Even if your stuff is wonderful and you’ve poured all this hard work and energy into it, if […]

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An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

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