How to Track Your Professional Successes in Your Small Business

How to Track Your Professional Successes in Your Small Business

As a small business owner, I oftentimes forget to pat myself on the back when I hit major milestones in my business. Things like reaching 1,000 followers on Instagram, launching my first Instagram Reel, or getting my first order were all moments that I remember doing a happy dance for, but how long did it take me to get from one milestone to the next?
November 06, 2021
Q&A: What Type of Business Entity Should I Create?

Q&A: What Type of Business Entity Should I Create?

One question I get asked a lot as an artist running my own business is: "What type of business should I create if I want to start selling my art too?"

Right off the cuff, one piece of advice I can give is to not get too bogged down by what decision you decide to move forward with. Don’t let one decision stop you from building something you’re passionate about. You’re not married to this decision, and you CAN change your mind later. Let's see which business entity is the best fit for you.

January 27, 2021
How to Manage Your Time with a Side Hustle

How to Manage Your Time with a Side Hustle

Between a full-time job, friends, family, you-time, and everything in between, it may seem impossible to even think of starting a business. Or, maybe you’ve already started hustlin’ and are stretching yourself too thin.
January 19, 2021
Materials You Need to Make Waterproof Vinyl Stickers at Home

Materials You Need to Make Waterproof Vinyl Stickers at Home

A couple of years ago, I wanted to expand my product line to include stickers! There were a few things that were really important to me at the time for me to add it to my store...
September 18, 2020
QA: How Do You Manage Your Business All On Your Own?

QA: How Do You Manage Your Business All On Your Own?

 

A lot of people have turned to me and asked, how do I manage my life (and live semi-comfortably), while running a business on my own? Well, the answer is a long one, so I figured I’d just write about it in today’s blog post.

December 17, 2018
Artist Alley Tips For Your First Con: Part 4 - At the Con

Artist Alley Tips For Your First Con: Part 4 - At the Con

Success! You’ve made it to the con!

Setup usually takes place either the day before or the morning of the first day of the con. If you’re traveling far, be sure to give yourself plenty of time, because you never know what kind of unexpected traffic, car trouble, or obstacles you might encounter along the way.

January 24, 2018
Artist Alley Tips For Your First Con: Part 3 - What to Pack

Artist Alley Tips For Your First Con: Part 3 - What to Pack

You made it! My third installment of Artist Alley Tips for Your First Con! 

If you've gone through my first two posts, you probably have gotten your pre-con paperwork complete and your table setup squared away! Awesome. But there's still a lot left to pack! Surprise!

What?? There's more? Yasss.

July 17, 2017
Artist Alley Tips for Your First Con: Part 2 – Planning Your Setup

Artist Alley Tips for Your First Con: Part 2 – Planning Your Setup

Welcome to my second installment of Artist Alley Tips for Your First Con! If you missed part one, you can read all about how to prep before the show here

Part Two is all about planning your Artist Alley table setup!

June 30, 2017
Artist Alley Tips for Your First Con: Part 1 - Before the Show

Artist Alley Tips for Your First Con: Part 1 - Before the Show

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already know that I attended my first-ever con as an artist alley exhibitor at Long Beach Comic Expo this last February.

What a huge learning experience! While I had so much fun just attending, the most memorable and valuable part was having the opportunity to connect with fellow artists, and gaining insight and feedback on how to improve my experience next time! Seriously, so much love for these awesome artists.

June 21, 2017