• craft business

    Packaging for Etsy Sellers

    As I was reading blogs the other day I came across one that talked about Etsy Shipping Stations. It was showing pictures and talking about how important it is to have all your shipping supplies in one place. That is very important, but how you prepare those packages is just, if not more important. How you package your product for shipment is how your customer is going to perceive your business. Packaging for Etsy sellers is another tool in their marketing arsenal. First I want you to reflect on the packages that you have received in the past. I received something I ordered from Amazon before Christmas. I had bought…

  • Motivational

    How to make money blogging for creatives

    This is a topic I see over and over again. I actually love watching the YouTube videos that feature people doing income reports on how much money they have made blogging that month. It blows me away! Trust me when I say I will be making one of those videos in the future! So let’s tackle the topic, How to make money blogging for creatives. As it stands right now I am just relaunching this blog and just starting to vlog, so I am not even close to making any money with my blog. I am in the research stage. And let me tell you, I have learned a lot…

  • craft business,  Motivational

    How to earn a living online crafting

    It’s all part of the dream. Quitting the 9 to 5 job and working from home, doing what you love, crafting. Many people dream of it, and others actually do it. You want to be one of the ones that do it. Here are some tips on how to make a living online crafting. First thing is to treat it like a job. Now I know, you a want to quit your job and craft, not work. What you want is to have your own crafting business. You want to be independent. That will actually be your job. You have to treat it with respect so it will grow and…

  • Motivational

    ways to get past a creative block 10 suggestions to get you started

      Here are 10 ways to get past a creative block. Sometimes we are so close to the problem it is hard to see our way past the huge stop sign we imagine in our heads. Stop for a few and change your direction. That may be all it takes for a way to get past a creative block.   We have all had that problem. We want to do something creative, but we suddenly seem out of ideas. If we create for a living, then this is especially hard. Our business thrives on putting out new products and new ideas. Sometimes though we get stuck in a rut. We spend…

  • Creative Craft Blogs

    Three things you need to start a blog

    Three things you need to start a blog are really easy to do. Don’t let the thought of the tech behind a blog prevent you from getting started. These three things will get your blog started and then you can start with the fun stuff, writing and creating content! Three things you need to start a blog Domain Hosting Framework See? A really short list! But I know you are thinking, none of these make sense to me! That’s ok, let’s break it down. Domain This is the address that people type in to get to your site. For example to get to my site you typed in judithldavis.com To purchase…