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Effective Tips On Studying For People Who Hate Studying

It’s a time unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. There’s a thick layer of additional anxiety plaguing the world and it will take years to peel it away. On top of everything, we’re all still mostly stuck online. There’s no socializing with your classmates or chatting by the water fountain at work. You’re losing the small moments of joy that used to get you through the...

Read The 5 Secrets I Can Share From My First Year Of Blogging To Improve The Way You Approach Obstacles

We’ve turned 1! Another year older, another year wiser... I wanted to celebrate with you by sharing the 5 most important lessons I've learned from my first year of blogging. It’s hard to believe The Artist Journal is already a full year old. I’m so proud of the milestones met through the blog this past year—both personally and professionally. I’m taken aback by the mentors I’ve had...

My Monthly Work Playlist For July

Bumpin’ Summer Bops: July 2020 This summer wasn’t quite like any other. Keep cool while in quarantine and get your buns out of bed—shake it to these tunes that will have you feelin’ yourself again in no time! Photo by Adrian Korte on Unsplash July 2020: Bumpin’ Summer Bops Here is my office playlist for July 2020. Work along with me to the same tunes I do every month...

Slow Growth: Starting Your Craft Business With What You Already Have

Start your shop off right by offering something people actually want to pay for! Read about the best ways to spend your time as a new business owner! If there’s one thing I’ve learned after 4 years on Etsy, it’s that medium matters. I’ve seen so many new online shop owners overlook this first and most important factor. They’re only interested in filling their shop with the art they...

My Monthly Work Music Playlist For June

June 2020: Shuffle That Shit—PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈 Edition! Bump it this summer—just hit shuffle for a month of these sexy tunes about self-love and compassion! Save this playlist by pinning it to your favourite board on Pinterest! June 2020: Shuffle That Shit—PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈 Edition Here is my office playlist for June 2020. Work along with me to the same tunes I do every month with...

How To Prepare Yourself For Taking On New Design Clients

Taking on new clients can be a dream for fresh freelancers... or a dreaded endeavour for the inexperienced. You don't know your worth, your clients' expectations or even what your edge on the competition is. It's very easy to undervalue yourself when you're first starting out! But what if you knew what to ask these higher-paying clients? Would you still be intimidated by taking on higher-paying...

My Monthly Work Music Playlist For May

It's a month of addressing adversity and working towards change. Shuffle this playlist while you brood inside all month signing petitions and supporting b/Black folks! Save this playlist by pinning it to your favourite Pinterest board! May 2020: Mash-up Your Workday Here is my office playlist for May 2020. Work along with me to the same tunes I do every month with new work playlists! 32 songs, 1...

Questions To Ask Yourself When Trying To Nail Down Your Niche + Why You Need To Envision Your Success

Do you ever feel lost in what you're doing? Do you have trouble remembering the bigger picture? As artists and creative people, it can be easy to forget why we began creating in the first place. It can so easily feel like you're talking into the vacuum of space, posting all your hard work into a black hole. So how you do get noticed? You need "a thing", or a niche. Something important to us as...
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The Best Way To Spend Your Time As A Creative Business Owner

Before I started this project, I really had no clue what I did in a day. If there’s no pictures, it didn’t happen as far as my memory is concerned But when I recently had to write a piece on my experiences as a creative business owner and freelancer, I had to figure out what I actually did before I could start writing. During this project I also came across a big problem... It’s difficult...

How You’re Using Your Day-Planner Wrong: Get Better At Working From Home (Part 2)

Do you struggle with time management? If you often find yourself scrambling to get out the door in the morning, arriving late for almost everything, missing meals, forgetting important dates; you most likely are bad at time management. Being bad at managing our time can not only hurt our productivity, but also our relationships and quality of life— it can even lead to us disappointing the...