I thought I'd share a few great motivators, tips and advice for small business owners, artists, all you creatives out there!
Arting professionally is HARD, but here are a few things that I've found useful.
Be genuine, share your story. Keep an email list of potential clients. Know who your ideal client is. Maintain a portfolio and keep good records. Make sure you're charging enough for your work/services!
-Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
-Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build your routine, find focus, and sharpen your creative mind from 99u
-The Rising Tide Society (they have monthly meet-ups and they send out regular newsletters with TONS of great business advice, all for creatives!)
-The Jealous Curator blog (listen to Ashley Longshore's recent interview for sure!)
-Hillary Butler's email list for Art Biz advice
-Emily Wells Design Branding toolkit (this was great help in identifying my ideal customer and how to develop a brand for myself to attract those customers)