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EXCERPT FROM BLISS TO BOSS
What does success mean to you?
There is no one-size-fits-all definition of success. For some, it’s tied to a specific dollar figure. For others, it could be things like flexibility, time spent with your family, or creative fulfillment.
What Problems are You Fixing for Your Market?
EXCERPT FROM BLISS TO BOSS
This is an adapted excerpt from Bliss to Boss: The Practical Guide to Creative Business.
When you’re creating a product or service, it’s important to think about the problems your potential customers have. What problem are you trying to fix for them?
Making Big Changes in Times of Crisis
I quit my job in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was not just any job. It was a cushy remote job at a company that’s both well-positioned to ride out the pandemic and also treats its employees very well.
It was not an easy decision to make. While I liked the company overall, I was unhappy in my current role there. More importantly, I was unhappy being an employee in general. With everything going on in the world, though, was I crazy to even consider quitting?
Every Entrepreneur Should Write a Book
I still visit my favorite childhood bookstore and have become friends (and trivia rivals) with the owner. Bookstores and libraries were my sanctuaries growing up. I biked to the library at least once a week, all through elementary school.
I mean, all that knowledge right at your fingertips (yes, I know, smartphones have made that even more true). Any time I wanted to learn anything, off to the library or bookstore I went...
Imposter Syndrome for Writers and Entrepreneurs
I’ve been making my living as a full-time writer and editor for around 15 years now. I have chapters published in five non-fiction books, plus I’ve written and published four others (two of them published by major publishers in the US and UK, two of them self-published by choice). I’ve also written five novels and novellas. I’ve written somewhere in the range of 1–2 thousand articles (I lost count a long time ago) that have been published on sites with millions of readers...
5 Reasons Your Book Is Stalled
Anyone who’s ever attempted to write something longer than this article has likely encountered writer’s block. It can be debilitating and completely derail any project you’re working on, whether it’s a book, long-form article, report, or anything else.
We tend to think of “writer’s block” as this magical, ethereal thing that just happens, that we can’t do anything about, and that we just have to deal with...
Creative Rebel Planning System
I remember the first time I came across the concept of “ultra-scheduling.” It was on designer Jessica Hische’s blog, and it seemed like it might be a great way to finally keep my day organized and get everything done in a timely manner so I could have my evenings free to do whatever I felt like.
How to turn negative feedback into design gold
Negative feedback can be one of the most positive things that can happen in your design career.
5 Reasons Why Hiring A Designer Is Key To Your Business' Success
We all have our “zones of genius.” As a business owner, your zone of genius is likely building products or services people want, generating revenue, and strategizing for growth. Your zone of genius is likely not design.
How to use color to evoke powerful emotions in your design
Color is one of the strongest tools in your toolbox as a designer. It’s one of the first things a person notices when they visit a website or open an app. And it immediately influences how they respond psychologically and emotionally to that product.
What To Do If Your Design Work Is Stolen
In this article by Cameron Chapman, learn how to protect your work from copyright infringement and what steps you need to take to get the infringing work taken down.
Moodboarding 101: Build beautiful & effective moodboards for your design projects
Moodboards have been used in the design world since before the advent of digital design. They’re used in everything from fashion or architecture to flesh out ideas before embarking on the more complex (and expensive) parts of the design process.
How to market yourself as a creative entrepreneur
Marketing can feel like a daunting task. There are so many options out there, and so many different approaches. Do you need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on ads to get results? Do you need an Instagram account with 10,000 followers before you get anywhere? What if you just don’t feel like you have any time for marketing?
Want a better remote work‑life balance? Start doing these 7 things
In this post by author Cameron Chapman, get advice for fostering more healthy remote work habits and balance your work and personal life.
What is Creativity?
If You’re Human, You’re Creative
What do you think of when you think of creativity?
If you think about fine artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, and the like, then you’re right. But only partially so.
Maybe you think that creativity is something you’re born with. Or maybe you think that you have to be right-brained or else you’re just not going to be very creative.