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Are you a creative individual looking to turn your passion into a profitable business? Whether you’re looking to start a side hustle or take the leap into full-time entrepreneurship, there are countless opportunities for creatives to turn their talents into successful businesses. From handmade soap and skin care products to event planning and photography, there’s a business idea for every creative. This blog post will explore 14 business ideas perfect for those passionate about creativity. Whether you’re an artist, writer, designer, or musician, these ideas will inspire you to turn your creativity into a successful business venture. So, let’s dive in and explore some of the best business ideas for creatives!
Business Ideas for Creatives
Whether it’s wedding photography, portrait photography, or stock photography, there are plenty of opportunities…
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In today’s digital age, having a website is essential for any business to succeed. However, with so many options for site builders and content management systems (CMS) available, it can be overwhelming for creatives to decide where to start. But fear not! Our favorite option for creating a professional and customizable website is self-hosted WordPress.
WordPress is a versatile and user-friendly CMS that enables users to create and manage their own website without requiring extensive technical knowledge or coding skills. The platform offers a vast array of themes, plugins, and templates that can be tailored to meet your specific needs and preferences. Whether you’re starting a blog, e-commerce store, or business website, WordPress has the tools to help you succeed.
Of course, to use WordPress, you’ll need a reliable website hosting service. That’s where SiteGround comes in. SiteGround is a top-rated hosting provider that offers a range of plans to…
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When was the last time you really took a vacation as a freelancer? Did you actually take a break, or did you end up worrying about work the whole time?
This past weekend, my wife Melinda and I, took a few days to go to a lake house with her family. It was perfect timing because we were definitely needing some downtime from a busy summer and before she goes back to work (she’s a teacher). It was so great getting away for a few days, trying out wakeboarding for the first time, and being around her family. (For the record, wakeboarding is way more difficult than I thought it would be. I almost got up though!)
I had an out-of-town drone gig that I was leaving for early Monday morning and I had a little bit of work to finish up, so I woke up early the first morning to…
I can’t say that I saw myself not going to work for a studio or corporate America when I graduated from college, but through a few great mentors and friends, I found myself creating something for myself. I was working for a wedding videography company when a friend talked me up to a couple they knew who was getting married. I filmed their wedding for $350. Out of that, I was able to create a business of my own on the side while I worked my 9-5 as an admissions counselor. Looking back, there are so many things I wish I knew.
Thinking about launching a business, especially if it’s your first time, can be really daunting. There are a lot of things to consider: the risk, personal bandwidth, and well-being – but done right it can give you so much freedom and fulfillment.
1. Observe and plan
I own two video-focused…
Podcasting is a great way to build a community, share your messaging, and build a brand.
I’ve done podcast launch consulting, editing, and recently helped launch and produce The Buzzer Podcast. Podcasting is a great way to connect with people, so you’ll want to think through how you’re going to build a community and an audience.
Some things to think about:
- Come up with a creative name and figure out your branding for the podcast.
- Consider the kind of podcast you’re going to do – will it just be you talking? Will you interview people? Will your guests be interview subjects or co-hosts?
- Consider your target audience – How will you reach them? How will you keep them engaged?
- Don’t expect immediate viral success – Building your listenership takes time. Give yourself at least 15-20 episodes to evaluate whether you should continue.
- Ask yourself if podcasting makes sense for what you’re…
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Over the years, one of the biggest challenges I faced and learned to understand was the seasonality of working in the creative world, something that greatly contributes to the cycle of Feast or Famine.
There were some months I’d be so busy that I could hardly keep up, which were also great months financially. Then others (especially approaching the holidays), where I’d start getting really nervous because there just wasn’t that much work to be had, and often would be financially stressful.
Overcoming the feast or famine cycle doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s possible to smooth it out with intentional strategy and planning.
1. Plan ahead
Once you’ve had a year or two of working in your specific industry, you’ll be able to pick up on trends of seasonality. For example, the wedding world tends to be incredibly busy in the Springtime and fall, but generally slow down a lot around November-January. Likewise,…
Most creative entrepreneurs will face creative burnout at some point or many points in their careers. It’s the feeling of disinterest with your work, lacking creativity and motivation, and general exhaustion with work. That mental block that keeps you from pursuing what you love. It’s a something that leaves you drained and your work will suffer. I found myself facing that early last year, feeling generally disinterested with projects, little motivation to go out and film, and found myself with a growing backlog of work. What I found was many factors all playing together that caused me to burn out with my work.
Here are nine ways to break free from creative burnout (and avoid it):
1. Make time For Creativity
Last year, I found myself lacking a creative drive for a couple months and I no longer had the passion to go create. What I realized was the real issue…