By Michelle FitzGerald
We just passed the 6 year anniversary of starting to work for ourselves, and let me tell you, it has been a journey. When we were both working salaried jobs, finances were a breeze. We just went to work, and we got paid the same amount each month. It was stable, dependable and super easy to budget around.
But then, Nat was laid off. And not long after, I resigned from my job to join him in working from home. And that is when I realized that finances were about to get a lot harder to figure out. If you’ve been in the freelancing game for awhile, or the starting your own creative business game, you know that some months the cash just flows like a rushing river and things seem to go so smoothly, and there are other months, where, for a myriad of reasons, it’s barely a trickle.
It’s hard to plan your life and budget around an income stream so irregular. And not for a lack of trying; we had been to the Dave Ramsey classes, read the...
Are you ready to make your creativity work for you? Here are 5 ways you can start monetizing your creative skills this weekend. You gotta start somewhere.
1. Set up a Patreon account to get fans and friends to pledge money toward your creative work on a monthly or project basis. You’ll find lots of podcasters, YouTubers, and illustrators on here. This is great if your work is not a physical good or something the community as a whole gets to enjoy. Go explore how other creatives are using the platform and see if that's a good fit for you.
2. Use Square to make a free store page and sell your physical work online. You know those Square card readers that you see at vendor booths and small coffee shops? Well, they offer a free platform to show and sell your work and only take a small processing fee off each sale. This is the easiest route to start to sell physical or digital goods without having to create a custom website, domain, etc.
3. Sell your art without the hassle...
We want to send you the best tips, stories, and inspiration to help you on the way to becoming a killer creator!
To keep up to date with blog posts, news, and other valuable content, enter your info below.