Today I’m sharing 3 tips to help you start your creative online business! These tips are actionable and totally easy to implement! And, they really work!

3 Tips for Building a Creative Online Business

I’m really excited about sharing these tips with y’all. I love helpful information that I can start working on NOW, so I wanted to pass along 3 actionable tips that will practically guarantee business success.

“Start before you are ready. Don’t prepare, BEGIN!” – Mel Robbins. This is one of my all-time favorite quotes! Don’t wait on these…start implementing. 😉

Painting while hosting a facebook live

1. Come Up with a Free Gift

Why? This will allow you to collect emails or phone numbers to text so you can contact potential customers.

Take a moment to make two columns on a piece of paper. In the first, write down things that you are good at. To give a free gift, we want to make sure it’s something we’re great at and can put together easily. Just pretend like no one is watching and brag on yourself for 30 seconds!

Then, in the column next to it, write down “what do people need help with?”. Then, start answering it! Your answers could range from babysitting to learning technology. Just write it down!

Taking pictures of art using a ring light set up

Now is the fun part. Come up with something you can give away using the skills in column A, helping people solve their problem in column B.

For example, I offer free resources such as tracing guides and step-by-step instructions that will help people grow their art businesses! You can grab some of my most popular free downloads here.

2. Create a Viral-Worthy Facebook Live

Yes, even if you are terrified to be on camera…you can do this! You have the opportunity to reach hundreds of thousands of people through this platform for free!

Facebook Live setup for artists

The good news is people love simple. In fact, one of my most viral Facebook Lives reached 800,000 people and it was not my best, most complicated painting. It was a painting of flowers in a vase – but people loved how simple it was!

It’s important to keep in mind that when you do a Live, you aren’t doing it just to hear yourself talk. The entire point is to help others (remember that column titled “what do people need help with”?).

Not sure where to start? Check out this post with my top Facebook Live tips!

Teaching a course about starting a creative online business

3. Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever feel like you aren’t the best artist in the world? Um…me too! I also don’t have an art degree, so I could theoretically argue I don’t have the credentials to teach others how to paint. But guess what? I’m here anyway!

The fact is, there will always be someone more talented or more credentialed than you are. And once we get comfortable with this, we can move on and stop beating ourselves up.

Painted Easter sign with ringlights

So, how do you finally beat imposter syndrome once and for all??? You show up!!!

When you take action through fear, you’ll gain confidence. Will it feel awkward? Well sure! But as you practice, you build your confidence, and things feel more comfortable. The more you try, the better you will get.

Part of what helps you build your confidence in this area is working on your mindset. I’d go as far as to say a great mindset is a crucial part of having a successful business! Here are 3 simple tricks for building a great mindset. I highly encourage you to check these out!

Photographing painted signs as part of a creative online business

Watch the Facebook Live for Even More Helpful Tips

If any of the above speaks to you, I highly encourage you to watch this Facebook Live. I’m sharing even more tips, tricks, and inspiration to grow your own creative online business.

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I’m incredibly passionate about teaching people how to create a business they love. If you’ve ever dreamed of making money while also being creative (and getting to work from home in your pjs!), this is for you.

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