9 months in; starting a creative business
After 9 months I am still going strong and May was an amazing month. Everything I did in the last month has really paid off. Now I am really searching for new ways to keep this growth going.
I must apologize, though, because eventhough I am really close to finfishing the e-book, it is still not done yet. There is just so much I want to include and tell you about.
(And in the last week, unfortunately, I have been dealing with an art thief, which has taken a lot of time away from writing and planning. My health has also been quite a problem but I hope that now that I feel a little better I can get back on track.)
Even though I made none of my goals for my blog this month I still think this was a very exciting month. My blog is growing and thriving. I have found working and easy ways to share my blog posts and get traffic.
The most amazing thing this month was that I made my secret goal. I made it to 1000 views this month!
I am so excited, thankful and happy to share this.
Blogging is definitely something you are in for the long haul. But when you keep going you will definitely see results!
This months goal;
- Reach out to 1 person (if 3 feels like too much then maybe 1 will feel more attainable)
- Create a gallery on my blog! (I am so excited to try this so I can show more of my work)
- Keep finding new ways to grow!
- Fill the sidebar!
Pinterest is finally starting to work for me. It is not overwhelmingly good but I think that is mostly because I haven’t worked on it so much!
The main thing I learned is that you should pin a lot!
For Tumblr I shifted a lot with my blogs, moving some things around and such. I think that the way I organised it now is much better.
Goals last month;
- Getting 200 Pinterest followers! (Jeey! I made it! I also have over 500 twitter followers now. It is excited to see these things grow!)
- Working on my Tumblr (I did this! Do check this out, it looks amazing!)
Goals this month;
- Work more on Pinterest!
- Post more on Instagram!
After a little art session with one of my best friend, I feel like I have been drawing some more again. At the moment, I am working a lot digitally and in oil paint.
The gallery on my blog will make it a lot artsier hopefully so people can feel the vibe more! The Friday posts do really help as well.
Etsy has been not very good. I have been blundering and stopped promoting it and I have not been creating the kind of work I want to sell. Now I want to make one last batch, try one more time but if it doesn’t work I will try a different route.
I also am thinking about creating an online class. I am thinking about either a colour class or some creature design. But since these are a lot of work I am not sure how or when.
I was really inspired to do this by my amazing friend Romica. She teaches skillshare classes that are simply incredible. I already did one and now we are making gouache animal illustrations and it is just so much fun!
I so hope you check them out!
So that was month 9 and all the ins and outs. I hope this series gives you an insight into what it all takes to make a creative business from scratch with no prior knowledge.
I am really happy with any suggestions and input so do let me know.