How to build a successful creative business on Shopify

Shopify success

You might be wondering how on earth you build a successful business on Shopify? It can feel like an endless list of jobs-to-be-done. This is why I was so happy to have Arianne Foulks the founder of Aeolidia as a podcast guest. Aeolidia began  in 2004 setting up online shops for designers, makers, and other creatives. It’s Read the full article…

A guide to branding

Liz Sanders branding

Branding can seem like the last thing you need as a solo freelancer when you are juggling everything else. Liz Dennery Sanders explains why it is so important to focus on your branding, how it can help your career and your bank balance! Which is why it is worth giving it some focus. I had Read the full article…

Take away the guilt.

Take away the guilt

Let’s take away the guilt from freelancing. I’m re-posting this image of my morning coffee on a mini break to Cornwall. You might be wondering what this has to do with guilt? When I started my career as a freelancer I was on call 24/7, I would jump if the phone rang and I was Read the full article…

How to build an audience

How to build an audience- might be something that you have been thinking about yourself. I’m not talking about an audience in a theatre (although if that is your creative career, these tips can work for that as well), I’m talking about an audience of new customers and clients. You might have a small audience Read the full article…

Starting a creative business at any age

Tricia Cusden proves that you can start a creative business at any age. I was so impressed with Tricia’s outlook on life and it was a real pleasure to be able to interview her for this podcast. Tricia founded the pro-age beauty brand Look Fabulous Forever  when she was 65 years old and already retired. Tricia Read the full article…

Timelines can help you achieve success

When we are busy focussing on our own career we often forget to look backwards at how far we have come. Timelines can help you achieve success if you use them in the right way. I am writing this article a couple of days after my birthday (yes that’s crazy eyed me on my first Read the full article…

Multi tasking can be bad for you

We are often told that multi tasking is the answer, but what if I was to tell you that multi tasking can be bad for you? As women we are told that it is a skill we are good at, something to be admired as we rush around and try to finish a million things Read the full article…

How to work with passion rather than money

There are moments in your career when you need to forget about the money. This might sound like a strange thing to say, so let me explain why. As creatives it is nearly impossible to be creative if you are thinking or worrying about money. Have you ever tried to design something from a starting Read the full article…

Dealing with imposter syndrome

At some point in our careers imposter syndrome will strike. I have suffered with it many times, and it always feels like the little monster on your shoulder telling you that you shouldn’t be there. Imposter syndrome was first coined in the 1970’s when a study in America at Georgia State University noticed that successful Read the full article…