So, You Want to Turn your Creativity into a Business?

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You’ll obviously need creativity and the inclination to turn that into a business, so let’s just say you’ve already got that in the bag. What next? What do you do? How do you become great?

 

An incredible illustrator asked me this recently: How do you do it? How do you turn your artistry into a business and make it successful? So I am sharing with you what I shared with him.

 

This is so easy, it’s mind-blowing. Are you ready?

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Need a Website + Have Limited Cash Flow? How to Get Started on the Web

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For a newbie business, often funds are tight, right?  Cash flow has to be allotted carefully. But branding + websites are often top of the to-do list for new business needs.

So, how can you get started? AND for the least amount of money?

Here are some ideas using the least amount of money as possible!

*And all the gorgeous web templates you see here are linked to the sites where you can view demos, see purchase price and more.

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Why Dropbox Can Save Your Life

Dropbox is a Life SaverSaving your life may be an exaggeration, but Dropbox can save the digital version of your life– your work files, family photos, and everything else you have crammed into the storage of your computers and mobile devices.

What is Dropbox? Dropbox is basically a miracle; it’s a file hosting service that offers cloud storage and file synchronization.

Here is what Dropbox can do:

▸ Sync all the files on multiple computers (YES! really), phones and tablets simultaneously. If you save a file on one computer, it will immediately upload and sync so when you open another device or computer, the files magically appear (phones and tablets included).

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Why Deep Work is Important

Finding Your State of Flow for Creatives

Most creatives dream of those scarce days when we find the perfect state of flow– being fully immersed, in the zone, energized, where productivity is coming easily, naturally, freely. How do we get there? What does it take?

 

Through a series of experiments and findings, Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi proposed that people are at their best when they are working hard and in the zone:

 

“The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”

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