My boyfriend’s favorite thing to say is “Pinterest ruined my life.” And I guess there is some truth to that. I have ruined a lot of meals, made him wait hours for some meals and have had to make emergency/expensive trips to the craft store, all in the name of Pinterest.
But I see it more as this magical world online, that you can totally make your own. Since it’s all user-based, we make up what Pinterest is. Tired of looking at someone’s board? You can simply unfollow that one board and you will never have to see it again.
Your experience with Pinterest is completely up to you, and for me – I like to use it as inspiration and motivation for my creative business, along with inspiration for home decor, design, crafts, and recipes. It has also opened my eyes to so many sites and so many people that I would have never found searching by Google alone. More than anything, it has brought organization to my scattered mind.
Now that I am in the midst of my blog redesign and I am focusing more on what I want for my business, I am revisiting so many pins that I completely forgot about, and exploring more. I wanted to share a few links that have really helped me and brought clarity to an often cloudy business path:
How to grow your social media networks, from Fat Mum Slim
Etsy: What I’ve Learned and Tips for Success, from On Sutton Place
Running a Successful Online Business | Balancing Work and Motherhood, from Le Papier Blog
How to craft for a living, from A Subtle Revelry
A Comprehensive Guide to Working from Home, from Lovely/Healthy
There are so, so, so many awesome articles about working from home, and where to take your work. At the point that I’m at, these have been the most inspiring. As I continue down my path, I will have more to share. And, for continual inspiration, motivation and swift kick in the patoot, here’s where I go:
Design*Sponge’s Biz Ladies column
Oh My! Handmade Goodness‘s blog. You don’t need to be a member to read all of these amazing articles by different creative businesses owners and bloggers, but it certainly doesn’t hurt!
Create & Thrive is perfect for budding business owners and it has tips on pretty much every aspect of running your business
Smart Creative Women – This is a web TV show that shares stories of creative boss ladies. You can find so much good stuff here, it’s not even funny.
Handmade Success – Here, all the advice is categorized. That’s how much advice they share. They have to categorize it.
What are your favorite articles and/or sites to visit when you need a little inspiration for your creative business? Share the link in the comments and on your social media sites. Let’s all learn together!
Psssst! The beautiful vintage typewriter illustration that I used for my design is from Marish on Creative Market – a wonderful site for bloggers and businesses.