Resource Release Calendar
We’ll be issuing new Creative Business Resources each month - and some months have two! Below is our current release schedule. Each release will come with an early access discount code for email list subscribers only, so choose which areas interest you by clicking the link below. Our goal is to use our experience and expertise from the past 7+ years so that you can make fewer mistakes, more money, and follow whatever version of success makes the most sense for you. If there’s anything else we can provide that would help you get there - don’t hesitate to let us know!
January 1 First 30 Days Workbook
The First 30 Days Workbook is our basic overview resource - it’s meant for folks just starting out, just quitting their day job, or beginning to follow their creative passion for the first time. It’ll overview 30+ topics from branding and SEO to taxes and handling client issues.
February 1 Tax Prep for Creatives
We’ve partnered with CPA Amy Northard, who specializes in accounting for creative entrepreneurs, to bring you the Tax Prep Guide for Creatives. It’ll focus on types of businesses, bookkeeping, deductions, and everything you need to put together to get the most out of your taxes this year - all with Amy’s certified seal of approval.
February 14 Print + Paper Vendor List
It’s my Valentine’s gift to all of my loved ones - that’s you, you know!!! The most-awaited of all of these resources, the Print + Paper Vendor List will answer the number one question we get asked daily (that we’ve never answered before). We’ll tell you every vendor we use regularly for printing and paper supplies, with a few bonuses thrown in there (vintage stamps, anyone?). We’ll also list some pros and cons, and our personal thoughts on working with each of them!
March 1 Creating a Stationery Mockup with Stock Photos
A video tutorial that will take your proof game to the next level - this is what all my clients say is their favorite part of the design process. We partnered with SC Stockshop for a 20% discount on any and all of her images, since they’re my images of choice for all my client mockups. We will literally make this mockup shown to the left from scratch!
April 1 Invitation Design Guide
This guide is for anyone breaking into the stationery world - it’ll show you the ins and outs of how we design full Invitation Suites from sketching and conceptual work all the way through printing. We’ll cover what we send to the client, what information you need, how to get art onto the computer, which programs we use, design basics, and prepping for print.
May 1 SEO Guide for Beginners
Search Engine Optimization is the marketing tool that literally works for you. We have a love-hate relationship with it, but unless your business is 100% word of mouth, SEO is vital. We’re partnering with an extra-special guest, (who’s still secret as of January) to bring you an amazing beginning guide for SEO, specifically geared toward creatives who aren’t hiring a professional. We’ll explain all the tips and tricks, give you ideas for successful copy, and show you good (and bad) examples of SEO in the wild.