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EP 063 - Starting Your Etsy + E-commerce Site | Alex Register

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We're all about connecting with other creative entrepreneurs and having real conversations about life, business and everything in between.

Join in as we converse with movers and shakers in the the world of small business and learn their best tips & tricks on how they got to where they are today.

We're here to tell you, it is absolutely possible to be successful as a modern creative and we want to help you to go after your own creative dreams.
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We're all about connecting with other creative entrepreneurs and having real conversations about life, business and everything in between.

Join in as we converse with movers and shakers in the the world of small business and learn their best tips & tricks on how they got to where they are today.

We're here to tell you, it is absolutely possible to be successful as a modern creative and we want to help you to go after your own creative dreams.
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EP 067 Your first 5 steps in business
So you want to start a creative business? Joyce and Dianuh share the first five steps you need to take as a creative entrepreneur. Things Mentioned: Marie Forleo + Seth Godin Simon Sinek Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Watch the free biz training | Join the FB community Music by Joakim Karud
17:21
November 12, 2019
EP 066 Sell more products with email marketing | Katie Salmon
You hear it all the time as a business owner - start an email list. But why? Because your email list is how you deepen your relationship with clients and humanize the sales experience. Katie from Katie Does Marketing shares how you can sell more products through email marketing in this episode.  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Katie: Website | Shop Pop | Instagram  Contact us at: Website | Instagram  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Watch the free business training | Join the free FB group  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam  Music by Joakim Karud 
29:07
November 5, 2019
EP 065 Creating A Mission Driven Business | Natalie Franke
Community over competition. It’s something we’ve all heard, but what does it really mean? In this episode, Dianuh and Joyce chat with Rising Tide Founder Natalie Franke about the meaning behind the movement, creating a mission-driven business and more. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Natalie Website | Instagram | Rising Tide Instagram | Join Rising Tide Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative biz to do list Music by Joakim Karud 
44:32
October 29, 2019
EP 064 - Your Business, Your Rules
It’s your business, so you set the rules. In this episode Dianuh and Joyce chat about stepping into the CEO role and running your business how YOU want to run it.  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Join the FB group |  Download the creative biz to-do list  Music by Joakim Karud 
18:35
October 22, 2019
EP 063 - Starting Your Etsy + E-commerce Site | Alex Register
In this episode, we chat about starting a successful Etsy and e-commerce site with Alex Register of KLSD - a  woman-owned company committed to creating positive affirmation lifestyle apparel & wedding goods. Alex shares how she started her online business, how customer service helps with growth, and how having a mission behind your business is key. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Alex: Website | Instagram  Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download the creative biz roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
31:10
October 15, 2019
EP 062 - Avoiding Burnout As A Creative Entrepreneur | Ellen McElveen
We’re chatting all about how to avoid burnout with Ellen McElveen of One Less Thing Management. Listen in as we share ways to avoid burnout as a creative entrepreneur and what to do when you find yourself needing to take a break from your business. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Ellen: Website | Instagram  Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Creative Biz Roadmap  Music by Joakim Karud 
24:34
October 8, 2019
EP 061 - Ask Us Anything + Our Fave Things
Every few months we love sharing our current faves. It could be business or lifestyle-related or it could be completely random and fun. Listen in as we share our favorite products, books, podcasts, and more. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Things Mentioned: Quip toothbrush  Atomic Habits book  Asana  Boy brow glossier Orangetheory  Liquid IV powder  Honeybook  Craig Groschel leadership podcast Do Less book  Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative business roadmap  Music by Joakim Karud 
19:51
October 1, 2019
EP 060 - How to create great content | Hailey Dale, Your Content Empire
Hailey is a certified content strategist and founder of Your Content Empire, where she partners with small business owners who are over the shoulds and ready to build their content empires – their way. Through her programs, agency and award-winning, tell-all blog, she’s helped thousands of entrepreneurs create smarter content on a consistent basis that delights them and their customers while growing their bottom lines. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Things mentioned: Monthly Content Planning Kit Co-schedule Headline Analyzer  Gary Vee  Contact Hailey: Website | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook  Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative biz roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
28:21
September 24, 2019
EP 059 - Money Management For Creative Entrepreneurs | Katie Scott
We’re chatting all about money management with Katie from More With Money. Whether you’re a 9-5’er, side hustler, or full time creative, knowing how to manage your personal and business finances is key for a healthy business. Things Mentioned: You Need A Budget  Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps Profit First book for business finances Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Katie: Website | Download the CFO Starter Kit | IG  Contact us at: Website | IG | Get on the waitlist for 2020’s conference Contact Dianuh: Website | IG | Join the CL Fam  Contact Joyce: Website | IG | Download your Creative Biz Roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
33:42
September 17, 2019
EP 058 - Transitioning to full-time creative entrepreneur
We’re sharing tips for making the transition from side hustling creative to full-time entrepreneur. What should you do beforehand, how to know you’re ready, and what you should do once you make the leap - it’s all in this episode. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Get on the waitlist for the 2020 conference Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download the four steps to starting your creative biz Music by Joakim Karud 
26:58
September 10, 2019
EP 057 - Running a productive business while having fun | Megan Minns
In this episode we chat with Megan Minns, a mindset and productivity coach who helps women get more done and have more fun in their businesses. Listen in as we share not only productivity tips, but how you can give yourself permission to run your business the way you want. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Megan: Website | Instagram | Podcast | Intuitive Execution waitlist Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative biz roadmap Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
29:52
September 3, 2019
EP 056 -Creating Multiple Revenue Streams | Barron, The Effortless Gent
We’re chatting all about how a blogging side hustle turned into a full-time career with multiple revenue streams in today’s episode with Barron from The Effortless Gent.  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Barron: Effortless Gent Blog | Youtube | Instagram | Website  Contact us at: Website | Instagram  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL fam  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative biz roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
34:04
August 27, 2019
EP 055 - Attracting your audience by sharing your truth | Arielle Astoria
We’re talking all about pushing past your fears, sharing your truth because someone needs to hear it, and getting out of your own way with our guest Arielle Astoria. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Arielle: Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your business roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
35:33
August 20, 2019
EP 054 Lessons from our first live event - Modern Creative Conference 2019 Recap
  In this episode, we’re chatting all about our experience and lessons learned from hosting our first live event in July!  Things + people mentioned: Get on the waitlist for Modern Creative Conference 2020  Love Island on CBS + Hulu Social Costa Mesa  Love Anne Joy  Honeybook - Get 50% off your first year (http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative) Sweet Crumb Bakery Happily Ever Etched SY Kim Photography  Katrina Kim Photography  Martha Pimentel Photography  Honeybelle  Sakura of America  Smitten On Paper  Official Photobooth  Electric Eunice  KLS Design  M.Lovewell Sans Bar  Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Get on the waitlist for next year's event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative business roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
25:39
August 13, 2019
EP 053 Building an audience + working with brands through storytelling | Laura Iz
  We’re chatting all about working with brands as well as how to build an audience through telling great stories with today’s guest, Laura Iz. Things mentioned: Bio Oil  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Laura: Website | Instagram  Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam  Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative business roadmap   Music by Joakim Karud   
42:45
August 6, 2019
EP 052 Pinterest strategies for creative businesses | Jenny Suneson
We’re chatting all about how to incorporate Pinterest into your marketing strategy. Whether you’re a service or product based business, Pinterest is a free tool you can use to help generate more leads for your business and our guest shows you how.  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Jenny: Podcast | Website   Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative biz roadmap  Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
37:18
July 30, 2019
EP 051 Building a digital only creative business | Lisa Siefert
We're chatting all about owning a digital only business with Lisa from Pretty Fabulous Designs. Lisa's online shop only offers digital products and she also teaches creatives how they can do the same using Adobe InDesign.  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Lisa: Website | YouTube   Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save Your Seat  Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Get Your Creative Biz Roadmap Music by Joakim Karud 
40:39
July 23, 2019
EP 050 Ditch the starving artist narrative | Dianuh Aerin
This is part two of our interview series and this time, Joyce is interviewing Dianuh. We chat about Dianuh's background, changing your perspective from starving artist to business owner, and how niching down can be a good thing. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram|  Find out if coaching is for you | Book a strategy call | Group coaching waitlist Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event  Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
38:13
July 16, 2019
EP 049 How To Find A Business Coach | Joyce Gutierrez
We're doing something a little different for this episode and Dianuh is actually interviewing Joyce about business coaching. We dive into who needs a coach, what working with a coach is really like, different ways to work with coaches, and how to find your own business coach. We also chat about how and why Joyce pivoted into helping creatives go from hobbies to businesses. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Find out if coaching is for you | Book a strategy call | Group coaching waitlist Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Music by Joakim Karud 
31:24
July 9, 2019
EP 048 Mindset, overcoming limiting beliefs, and growing your creative business | Andrea Michel
In today’s episode we’re chatting with all about mindset. Now, wherever you fall on the “woo woo” spectrum, mindset is a key in business growth. Strategy and sales not the only things that will help your business grow. Our guest Andrea Michel chats about identifying and overcoming any limiting beliefs that may be holding you and your business back, as well as ways to overcome them.  Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact Andrea: Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Live Event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Grab the free business roadmap Music by Joakim Karud
39:43
July 2, 2019
EP 047 How to license your art | Jenna Rainey
Dream about getting your artwork on products and seeing those products in stores? Our guest Jenna Rainey is an educator and author and in this episode, she shares the ins and outs of licensing your art. We talk about going from starving to thriving artist, recognizing trends, and share how you can get started licensing your work. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: bit.ly/hbmoderncreative Contact Jenna: Website | Instagram Get on the waitlist for Jenna's licensing course:  https://jennarainey.com/brand-plus-brand/ Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Join our live event in July Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Take the quiz + see your next biz step Music by Joakim Karud 
35:28
June 25, 2019
EP 046 Increase Your Visibility Without Ads
We’re chatting about ways to increase the visibility of your business without paying for ads. We believe ads have a time and place in your marketing strategy, but we’re sharing other ways to get more eyeballs on your creative business in this episode. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: bit.ly/hbmoderncreative Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save your ticket to our in-person event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Take the free quiz + find your next business step Music by Joakim Karud
36:01
June 18, 2019
EP 045 Video Marketing For Creative Businesses
We’re chatting about ways creative business owners can begin to implement video into their marketing and visibility strategies. Our guest Estrella Sansait of La Chispa Studio also shares tips on how to get more comfortable being in front of the camera. Things Mentioned: Davinci Resolve Contact Estrella: Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Come to our live event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download the free creative biz starter guide Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
29:23
June 11, 2019
EP 044 Our Biggest Business Flops
In this episode we’re sharing our biggest business flops. We share our mistakes, lessons we learned, and how you can make sure you don’t make the same mistakes. Things Mentioned: Pricing Episode Contact Us: Website | Instagram | Join the us at our live event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download the creative biz starter guide Music by Joakim Karud
29:28
June 4, 2019
EP 043 Getting Started With Wholesale Products
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we’re chatting all about products and wholesale with Sherry of Esselle SF. Sherry tells us how she started in wholesale products, filling a void in the marketplace, building a brand away from Etsy, and partnering with national brands like Madewell. Things Mentioned: Joyce's fave candle from Esselle Esselle on Madewell Contact Sherry: Website Instagram Kinfolk Inspired Space Contact Us: Website Instagram Join us at our live event this summer Contact Dianuh: Website Instagram Join the CL Fam newsletter Contact Joyce: Website Instagram Watch the free training - simple steps to starting your creative biz Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
36:20
May 28, 2019
EP 042 Pivoting: How to change business directions and add new offerings
In today’s episode we chat about pivoting in business, changing business directions, and adding new offerings. We also talk about when it makes sense to pivot in your business. Joyce shares how she completely changed her business focus and Dianuh talks about adding new services to hers. We also talk about rebranding and knowing if and when you should pivot. Things mentioned Join us at our live conference this July Mean Girls Rap  Contact Us: Website Instagram Contact Joyce: Website Instagram YouTube Download your free business starter guide Contact Dianuh: Website Instagram Join the CL Fam newsletter Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
42:31
May 21, 2019
EP 041 The One Tool That Every Service Based Business Needs
We’re chatting about the one tool that you NEED if you’re a creative business owner who works with clients. It helps with productivity, organization, finances, and more. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your free creative biz starter guide Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Newsletter Music by Joakim Karud  Support the podcast:  https://anchor.fm/the-modern-creative/support
30:49
May 14, 2019
EP 040 Creating a lettering business based on community | Lex of Punkpost
In this episode we’re chatting with the Lex who is the owner of Punkpost, a company that uses tech and the human touch to create and deliver beautiful hand lettered cards. Lex shares how she built a business centered around a community of hand lettering artists. Contact Lex + Punkpost: Website | Application | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Buy your ticket to our live event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your free guide to starting a creative business Music by Joakim Karud  Support the podcast:  https://anchor.fm/the-modern-creative/support
35:28
May 7, 2019
EP 039 Habits For A Successful Business
In this episode, we’re chatting all about the good business habits we’ve implemented in our respective businesses. We all know having good habits leads to success, so we’re excited to share. Things mentioned: Reina Pomeroy - CEO Report Product Boss Podcast - Task Quadrant Best Self Journal  Hot Pink Leuchtturm Softcover Composition Notebook [Berry] Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Watch the free training - How to turn your hobby into a creative biz Music by Joakim Karud  Get 50% off your first year of HoneyBook Support the podcast:  https://anchor.fm/the-modern-creative/support
26:44
April 30, 2019
EP 038 Time management tips for creatives | Cindy Lee of Sweetlee Made
We’re chatting about time management for creative with our guest, owner and baker of Sweetlee Made, Cindy Lee.  Contact Cindy: Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save your seat to our live event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Take the free quiz + learn your next business step Music by Joakim Karud
26:50
April 23, 2019
EP 037 Art theft + importance of differentiating your work | Katie Thierjung
In this episode, we’re chatting about art theft, the dangers of stealing someone’s art, and how to handle your work being copied. Our guest also shares tips on reposting etiquette and the importance of differentiating your work. Things mentioned: https://themoderncreativepodcast.com/episodes/ep-030 Contact Katie: Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save your seat to our LA event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download the free creative biz starter guide Support the podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-creative/support Music by Joakim Karud
40:25
April 16, 2019
EP 036 Minisode: Our Current Faves
In this episode, we’re sharing our current faves. We talk about apps, books, clothing and more. Be sure to check out the rest of the show notes for links to everything we mention. Things mentioned: Dianuh:  Sans bar  Phone stand Equal Uprise  Marco Polo App Piper and Scoot (Promo Code: "chasinglinen15" to save 15%) Joyce: Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield Thomas Noteability App Pink chair from Wayfair GLDN Jewelry Water flosser China's podcast episode about branding - https://themoderncreativepodcast.com/episodes/ep-009 Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save your seat to our live event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download the free business starter guide Music by Joakim Karud 
21:26
April 9, 2019
EP 035 Building a team after a setback | Genie E2Beauty
In this episode, we’re chatting about building a team after facing something that could have lead to the end of business with our guest Genie of E2Beauty.  Things mentioned: Big Talk Strength Finder Contact Genie Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save your seat to our in-person event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Newsletter Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your creative biz starter guide Music by Joakim Karud 
37:00
April 2, 2019
EP 034 How much should you share on social media
In this episode, we’re chatting about social media strategy, what to post to connect with your audience, types of things to post, and how much you should share of your personal life. Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your free business to do list Music by Joakim Karud
37:28
March 26, 2019
EP 033 Why in-person connection is essential in biz + BTS of planning a live event
In this episode, we’re chatting about why we think in-person connections are crucial in running a creative business. We also share more details about our own event, The Modern Creative Conference, happening this July in Costa Mesa. Things mentioned: Conference on July 26th in Costa Mesa, CA - Click for more info  Nicole Miyuki episode Game of Thrones dinner Get 50% off your first year of HoneyBook Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Download your free business starter guide Music by Joakim Karud
24:04
March 19, 2019
EP 032 Laptop Lifestyle Pros + Cons | Esther Lee
In this episode, we’re chatting about being a traveling artist with photographer Esther Lee. We also talk about the pros and cons to living a laptop lifestyle, finding purpose, balancing work and marriage, and more. So even if you’re not a photographer - I know you’ll find a ton of helpful info. Contact Esther: Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Free creative biz starter guide Music by Joakim Karud 
45:38
March 12, 2019
EP 031 The downside of working for yourself
In this episode, we’re chatting about what they don’t tell you about working for yourself. There are pros and cons to everything in life, so we’re getting real and sharing the not so great things of creative entrepreneurship. We chat about feeling lonely, difficulty NOT having a boss  tell you what to do, and more Things mentioned: EP 13 - Finding your business BFF EP 6 - Investing in your business Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL Fam Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Grab your free creative biz starter guide Music by Joakim Karud 
33:29
March 5, 2019
EP 030 Why contracts are important for creatives | Annette Stepanian
In this episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat all about contracts, why they’re important for your creative business, and who needs them with Annette Stepanian, Your Legal BFF. We also answer your legal questions during a Q+A.  Favorite gem from Annette in this episode: “Make that commitment and decision to treat this as truly a business versus a hobby. And if it’s a hobby, great, but if you’re going to be in business, be in business.” Contact Annette: Website GDRP episode mentioned during Q+A here. Helpful resources + templates from Annette: Let’s Get Down To Business Training: https://annette-stepanian.mykajabi.com/a/9001/5hRS4cFa Website Terms + Privacy Policy: https://annette-stepanian.mykajabi.com/a/8988/5hRS4cFa Other contract templates: https://annette-stepanian.mykajabi.com/a/9006/5hRS4cFa Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram | Free Training | Business To Do List Music by Joakim Karud 
48:04
February 26, 2019
EP 029 Taxes 101 for creative business owners
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we’re chatting with Wendy of The Tax Muse, a California based CPA. She’s answering the top things creative business owners must do when starting a business and the common mistakes she sees creatives make. You definitely don’t have to be located in California to learn so much about what we need to be aware of as creative business owners. Wendy’s also answering the questions we received from you, our listeners! - Contact Wendy Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud 
43:31
February 19, 2019
EP 028 Teaching what you know + how to get started with teaching workshops
We’re chatting all about sharing what you know and getting started with teaching workshops! We both still teach in-person workshops and chat about the good, the not so good, and the rewarding aspects of sharing your knowledge. ------------- Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud
33:08
February 12, 2019
EP 027 How to get out of a creative funk
Today we’re talking about creative funks, what to do when they happen, and why it’s ok. Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud 
14:16
February 5, 2019
EP 026 Figuring out your pricing
We’ve shared how to find your first clients. Now, we’re sharing how to figure out your pricing for services, products, and courses.   Things mentioned: Spongebob Fun Song: https://youtu.be/tdOflj-esBA Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud
30:18
January 29, 2019
EP 025 How to find your first clients
We’re chatting all about finding your first clients in this episode! Tips on your ideal client, creating a portfolio, and sharing your work are discussed. Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud
12:37
January 22, 2019
EP 024 Q+A | Instagram, rebranding, live art and more
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we answer your questions about content, Instagram, rebranding, and more. ------------- [00:45] How do you create so much content for your IG, blogs, emails etc [05:45] What about how to use Instagram for marketing your art [08:25] Tips on re-branding your business [12:28] How to pitch to companies to do live art/lettering around the holidays [18:00] Tips on bookkeeping, tax filings, hiring a CPA ------------- Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud
22:16
January 15, 2019
EP 023 Minisode: Our health + wellness tips
In today’s mini episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about health + wellness, plus the things we’ve incorporated into our lives that have helped us feel better, deal with work/biz stress, and help our overall well-being. Incorporating these things has helped us be more productive and efficient creative business owners. Things mentioned: Acupuncture / cupping CBD lotion / oil  Magnesium glycinate + calcium Morning routines (journaling, reading, meditating, lighting candles, pulling cards) Fitbit  Scheduling workouts + moving daily  Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud
11:18
January 8, 2019
EP 022 2018 Lessons
Dianuh & Joyce are chatting all about lessons learned in 2018, individual goals for 2019, and fun things planned for the podcast. Things mentioned: Creative Biz Bootcamps - Group Coaching 1:1 Business coaching Watercolor Bootcamp Tuff Shed Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music: Joakim Karud
30:39
January 1, 2019
EP 021 Minisode: 5 Things We're Loving
In today’s mini episode of the Modern Creative Podcast, Dianuh and Joyce are sharing 5 things they’re into right now.  Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by: Joakim Karud Items mentioned: Tuff Shed Watercolor brush Unfold app Acupuncture Curling iron ClickUp Affirmators cards Mochi Things planner Best Self Journal My Soul CBD oil
19:33
December 25, 2018
EP 020 Quitting your day job because you have to and turning to art | Susan Chiang
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Susan Chiang of Rae + Lily about what happens when you HAVE to quit your day job due to health vs WANTING to quit your day job - and turning to art in order to heal. [01:44] Architect to creative business owner + health concerns [08:01] Turning to art + finding community [10:45] Transitioning from hobby to side business [15:30] Honing in on your niche when you’re multi passionate [20:18] Tips to leaving your job + hindsight [23:40] “Failing” and taking responsibility, good + bad [25:45] Struggling with business ownership [31:35] Being fearless + letting go of being a perfectionist [36:40] Pushing past hurdles in your business in order to succeed [37:50] Dealing with thoughts of quitting + the easy way out Quitting scene mentioned :): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIqeXSYc8nE Contact Susan: raeandlily.com instagram.com/raeandlily Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud: http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
43:35
December 18, 2018
EP 019 First things to do when starting your creative business
In this minisode of the Modern Creative Podcast, Joyce and Dianuh share the top five things you need to do when starting a creative business. Mentioned in the episode: Wave Apps (www.waveapps.com) Asana Trello Airtable Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
11:27
December 11, 2018
EP 018 Staying true to your why and purpose | Nicole Miyuki Santo
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Nicole Miyuki Santo about staying true to your why, yourself and your mission. We also have a special giveaway so check out the details below. Giveaway: http://bit.ly/podnicolegiveaway [01:40] Introducing Nicole [02:30] Nicole’s backstory + discovering purpose [05:45] How Nicole got to where she is [10:00] Teaching others, imposter syndrome + saying yes [12:00] Your why can shift, Nicole’s current purpose + serving others [15:30] Saying yes + sharing what’s in your heart [18:45] Bridging a gap with lettering [19:50] Saying no + creating space for yourself [26:25] Why having a big why is important in life and biz [32:00] Allowing yourself to feel + process [35:40] Tips for staying mindful Contact Nicole: http://www.nicolemiyuki.com/ http://instagram.com/nicolemiyuki Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
43:33
December 4, 2018
Ep 017 Minisode: Switching off work mode + what we do when we're not working
Joyce and Dianuh are back for another minisode and chatting about switching off that side of your brain that wants to keep working. They also give some tips on how to separate work and life and share what they do when they’re not working. Contact: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
18:25
November 27, 2018
EP 016 Creating genuine connection and community on Instagram | Electric Eunice
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Eunice of Electric Eunice about creating real connection that turns followers into a community. Eunice also shares tips about growing your following. [01:45] Eunice’s intro [02:28] The meaning behind the name + AIM days [04:45] Eunice’s Instagram beginnings + documenting your journey [11:20] Fears around putting yourself/your work out there [12:26] Taking IG more seriously [14:05] Shifting your focus, follower feedback + listening to followers [15:45] Encouraging conversation with your followers [18:03] Second guessing what you share + backlash [26:10] Tips for showing more of yourself + getting visible [30:24] Tips for growing your following [35:55] IG stories vs IG live Contact Eunice: https://www.electriceunice.com/ https://www.instagram.com/electriceunice/ Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings
38:46
November 20, 2018
EP 015 Etsy growth, your own online shop + growing a team | Jenny of Happily Ever Etched
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Jenny of Happily Ever Etched about growing and managing a team, moving from an Etsy shop to your own website and more. [01:50] About Jenny + Happily Ever Etched [03:28] Delegating, letting go + what to hire for first [05:35] HEE’s organization [09:00] How to prepare for employees [12:44] Etsy shop or your own site? [17:32] Employee growth + role changes [21:40] How Jenny has grown as a leader + business owner [24:48] No one will bleed for your business like you will Contact Jenny: https://happilyeveretched.com/ https://www.instagram.com/happilyeveretched/ Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
26:41
November 13, 2018
EP 014 Minisode: What to do when a client relationship isn't working
We’re back with another minisode this week and chatting about client relationships. We’re answering a question we received from our Instagram: What should you do if a client relationship doesn’t work? We’re sharing 5 tips on how to deal with the situation and to make sure you’re partnering with clients you enjoy working with. Contract Templates: http://bit.ly/TCSContractTemplates Contact us: themoderncreativepodcast.com instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
11:40
November 6, 2018
EP 013 Minisode: 5 Ways To Find Your Biz BFF
We’re trying something new with a minisode. Having a community of other creative business owners who understand you is so important, especially when you’re a solopreneur. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, working solo all the time is lonely and sometimes hard! So in today’s episode, we share 5 tips to find your business BFF. Contact us: themoderncreativepodcast.com instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast Contact Dianuh: chasinglinen.com instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce: writeprettythings.com instagram.com/writeprettythings Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
10:16
October 30, 2018
EP 012 Being Unapologetically You With Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about being authentically you when it comes to your creative business with Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy. [04:00] Journey from attorney to calligrapher & finding something more to life [07:17] Acceptance & feedback from brands and fans [10:10] Followers and fans [11:41] Being comfortable with your voice & brand [15:15] Inspirational & encouragement in a real way [17:04] Being real, in stages [20:17] Imposter feels [22:52] Differentiating yourself [24:12] What’s up with the fruit & having fun [27:12] IDGAF spirit [31:10] Pushing past fears of sharing more about yourself [34:10] Creating genuine connection Contact Shinah: http://www.crookedcalligraphy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/crookedcalligraphy/ Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
38:16
October 23, 2018
EP 011 Publishing a creative book with Jess Park
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about publishing a creative book with Jess Park, author of Watercolor Lettering. [02:15] What’s your background & how did the book deal come to be? [04:06] What’s the writing/publishing process like? [06:15] Working with an editor [08:10] What did you do & what did you outsource? [11:54] Adding your personality + creating connection [16:51] Promoting a book + insecurities [20:57] Celebrating your wins, your way [23:33] Teaching in a book vs workshop [24:49] Jess’ biz + saying no sometimes [28:00] Teaching what you know [32:40] Tips for beginning artists + authors [34:25] Connect with Jess Contact Jess: www.instagram.com/jeshypark Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Watercolor-Lettering-Step-Step-Embellished/dp/1612438342 B&N: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/watercolor-lettering-jessica-park/1127969862?ean=9781612438344 Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
34:58
October 16, 2018
EP 010 About Us, Our Stories and Business Names
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat more about our backgrounds, how we got into business and how we came up with our business names. [01:55] Joyce’s background, trying all the things and Write Pretty Things [11:10] Dianuh’s story, fashion blogging, mission trip and Chasing Linen [20:11] Tips on figuring out a business name [23:25] Start with your own name, brand adjectives and tips Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh at: chasinglinen.com/ instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: writeprettythings.com/ www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
28:24
October 9, 2018
EP 009 How to DIY Your Brand
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about DIYing your branding with China from Olive Creative Co. [02:38] How did you start branding & why did you DIY? [05:30] Why not hire someone? [07:00] Staying on brand in real life [09:16] Authentic branding + lifestyle branding [10:04] Starting a separate brand [14:54] Branding a new service [13:54] Collaborating with brands/sponsorships [18:55] Tips for DIYing your own brand [21:55] Working with clients who don’t fit your brand [23:17] Keeping IG on brand + tips [28:55] IG stories & being off brand [31:03] Connect with China Contact China: http://olivecreativeco.com/ https://www.instagram.com/olivecreativeco Contact Dianuh at: chasinglinen.com/ instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: writeprettythings.com/ www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
32:50
October 3, 2018
EP 008 Q&A
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we answer your questions about business! Listen in to hear about knowing when you’re ready to start a business, different business models you can try, the scariest thing about owning your business and more. [01:26] Q: What’s the scariest thing about working for yourself [05:41] Q: I’d love to hear about different models for making money as a letterer and pros/cons [13:35] Q: How to keep up with marketing or even start it especially when word of mouth (friends and family) isn’t helping [18:51] Q: How do I know when I’m ready to start a business because I feel like my skill still isn’t good enough [22:33] Q: Was there a turning point in the beginning that really propelled your biz to the next level Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Joyce at: writeprettythings.com/ www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Contact Dianuh at: chasinglinen.com/ instagram.com/chasinglinen Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
30:01
September 26, 2018
EP 007 Email Lists Are Sexy
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about starting your email list and why it’s so important for your creative business. We also discuss some tips on finding your copy/voice, what to include in your emails and more. [03:02] Why it’s important to have an email list [04:48] How often should you email your audience [06:22] How to make a connection with your experience and your audience [07:55] The importance of copy + copy “talking” [10:17] Why email is more effective than social media [12:17] Copy tips and finding your voice [13:24] When you should start our email list [14:58] The very first thing you should do [19:25] Email software providers [22:20] Welcome sequences [25:20] Multiple services and how to segment Contact Aleia: aleiawalker.com creativefunnels.shop (launches 9/17/18) Modern Creative listeners get 30% off during the launch using the code MODERNCREATIVE Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
29:34
September 19, 2018
EP 006 Investing In Your Business
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about why it’s so important to invest in your business and ways to invest in your business and yourself - from free resources to paid options. [01:17] Why it’s important to invest in your business [02:17] Ways to invest in your business, from free to paid [11:09] Investing in systems, software + automation [19:00] Investing in a team + contractors Things mentioned in the episode: Asana - Project management Trello - Project management Basecamp - Project management Quickbooks Self Employed - Accounting software Marco Polo - Messaging app Loom - Extension for Chrome, records videos Honeybook - CRM tool Dubsado - CRM tool Fiverr - Freelance jobs Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh at: chasinglinen.com/ instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: writeprettythings.com/ www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
29:40
September 12, 2018
EP 005 Supporting Your Fellow Creatives | Letters By Shells
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about supporting your fellow creatives with Shelly Kim from Letters By Shells. We chat about making genuine connections with people online (and off), not competing with each other and overcoming that scarcity mindset and share ways to support each other and create community. Contact us at: themoderncreativepodcast.com/ www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh at: chasinglinen.com/ instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: writeprettythings.com/ www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Contact Shelly at: https://www.lettersbyshells.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lettersbyshells/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
31:12
September 5, 2018
EP 004 The Comparison Game + Why You Shouldn't Do It
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about comparison and how we avoid falling into the trap of comparing numbers, likes, businesses and art on Instagram. We also share some tips on how you can stop comparing and start feeling inspired by Instagram again. [00:58] Vanity numbers [05:30] Quality > Quantity [08:43] How we deal with comparison + shiny object syndrome [20:26] Other things you can do to change your perception of IG Contact us at: http://themoderncreativepodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh at: http://chasinglinen.com/ http://instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: http://writeprettythings.com/ https://www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
28:37
August 30, 2018
EP 003 5 Common Fears About Creative Entrepreneurship
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about five common fears about creative entrepreneurship and tips on how to overcome those fears. [0:55] “Failing” [2:50] No one will support me [8:33] People will think I’m a fraud [13:10] People won’t like me if I sell them something [20:24] It costs a lot to get started [25:33] Fear of just starting Contact us at: http://themoderncreativepodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh at: http://chasinglinen.com/ http://instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: http://writeprettythings.com/ https://www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
29:28
August 20, 2018
EP 002 Explaining What You Do As A Creative Business Owner
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about how we answer the “but what do you really do” question we so often get as creative business owners. We also chat about how we deal with the misconception of creatives not being able to earn money from their passion and share a bit more about what our days are really like. [0:27] Explaining what you do + what we answer when asked “but what do you do” [6:59] Can you make money doing this? [18:35] What Dianuh + Joyce really do all day [24:22] Recap + owning that you ARE a business owner Contact us at: http://themoderncreativepodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Contact Dianuh at: http://chasinglinen.com/ http://instagram.com/chasinglinen Contact Joyce at: http://writeprettythings.com/ https://www.instagram.com/writeprettythings/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
27:48
August 6, 2018
EP 001 Welcome to the Modern Creative Podcast
Welcome to our first episode of the Modern Creative Podcast! In this mini episode we share a little bit more about ourselves and our hopes and goals for TMCP. Contact us at: http://themoderncreativepodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/themoderncreativepodcast/ Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
10:45
August 6, 2018
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