How To Build Healthy Work From Home Habits

New year, same pandemic amirite? We are officially venturing into year three of this not-so "new normal" – which got me wondering how many of us actually set ourselves up…

4 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others Right Now

Teddy Roosevelt was right— comparison truly is the thief of joy. No matter which way you spin it, comparing yourself to other people is a slippery slope to misery and…

9 Tips to Start Your Own Business

You’ve come up with a brilliant new business idea — now what? Starting a company is an exciting adventure with many moving parts, but if it’s your first time launching…

5 Things Business Owners Need to Start an Online Business

Today’s technology makes maintaining and expanding your brand’s digital presence easy, and many business owners are discovering just how accessible it is to run a business online. If you’re considering…

A Bright New Future for CreativeLive

Fiverr Expands Online Education Offering With Acquisition of CreativeLive When I was 22 years old, I found myself at a crossroads. I had two choices, follow the “safe” path laid…

How To Build Multiple Revenue Streams For Your Business

Most businesses nowadays have a website, but many business owners fail to utilize their website to generate *additional* revenue. Regardless of your industry, there are many ways to build multiple…

Introducing Back to Biz

CreativeLive is a community full of makers, shakers, and risk-takers forging their own path. They are the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs, who build local economies, develop businesses and bring new…

The Cheaters Guide to Photographing Fireworks

Image by Derek Key on Flickr Regardless of where in the United States you might be, when the fireworks explode over the skies, you can bet that around you, there…

7 Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration

We used to dream about what it would be like to work from home all the time. However, we learned it wasn’t what we all thought. A year after working…

Remote Working: Setting Yourself Up For Success At Home

Today, more people than ever are remote working for the first time in their lives. And with the work-from-home lifestyle comes new routines, new challenges, and new opportunities to go…

Why Content Marketing is Important for Photographers

It is said that Content is King, and photographers know this better than anyone else. The imagery a photographer produces is perhaps their most valuable asset, but many aren’t using…

Everyone Struggles with the F Words

So you started off 2020 right...You set your intentions. You did your goal-setting AND your personal KPIs. High fives 👋 But then March hit and let's be honest here, the…

Uncertainty Drives Creative Innovation

Finding positivity amid a pandemic isn't easy, but creative innovation may just be the silver lining we all need. It is well documented that creative innovation comes from chaos and…

5 Steps to Setting and Achieving Meaningful Goals in Life

As enthusiastic and consistent as we are in setting goals, we are often just as consistent in not following through on actually achieving those goals. I've always heard the advice that you'd…

How An Accountability Buddy Can Help You Meet Goals

Just because you work for yourself doesn't mean you're alone. Having an accountability buddy (AB) is like having a partner in crime, and it's a surprisingly powerful method that can…

Searching for Soul in Portrait Photography

The most successful portraits take us well beyond the surface of how someone looks and show us the inner essence of who someone is. They reveal character, soul, and depth.…

What Type of Creator are You?

Do you consider yourself a creator? Most people think you are “a creative” or you’re not. As kids we are taught that creativity is “fun” and “nice to have”, not…

6 Prompts to Encourage Authentic Lifestyle Portraits

Image by Elena S. Blair Elena S. Blair has built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments. But the Seattle-based photographer didn't build a business delivering…

5 Ways Your Social Media Efforts Are Failing

Watching that social media follower count is like fast-forwarding your favorite Netflix series just to watch the credits -- ineffective, and a complete waste of time. Most businesses get the…

8 Sports Team Photography Tips For Getting A Winning Shot

The more people in a photograph, the more complicated the shot — which means that sports team photography is, well, a challenge for the rookies. Managing multiple players, getting multiple…

How to Start Vlogging – 8 Steps to Get You Started

Google's latest YouTube user stats survey shows that, compared to 2016, there are now 75 percent more YouTube channels with over one million subscribers. Whether or not you want to…

International Women’s Day: Women Who Paved The Way

International Women’s Day is upon us again. Positioned at the beginning of Women’s History Month (in the U.S.) the international holiday, honors the contributions women have made to history, society,…

For Creatives: How to Make an NFT

A year after Beeple’s collage art sold for $69M and set the NFT market on fire, the market continues to surge. Now approximated at a $44B market value, non-fungible tokens…

Do You Have a Maker Mindset or Manager Mindset?

As creatives, we are often stereotyped as disorganized, undisciplined, idealistic and/or absent minded. That we can only work when struck by the mythical creative spark we are all chasing. And…

6 Black Creatives to Watch in 2022

While Black History Month is a great time to celebrate the talent and work Black Americans have contributed to our country. It is also a month (like many honorary months)…

5 Creative Couples Who Create Together

Creating art can often be a lonely process. As creators, we often work on personal projects in solitude or create someone else’s vision with co-workers or collaborators. But what happens…

The Great Resignation: Navigating the World of Freelance

Since the appearance of COVID-19, we have seen wave after wave of workers abandoning their 9-5 jobs. At first, many people were leaving the workforce due to childcare issues or…

How to Protect Yourself When Investing in NFTs

It's no secret that NFTs are all the rage. In fact, according to Reuters, the market for NFTs surged to $2.5 billion during the first half of 2021. Now, compare…

5 Money Saving Tips for Freelancers in 2022

With 28% of Americans doing freelance work full-time, there's no denying that the gig economy has taken hold in the United States and around the world. A big part of…

How to Become a Micro-Influencer

Do you have dreams of becoming an influencer but lack the millions of social media followers to make it happen? Well, you are in luck. Micro-influencers are on the rise,…

5 Interesting NFT Projects We’re Watching

When it comes to exploring NFT projects it is easy to get overwhelmed. Today there are millions of NFTs on the blockchain and thousands of new projects created daily. So…