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Beginners Guide to Creating an Online Course - Monetizing Your Knowledge For Others

Building and launching an online course can seem like the simplest thing in the world until you are smack dab in the middle of trying to figure out why your audio didn't record properly or why it's taking so long to upload all of your content over to the host platform to save! Hello everyone, its Rachel Town, creative entrepreneur! As I'm finishing the final editing to Artists Let's Make Money online course that premieres this Wednesday, I felt that it would be useful for other bloggers and content creators by sharing some useful information that I've gathered along this journey.

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Not all platforms are the same It's helpful to do your research on the different course hosting platforms prior to building with your marketing and sales approach in mind. Skillshare and Teachable are platforms …
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Advertising Amendments - Clear Your Confusion

As you may have already noticed your advertising efforts utilizing Facebook and Instagram might be a little different. Perhaps your traffic decreased from Facebook referral URLs despite your targeting actions. The latest Facebook algorithm is confusing many on the configuration that is a little bit different this time around. I'm going to break down why this is imperative to your business and show you a solution. As some companies heavily rely on Facebook solely for their traffic, it's always a good idea to have alternative marketing back up plan for a worst case scenario as these types of things do happen!

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Facebook Scrolling through the news feed and seeing so many small business owners throwing their hands up in disgust with the changing metrics, there has to be some sort of solution. Before this advertising amendment, as little as 12% of sm…

Feature Thursday! 5 Best Blogs: Lifestyle & Influential Missions

This week for Feature Thursday, the theme is Lifestyle & Influential Missions. Rachel Town, a creative, entrepreneurial blogger, has chosen 5 of the best bloggers who made the cut this week regarding various topics that resonate their mission and give an accurate portrayal of certain aspects within the world.

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1.) Word From The Bird, Beautiful multi-topic (family, inner beauty, adventure, environment, and shell) blog, written by Hillary7 Things You Should Never Say To Your Spouse, is a well-written post published on April 16, 2018, therefore very recently. This blogger's post stays right to the heart while communicating relational necessities to efficiently communicate with your significant other. What Men Truly Want and Need, is another post that I found very influential and informative to read.

Why I chose this blog: The topics on…

Top 5 Best Investments For Beginning a Blog!

Top 5 Investments When Beginning a Blog! Hello, I'm Rachel Town, creative entrepreneur who owns Beach Glass Treasure. I'm here to help you out when you're beginning to create your own blog. After you write your first post and are eager to publish.... stop yourself! When you are first writing a blog and hear so much advice from within groups and searches, it's making your head spin, hit the brakes and read further as I give you the top five areas you should be splurging on before you launch. I'll start with #5 and head on down to the #1 that you must consider!

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Mixed Media Artists Who Want To Make Money Series 4: Part 2 - Project Management

Project management is vital to surviving in this fast and loaded world. It may seem like just a topic, that I believe you are well beyond ready for as an artist, but it goes beyond that when you start making your art career!

Spring is finally somewhat in the air! You know what that means! Lots of art shows and opportunities are springing up everywhere this time of year for artists and creative entrepreneurs. As I watched my son frolic during the Easter egg hunt last Sunday helping him retrieve hidden eggs throughout the house this topic occurred to me that I had not thought about in almost three years...

Why on Earth was I thinking about project management during an Easter egg hunt with my toddler son?

I will get to that in a moment!

Right now I want to explain what project management means in the world of becoming a creative entrepreneur and why you need to know how important this can be to your career as an artist. You've probably already been doing a variation of this. However…

Feature Thursday! 5 Best Blogs: Trust

The featured bloggers of the week have now officially been moved from Tuesday to Thursday becoming Feature Thursday! As I was creating my content calendar for April, I decided to change things up a bit. This week the five bloggers who made it to my list to be featured have met the standards of not only providing reliable, and valuable content but also they display the underlying message of trust.
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1.) Jean Lane, business coach blogger, written by Jean Lane This blogger had me continuing her post, What Not To Send To Your Email List until the end and she brings up some great advice which had me trusting her right away. She highly discourages "clickbait," and spam which should be a given, however, there are plenty of other bloggers out there that still do this and it sucks!

Her main blog tagline is very rememberabl…

Stress/Distraction Cycle - How To Break It So You Make It

The stress/distraction cycle has become more frequent in the last ten years as computer screens, tablets, cell phones, touch screen watches, and plenty of other digital devices have compounded our world with constant information. Stressed out we tend to prioritize unconsciously any distraction before giving the logic part of the brain a conscious choice to proceed with decisions.

Do you ever find yourself saying "yes" when you should have just said "no" knowing you have too much on your business plate already? To not have enough time to do what you said "yes" to or the energy you keep on trucking through it anyways with a half-***ed attempt. Are other people's requests starting to feel like passive-aggressive attacks on you? Its ok I understand entirely, when you may be feeling misunderstood on your mission. I want to warn you though...

This could potentially be detrimental to a small business owner, creative entrepreneur, artist, or anyone trying to…