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Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs

Sometimes we get a bit overwhelmed by everything to do as creative entrepreneurs.  The amount of time it takes to walk through all of the to-do lists with creating and the business side can get to be a little too much.  Here are some resources to stay up to date with learning, selling and more.


LEARNING

CreativeLive - Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, crafting, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.Anyone can watch our live online workshops — for free — and interact with instructors in real time. The future of education is interactive, free, and live now.

Craftsy - Our hundreds of classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories, bring the world's best instructors to you. Learn at your pace with easy-to-follow HD video lessons you can access on your computer and mobile device anytime, anytime, anywhere, forever.

Lynda - lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. The company also provides German, French and Spanish language content under the video2brain brand name.

SELL YOUR WORK
TpT - If you are a teacher, this is an excellent marketplace for you! You can sell lesson plans, decorative goodies, awards, labels, motivational posters and so much more.  You also know the teacher world is quite loyal and helps to promote your items when they love them : )

Zazzle - Sell your artwork or photography on just about anything!  Zazzles products let you add your personal touch to any part of your life. Zazzle is passionate about giving you the ability to make your mark on the world through customization, and we believe there is no limit to self-expression. With an ever-expanding array of categories including everything from apparel and paper goods to fabric and food, we're committed to offering the highest quality custom products in the world. You can even get items to match your classroom.

Society6 - Artists! Learn more about selling your artwork as gallery quality art prints, iPhone cases, t-shirts and other fine products - without giving up control of your rights.

Etsy - Sell your handcrafted and digital items on this one of a kind marketplace. Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods.The heart and soul of Etsy is our global community: the creative entrepreneurs who use Etsy to sell what they make or curate, the shoppers looking for things they can’t find anywhere else, the manufacturers who partner with Etsy sellers to help them grow, and the Etsy employees who maintain and nurture our marketplace.

ArtFire - ArtFire.com is a marketplace, craft and maker community where people from around the world come together to buy, sell and interact. Located in the heart of the Tucson Arts District, ArtFire partners with Maker House to offer a community creative destination that supports local makers and indie businesses.




MAKE EXTRA MONEY
Earn extra rewards and money through shopping and affiliates.

Earn rebates from Mr. Rebates.  On top of earning rebates from shopping, you also earn from your referrals shopping!

SWAGBUCKS!! Seriously one of my favorites, it's easy to use and you can earn $$ towards Amazon (or any) gift cards quickly. It's like Mr. Rebates, but there are also surveys, and other easy things to do to earn points.

ShareASale Affiliate Network

Rakuten Linkshare Affiliate Network


SUPPLIES
Amazon - Amazon is always a great resource for finding items.  In addition to actual supplies, you can find tons of organizational supplies here.

Craftsy - In addition to classes (see the learning section above), you can also find tons of supplies and tools at Craftsy.

Happy Crafters - We are about giving you the tools to Make Something!  We have the pieces to make every project personal. Let us give you a few examples just to toot our own horn.

Blitsy - Thousands of supply items.

Dreamtime Creations - Supplying performers, jewelry artists, and even pop music stars with the best prices, and fastest shipping on over 30,000 crystals, tools, beads, trims, and adhesives.

Scrapbook.com - Our mission is to guide people through the memory preservation process.

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