Fall Pumpkin Clipart Free Download

Fall Pumpkin Clipart Free Download Black and White outline and more

These pumpkin clipart are superb for making fall and harvest theme party invitations or kindergarten assignments. Each image is a high-quality PNG or JPEG file. Please refer to the terms of use for more information on how to use them.

Previously I shared Halloween theme free background vector art in my blog. This time I am sharing with you a fun collection of pumpkin clipart, Halloween and fall theme clipart. Few of them are digital stamps which include the pumpkin clipart in black and white outline and some other drawings all of these drawings are free to use in your personal projects or scrapbooking needs. However if you decide to create commercial products then don’t hesitate to contact me for commercial use license.

Pumpkin Clipart Free Download

cute pumpkin clipart free

cute pumpkin clipart free – right click and save to download

>>Want to create your own spooky halloween character illustration in adobe illustrator? Check out this tutorial How to create a Square Mummy in vector

This cute pumpkin clipart is from my collection of Pink Halloween Clipart bundle. The bundle is full of other halloween theme cliparts including but not limited to ghost, bat, skull, pumpkin, witch, spider, spiderweb and witch on broomstick. included are 28 Cliparts in all .

Halloween pumpkin clipart Bundle

pink halloween scary pumpkin clipart

These pumpkin clipart are wonderful for producing fall and harvest themed printables, invites, or school assignments. All of the items are High Resolution PNGs and JPGs. Please refer to the terms of use for more information about utilizing them.

Spooky Halloween House Clipart Black and White

Spider web Digital Stamp black and white clipart

Harvest Girl with Turkey Clipart

Turkey holding a sign Digital stamp

Boy holding a Turkey Digital stamp

Spooky Scary Pumpkin Digital stamp

Girl with a pumpkin Digital stamp

Harvest Quotes Digital stamp


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Fall Pumpkin Clipart Free Download

10 Free Seamless Pattern Websites every graphic designer Should know

When it comes to designing sometimes seamless patterns are your best buddy. And whenever I have scored the internet and downloaded vector art backgrounds or seamless patterns I was not happy. Most of the times I had to create seamless patterns myself. So when I give up the last resort is try to recreate or create patterns using services that might help.

There are many other resources but in my opinion this one is a cool one and are really helpful. So if you are looking for or scoring internet to download free vector art backgrounds then this list of pattern websites will definitely come in handy.

Free Seamless Vector Art Background Generator websites

 

1-Tartan Maker

Generating seamless crosshatch and fabric pattern is so easy with this website. All you have to do is to choose the three colors for your tartan design and there you have it!.

2-Vector Pattern

(Edited :Website no longer available )

3- Din Pattern

DinPattern.com is an online pattern design resource for designers, artists, web developers and social network users that enjoy customizing their pages. Patterns can be used for twitter backgrounds, mobile wallpapers, artwork, web design and anywhere else desired.

4- Pattern Head

Pattern head has a wide collection of vector seamless pattern designs. The website is no longer active as no new content is being added but there is a vast collection to download that might interest you.

5- Pattern8

Pattern8 has some nice collection of seamless patterns and you have the option to search by colors.

6-Sed-Rah-Stock

update : What a shame this website is no longer active

7-Silver @ deviant Art

Updated : Although deviant art itself is a big website when it comes to inspiration, This collection is also not available any longer

8- 45 Sets of Seamless Vector Patterns

A collection of 45 free awesome seamless vector patterns. Over 500 different types of vector patterns which are perfect for print and great to be used within web design. 45 fresh sets of patterns which will help bring any type of design to life whether its print or web.

9- 100+ Free Seamless Vector Patterns Ideal for Web Design and Print Work

Great collection of seamless vector patterns ideal for websdesign and print Seamless patterns are great for adding depth and texture to your design work. Use big bold patterns to capture attention or subtle calming patterns as backdrops. Here are 106 high-quality free seamless vector patterns.

10-The Ultimate Collection Of Free Photoshop Patterns

 

11- 22 Free Seamless Vector Pattern Resources Perfect For Web Design

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And if you want to try creating seamless pattern then you can see the following posts

-Create a Seamless Pattern in 10 Steps

-Beautiful Seamless Pattern Swatch & Background

-Free Christmas Cross Stitch Pattern

-Free Trellis Pattern Background Texture Seamless

-Contemporary Vector Patterns

Custom Seamless Pattern Design Service

 

10 Free Seamless Pattern Websites every graphic designer Should know about.

How to do Reverse Image Search for your images or illustrations

How to do Reverse Image Search for your stock photo or illustrations.

Google’s  “Reverse image search” seems to be a pretty handy tool for designers and artists , for an illustration artist or graphic designer , who are selling or licensing their artworks this little but mighty tool can be quite useful . This can be used to help artists find unauthorized uses of their works.

reverse image search

 

RELATED ARTICLE : 16 PLACES TO SELL STOCK PHOTOS ONLINE

Discover all sorts of content that’s related to a specific image. Just specify an image, and you’ll find other similar or related images as well as relevant results from across the Web.

What s Reverse Image Search and Why do I need one?

Being an artist while I sell stock photo and illustrations through stock photo websites and as free vectors PNG illustrations. I have to time and again keep an eye on stolen graphics. There are a few websites that cross the ethical line and repost images without proper consent and affiliation of images.

Even though my Free Vector PNGs are free to download but they do come with a limitation of credit back with a link to my website. Many content creators and bloggers sometimes repost these images without doing that.

Can you Reverse Image Search to find Graphics?

 

Of course you can reverse image search to find your graphics I have done it multiple times and have sent DCMA notice a couple of times and go them removed. For example my tutorial of how to recolor artwork in illustrator has some pretty high quality black and white outlines.

iilustrator vector tutorial recolor vector art in illustrator

 

Hence many coloring book websites have stolen images from this tutorial and posted them as their own. Using Reverse image search on google has helped me tremendously to find these.

Can you reverse search an image on a phone?

 

You can reverse image search on your Android device with Google Chrome. You can also reverse image search through google chrome on your phone. Open a web page by tapping and holding the image and then choosing to search with Google Lens. If the image is stored on your phone, you can tap on the Google Lens icon in Chrome’s search bar

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What are the best Reverse image Search Tools?

 

Searching for the original source of an image you find online can be a tedious task. These free sites make it simple to find out where a photo came from by doing a reverse search. Reverse image searches are especially useful when you’re looking for a safe use of an image or if you want to find out if your content has been stolen.

Keeping in view my experience from a creators point of view although google will deliver many images for each search result it is NOT OK to simply save the images found in searches and using them in your projects. Thankfully you have the option to dig deeper and find out the source of the image. Find the copyright information or the creator of the image.

Reach out to the designer where necessary to get the permission to use their creation on your website with proper link back and credit information. IF this is too much you can else search Vintage Stock photo websites for images or buy or purchase stock photos with relevant usage rights.

1- Google image Search

Google reverse image search engine is one of the first ones that started providing its services and back in the days I only knew of google image search.This is how I found out early on when the Art Licensing agent I was working with kept selling my art through POD websites without my consent.

Read the full Story Right Here  : What they aren’t telling you about selling Art Online

How can you do reverse image search on Google?

 

Simply go to google and look up for reverse image, or Click here to land on the page to do the search.

  1. Upload an image from your computer
  2. Drop the image into a search bar
  3. Click “Search”

2- Yahoo image Search

Doing image search on yahoo is pretty much the same as the other search engines that do the reverse image search for free. You have the image ready with you and simply upload it to the search engine to do the image search.

The results are not exactly the same on search engines, which is due to the search results and website indexing on the said search engine.

How to reverse image search using Yahoo Image Search?

 

  1. Select an image from your computer
  2. Upload it or drag and drop it into the search bar
  3. Click “Search”

3-Bing visual Search

Bing visual search is provided by Microsoft back in 2014. You can now use images to search the content instead of using text to do this task.

How do i search Bing with an image?

 

  1. Select the Images tab at the top of any search results page, or go to Bing images.
  2. In the search box, select the camera icon.

4-Tin Eye image Search

Believe it or not but my very first encounter with reverse image search was with using Tin Eye image search. A vary handy similar extension for firefox which i have been using for a while is TINEYE . Which is i guess MORE practical for me and a bit more quicker! .

How does Tin Eye work to search images?

 

You can do that by uploading an image or searching by URL. You can also simply drag and drop your images to start your search.TinEye constantly crawls the web and adds images to its index. Today, the TinEye index is over 56.0 billion images.

5-Pinterest Image Search

Being a graphic designer and visual artist Pinterest image search is by far the most loved website I use. Since the flip side of using pinterest search is that if you are creating products then this tool will definately come in handy.

How to use Reverse image search on mobile with Pinterest?

 

“Computer vision technology is no longer just a futuristic idea — it’s made its way out of the labs and into the hands of Pinners who use the technology every day. From camera search where a picture is entered as the query, to saving Pins, visual signals power search, recommendations and results across Pinterest.” – Pinterest blog

While using Pinterest app you will see a search icon at the bottom of your feed. Tapping on the search icon will present you with a text box and a camera button this feature in Pinterest is called pinterest lens. Lens lets you discover ideas inspired by anything you point your Pinterest camera at which is awesome!.

  1. Open the Pinterest app on your mobile device and tap
  2. Tap  in the search bar
  3. Pinch to zoom or tap on a specific object to focus your camera
  4. Tap the button to snap a picture or select a photo from your camera roll
  5. Explore and discover ideas.

Can you use pinterest lens to do reverse image search? Yes ! sure you can just upload your photo and see pinterest score the internet and find your images and graphics. Really cool if you are trying to find your artwork used online or elsewhere.

CONCLUSION

Being a creator and Artist it is vital to keep an eye on your graphics and illustrations if you are using Graphic Design to create products to sell online. Using reverse image tools can save you time and in some cases money by finding people or websites using your images without proper credit backs. I have found it to be useful for myself and would suggest that you should do the same.

I would love to know how you use image search feature online and what are your experiences being a designer and artist. Have you found these website useful in your creative process as I have?

How to do Reverse Image Search for your stock photo or illustrations.

 

September Wallpaper + Desktop Calendar Pinterest Template

We have a beautiful desktop wallpaper for your computer especially for the month of September. The design of this wallpaper actually gives you a sneak peek of the new branding that we’re designing for our Canva Templates for Small Business  – The Canva Templates Hub . This desktop wallpaper comes with a Free Canva Template that you can edit to fit your need. Add or edit with your personalized monthly affirmation and to-do tasks. Simple click on share link at the

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How to Edit a Canva Template

When you click on the template link provided you will be presented with a page on Canva with the information to make a copy. Incase you dont have a Canva account you might be required to signup, dont worry it is free! . Simply click on the text areas and change the text double click if you are required to. Once you have altered the text to suit your requirement hit Download and use the image as your desktop background.

 

Shutterstock Free Trial, download and Coupon codes 2022

Shutterstock Free Trial, download and Coupon codes 2022

If you are looking for Shutterstock free trial so or free download and coupon codes for 2022 then you are definately at the right place. I have compiled a list of coupon codes ranging from 25 off, 50 off or simply free video , audio or image downloads. This page is going to be a living breathing document where i will make sure to keep them updated and are the latest and best collection of Coupon codes for shutterstock that you can find anywhere else.

For the designers out there who are always looking for latest stock photo unique images for their product design needs shutterstock is my favorite place. I have already written about how you can sell stock photos through these website and other tutorials on submitting image on these website as a designer and how you can make money selling stock photos, vectors and photographs but today i am sharing with you the latest coupon codes and free download links for shutterstock.

1- Shutterstock Free Trial

Start downloading stock photo images, videos and illustrations risk free , your first 10 images are free to download here is how this offer works.

• Try the Shutterstock 10 images/month plan for free.
• If you cancel within the first month, you pay nothing.
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How to sell art online and make money as a Digital Artist

How to sell art online and make money as an artist

How to sell art online and make money as an artist

How to Sell Art Online and make money as a digital artist

These past few days I have been focusing more on creating hand painted art beside digital art. Although having Masters in Fine Arts degree up my belt and a gold medal as a painter once i fell in the “trap” of creating digital art I totally shifted my line of work. Now spending 20+ years selling art online I think it is time for me to turn to traditional watercolor and canvas.

A while back I wrote a blog post about selling art online in a blog post ( 16 places to sell stock photos and illustration online) this post alone got me plenty of recognition and was bookmarked and saved by many. Now I wanted to share some of my tips on making money selling your art online. The digital era that we have entered after this pendamic hit us, everyone is goint online!. Artists are also looking for ways to reach out to galleries and many turned to instagram as a resort for sharing their work.

The real fact is that you can not just wake up and start making money online selling art unless you are clear about your objectives as well as few tools understanding. Here are few platforms of my choice when it comes to making money selling art online.

Sell art online free through instagram

When it comes to selling through instagram your first step would be to create a creators account on instagram. Write a compelling bio with the keywords like Art, Artist, Watercolor Artist, Buy Art Online, Art for sale and like wise. The best place to add your keyword is your username as this is the place that Instagram search looks for when someone enters a keyword. Secondly use these keywords as part of your bio when you are writing it. Third point is to add a call to Action that may include DM me , Signup , Download Now or something like that.

 

Now after you are set up for instagram your next mission is to bring consistency to your posting schedule. Categorize your content in 3-4 buckets that may include work process videos , finished artwork , artwork in use or your personal life. Posting consistently is the key when it comes to increasing your audience and eventually selling art through social media.

How to Sell art online and make money through POD websites

The best way to actually sell your art is on various products. POD stands for Print on Demand websites. These include Zazzle, Cafepress, Gearbubble and Printful. After you open up an account you will have the choice to choose the products on which you want to sell your art on. These can be T-Shirts, Cups, Mugs, Aprons, Bedsheets, Hoodies, Cusions, Pillow Covers, Laptop Sleeves and so many more.

All you have to do is to simply upload your art and place it on pre-made product mockups, add a title set a price and post for sale. Everytime an artwork or product is sold you are rewarded in form of a comission. You really dont have to run after printing or shipping the POD websites will do this for you and you will recieve royalties for every purchase you make.

>>Related post : How to sell art onine and make money

Sell Fine Art online on canvas and as Art Prints

Again if you would like to recieve orders via instagram or your own website, and have it printed and shipped you can make use of the websites that help you sell find art online on canvas and as art prints. A few of these are Zazzle, Cafepress, Artprints , FineArt America.

Using pinterest to drive traffic to your website

However if you choose to sell your art online through your own ecommerce website, you can choose platforms like Shopify, Wix or likewise to create with a few clicks. The improtant task after that is how to drive traffic to your website and make a sale. Many of us during their initial phase of website launch are not ready to invest in facebook ad and google ads to drive traffic to their art portfolio. Pinterest comes in handy ! I have previously shared how I use Pinterest to drive traffic to my website using Tailwind  you can read it if you are interested. Otherwise all you have to do is create compelling pinterest long pins , that can be done easily via canva and then have it directly published to your pinterest boards. Want to know about my strategy ? check out this post.

Using Email to sell Art

Once you have a website, or maybe you only have instagram as your point of selling art you can easily setup a mailing list that will help you capture fans and clients. Use Mailerlite or mailchimp as your email list provider and give a signup incentive to your fans. Most popular way is to offer 10% OFF to your subscribers when they sign up. Now start regulerly emailing your fans with the latest updates and offers for your special subscribers. This will help you drive more traffic to your website as well as sales!

>>Related Article : Mailchimp alternative and how to setup newsletter for your blog

 

Conclusion : If you are wondering how to sell art onine and make money, consistency and a plan of action is the key no matter what path you decide just keep doing it……. Read how I nearly gave up !

 

16 Places to Sell stock photos and illustrations

16 PLACES TO SELL STOCK PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

A quick google search would probably give you tons of websites to sell stock photos and illustrations from.

How I started to sell Stock photos and illustrations and why you should too.

It all started way back around 12 years ago when once i was sitting in front of my computer clueless and projects less . Nothing to work on and no idea to where to get work from.

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That’s when i started to think backward , by backward I mean i wondered from where all the cool illustrations and graphics coming from that we used to buy for our projects. Not aware that I could too sell stock photos online as a side hustle and bring in some extra income.  At that time I was working in a telecom company and my job was to create multimedia sms . I would score the internet looking for inspiration and graphics to use . But to tell you the truth the job was 9-5 and not much fun.

As i wondered from where these graphics coming from I now looked at the source sites with a different eye . As I looked i found a little button saying Contributor / Sell Stock Photos. Now what was that I had no idea. I clicked on that and read it through and signed up and after that soon my graphic design profession took another turn.

I was soon crazily creating illustrations and uploading them to multiple contributing website. Since photography is not my jam and I know I am good at Adobe illustrator I knew that I could also make money online if I start and sell stock illustrations. The day that i earned my first $.30 was such an encouraging day. I was “Freelancing” earning for myself !. How satisfying this $.30 was ! I was hooked!.

And then I started looking further for more sites to contribute my stock illustrations and sell photos online !. And pretty soon my portfolio was up at 5 websites and i was waiting for my first image sale and I was earning form myself. It started from $.30 from each image sale and now the whole process has grown into my very own website for graphics you can check out my custom cliparts for sale here

The good that came out of all this is a satisfaction of being ones own boss and alongside client based custom illustration jobs.

I would like to share a few websites that I have contributed in the past and hope that it might open doors for opportunity for someone else as well. If you are wondering how I market my portfolio of images on sale through  these websites you might want to look at how I promote it using Pinterest on autopilot. I have now been selling stock photos for a while now , and have also successfully used my own creations to create products and sell digital products and photos online.

Check out my tips on driving traffic to your products right here Or if you are just starting out and looking for a way to get started then read my post on How to start selling Art online for some guidance and direction.

Sell stock photos and illustrations make money online

So what it means to sell stock photos online?

Simply put, stock imagery means any art that already exists and is ready to use. A stock agency curates a library of images on large number of subjects and licenses those images to customers. People often refer to “stock photography,” but “stock” can refer to any type of visual content, including photos, videos, or illustrations.

below are some of the stock sites that i have personally used in the past during my obsession with stock image contribution. These are in order of revenue that i generated and still generate from them.

1- Vecteezy 

sell stock photos illustrations

At Vecteezy, you can sell vectors, stock photos, and stock video clips. You’ll need to complete an application and submit a few samples of your work. Once you’re approved, you can submit resources through the contributor dashboard or via FTP. Vecteezy does not require exclusivity, so you can submit the same creative resources you sell on other sites.

An interesting detail about Vecteezy is that you can (optionally) make money by offering free downloads. They have millions of free resources on the site and contributors earn $5 per 1,000 downloads.

 

2- Dreamstime ( You can sell stock photos and illustrations)

sell stock photos and illustrations

You can sell stock photos , Vector illustrations and various design elements from this website. After you apply as a contributor you are provided an ftp area as well as upload interface.
If you are uploading vector files then you need to save them as EPS files . I have shared a post about how to prepare file as an eps for submission a while back . That can be accessed here.

Here are some examples of my work at Dreamstime

3- Shutterstock

sell stock photos and illustrations

Shutterstock has been one of my favs when i started uploading work. The uploading process used to be a bit simpler but still it is not too techy. Once you are on the site the Become a contributor button is on the top right. Shutterstock sell royalty-free images, footage, vectors and illustrations. You can apply to be a contributor here.
For me shutterstock had been a favorite one because they don’t pressure you into exclusively distributing images or video . Your content is yours to control to maximize your selling opportunities and profit.

4-istock by Getty images ( accepting to sell stock photos and illustrations)

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(15% Off Annual Subscriptions for All Customers when you decide to use my link)

Why you wont find my portfolio on istock ? it is simply because you have to be an exclusive with them to start selling. And if you are an exclusive then in my opinion going to the road of stock imagery and earning from a multiple streams becomes a bit difficult. But hands down istock is one of the best stock photo website out there. Though it is a bit difficult to be accepted to sell stock photos but once you get in chances are you will do good!

5- Creative Market ( Sell Stock Photos, illustrations and templates)

sell stock photos and illustrations

I love this place, if you are ready to bundle your creations and are ready to create some awesome resources for designers and artists then you might want to consider joining creative Market

Although I have a very small portfolio there but I do continue to get commission every month, maybe if I get serious posting new content I will be able to increase monthly revenue coming from this website. It has a lot of potential.

Creative market is more of a full content resource website , from where you can take a step further and start selling templates , themes , fonts and other resources too. I love the simplicity of creative market and I see a great potential in selling through creative market BUT if you package your content well.

6- Graphic River ( Envato Marketplace, you can sell stock photos illustrations and other graphic design resources)

sell stock photos and illustrations

Graphic river has been in the industry for a while now and has proved to be a good resource for graphics. I personally like to buy through creative market when it comes to themes resources and fonts. But Graphic river is a good competition and has turned a lot of sales for me over the years. My portfolio is really really very small over there but still I get a small chunk of money now and then.

7-Fotolia

Update: Fotolia recently closed and partnered up with Adobe Stock Contributor and my portfolio was automatically shifted there

I currently plan to take my graphics down from fotolia , reason you ask? at times fotolia used to bring sales that ranged from $5-$10 each graphics . But lately I have noticed that their royalty has fallen down to $0.30  , just rechecked gone down to $0.25 . It seems that they have sold out rights to images to some other websites as well , as I have found my images being sold from there on couple of other “unknown” , websites as well that sell stock images.

8- Etsy

Alright so Etsy is hands down i have found to be just ok among many mentioned above . The amount of images that you sell through Etsy needs additional advertising on your part . While when you are selling through stock photography websites 1-7 all you need to know is better keywording . But once you start selling through etsy you must be aware of ways to drive traffic to your shop , SEO , social media marketing and more. Check out the blog post where I share how to monetize your shop by updating your listings.

10-Zazzle

sell stock photos and illustrations

Zazzle in my opinion can drive you more earnings if you have a potential of visualizing your products on various products. You can upload any of your graphics and then using bulk tool create multiple products ranging from stationary to homeware or more. Despite the fact that I am no longer creating many products through Zazzle but my Birthday invitations store and Art Prints shop are giving me an extra income.

Last but not the least there are a few more websites through which you can sell your photography stock imagery and graphic design resources. these are …

11- Artfire
12-Cafe press
13-Shopify
14-Selfhosted woocommerce shop
15- Gumroad

16- MasterBundles

Sell Your Graphic Designs in a few easy steps! If you are looking for a good place to boost sales and get great exposure you are right on the spot! Just fill in the form on a website describing your deal, and don’t forget to give MasterBundles some links to preview some pages of yours.

If you are now selling your deals elsewhere – no problem, they can always sell your products on better terms.😉 MasterBundles is the only marketplace that offers vendor’s cuts up to 50%.

Bonus Stock Photo Websites for free Marketing

Stock photo website that are not so monsters in industry t are a good way to get additional eyes on your portfolio you can become a contributor as a free provider.

  • Unsplash
  • Pexels
  • Pixabay

Just like etsy Artfire gives you ability to host digital content for instant downloads but then you have to work extra to drive traffic to your shop . That can or may include your social media skills to sell art online .

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Free Watercolor washes Brushes for Photoshop

If you are following me on Facebook or Twitter you might have already seen the giveaway that i have been hosting for this particular Watercolor washes and Strokes Brushes for Photoshop pack available through my shop. This is also available through my Creative market shop.

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Now i am offering these Watercolor washes and Strokes Photoshop Brushes free through my blog adding it to the long list of free download of Photoshop resources that i already have up.

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Here is what you have to do in order to download these Watercolor washes and Strokes Photoshop Brushes! You pay it with a tweet (Actual value $6 )or share via any choice of network shown below , once you have done that you will have instant access to download the file.

Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter as well or follow me on any of the social networks as I will be posting some premium free downloads regularly.

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40 free Etsy Listings – Sell on Etsy

If you are looking for 40 free Etsy Listings and earn money when you sell on etsy then you are in the right place . I have 40 free Etsy listings that works everytime!

40 Free Etsy Listings

This is an affiliate link and being a seller on etsy for the past 15+ years I personally believe that besides having a website of your own you can continue to sell on etsy.

Before I go further

Click here to claim your 40 free Etsy Listings

40 Free Etsy Listings – How to use?

Step 1 :

Simple hit the button below to claim your free listings and create an account on etsy.

Step 2 :

Create a shop on etsy using the link available on the top bar.

Step 3:

Start listing your products to sell on etsy and for the next 40 listings you will be charged nothing!

it is as simple as this!

So if you are curious about what to sell then i have previously written a post about how I create and sell products online and on etsy check out the article below

And if you would like to sell your art on other websites besides Etsy then check out this 15+ websites that allow you to sell your stock photo and illustrations online.

 

 

 

Pinterest templates – Free download

Pinterest templates – Free download inside and best practices of best performing pinterest pin design

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Pinterest Templates are getting attention more and more as the awareness around the power of using Pinterest as your social media scheuling increases. There are plenty of Pinterest Templates out there and you might have seen many bloggers and creators sharing a few as well. Since I started focusing more on Pinterest as my main source of traffic I realised the power it holds !.

Pinterest has become next to amazon as a search engine for products and ecommerce. More and more brands are realising that their business must be on pinterest. Having said that although there is a strategic approach behind how and when to pin but the whole process becomes easier if you have pinterest templates in your hands.

Although I have been using pinterest for driving traffic to my website for a while now. Being a designer I always loved creating pins from scratch everytime that I needed to share my new blog posts. Until recently I realised that having pre-made Pinterest templates saves you a lot of time!! and moreover since you have the basic design elements it keeps you on your branding as well .

Using good Pinterest templates and sky rocket your results

Below is a screenshot of my pinterest analytics once I implemented the below mentioned practices for a good pinterest design. There is a science behind a good pin besides how it looks!  I have shared below few of the best practices for a good pinterest pin that is good performing and brings in more traffic to your website.

If you use a strategic design your pins are not all overand also converts sales, leads and brings in traffic and clients. Beside strategic design the other factor contributing to the success of your blog or website is having a good pinterest publishing Tool and a well thought and planned action plan. You might want to look into the strategic posting schedule that I wrote about a while ago.

I have created around 40+ Pinterest templates for myself and I regulerly use them. These are made in Canva so they are pretty easy to manage and use as well.

A good pinterest template consists of the following 

  • Strong visuals

  • Clear and readable headings

  • Catchy Phrase and Call to action

  • connection to its landing page ie delivers what it says

  • Keywords as part of text over the design

  • Keywords within descriptions

  • Keywords on the lading page itself

  • Alt attributes for pinnable images on the website.

  • Human figure or element also adds to phsychological drive to click on the image

  • Delivers what it says

Free Pinterest Templates

if you are looking for free pinterest templates then download these free canva pinterest templates that you can use. These free pinterest templates are easy to use. Instruction on how to use these templates is also included in form of a guide.

 

 

Looking for Pinterest Pin Design Service? Get in Touch!

If you are looking for pinterest pin design service then use the form located here to get in touch! .

Here is how to use these Pinterest Templates

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Pinterest templates – Free download inside and best practices of best performing pinterest pin design

Free Garden Flag Mockup Template Photoshop

flag-mockup-RecoveredI know how important it is for Artist’s to have their work put forward , create mockups and previews to showcase their art. Previously i had shared a long list of Logo mockup templates. Now i present to  you a free garden flag photoshop layered mockup file.

I created this Garden Flag mockup file to share my work and hope that this one will be of use for others as well.

Free Garden Flag mockup template http---www.aivault.com

 

The file is created in a very simple to use format  with easy to understand layers.

How to customize?

The file provided is CS6 file , it is a layered file in psd format.
1- Open the file
2- Double Click the layer insert Art here
3- The Art will open in a new window , place your art OVER in a new layer in the opened artwork file.
4-Flatten layers
5-Save and close the Art file.
6-Your mockup file will be updated with your artwork.

Garden Flag mockup file


Free Garden Flag Mockup Template

Free Garden Flag Mockup Template

if you are looking for a high resolution version of the template contact me i will see what i can do.

 

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF Printable Download

Download these Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF file

Sometimes you just want to get into high vibe and these free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only is just the activity needed to get you back into alignment, These free quote inspirational coloring pages are just plain FUN and perfect for Adults or grown ups who are willing to spend some quality time!

Whether you want to color them, or you print them out and frame them up after coloring, these enchanting pages will inspire creativity and sparkle!

Get those coloring pencils or markers out and use these to get your creative juices flowing

Scroll Below for Free Printable Coloring Pages for Adults Only PDF file download link

free printable coloring pages for adults

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Superhero clipart : New superhero Kids Clipart

Superhero Clipart New addition to store !

Just finished compiling and drawing this Superhero Clipart Collection great for your graphic design and printable projects needs.

Superhero Clipart Packs include:

All the graphics are PNG and JPG illustrations in High Resolution Files. EPS file is also included All graphics are saved as separate PNG files with transparent background as well as JPG files with a white background for easy extraction.

This Superhero Clipart series include various versions of super man or super girl graphics and illustrations in various styles, These are great for creating cards and invitation.

Super hero Clip art Pack 1

 

SuSuperhero Clipart girl super hero with cartoon images

Superhero Cape Clipart Set 2

Superhero Cape Clipart

OR

Buy Artinspire illustrations at Etsy

You’ll receive a resolution-independent Adobe Illustrator 100% vector EPS file and  large 300 DPI PNG files of all the graphics with a transparent background.

Graphic Design Tools Online Series : Stencil

If you are seeking to wow your customers then this Graphic Design Tools Online Series if going to do just that for you. This series comprises of graphic design tools online free and paid .

Looking for graphic design tools online then you must check out this series of canva alternative, grpahic design online software to create images and graphics for your blog or social media.

This post includes affiliate link and I get paid a small commission every time someone decides on purchasing the product they found through me. However please know that all that i share comes from my honest opinion and I was not contacted by the creators of stencil for this post. 

You do not have to be a graphic design wizard or a pro any more to product awesome images and graphics online. Gone are the days when you had to go down the difficult route of spending hours struggling with graphic design softwares no there are plenty available online for free.

Today I am introducing you to Stencil!

No more spending hours on youtube trying to learn complicated programs to accomplish your everyday graphic design needs. Stencil is a very simple and intuitive platform that in my opinion is exact rival to Canva. Sometimes there are hidden gems found if you only know where to find them!

Ok so What exactly is Stencil and how this can take on place of your regular graphic design tool online?

Stencil as your online design maker

Create sleek images for social media posts, ads, blog posts, and more, plus organize your designs with custom collections. It doesn’t matter if you are a graphic designer, a personal Virtual Assistant or a Novice Blogger. We all know that sometimes the most time consuming part of doing business online is the creation of continuous graphics and we are always looking for free graphic design templates. 

As soon as you login you are presented with a clean and professional interface that is much similar to Canva but in my opinion if Canva is still complicated then you might want to take a look into using Stencil. The interface is much cleaner and there isn’t much “noise” should you choose it to be your online design maker.

Alternative to: Canva, PicMonkey, and Venngage

While Canva, PickMonkey and Venngage are great tools on their own Stencil can be your simplest alternative to any of these. The interface just comprises of free graphic design templates that you can edit with ease. There are a collection of quotes and icons library making it real easy to create something if the tech side of online graphic design tools scare you.

Quick and easy graphic design tools online

So the fun part here is that if you are a Social media marketers, bloggers, and content teams looking to make awesome graphics in less time then you are at the right place check out the video below with some detailed explanation by people at Stencil

Creating high quality graphic design and images is a breeze with stencil You can access gorgeous stock photos, dope templates, clean icons and graphics, artsy filters, and Google fonts that transcend Comic Sans (plus personal fonts you can upload).

Create amazing graphics instantly

Use various filters, icons, filters and fonts to create amazingly creative graphics instantly! And whoever you are ready you can share your creative work directly to social media. While you do that fear not the graphics will be saved to your library to be accessed later. This means that you can create graphic design templates that can be used over and over again.

Seamless integration and posting to social media

This one feature I swear can save you tons of time and while I was using Canva it really bugged me that their posting to social media feature is kind of wonky. When you edit the design it edits the scheduled post as well. Say what?? Well at the time of writing this post if they have made an update to this particular feature then kindly let me know !

So when you are done with creating a graphic design maybe for your blog post or your product offers, then you can directly choose to post it to social media.  The social posting feature allows you to post to facebook , twitter, pinterest, instagram and guess what Buffer! . Now this is interesting as if you have access and direct add it to buffer you can schedule it to be posted across all your media profiles which ofcourse is another story!

Images are sized accordingly ! what else would you need?

Web browser connectivity an added feature

With add-on options for Chrome and Firefox along with a handy WordPress plugin, you can make magic right in your browser instead of waiting on slow process-heavy programs

design Wizard

Say what? Install the WordPress Plugin and create images from within WordPress as you create posts

WordPress Plugin

Install the WordPress Plugin and create images from within WordPress as you create posts.

Safari Extension

Add the Stencil button to your Safari toolbar and start creating images from anywhere.

Firefox Add-on

Add the Stencil button to your Firefox toolbar and start creating images from anywhere.

Chrome Extension

Add the Stencil button to your Chrome toolbar and start creating images from anywhere.

Get a live preview of your masterpiece before publishing it to the world!

18 Valentines Day Clip Art and illustrations – Art for Licensing for Commercial Use

Valentines Day Clip Art available art for licensing and commercial use

As i got busy this year updating my previous artwork and updating my website, updating my Art Licensing portfolio is an essential thing. This time my collection in hand is 18 Valentines day Clip Art and illustrations that are available for Art licensing and commercial use.

This is a lovely collection of valentines day clip art and images to use in your next project. This collection is jam packed with hand doodled hearts clip art and smooches valentines day clipart and graphics in EPS vector format as well as PNGs and JPGs.

Use them to create cards invitations, products or more. Now available with Commercial or Personal use license. This graphic is by Art inspire Collection check out more images like this on our store

Doodle Me happy valentines day clip art black and white Borders and images:

Valentines Day Clip Art Free Download

If you are seeking some Valentines Day Clip Art free then check out this blog post that is a compilation of all the free clip Arts for Valentines day that I have shared over the years!

Valentines Day Clip Art Free Download

Valentines Day illustrations Art for Licensing – Licensing Artwork Available for Commercial Use

If you are an Art licensing agent or seeking some professional Art for your surface patterns then you might be interested in my Art licensing portfolio Please CLICK HERE to get in touch and we can discuss the possibility of working together on your next Art Licensing project.

Below is a sneak preview of my latest Valentines Day Surface Pattern and Design work available for Licensing.

 

How I create Digital Products from my illustrations

If you are seeking to make money from your art and by creating passive income while selling digital products and create a life of freedom here is a blog post that breaks it all for your. Perfect resource for how to sell art as digital products and make a constant flow of income out of it.

If you are seeking to make money from your art and by creating passive income while selling digital products and create a life of freedom here is a blog post that breaks it all for your. Perfect resource for how to sell art as digital products and make a constant flow of income out of it.

In this blog post, I am going to share with you how I make money selling my art as digital products So you can also see how easy it is.

Why do you really need to create digital products from your Art?

If you are an artist and you are creating drawings and illustrations every day then probably the next thing you would want to do is to sell them in any way. And selling them online is one of the most profitable, fun and easy way to make money while doing what you love.

The types of products that I create from my Art are clip art packs and digital invitations coloring books and of course courses.

Cliparts

When I am creating cliparts I start with creating an inspiration board. I use Pinterest to do that All you need to do is create a secret board and then pin various images on to it.

Related : How I use Pinterest to sell my Art on Autopilot

Then my next step is to create a related series of images that may range from 7 to 8 supporting images in the same theme. The next step is to convert all of these images as separate png and jpgs or arrange them in an EPS file for sharing.

After creating the complete set I usually package them in a Zip file and create a pretty looking preview graphic with some basic information typed as text.

My next step is to upload these preview images on various websites for sale, accompanied with the source files for sale.

A few of these websites are at the Creativemarket, Graphicriver , Art fire, Etsy and of course my own website.

Now when it comes to creating cliparts my go-to tool is Adobe Illustrator. You will have to use some photo editing software as well . You can also use canva for this but I prefer using photoshop. It really doesn’t matter, any photo editing software will help you create Pretty mockups and a preview Graphics for your clip art sets.

When it comes to making a sale it is really not difficult the main thing is that you stay consistent and create. I have seen people who have been creating and listing nearly every week for the past 8 to 10 years and their income from simply selling $1 and $2 per graphics set and making around 10 to 20k per month easily.

Besides this, if you save these graphics as EPS files and list them up on stock photo sites you will have another constant source of income.
Even if you are not familiar with Adobe Illustrator you have two options, number one you can use few of my tutorials completely free to get hands-on experience with Illustrator, or, if you are good at creating by hand maybe watercolor and painting, you can create separate icons scan them save them as jpegs and pngs package them and sell as cliparts.

Related Post : HOW TO USE ILLUSTRATION AND GRAPHIC DESIGN TO SELL THINGS

Digital invitations

Another cool way to use your graphics and clipart is to create digital invitations and designs and sell them on various websites.

Here is how to do it

Simply create a digital invitation with some mockup placeholder party details just like cliparts you will need to create a fun looking mockup for these invitations to present as a preview for the potential buyer. Next up you are going to upload this invitation to various websites few of these websites are zazzle, Cafepress, Etsy or your own self hosted website.

RELATED RESOURCE : READY MADE COMMERCIAL USE CLIPARTS

It is really not that difficult to create and sell cliparts graphics PDF or printables using your images the one thing that is required is consistency and as well as Not overthinking the whole process.

Just keep creating and you will find the flow and once you do …. you will see some money Rolling In, this will definitely keep you motivated.

You really don’t have to overthink about and comparing your work with the rest of the world just list and put them up for sale a few of my drawings are really crappy but they are still making me sales once in a while so it doesn’t matter do not overthink or over judge you are maybe it will come to use for someone.

Just make sure that you are coming from my place of Mindset where you are sharing value with the world and when we give value, we get value in return.

Now it is your turn tell me do you already create digital products?

if so how you are creating them and where you are selling them I would love to know and if you are entirely new at this and you need some direction?

If this post resonates with you you might find these articles useful too.

Asmaa’ xo

Diary of a Small Business, Freelancer Artist : March 2020 Review

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below and I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. However, these are all products I use myself and thus highly recommend and support.

MARCH UPDATE : Life of an Artist

This past week I had been down with the flu. Although I was trying to keep myself content and high vibe, at one point I found myself in a panic mode.

There is too much media noise and then there is so much grief and fear around the world. And when you are a sensitive person like me, the fear and panic will rise at some time or another. We quarantined ourselves even before the virus spread reached an alarming number.

Which means all the more a solid reason to go inwards.
Revive old soul connection if needed. And review your place in the world.

As outbound flights were stopped, so did our Product based business of Wall Decals and Stickers. This nearly threw me banging my head on a wall.

I am guilty of not giving full attention to my digital products and graphics store. For the last couple of days, I reviewed my business direction and the dimensions it needs to spread into.

I revisited my Goals and the tasks that needed to be accomplished. And I did a lot of work!.

So the good news that came out of it is that my store is being stocked up!

I have been adding cliparts for easter, st patrick’s day cliparts, Art Prints and more. The current condition of the world, which ofcourse was unexpected gave me all the more reason to keep working on the digital aspect of my business.

I have read and seen so many graphic designers and artists going jobless during this time, which makes me think how I can help them in anyway. For now I have my Start Selling Art Online Ecourse ( which is free) to help you get started right now because it is never too late.

 

Now here are some of my actions that I took in the last few months which maybe you will find helpful in some way.

 

 

Got myself Ultimate Bundle Genius Bloggers Toolkit ( The best decision)

Yes I bought myself Ultimate Bundle’s Genius Bloggers Toolkit. This is one of the best decisions I made!. The bundle is jam packed with courses from some of the leaders in the industry. There is always room for learning and once you are doing business online you must keep yourself updated.

After learning so many things from so many people my mid is buzzing with ideas and ways to take my business to next level. I will be sharing my experience whenever I can through this blog and through my email.

Get Access to productivity Bundle

 

Moved my Email list to SendPulse 

I have been using Mailerlite for a while now and I even mentioned it in one of my posts earlier about alternate email provider to mailchimp . But since I noticed that my email list needs cleaning up with so many people who signued up for Free 75+ Cliparts but never even opened their emails after that. The email list grew so much!. While there is no point in investing in upgrading the account if there is no return on investment.

Anyway I moved my list to Sendpulse I am loving the ease of use and how it is free upto 2400 email subscribers and even after that the cost is not as high as Mailchimp or mailerlite.

Favorite Podcasts this month

Happy Wealth By Elise McDowell

Oh My Goodness Podcast by Hayley Tapper

The Ed Mylet Show 

Manifestation Babe | Money | Mindset | Manifestation

Business Management Tools that I am loving !

Trello Boards ( used for project management)

2 Checkout for payment processing

Elegant Themes for clients and my own websites

Other Useful tools that I always recommend

My Go to Planner to Streamline my Creative Business Goals

 

Latest Products in Shop

How to sell custom printed products using Printful

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It doesn’t matter if you have graphic design abilities or not ,
it doesn’t matter if you are a savvy artist ,
it doesn’t matter if you are a guru in art .
You can start selling your Art on products starting today.
And in this post I will break it down for you step by step!

Why sell your art on products?

If you are an artist then I would respond why not? there is a potential for you to sell your single piece of artwork many ways , by many ways I mean many many ways. You can sell your art as Art Prints , multiple times , you can sell the same art on T-shirts , Notepads , planners, coloring books , bed spreads , towels , door mats and ……..

The possibilities are endless, believe me when i say that as Artists , designers and illustrators we are already one step ahead of earning a passive income online. One step ahead of many many many people out there who spend hundreds of dollars before hand to get their hand on one artwork that they can sell over surfaces.

You have the basic skill as an artist that you can monetize very very easily. Leverage that ! .

And

if you are NOT an Artist fear not there are many ways you can acquire art to sell on multiple products , there are many people who are using graphics, cliparts and illustrations that I have created and are available to create products using them.

Related Post : How to Use Graphic Design To Sell Things Online

So Why would you sell art on products ? its leveraging your potential your gifts and earning passive income while doing what you love.

Increase your exposure and skyrocket your income by creating and selling digital products through your blog. Click to read the full detail on how to multiply your passive income by selling digital products online

How to create and prepare artwork for products

First and foremost , google image search results are not your go to place to get art to produce on products. It is true that you can stumble upon wonderful high quality photos and images but they are not OK for commercial use. And if “stolen” artwork is used in creating and selling products you can get into trouble with the original creator of the art.

❣️ So where can you get art for products?

You can create illustrations and graphics yourself or you can get artwork from websites that sell art for use in creating products , You can get Art directly from the artists and pay them for commercial use of the design. A few of the websites from where you can get art from are stock photo websites. Some of these websites are

Shutterstock
Dreamstime
CreativeMarket
Etsy

 there are many more websites from where you can bye images with a commercial use licence to create your products

Related Post : 17 Places to Sell Graphics Online ( where you can get images from as well )

❣️Resolution and art quality

The resolution of the artwork highly affects the printing quality And the quality of the product and your end results really don’t want to sell something with a crappy printing over it if your 8 is a flow resolution then no matter how high level printing you use your product will not be the same. in short low resolution is equal to to a low quality product which is equal to you unhappy customers which is equal to losses in your business Plus more refund requests

 

❣️ Licensed vs personal use graphics

I have already discussed earlier on in this post about using licensed versus personal use graphics .  when you are using licensed images you are most likely creating products that are unique and high quality.  just remember that personal use graphics that are not licence for used commercially can be harmful to your business in the long run.  so it is better to discuss with the artist of the image if you plan to use there graphics on surface of products.

My personal experience with an art licensing company that is still using my graphics over products leaves Asar taste in my mouth whenever this comes up.  so in short this is how we respect the designers.

Related Resource : Commercial use Graphics and Cliparts

Related post : What they are not telling you about selling Art online

❣️Best dimensions for the artwork for best quality

 When it comes to you preparing your art to place on various products the best dimensions to start with would be around 2400 pixels and above with 300 DPI at least. I always use batching hacks and scripts when I work this not only helps me to create multiple versions and sizes of files but also speed up the creation process

Related Post: Batch process in Photoshop : 28 Useful Free Scripts to speed up your work

Scripts for illustrator : 5o Scripts for illustrator 

❣️ Speed up Product Creation for Printed Products using Printful

Life becomes so easy when you can easily focus on creating new art and hand over the job of printing to someone else. The printing company that  I use is Printful . This website provides the templates and the dimension requirements for the images to upload and place over the products. There are many products you can choose from that best suits your art that includes Hoodies , t-Shirts , Art prints , Home Accessories , Kids and youth clothing.

I love using Printful’s Mockup generator to create products , think about it all you have to do is upload the artwork , the mockup the printing and shipping and delivery is all taken care of by this company Below is a Mug design that I created for Graphic Designer Moms. All I had to do was to create the artwork and place it over blank mockup file and download the relevant images to use in my marketing and in social media.

Increase your exposure and skyrocket your income by creating and selling digital products through your blog. Click to read the full detail on how to multiply your passive income by selling digital products online There are many companies  that provide the service of printing the products and most likely they have templates you can download and create you are ready to print files.For example with Printful you can download template files with bleads where you can place your art and upload . This will help you get the best results. I always recommend vector EPS files as they can be and last without any restrictions of losing the quality of the final image.

Within printful you can choose to create product creation templates that you can reuse everytime you decide to create a new product this can be reused over and over again. Just change the image of the template and you haev a brand new product to sell online through your store.

❣️ How to setup Printful on your blog?

So What is the combination of other resources that I use to make the product delivery easy?. If you have a wordpress blog then all you need is woo-commerce as additional plugin , Printful plugin and a printful account ! as easy and simple as that . Printful easily connects with your online shop and seamlessly pushes the order to printful where it is created and shipped.

Ready to start selling Printed products using Printful ? Lets get started ! Signup for a free account

 

How to Use illustration and Graphic Design to Sell Things

In this post you’re going to learn how I I go about creating digital product from my illustration and graphic design when you will come to know that how is he it is and how simple it really is.

 So why do you need to create various products from your illustration and graphic design?

Well if you are artist in a creative and you are looking for ways to sell your art online selling your illustrations and graphics as digital product it is one of the most profitable way a of earning extra income online.

How can I sell my illustrations online?

Below are few of the product ideas you can create and sell using your illustrations online

Physical products that I recommend to create and sell your illustrations online

My Own Journey as a Graphic Designer // illustration Artist selling illustration and graphic design

You can see that there are plenty and tons of ways that you can use your art right now and start selling your art. I started first by selling my graphics on stock photo sites . Let me debunk the myth that only photographers can make money selling Photography through stock photo websites.

Illustration Artists like myself and graphic designers can do the same as well. My second venue was selling Vector Brushes Library that I used myself and these are a few of the products that still sell through my own website and Creative Market. Although I am no longer creating new packs but I still get revenue generated from these vector brushes created around 10 years back.

Next up I saw some potential in creating clip art bundles from my illustrations that I was already selling on Stock Photo Websites. I created Clip Art Bundles of my own illustration and graphic design and started selling them through Etsy , Art Fire and my own website. Very quickly I was day and night creating clip arts and illustrations . That was the time when there were not many sellers on Etsy , selling on etsy was very much simple and easy.

Later I found out that Digital Stamps ( Black and White graphics with just outlines ) were also very popular so I started created packs of my illustrations in black and white drawings as well. Then I found out that people who were interested in Cliparts they were also interested in purchasing matching pattern backgrounds as well. So I started creating pattern packs too.

HOW I RE-PURPOSED MY ILLUSTRATIONS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

At this point my work process looked something like  this

New illustration  > Stock photo sites > Conver to JPGs and PNGs and create ClipArt Bundles > Convert to seamless patterns > upload to stock photo sites > upload as a JPGs Pack to Etsy > Create outline > bundle as Digital Stamp > Sell through Etsy

Now since I already had all the necessary ingredients required to create invitations for kids I started another etsy Shop and started selling invitation designs as well.

Since my Dear Huby ( DH ) had some experience in printers we started selling Wall Murals and Stickers !!

There is more to it and lots to it but my point is that Creating is itself creativity but when it comes to selling art online you have to be more creative . This journey doesnt end here it is just the begining , I have been dipping my toes into various venue and various ways to sell graphics But since that is a topic on another day.

Today I will continue with the ways you can start selling your graphics and Arts online right now.

Creating cliparts and graphic bundles using illustration and graphic design

 There are various websites from where you can start selling graphics and cliparts right from today when I started selling my graphics and illustrations online created simple clipart bundles and sold them through etsy for a while my shop it very well until I lost interest in creating more.

I was not only selling   I was not only selling cliparts but array to that were digital backgrounds  patterns and digital stamps if you are not familiar with digital stamps then these are just black and white white outlines that crafters used to create scrapbooking cards and use and their other projects which is in fact so such a fun way to use and I loved creating digital stamps

Photoshop and Illustrator brushes

 Once you have created any of the illustrations or graphics in a simple in a similar theme you can convert these to Photoshop brushes if you are interested in learning and how to create Photoshop brushes you might want to read this article that I wrote a while back

 similarly like Photoshop brushes creating Illustrator brushes is a very much of a fun way a few of my Illustrator brushes pack have want me more than two thousand Dollars over the years.

 just imagine what is the potential of selling your art online

 Books and Workbooks

 If you are a writer or you love writing you can create beautiful books or workbooks not only for yourself but for clients as well you can offer a book cover Designing Service as well .

When I am creating e Books are usually draft them up in Google docs  and once I have finished writing all the content I I take all the content into canva and create ebook covers and workbooks easily if you are familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator then you can create this ebooks in Photoshop as well other option is using Apple pages I honestly find it so much better and simpler to use Google Dogs for the content and then canva for the graphics.

I always use canva to create book covers just because they have so many free features that you can use and as this makes the creation process fast as well and if I have something some other graphic that is specific I use Photoshop Illustrator to create this graphics.

Invitation Designs

Creating invitation designs for kids birthdays is one of my passions I simply love creating birthday invitations and since I have created a big library of about 2000 or more graphics and illustrations over the years .Creating and selling invitation designs using those graphics is a no brainier .

All I have to do it is to drag this cliparts Islam and a few lines of text create beautiful Mockups and upload the a few of the  websites that you can sell invitation designs from Zazzle, Cafepress.

After selling through these websites for the last 10 years or so I have found that having my own self hosted website from where I sell this graphics an invitation from was the best decision that I took.

Planners and stickers

 like invitation designs once you have a big library of clip art and illustrations then creating stickers and planners almost comes like the next big thing you can do using your graphics I believe in re-purposing one piece of art creating more and more.

 we live in a fast pace marketing driven era knowing multiple ways of earning passive income for an artist is the next in things. Creating multiple products is not a difficult thing the difficult thing about it is creating the actual graphics and after that you can use the same graphics again and again and think about many ways of selling it you can even sell it on t-shirts home decor items mugs and many other products and sell through COD websites or from your own self hosted website so creating a digital product from your graphics and illustrations is actually really simple when you don’t overthink it

Now I would love to hear from you do you have your own digital product created from your graphics illustrations and if so how do you create them which products are you creating let me know in the comments below

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Mailchimp alternative and How to set up a Newsletter for your blog for free

To some this will be a very basic thing but for some this is something that they really need help with , If you are someone who is new to blogging or thinking about setting up a blog ( Start a blog is very easy do it now ) or plainly want to set up a newsletter this post is for you.

For someone who is in the initial phase of doing business online setting up all these tech can be daunting and really confusing, it all seems like it is a BIG task that you need to accomplish and chances are you are putting it off to a time when you are free or when you have time in your hands. Well you are in for a treat you are going to set up a newsletter for free in just a few steps today and even have it all set up and installed in a few steps.

Here is what we are going to cover in this blog post

  • Why do you really need a newsletter ?
  • What do you need to do in order to get the most out of your newsletter?
  • Which is the best program out there for starters and Mailchimp alternative?
  • Where to get your initial subscribers?
  • 3 steps you need to do before you start sharing your newsletter/

Why do you really need a newsletter ?

If you have a business online or are even blogging for fun,  maybe you have an instagram account that is booming and maybe you have a facebook following or a group . You think that this is the best mode of communication with your tribe . But wait! These platforms are although the best places to get in touch with your clients or readers or community. But really you can not track how many of them are loyal to your content. How many and the other metrics like what people are clicking on and what are they most interested in . These metrics can be measured only by directing these people to your website or blog and Newsletter could be your best tool when it comes to learning more about them.

Having a newsletter means , you can send them periodic offers, product launches , News about the latest and when they forget to login to facebook you can always pop in their email account. Facebook , instagram and twitter can suddenly wake up one day to a totally new rule and maybe you get locked out or whatever way universe plays. You can loose your community .

What do you need to do in order to get the most out of your newsletter?

My top tip? frequency! yep stay connected with your audience with atleast 4 emails / month . 3 of which could be full of value and one with your offer. People connect with stories , share your life and share your struggles and also give them a chance to get specials through offers and promos .

I am guilty of not emailing much and I am also guilty of removing optins from my website because I was getting 100+ email subscribers per day, while I had no time to connect authentically with them. Authenticity is the key, my email open rate for some lists have been 50% which is considered Awesome by industry standards. This mean that people are reading your emails and connecting . AND this happens when you are sharing value rich emails.

Which is the best program out there for starters and Mailchimp alternative?

I use MailerLite  other programs that I have used in the past and are free to start are

Where to get your initial subscribers?

  • Best practices are to set up a list in your email client.
  • offer something of value to your website or blog visitors in return of their email address
  • Write 3-4 blog posts around the topic of that Value freebie
  • Attach this free download to your welcome email
  • insert this code on your blog in sidebar and inside all of these blog posts.
  • Create atleast 3 pinterest images of these blog posts and share them in relevant groups and your profile ( here is how promote mine on autopilot )
  • Write 3-4 automation emails following the download email this can be done inside Mailerlite as well.
  • And done!

Now once you have created this plan of action you will continue to get consistent subscribers and they will continue to receive initial emails until your next update email send as an update.

Let me know if you need any help with this <3 I am here to help

Breaking out of Artists Block Latest updates on Arts and Creativity

hope your summer is going super well and that you’re having a wonderful time bonding with your kids. I pray your laundry piles are small, your coffee hot and your blog is growing. And if you are a shop owner I pray that it is expanding and more and more sales are dripping in , its my little prayer for you and the best one I can give at the moment from an Artist to an Artist.

 

I have exciting news! Both personal and on the blog. Let’s get right into it….

#1 I am officially coming back to my paintings after nearly 7 years!!

You might remember my story how I was cheated by an Art Licensing company and lost my muse? if not you can read about it right here.

It took me longer than I thought , it feels like I have been awaken up from a dream now. There were many nights of crying and many days of cursing ( dont we all do that ? ) if not … then this was where I was at. I was devastated felt rejected, blamed everything and anything on to the little heartbreak.

It took me 3 mindset and business coaches, 1 failed coach choice and a lot of forgiveness work that I can officially declare that I am back to work. More on choosing the right Coach later , but for now I am a firm a believer that you need a community of Artists and creators who understand you , and more intimate this community is better it is .

Having said that, during this time the lessons that I was able to learn are worth Gold, nothing happens without a cause. Everything is there for a reason, I have grown out so much stronger and wiser as a person from this experience and now I truly thank the Art Licensing company for the experience they have helped me go through.

I almost laugh at the story that I shared from a state of mind that was all angry and full of resentment. Sorry but not so sorry…..

Here is my latest Islamic Art painting <3

My first painting (after 7 years) is not stiring me enough from inside , I pulled it up and hung it over my living room wall, but nope I still have to uncover a lot from inside. I looked towards it everyday, continued my daily morning practices for creativity and raising my vibrations to connect to creative muse within me and make it stronger, and as I dd this practice more, the painting started to represent an era of transition and as soon as I overcame that, my heart for done with enjoying the painting ( it is off to a new home now).

#2 I am starting a brand new hand painted furniture business.

It is so hush hush at the moment , I haven’t shared this on social media or anywhere else , infact not even to my family yet 🙂 but you know … I feel close to you , since you are my pen friend I needed to get this out …. 🙂  Dont forget to subscribe to my email list if you want to recieve updates on my creative musings and latest updates.

#3 My website is coming up with a new branding

With so much going on and myself handling that too, it is coming on up slowly but you might have noticed the new home page?

#4 Creative Business School 101

For the past 4 year I’ve yearned to create a Course that is made specifically for Artists and Creatives –

where I can teach you how I’ve created my own product based business using my arts and illustrations and now run it successfully from the comfort of my home.I finally know exactly how I want to teach it and what I will put into the course. It just clicked last week – I can’t wait to tell you more.

My current goal is to get it to you by July 20th , It will teach you not just how to create an online Shop and your own products selling through a stand alone website but also how to create an evergreen funnel to it – so you don’t have to struggle with tech issues and driving traffic to it all the time.make money.

It’s basically teaching you exactly how I run my product based business right now 😉 Most products that teach you how to create a product and a business with a successful funnel go for $997 (no kidding!) but right now I’m planning to launch it for under $100.

So skip one date night and save up your money. This.will.be.so.worth.it!

Phew, that’s it! What a big email with tons of news! As you may see, I’m back from vacation and ready to serve you! Can’t wait to see your success!Got your attention? Just fill out this super-quick feedback form .

Graduation Clipart // Handpicked graphics and images

Nearly time when you are ready creating projects for graduation so I have compiled a list of handpicked graduation cliparts. These are few from my very own illustrations. Check them out below or view the lightbox over at dreamstime.

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Best Pinterest Scheduler to increase Traffic to Blog or Website

How i use tailwind as Pinterest Scheduler to increase sales of my digital products and increase traffic to my blog

I have been listening and reading about how Pinterest is a very useful tool to increase sales and to drive traffic to your products for a while now. And I read hundreds of blog posts on the same topic too. So I started experimenting with my own account on pinterst.

I was instantly able to double my online sales ! But following and sticking to a solid posting schedule was becoming a tough task. I found out that if I use Pinterst regularly and shared my each and every content on a regular basis to my own and other group boards I was getting a spike in traffic and sales.

In case you are wondering I have a product based business on etsy where I sell Wall Stickers and Wall decals. Also I have some digital products and illustrations that I sell through this website and through etsy as well.

I admit that although I had subscribed to Tailwind for Pinterest for while but I was not fully utilizing it to its full potential and capacity. I was never a fan of various schedulers until I realized that I really need a tool to help me keep myself sane . And since I had already noticed increase in my sales through Pinterest I knew it is time to take it seriously. The very first step within your blog is to optimize your pins for greater conversion I have covered this in one of my previous posts on where I share my on blog strategy to optimize my pin you can read about it here.

Below is a screen shot from one of my pinterest profiles and this is just the current month stats.

Do keep in mind that this post contains affiliate links and in case you decide to purchase anything using my links I will get a small commission from the service provider. However trust me that I only share tools services and softwares that I have myself used and enjoyed and found also found useful.

Since I started using Tailwind I have never looked back.

I am going to share a full walk-through of how I use pinterest to get blog and shop traffic below.

Why use Tailwind?

After viewing my analytics and realizing that the biggest traffic driving source is pinterest , I really needed to up my game and get serious about it.
I had been using boardbooster for a while now, and I liked it to the extent that it helped me ” Pin the pins for me” but once i decided to up my game I had to play serious!

My aim was to double my sales at that time my monthly earning from my wall decal business was accumulating to around $1200. I believe that creating amazing products is very important but then after the product is created 80% of efforts should go into marketing it and placing it in front of the right audience.
And since I knew my audience was hanging out over at pinterest. I had to take my leap.
I had previously signed up for the free Tailwind trial but it was only when i signed up for the initial month ( that gave me more pins to pin) I started seeing instant results.

Here are some of the reasons why I recommend Tailwind:

  • It is the only scheduler approved by Pinterest there are others like Viraltag, FriendMe+ and formerly Boardbooster, Hoostsuite but Tailwind is approved by pinterest.
  • It’s only 9.99/month with the yearly plan where you will get unlimited pins.
  • You get a suggested times optimized plan for your pinning schedule
  • You get access to tailwind tribes
  • You can create board lists and by categorizing your content you can pin them to board lists, this helps you to control the content when pinning to relevent boards.
  • You can use Smart Loops to create seasonal content lists, and when the season arises you have to take no extra actions and release seasonal sales , promotions and posts on autopilot.
  • Access to Analytics to better optimize your content sharing strategy this includes
    • Profile performance,
    • Board insights,
    • Pin inspector,
    • Website insight,
    • organic activity
    • Referral Traffic

Here are some of the reasons why Tailwind will help you gain more clients:

  • With increase in more eyeballs on your product you will be able to increase sales
  • You can have more traffic to your website
  • You can increase subscribers and followers
  • You can have tailwind set up once and then forget it.
  • Your posts will get published across all media while you concentrate on creating and working on new ideas

Tailwind Strategy that I use to increase Sales:

 CREATING A POSTING SCHEDULE

One of the features that tailwind provides is the optimized time slots. You can create a weekly pinning schedule where tailwind will autogenerate time slots for you that best suits you. You will be asked to choose number of pins that you want to pin daily and hit create schedule and BOOM! youve got yourself a time based plan !. All the pins that you pin will be released to pinterest whenever the next time slots allows it to. So this means that you  have a total control over number of pins and frequency of the pins that you want to push through Tailwind.

This is a screenshot from my Tailwind dashboard, you can access this from under the publisher tab on the left hand side menu. You have choice to choose how many pins you would like to pin each day. The green slots are the suggested times provided and set by Tailwind. And the green dotted times are Other suggestions that I can use with just one click!.

I also have the option to add time slots manually should I choose to do so , You will find a Add time slot button on left side in order to manually add time slots.

If at any later time you decide not to post on a time slot and delete it , no worries because the pin will automatically be shifted to next available time slot.

So how do you know when is the right time to pin, it really depends upon person to person and content to content. There is nothing to loose, I personally started with pins as less as 15 and increasing my pinning keeping in view the interaction that i saw on my pins. Currently my plan includes 50 pins per day.

 BOARDS LISTS AND HOW TO USE THEM

WHAT ARE GROUP BOARDS?

The best thing you can do to increase eyeballs on your products , services or blog posts is to join various group boards. There are tons of group boards on various topics. So which boards to join? look for boards that have your audience, people who are likely to interact with your content, blog post or product. If your niche audience is mom bloggers then look for group boards where they will hang out. Use PinGroupie to find some boards and send them request to be added.

HOW TO FIND AND JOIN GROUP BOARDS?

The trick is to find high quality boards. I usually measure this by looking at the number of pins, followers and number of contributors. Most of the boards either require you to send them email , join their facebook group or simply leave a comment. Usually their descriptions will mention the process.

Another way to find good group boards is by spying on your competition, see which boards they are contributing to and you can join those boards too.

Al you have to do is to go to their profile , then to their boards list and scroll down to find group boards joined by them, the group boards have a round icon with sections.

USING BOARDS LISTS IN TAILWIND

Now comes the fun part , once your profile is connected to Tailwind you will be able to create lists of boards, they can be listed and grouped in various ways. You can list them in category, by subject or by interest. I like to keep separate board lists to promote my products, and a separate list to promote my blog posts. Again you can figure this out once you have joined a few group boards and you are aware of your audience. Where they are and what they are interested in .

Creating a board list is very simple. Go to “Publish” and “Board Lists” tab, click to add a new board list and organize your boards in categories. It’s so easy to sort out your boards and it will save you so much time in the future. Whenver you are ready to pin one of your pins to multiple group boards , the board list will come on top of list and you can simply choose from there.

Tailwind will distribute this pin to all the boards keeping in view your time schedule ( explained in detail below)

 SMART LOOP FEATURE

Think about all the content that you have ever created all the product listings , blog posts , items that are currently sitting idle but could be working for you , driving traffic back to your website.

Smart loops makes it easy for you to find every piece of content that you have pinned from your website and find the best performing ones . it then recirculates those pins for you at the best times for engagement over and over again , so that you can get back to doing what you love creating

You can even setup seasonal loops that will circulate only at the specific time of the year . And smart loop will keep track of every loop and pin so that you can perfect your performance over time.

How to create a new loop?

Choose the name for the loop that you are creating based on the category of the items you would like to create looop for maybe it is a list of reciepie blog posts, graphic design articles , or your products. Then decide which boards you would like to share it to? you can include the list of all the boards ranging from your own and group boards. How exciting is this!

You will be able to pull list of group boards right here with just one click, or you can choose single ones as well. This will pull groups that are either yours , from a boards list or from your joined boards.

Next you will give it a time frame confine it to just a custom time of the year or all round the year. Tailwind will pull your best content and will allow you to choose pins of your liking so that you can add them to the loop.

How can you use it to drive sales for your products?

Good question right? think about it you no longer have to worry about creating and then worrying about your products sharing all the content again, you really dont have to worry about now. Just create loops based on your products categories and then loop them up. While you are busy creating new posts, new products or simply affiliate products they will keep on looping on auto to those boards for you.

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 HOW TO SCHEDULE NEW PINS USING TAILWIND

You can easily install chrome extension for tailwind once installed the tailwind button will appear over the images once mouse is hovered over them.

This is really simple, easy and fun way to schedule all your blog posts, your products and your content across all the social medial platforms. When you are scheduling you can add the same pin to facebook, twitter and sharing with tribe members for additional boost. I have found Tailwind as hands down the best social media platform !

Which platform do you use? would you like to try tailwind? get a free month when you use the link provided below!

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November 2018 Calendar Printable

NOVEMBER 2018 CALENDAR FREE PDF DOWNLOAD

We all need a piece of sanity in our lives and these Fall themed calendars are going to help you do just that, Use them to plan your meal, school events or life events. Create a content calendar or anything in between , These Printable pdf Calendar are just the thing!

 

November 2018 Calendar PDF Printable and fillable calendar included , make desktop wallpaper or more.

I have also included a fillable pdf calendar which you can use to fill in and then print out, just cause thats the way I use mine. There is one included which you can set up as a wallpaper for your computer, I like to drag relevant files over their respective dates for easy access while I work the month away.

Just print these out as you would print a regular pdf file. There is cute puppy one that can be used to decorate kids room and there is a fillable pdf version which I am using myself for Blog editorial Calendar.

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Diary of a Small Business, Freelancer Artist : August Review

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AUGUST EARNINGS BREAKDOWN USING ONLINE TOOLS TO SELL ART ONLINE

A lot of time Small Businesses online suffer and fall of the wagon when they have low sales. But I was compelled to share this month progress with other online digital sellers and small business owners in hope that this will somehow help other creative sellers like me .

In this post I will be sharing with you how I spent the month with THE low sales of the year time.I have been doing business online for a while now. But this summer had been the worst in terms of earnings but since there were not many sales to take care of I used the month of June for my own progress and spent most of the time learning a few tools and started integrating them in my own business.

There are two ways that you can face the “precieved failures ” . Either fight these times and take them as an opportunity of your growth or just kick it all goodbye. In the past as well I have shared with you some of my failed months but when i look back at them they were always there to teach me something. So How did this month go? Lets review.

 

Hired a Coach to get clarity ( FAILED Decision)

Since I had some time in my hands I joined some courses that helped me immensely to look into where I am going and what I am doing . I did hire a couch as well to help me pull through which turned out to be a really bad decision OR choice. Either way again an opportunity in disguise, this helped me clear out “Who NOT to hire as your coach! “. For us Artists there arent many coaches out there mainly because we are creative beings, we love to create art and already are stealing time from our busy life. This creative instinct helps us to move forward in our business but this also sometimes leads to frustrations when we are not able to see things moving forward.

For me the solution to turn my passion into biz involved learning new tech and then creatively twisting it to fit it into my own business using instinct and intuition.

Subscribed to Wham Bam Business Plan Business Plan for Small business owners

I can not be happy more ! , this has been one of the best decisions that I have made to date. Terra of Uncork Your Dork Provides her heart out in a well managed and maintained subscription plan. Wham Bam Business Plan takes you step by step through the various Phases of your business. Why I loved this community and subscription is that it has all the bits and bolts that you need to learn in order to run a business online.
In the past I have been a part of Various subscriptions and since my focus had been entirely on selling products instead on sales, those subscriptions were not helping me much. Although this subscription is also not focused entirely for sellers who are into creating and selling products but this is the best place you can know it all and implement into your business.

Being a member I can do have a special offer if someone else is interested you can signup using my link HERE and get $10 off for the first month and try it out yourself.

Successfully increased sales of Etsy using a few apps and tools.

I was successful in finding a go to business tools usage plan and have it streamlined. Nailing it and found out the best combination that fit my need. The first app in this list is Planoly for instagram, FriendsPlusMe for sharing my content to Google plus communities, Etsy Marketing Tool to autoschedule to Etsy ( get a 14 day free trial if you use this link) , Tailwind (14 day trial if you use this link to signup) to Schedule to pinterest and last but not the least a little script iMacros for Chrome to automate tasks. I will try to write a detail on all of these tools and share my blue print with you soon.

 

Stats for the month of August

Earned commission of stock photo sites ( I have talked about the details on these websites here)
Dreamstime $26.28 Last uploaded photo on this site 2010 ( I am no longer updating my content there )
Shutterstock $2.86 Last uploaded photo on this site 2010 ( no longer  updating my portfolio here)
Creative Market $10 Last uploaded photo on this site 2014 ( I rarely add something new now)
Wall Stickers & Murals Decalideas at Etsy $3000

istockphoto (12% off on photos when you use this link) 

Favorite Podcasts this month

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

Positive Soul

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Podcast

Manifestation Babe | Money | Mindset | Manifestation

Business Management Tools that I am loving !

Trello Boards ( used for project management)

2 Checkout for payment processing

Elegant Themes for clients and my own websites

Other Useful tools that I always recommend

My Go to Planner to Streamline my Creative Business Goals

September Followers Goals

  • Blog Subscribers: Increase the numbers of followers and traffic July 2,400 in August 2,301 Goal Sept is 3,301
  • Instagram Followers: 784 followers Gaol 1,000
  • Pinterest: 2,232 followers , Goal 2,500 –  Monthly viewers 131,473 , Goal 1,50,000
  • Email List : 1,230  Goal 1,500
  • Open 2 new Pinterest Group Boards and grow them 
  • Autoschedule Instagram 15 Days content and streamline the process. (I am using Planoly)
  • Autoschedule tweets 15 Days content (I am using Postplanner)

 

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My favorite Pinterest Scheduler “Tailwind” is making all the difference when it comes to skyrocketing your Blog Traffic!

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How To Increase Your Sales 50 Actions You Can Take Today – PART 1

How to increase sales of your Online Shop one task at a time.

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There will be times when you will simply cant find a way to increase your sales. Although there are multiple factors involved and you can be working on each of them incrementally but then there are always times when you dont feel like doing your very obvious next step.

Reason for not working towards your obvious next step for business could be either you have a fear of facing the large task at hand, or you might feel bound by some tech issues OR you simply dont fieel in the ZONE to create something. So what do you do online that will also help you increase your overall sales?

I have got you covered Babe!

Below is a list of the tasks that you can choose from and each is aligned towards your One Goal of Increasing Sales Online.

These tasks will come in handy if you have your own website selling anything online or you are selling your services or digital goods online. Even if you have a third party POD website or your own store, Self hosted or third party hosted store like etsy, zazzle or creative market.

Lets dig right in! But first a nice big stretch to get you outa that unable to move forward zone!

Ready now? Lets do this….

TASKS TO INCREASE SALES

1- Create 2-3 pins for each product

Pinterest has proved to be number one traffic driver for my business, therefore in this particular post I will focus on using Pinterest as the main source of driving traffic . I have written in depth about my Pinterest strategy in another blog post you can access it right here.

2- Create 1-3 Pinnable long images for your most

popular posts

This one could be huge!
I have been having tricking sales but then I created a few Pinable images of my products (2-3 images for the same landing page), and uploaded them to Pinterst using the upload pin feature.

Click on the PLUS ICON > CREATE PIN > UPLOAD IMAGE > ADD URL OF LANDING PAGE > PIN!!

here is the example images that are leading to either the same product or to the section of the product.

 

For product these images could include
How to use your product, Tutorials that are step by step showing usage of your product or your product in action.

Similarly you can do the same for the same blog post. Create 2-3 images with different headlines that you can pin, these pins are leading to the same blog post but the headlines or text on pins could be different. Below you will see images created for the same product.

3-Find your most visited page of the blog and embed
your newsletter signup form to it.

The tools that I recommend to create your newsletter and optin forms are

Mailchimp
MailerLite
Klaviyo
ConvertKit

You can easily find out the most visited page from your google analytics dashboard. The page that is getting the most hits is the one you should be adding your signup form to first and foremost . Even when you dont  have an enticing offer.
But it is in your best interest that you create a juicy offer or optin that is good enough for a visitor to hand over their email address to you.

 

 

 

 

You can see that my most visited page this month is Kairy Brushes! so I will focus on improving that page for sure!

4- Pin your pins to various group boards

 

5 – Schedule your new pin to go out to different group
boards

Ahhh… the glorious group boards ! you can search for top group boards through PINGROUPIE website OR another tip is to find a person who is either selling similar products as yours or have the same interest as yours.

Now check out which group boards they are posting to and then send out a request to join those group boards. Post regularly to these group boards this will for sure bring in some new eyeballs to your business.

6- Feed your Tailwind to Autopost your pins to different boards

Set some time aside each week to feed your Tailwind so you dont have to waste your time pinning images. For those of you who dont know Tailwind is a tool that I looooooove and recommend for helping you uplevel your pinterest and as a result increase your sales and traffic through pinterest.

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7-Feed your boardbooster to loop pins from your
popular boards.

I loved this little handy tool…. sadly it is no more available so just lets move on to the next to-do task.

8- Scroll through pinterest for inspiration and new ideas

I love spending time on pinterest, and sometimes you do need some inspiration to get you started. Keep in mind to set up a timer for you once you are browsing for inspiration and not get carried away wading through pages and pages without any track of time.

9- Create a new Trello board to record your new ideas add images to support that idea.

 

I love using Trello to plan and organize my business. Here is a screeshot of how I use to manage my ideas through Trello. 

 

Although I use Boards to create content calendar , product delivery process and customer service too , thats a story for another day. Right now you can get browsin’ the WWW and gather some ideas and inspirations up in the relevant Lists inside Trello… easy peasy and handy!

I usually create a Main List inside the board where I can dump ideas as I go, I also like to add WHY I liked this idea. The reason why I do this extra step is that almost everytime when I return to my brain dump list, I almost everytime forget why I added it to Dump list in the first place.

Later I move the ideas to relevant category lists on the same board, mine are Art Prints , Products , Sticker ideas and similar while you can create whatever suits your need.

10- Give a deadlines to your top 3 ideas

This one is big! , by BIG I mean some fears will arise and probably they have been there for ages that is why you haven’t been able to accomplish the ideas or products. I have shared the Journal prompts workbook to overcome these fears of success which can be accessed in the tribe library as well.

But the simple step of committing to its completion using a visual deadline in your calendar takes you one step further in reaching your goal. In case you are facing issues reaching your goals now and in the past then I will suggest that you use the Goal Planner System that I use  (psst… its on a special price)

This post is a series of 5 posts filled with tips and tricks to increase your sales. Check back later or subscribe to the blog for the full list as it gets published.

How to start an etsy shop series: How to craft a perfect Etsy listing to skyrocket your traffic

I am so excited to be writing this post! , why ? because I know how much value this is going to bring you. If you have an etsy shop or you are thinking about opeing one OR wondering how to start an etsy shop .

Chances are you are struggling with driving traffic to your shop and etsy listings. I was once there… I used to struggle day in and day out and my etsy listings refused to show up in page one or even near that!

And then one day (actually it took years for me to figure it out)  I was finally able to figure it out and was able to successfully bring my listings ranking on the first page.

I was blown away! so excited ! the whole world of SEO for Etsy seemed like a foreign language and a divinci code to me before that I wished I would finally figure out. But infact the whole thing is just a matter of a few tweaks. Today I am feeling excited being able to share this with you.

Disclaimer:  I am not an EXPERT in SEO and I do not claim to KNOW IT ALL. There can be various ways to show up on etsy’s first page, having tried many ways this is the way that worked for me and I am putting this out there in hope that this will help other struggling Artists and crafters trying to make money online or wondering how to start an etsy shop .

Below are some of the Fundamentals of creating a perfect etsy lising. In my upcoming posts I will be sharing with you the tools that I recommend to help you with the process.

How to start an etsy shop and rank on first page of etsy

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For your very basic understanding The skeleton of an etsy listing consists of the following parts

  • The title
  • The description
  • the tags
  • the images

Now lets understand the importance of each of them.

The Etsy listing Title

Etsy provides a space for around 140 characters for you to create a title for the product. in order to create a traffic driving etsy title you can break it into 3 parts.

the beginning

the middle and the rest

Do your long tail keyword research and place your long tail keyword in the very beginning of the title. A long tail keyword is a specific keyword that describes your product, it has a strong search potential on etsy and also on google and it comprises of 3 or more words.

for the middle and the rest you will place your OTHER keywords that also have strong search potential.

So your title could be something like this

Long Tail Keyword, 2nd Choice keyword, 3rd keyword, 4th keyword, 5 keyword, describing words for rest of space.

In my upcoming posts I will help you discover and find these Long tail, 2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th keywords.

The description

The description is the place where you will entice and grab your customers attention. Your customer has gone through a process and finally landed to your listing now it is upto you to sell your product. imagine you are walking into a store and a woman comes in front of you she is selling a scarf. How do you imagine she will approach you that you fall in love with the scarf enough to open up your wallet.

Here is a scenario

She walks up to you dangles the scarf in front of your eyes and goes on …..
“This scarf is made of wool, the thickness of the wool is perfect for a scarf and it took me 10 days to make it buy it”

OR

She talks about “How this scarf will benefit you” “How this will help you keep the cold away” and “Why this purchase is going to be a good decision”

There you have it ! she sold you the scarf when she talked about YOU not How .

It is as simple as that.

Craft your description with an attention grabbing statement, followed by the problem provide a solution and then give a call to action.

We will be talking just about these parts of a perfect description in the coming posts.

 The Tags

OK , so now you are at the part which actually makes your shop show up in search results, The Tags!. Remember the perfect title that you crafted? take that title and write various tags out of it , various options and possibilities using the keywords used in the title and dont forget to add the descriptive words as well.

The images

Etsy provides 10 images spaces to upload various photos. Use all of them! this does help in how healthy your etsy listing is . A picture is worth a thousand words use your photo space wisely and tell your story!

Ready to craft your own listing?

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What they aren’t telling about selling Art Online

Disclaimer : This post was written almost 3 year back, obviously I was in a mode of anger and resentment and was hurt at the time. Things have completely changed over the last three years.  3 coaches for mindset and business development and many self improvement and Business Masterminds down I am sure of myself more than ever before. This incident gobbled up 3 years of non creative time, spent under depression. I wish today’s me would go back and shake me out of this trauma a bit sooner. I am leaving this post up for a lesson for other artists and in hope that someone might find it useful, but know that everything happens for a reason. I was pushed towards a route of self discovery following this and today I call myself successful and thank this event in my life and for the life lesson it brought me.

For years I believed that selling Art is an easy task , which ofcourse I was led to believe . Somehow , some where and by someone.

I have no idea.

BUT I believed that all you had to do is to come with a creative idea that is brand spanking new and create something around it . Enjoy creating it , create it from the heart, throw it out in the world , get praised and that’s what creativity is all about.

I nailed it, I was led to believe by the praises that I got for my work that I nailed it .It was easy for me to wake up to a new day create something new and just be content with it.

For years I believed that,  I am a very creative person and that I can easily sell my creativity. Now a belief deep rooted like that has two sides of it , either, you become over confident. OR , you get so lost in creating new Art that you entirely forget about selling side of it.

But wait here is another downside of this

You confidently give your art in the hands of “trusted” source to be sold “For you ” and on your behalf.

But what they aren’t telling you about selling Art Online is that you must know your rights and besides just knowing your rights , you must also know HOW they can ” Trusted” sources can go about cheating you.

I got badly cheated and stabbed on the back by an Art Licensing agency. Who took my art and took advantage of a “Line in the contract” that “really meant” something which ripped me off “MY RIGHT” over “My Work”.

To this day since last 2 years I have NO IDEA how many copies and products of my art have been sold by this Agency and they continue to do so. My emails were answered back for a while for the initial time of my protesting but not for so long.

As a result the Artist within me had a jolt !

I mean the deep initial jolt that really shook my creative side and I was unable to draw or create for a period of 2 years. Damn two years, I found myself lamenting about not being able to create something or anything.

I felt suffocated ! the artist within me screaming …….the ideas and creativity both abandoned me….. I was left alone.

I found myself struggling to find help trying to find the root cause of “not being able to create anything”.

Struggling to create something , anything !!

All this while the creative side of me screaming at me from inside , trying to break free , come out and like Elizabeth Gilbert in Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear says

” creativity screams to come out through you and if you don’t listen to it…. it will go and look for some other souls to bring it into realization”. (Read in detail here )

Dozens of ideas , failed to see the daylight through me found new souls those who listened to them and brought them into realization.

Ironically it is really painful to feel an idea banging against you screaming to you for realization. And then comes a time that you can feel them fading away.

Gone…….

And then suddenly you come across that creative idea, making bad faces at you, cause they found another outlet . Another creative soul who respected them enough and shaped them out.

I am a bit of an empath, ideas when they come to me they just come in bunches and no being able to transform them into reality really feels painful. I fought for a long time with the inability to create anything, inability to “Birth” these ideas. Failing at it , painfully seeing them adopted elsewhere.

I paid a heavy price for not listening to my intuitive sensitive side , burdening it with the “betrayed acts of trusted body”. I wasted 2 creative years of my life . Hell dozens of ideas knocking at my creative door and then finding other homes……..

Fighting it I tried “OTHER” arenas to bring my ideas and creativity to reality only to find being “betrayed” once again. Well thats another story for another day………

Today I find myself waking up from this burden of betrayal by someone else. And I wanted to start my journey by letting go of the pain of betrayal, and come out of the black cloak over my creative side.

And I am compelled to share my journey and the struggles of the two years and the process that helped me overcome that in hope that someone else might find a way out of un-creativeness a bit sooner than me.

With less scars left over the creative soul……

In the coming posts I hope to share how you can too come out of it if…..

 

 

March 2016 Calendar to print Plus some extra goodies

The March 2016 Calendar that i have for you today is finished with some roses illustrations and watercolor splashes . March is already here and I am already planning my next three months using my Goal planner Workbook. And as an extension to that I really needed to keep an eye on everything thats going on during this month.

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My Habit of the month for this month is Make a to-do list everyday. This habit can either be timed late at night or early morning . I have found that if I plan the next day then I am too excited to sleep well .
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My kids are also now grown up enough that I would like to teach them importance of having a planned day . Once they see my planners up everywhere I am sure they will someday come to know importance of planning their days.

So my habit of the month is to work on my day plan early morning. You can print calendar hang it up or frame it at a visual spot.

Down below you will find links to the March 2016 free monthly Calendar for Desktop , for your tech device and also an artprint .

You will love this March Calendar Art Print , I have used my illustrations to finish this. A bit of rosy and shabby … sorry guys this is how I am feeling this month.

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I have created the desktop calendar boxes big enough to place my important files over it. Let me know how this idea worked for you too.

So here is your  free calendar to print Download the March Calendar File below

March Calendar to Print  

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March Calendar Desktop Wallpaper

Click to download

March Phone Wallpaper 

Click to download

Note: The March Calendar to Print and all prints are size 8×11 inc so they are the perfect size to display on Letter Size Clipboard .

Goal Planner For Creatives Workbook

While it is on its way why not show you around our Dream Catcher Creative Workbook . This Free Goal Planner Workbook works wonderfully with the full planner to jot your dreams down. Here is a sneak peak!

Lets face it life gets crazy sometimes and with the pressure to catch up with everything and everyone we find ourselves lost sometimes.

The Dream Catcher Planner is designed to help you focus on the great things in life. Things that matter .

Dream Catcher is designed to help you not only focus on your creativity but is is also takes you step by step through the process of mind mapping the process of Achieving those goals.

Big Dreams and Goals that otherwise look enormous and difficult to achieve are broken into small actionable steps and hence become a reality.

This Free Dream Catcher Goal Planner Workbook will help you.

  • Mind Map your big dreams
  • Break it into small manageable , actionable steps
  • Get it all out of your head and onto the paper So you get a visual of your Dream hence making it achievable.

If you love this Workbook and want to take it one step further you can order the full 2016 planner .

DOWNLOAD THE GOAL PLANNER

Dream Big: This Goal setting planner is designed especially towards achieving your goals. Getting things done bit by bit , get all the jumbled up confusions about how to get things done with a solution right in front of you!

You will Start by Dreaming Big while this life planner will take you towards accomplishing your goals step by step .

“THE GOAL SETTING SYSTEM OF THIS PLANNER WILL MAKE 2016 YOUR MOST PRODUCTIVE YEAR YET!”

TIME TO UPGRADE THE FREE VERSION ?

Get the full version!

The complete Planner will include

printable PDF file including a step by step Goal Planning system that I use myself. Includes a step by step guide and printing instructions guide

  • -Includes my step by step Goal planning system worksheets.
  • -Goal Covers that you can use to separately file or section each Goal if you like.
  • -Includes Jan 2016 till Jan 2017 Monthly planning Calendar spreads
  • -Includes Weekly Planning pages 5 weeks (Print a set for each month)
  • -Includes A Daily Planning page (Print a page for each day)
  • -includes Monthly Focus / Planning Pages -Includes Monthly Habit Trackers

ORDER PLANNER HERE

Custom Silhouette Portrait

Lately I have been enjoying creating custom portraits in silhouettes . I love to create these Silhouette Portraits and i love how an outline perfectly defines the character traits of a person in a simple illustration . How it defines the little double-chins, perfect button noses, stately foreheads, or gorgeous flowing curls. These people silhouettes are custom designed .

You can view a few of these Silhouette Face Portraits down below and if you need a similar done for you shoot me an email 🙂silhouette of a woman

sillhouette of a baby

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sillhouette of a boy

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silhouette of a girl

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silhouette of a woman

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Photoshop Tutorials

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I have compiled a list of tips and tricks of using photoshop that i have posted on the blog . These include a few photoshop tutorials and a few printing tips and such.

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Changes i made to monetize my blog

I can truly say that this blog is dead in terms of earning revenue , i have been using this blog to pour down whatever my heart desired but i never took time out to monetize it .
Well i think now is the time
When one is an artist and a blog is a playground then we rarely think about monetizing it . but i think i will give it a try.
I realize that i have all the necessary ingredients already available on this blog i just need to make a few changes .
So starting this month i will try to update you with a monthly income report of this blog and i will also share with you the steps that i took along the way .
The changes i made and i found useful

So to begin with right now i will not be sharing the income report that will be posted by the end of the month

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Below are few of the changes that i made.

Changes i made to monetize this blog.

1- I upgraded my hosting SERVICE

My current hosting provider is Hostmonster. I have been using their services since last 12 years . During that time the biggest mistake i made was to shift host once when i felt the need of up gradation . But now i am back to hostmonster again and this is where i am staying with this blog.

2-Uplifted the blog theme

I have been using Fabric Child Theme running on Genesis frame work . The theme stayed there for the whole time while i stopped posting on this blog. Now once i decided to run this experiment of monetizing this blog my first thought was to change the theme .

I needed an eCommerce platform so i looked around and decided on Bazar theme bought via theme forest. I love how i can easily integrate the ability to sell and while doing that have a clean look of the website that is responsive as well.

2- Added Adsense ads

I have tried using Adsense in the past but not with much luck. But now again i have added a few of them in the side bar .

3- Added a storefront for Graphics

With Bazar theme it was easy to add the store front to the blog , now the home page opens to some content from the store and some from the blog.

4- Social Editorial Calendar planned.

Ok i am not that much of an expert but i took some time out to lay down a social editorial calendar . I have found a few tools useful to make it practical . And i hope to make it work for me.

5- Re-linked and Organized

This one single task is such a big one and believe me i am still working on it . I re categorized the posts . Used a few plugins that helped me get this worked out smoothly  . And then changed the header links entirely.

6- Exported my Etsy shop

I am Done with Etsy!
yes i do not plan to work more towards my etsy Aifactory shop ,
i do not plan to update the shop at etsy with new contents. So i exported all the listings from from Etsy , took a while to figure out how to but phew , its done!

If you are interested in how to start a blog you can read about it in my previous post .

Do you have any experience working towards monetization of a blog? any ideas and suggestions? don’t forget to leave a comment if you do have any suggestions for me.

How to start a Blog

12 Years ago i was looking for ways to improve my graphic skills and i was looking high and low over the internet trying to find some tutorials. Coming out masters in Fine Arts (Majors in paintings) with no knowledge of ANY graphic related software i was fascinated to put the paint brushes down .

I was clueless but thanks to my habit of reading lots , i digged deeper into the Adobe illustrator help section. And started drawing !.

Not long after that i wondered if there are more people looking for tutorials on graphics out there trying to learn. So i started creating tutorials by creating screenshots and thus my blog was born.

I believe that every person is expert in a field one way or another and i believe that world must know that knowledge.

Now 12 years fast forward i would like to share the knowledge of how you can start a blog for yourself too. If you ever wondered how to start a blog and the whole process seems daunting for you then this post is for you.

I will take you step by step over next series of posts showing you how to start a blog of your own , share your knowledge and ideas. Best of all I will step by step show you all the technical parts around that.

And if you are a graphic designer or illustration artist like me then you must be looking for ways to start sharing your works or showcase your portfolio or simply get some clients through your blog .

I will walk you through some of the simple steps to start off your work portfolio blog that is self hosted , and works on a wordpress engine.

Setting up your own blog / portfolio is so easy and quick ! . You can start right away and once you are finished following these simple instructions you will find your blog up and running in no time.

Starting to blog a step by step Guide

All you have to do is to follow these simple 3 steps. Lets do it!

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links that i share are affiliate links , I receive a fraction of money if you purchase something from these links. I recommend these because i have myself used them and believe in the validity of them. I have been using most of these since last 12 years .

Steps to Start a Blog

1- Domain name and Hosting
2-Wordpress installation
3-Dressing it up.

Step 1

Domain name and hosting.

1First and foremost we need to have a name for a our blog (Domain Name) , which is nearly the most fun filled part of the whole process . Here is how to accomplish this step.

I recommend to make a list before you google the name for your blog .Make a list of the names that you have in mind , this can either include your own name OR a name which you have picked for your business. After you have a possible list , mark out the best of best which you hope to get . Or you can try Bust a Name service It allows you to type in some key words you want to use in your domain name and suggests available combinations. Just spend some time trying around you might find the perfect name for your blog.

Now that you have found the perfect name you would want to register at ASAP. Next head on over to BlueHost Or Go-Daddy

I recommend both of these service providers as i have used them for over 12 years now and never thought of looking another way. Below is step by step showing hostmonster screen shots but the setup is pretty much the same with both of these hosting providers.

Setting up hosting with HOSTMONSTER

1) You will be presented with the button to SIGN UP NOW . click on that . Dont worry even if you don’t plan to sign up right now you can just go ahead and check the domain availability in the next coming step.

But through this link you will be getting Free domain with the hosting .

OR

if you decide to go with Bluehost

1) Navigate to This link You’ll be re-directed to Bluehost through my affiliate link and you may get a few additional perks for signing up through my code. (Thank you for your support!) Click the big green “Get Started Now” button.

You will be presenting with a screen with some options. You can go ahead and choose starter this will be just enough for now.

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Click on Select and you will be presented with a screen where you can choose to either just Purchase a Domain Name OR get a free domain name with a hosting account.

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2) Make your choice ! .

TIP:  If you choose to pay for multiple months that will save you a bit of cash as well.

NEXT type in the domain name you wish to have and click Next.

You will see a form and possibly a congratulation message if your preferred domain name is available. Choose the best possible price package for yourself and all the other details requested and hit submit.

This is it ! you have a domain name and if you chose for hosting you a have a free domain name and paid hosting 🙂

STEP 2

WordPress installation

For a blogging platform i will recommend a wordpress installation . And with Hostmosnter the option is so easy with just a few clicks .

Now that you have signed up login to your Cpanel with your login details.

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Click on the On-Click installs button under Mojo Maketplace panel.

you will be presented with a new window that is the account of Mojo MarketPlace , look for the icon of WordPress click it.

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After you click WordPress you will be prompted with next page in the browser Hit Install.

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Select the domain you would like to install to

and just check the following boxes to start the installation

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Thats it ! you are done!

you should receive an email once you installation is complete . This email should contain the login details to  your blog.

You are now a proud owner of a self hosted blog ready to publish some works or start posting.

STEP 3

Dress it up

There are great themes that can be really quickly downloaded and uploaded to wordpress with a few clicks and your blog will be as pretty as a dude or a lady.

My personal favorite place to purchase some themes is Theme Forest.My Current theme is Bazar theme . Just because i am an illustration artist and i dont know much of coding part i prefer to purchase the theme and just set up the site in a few minutes .

I will share with you in a next coming post how to download , and then upload a theme.

And thasts how easy it is to start a blog! . At this point you are all ready to start publishing through your blog . I would recommend that you take some time out and install a few supportive plugins that will make your life whole lot easier during the process

Like get a Editorial , decide what you will post about  , How often you will post and once you are ready start posting .

If you ever have any questions about the technical side of setting up a blog or having some troubles or concerns or questions, please ask away in the comments, and we’ll try to help as best we can. No go out there and rock the blogging world!!

OR take the plunge and go right ahead explore the possibilities.


WEEK #1 – ABCs OF Art – A is for Architecture #abcsofArt #‎Doneitnow2015‬

WEEK #1 – ABCs OF Art – A is for Architecture 

By the simplest definition, architecture is the design of buildings, executed by architects. However, it is more. It is the expression of thought in building. It is not simply construction, the piling of stones or the spanning of spaces with steel girders. It is the intelligent creation of forms and spaces that in themselves express an idea.

 

 

Construction becomes intelligent…

TEXT FROM kids.britannica.com

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How to Create Editable PDF file

how to I was just asked by a fellow designer who wants to sells printable party invitations through her etsy store and wants to know how to create an editable downloadable printable pdf file that works with invitations and other instant downloads .

I created this simple screencast for her maybe it is of use for someone else out there also looking for a similar solution.

I have used Adobe Acrobat X pro Writer

Let me know if you need help somewhere!

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Valentines Day Clip Art Free Hearts Borders and Candy Clip Art

Although Valentines Day Clipart and images are not really seasonal and love clipart are always required and in need finding some high quality cute cliparts is not so easy.
I have compiled a collection of all the free clipart and illustrations that I have created in the past. These are not my recent illustrations but I have used them many many times while creating greeting cards, stationary designs and also web graphics.

So here is a collection you can download right away , free for limited time grab theme before I role them into the exclusive content section in my shop.

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Here is another Free Vector for you , as valentines day approaches the demand for love theme images , vector graphics , valentine’s day promotions,vector illustrations and cliparts increases . So just to minimize your level of searching i have whipped up a quick love graphic image . The final free vector download includes a high resolution 300 dpi 8 inch jpg as well as a free vector eps file.

 

Here is the preview of the Free Vector illustration

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 Download High Resolution JPG file 

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Download Free Vector EPS file –>> Click here to download

TERMS OF USE

Looking for more Valentine’s Day illustration for free ? check out these lovelies that i shared earlier 😉

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PIN IT NOW DOWNLOAD LATER

 

Click on each image to go to their respective posts.

Free illustration :- Birds in a floral frame

{New Freebie } Valentines day iphone wallpaper

{New Freebie } Valentines day iphone wallpaper

{New Freebie } Valentines day iphone wallpaper

{New Freebie } Valentines day iphone wallpaper

Graphic set : Cupid and roses love icons

Graphic set : Cupid and roses love icons

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Roundup Vector Tutorials Best of Aivault 2013

Here is my list of Roundup of Vector Tutorials of Aivault for year 2013 .

I started this blog in 2008 when i was myself looking for tutorials for illustrator and failed to find the ones that i was really looking for . This led me to learn illustrator through Adobe help and i felt the need to have a visual presentation of what i was learning .

In the beginning this blog was more of a journal for me visually capturing what i was learning , when i learned something new i make a tutorial for it . In the beginning Aivault was taken seriously by some fellow design sites and they loved sharing my content . Then over the years , as i grew my responsibilities grew as well due to which i was unable to give as much time to this blog as i should have . But starting 2014 i have plans to revive my writing and come back to this blog with some more healthy content to share .

Year 2013 has not been a great blogging year for me or aivault , as I was not able to give as much time as it demanded , i admit that but still here is a breakdown of some of the popular posts of the year a Roundup of Vector Tutorials and free vector downloads.

 

Vector tutorial step by step how to draw human eye

Vector tutorial step by step how to draw human eye

Step by Step How to Draw Human Eye Vector Tutorial

How to do human drawing , illustrate an eye with details vector tutorial

How to do human drawing , illustrate an eye with details vector tutorial

 

How to Create a Shiny Diamond Metallic Chain necklace

How to Create a Shiny Diamond Metallic Chain necklace

How to Create a Shiny Diamond Metallic Chain necklace

Snow Effect Overlays for Photographs and Digital Artists

Snow Effect Overlays for Photographs and Digital Artists

Snow Effect Overlays for Photographs and Digital Artists


 

Free Modern Christmas Trees Clipart images Graphics set

Free Modern Christmas Trees Clipart images Graphics set

Free Modern Christmas Trees Clipart images Graphics set

Free texture : Animals dressup Fresh and Vibrant Girly Pattern digital pages

Free texture : Animals dressup Fresh and Vibrant Girly Pattern digital pages

Free texture : Animals dressup Fresh and Vibrant Girly Pattern digital pages

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck , Character illustration

 

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck , Character illustration

How to Draw a Cartoon Duck , Character illustration

6 Free High Resolution Texture Pack : Roller on Grained Canvas

6 Free High Resolution Texture Pack : Roller on Grained Canvas

6 Free High Resolution Texture Pack : Roller on Grained Canvas

 

Character illustration for Blog or facebook profile,

Character illustration for Blog or facebook profile

Character illustration for Blog or facebook profile

 

Art licensing What is it ? My Artistic journey – PART1

Those of you who have been following my blog might have read about  me talking about Art licensing and what it is ? Well here is a little explanation for the newbies . I consider myself as a newbie as well . But i would like to share the little knowledge that i have with fellow artists.

Art licensing in short is selling your Art to be turned into products . Like greeting cards you can get in a shop , dinnerware you can use , curtains and furniture and what not , all the everyday usage stuff.

This is my story of how i started working towards licensing art. Its a girl’s journey with no one who could provide guidance what so ever.

I have spent 12 years working as a graphic designer , doing logo design , graphic design , web design , blog design and small print projects . Since i was just doing all of this out of my own interest I really never thought of a Goal that i might want to reach or get to. I was doing custom characters for good companies like Prothemer (Now themebutler) , Cheat-a-chick and more. And slowly my work was evolving but i was out of path that connected to my self.

Read about myself as a graphics designer here

After i got married and like MOST and many of the families we came across financial difficulties i knew working on graphics is not a hobby anymore ! .  After i had 2 kids and more responsibilities and challenges of their better education came ahead i got more serious about how to turn this hobby into a profession. We started working together as One8edegree Studios (Click the link to read more about us as one8edegree)

Till now i was not going after any projects , just blogging , guest posting  and sharing freebies , managing this blog (in good old days i was earning revenue through sponsorship on this blog) and just for fun creating new sites playing around with wordpress platform i found it all getting a bit toooooo boring.

So i started selling my illustrations as Clip Arts (a term i never liked when it came to selling my illustrations ) , creating party invitations and helping my DH in running his Wall Decal business. These pet projects were keeping us busy but not really turning in good money.

I had to find a way where i can still be an ARTIST and a stay at home Mom , and earn some cash out of professionally.

I came across some lovely blogging artists who were updating their blog stream with surface design products and their own designed physical items.

Well that sounds interesting ! i thought and started searching for what they are doing .

Reading blogs to their starting archive , reading their journey although some of the artist were being generous about sharing their products but it seems that they were NOT blogging before they actually got their hands on a product designed by themselves.

And while  doing graphic designing i fell across digital stamp artists and crafters community , i loved what these ladies were doing creating hand made cards! .

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Oh i know how to draw , they are looking for digital drawings in outlines (Digital Stamps) i can do that! , i thought and spent next year creating drawings and drooled over the lovely creations these crafters made using my drawings.

Although i loved watching beautiful creations that these crafter did using my illustrations , it wasn’t paying me much! Lets face it .. it is a fact that we all need money! With kids growing it was getting harder to make ends meet day by day. We both tried with jobs on and off and after the Political and geographical hardships our country was going through there were no well paid jobs.

And when i weighed the pay offered to the time spent with my kids , i knew the answer ” I want to be around my kids!” i will feed them within means , i will send them to a slightly less fees but i want to be around them!. Which brought me back again to working from home.

So i continued searching…….

Join me next week to read about my journey , i will be sharing my next attempts in field of graphic design turning into art lincesing .

And how i am still struggling as an artist. .. joining my newsletter is a good idea to get to know when i post second episode to my story!

see you around

Asmaa’

 

Character illustration for Blog or facebook profile

I have been a bit busy lately , during that busy-ness , i had fun creating these character illustrations which i would like to share with you

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Isn’t she cute , with that i am so excited to share another news with you very soon , thats part of my artistic journey , i am working towards that right now and will pretty soon share it with you meanwhile enjoy the prettiness of these ladies , and oh! i am now using google plus as well so if you are an avid goolge plus fan find me there +Asmaamurad

illustrator Tutorials : How to Create a corporate background using Brushes for illustrator

Creating backgrounds which are effective is an essential part of the process of creating good designs .Here we will create a background which you can use for multiple projects in the end , ie background for presentations , for websites or simply an ad. This is a simple tutorial showing step by step how to create one using tools such as Pen tool , brushes and a simple Arc Effect.

Step 1

Creating background

Start off by creating a simple gradient background Here is the Theme of colours we will follow

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It is always a good idea to have it clear in your mind what theme you are going to follow . I use often use colourlovers.com to help me in this process.

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Step 2

Drawing Bleded lines

Using the pen tool draw two white stroke Lines having no fill.

Go to Object> Blend> Blend options

Adjust your blending options to some specified steps , something like this.

Hit Alt+Ctrl+B ie Object>Blend>Make

Create in the same way two more lines using Pen Tool (P) and using Object> Blend > make

Since your lines are all placed up now will be a good idea to play around with the nodes ( click on the End of start of your original line) adjust handle and stroke to get a better effect and curve in the lines. Here is my final result which i am happy with

illustrator Tutorial how to create a business vector graphics background

 

Step 3

Elements Build up

Now we need to bring some elements into it . I brought This worldmap from my library and pasted it on the workboard

Right Click > Arrange> Bring to Front

Using a colour coinciding with the theme of your work colour the map accordingly

Step 4

Using Effects

I will use some effect to modify this map a bit

Go to Effects> ARC

Apply the effects you will get something like this

Step 5

Creating Arrows using Brushes

create some more random lines using the pen tool

open up your brush pallete Window> Brush Libraries > Arrows Standard

Select all your random lines and pick out an arrow brush and apply

Select each line one by one adjust stroke and width until you are satisfied with the outcome go to object>Expand your lines and drop a gradient shade to it , here i picked up from my colour pallete white and grey.

Step 6

Refining and Balancing

I am not too happy with the background at this point so i will add up a few more shapes .

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fill them up with the same gradient colour lighter than your background’s adjust transparencies until you are satisfied with the final outcome!

Here is the result.

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