November 15, 2013

Creative Series Launch... Two Weeks of Tips for starting your own {Creative Business}

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own creative business but have had no idea where to even begin???

Starting on the 18th November, 9 of us South African bloggers and creatives we will be launching a  hugely exciting blog collaboration series where we’ll be looking at 9 of the top tips we believe you need to get started with your own creative business.

An introduction to the series:
Let me introduce you to the lady leading us in all in this awesome series; Caitlyn de Beer. I did a photoshoot for her a little while ago (click here to see photographs of this gorgeous and talented young lady) and redesigned her new blog. Here is what this series is all about, from the lady herself:

"I started my own business just under a year ago and as one does, I have learnt so much along the way. I am so passionate about people stepping out of their comfort zones and actively pursuing their dream job. I have met a number of creative’s through my Coaching as well as my life, many of whom, have BIG dreams of starting amazing photography, jewelry, life coaching, interior design, beauty, writing, art, graphic design, image consulting and fashion, but have no idea where to begin.

In an attempt to spark that dream in your heart again, and to help bring it to life, I have put together a 9-day series called “Tips to starting your own creative business”. I do not claim to be an expert on all the areas I wanted to cover, and so I contacted a number of amazing, creative woman all of whom have started their own creative businesses in the past few years. Over the next 9 days, these women along with myself, will be sharing on topics I feel they have earned a right to be considered ‘experts’ in.
Expect to be challenged, inspired and motivated to get going with creating your dream job!!"

Now, if only I had been able to follow along in a series like this when I first started blogging. I had to learn a lot of things the hard way, so here's to hoping some of these tips help you get started with your creative business!

Here’s the coming weeks line up:
PS - I’d seriously advise subscribing to each of these blogs, so you don’t miss out on any of the awesome posts in this Series. This series of posts are NOT to be missed!!

Monday, 18th Nov
Caitlyn will answer the question:
'What's the most important question to ask yourself before starting your own business?' on Caitlyn de Beer Life Coaching

Connect with Caitlyn on Twitter @caitlyndebeer and on Facebook.

Tuesday, 19th Nov 
Megan will be addressing the question: 
‘Should you combine many passions or just choose one?” on Megan Galloway Growth Coach.

Connect with Megan on Twitter @meganjgallowayand on Facebook.

Wednesday, 20th Nov
Ilze will write on:
'The importance of Professionalism – website & photo’s' on Ilze Louw Photography.

Connect with Ilze on Twitter @ilzelouw and on Facebook.

Thursday, 21st Nov
Roxy will write on:
'Blogging – where to begin' on CityGirlSearching

Connect with Roxy on Twitter @roxypearce and on Facebook.

Friday, 22nd Nov: 
Kelly will be writing on:
'How to use Social Media to promote your business' on Sunflowersandspears

Connect with Kelly on Twitter @Kellytromp and onFacebook.

Monday, 25th Nov
Fathima will be writing on:
'Creating an online store' on Happiness Is

Connect with Fathima on Twitter@noodlesndoodles and on Facebook.

Tuesday, 26th Nov
Phillipa will be writing on:
'Networking' on Coffey and cake.

Connect with Phillipa on Twitter @pipsrowney and on Facebook.

Wednesday, 27th Nov
Kim & Fil will be writing on:
'Bridge jobs (the secret to financing your creative business)' on Ruby&Swallow.

Connect with Kim & Fil on Twitter@RubyandSwallow and on Facebook.

Thursday, 28th Nov
Nicola will be writing on:
'Creative or Critic: Who’s driving your business venture?' on Loving Mondays.

Connect with Nicola on Twitter@TheCareerCanvas and on Facebook.

Lastly, here are 10 reasons why you should follow our series:
1. According to, the average age for people to start their own businesses is between ages 35 – 40. Why remain ‘average’?? Make your big move now. Get something going, no matter how small it is and you’ll be 10 steps ahead of the rest of your market when you reach their age.

2. Why live another day with your talent remaining hidden from the world.

3. You can learn from our mistakes and thus save yourself time and money!

4. We even share advice on how it’s possible for you to finance your business & lifestyle, when you don’t have big startup capital available.

5. You will have our details, so if you ever need business advice in future; we will only be an email away.

6. It’s FREE!!!

7. Who knows, this series may one day be a part of your “How I became famous” story J

8. You can stay in contact with the blog collaborators and thus start building your network immediately.

9. If you leave comments on our posts, we may just ask you to write a Guest post on one of our blogs. That way, you’ll get your business out there sooner than you imagined!

10. We’ve taken the plunge and trust us, it’s the BEST decision we ever made. Now…it’s your time to shine!!

Know someone who could benefit from our series??