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What website platform should I use

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What website platform should I use?

Are you wanting to start a website but are overwhelmed by which platform to use.

I know that a conversation that I often have with my students is about which website platform to use.  Then often get stuck not knowing how and where to get started as there are so many different options out there.
We’re going to have a look at a few different options and the pros and cons of each.

Do you need a pattern design website?

Do you need a surface pattern design website?

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When you’re ready to start showcasing your pattern designs, you may be considering creating a website. Is it necessary to create a website or your design business?
A website is a great tool for your business. Although some people may get by without one, I highly recommend creating one as a great way of showing your work and allowing people to connect with you.

Why multiple income streams are important

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Why multiple income streams are important

If you’re starting your own design or freelance business one of the things that is really important is thinking about creating multiple income streams for your business. Why it’s important to create multiple income streams Having more than one income revenue source will give you an income safety net so that means if something goes […]

Why you should create an email list

Why you should create an email list

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ou may have heard people talking about email lists opt-in incentives and have wondered whether it’s something to do within your business.
Creating an email list for your business and why it’s an important thing to do.

Getting your work noticed

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Getting your design work noticed

Are you struggling with getting your design work noticed? You’re not alone.
I know a lot of designers really struggle with knowing where to start in terms of getting their work seen. Perhaps you’ve created a website and have put a lot of time and effort into making it look great but more importantly than creating an amazing looking website is actually getting people to your website.

What are print on demand sites and should you use them?

What are POD sites and should you use them

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An easy way to get started selling your pattern designs is by using print on demand sites.
So, what are they and should you use them?

How to find design clients

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How to find design clients

Are you ready to start selling your designs but have no idea where to start finding clients?
‘How do I find clients’ is one of the most common questions that I get asked. It can feel like a really overwhelming process when you’re first starting out.

Why it’s important to market your design business

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Marketing is an essential tool for anyone who was their own business but it can seem like a huge mountain for people who are really creative and maybe don’t really have that drive to do the business side or the marketing side of their business. Learn why it’s important to market your design business

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Pros and Cons of a Design Agent

If you’re contemplating getting a design agent, you may be wondering whether it’s a good idea or not. Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of a design agent.

Licensing Versus Selling Your Designs Outright

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Selling your designs

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If you are wanting to sell your designs you’ve probably heard about licensing and outright selling your designs. So what are the differences of licensing your designs versus selling them outright?