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There are so many ways to make money using your creative talents, and today I’d like to share 6 different ways you may not even realize.

Not every profitable creative endeavor must be done by trading time for money. In other words, you can make money with your creative talent besides physically refinishing a piece of furniture or painting a room or making another wreath.

Too many creatives get stuck in a rut like a hamster on a wheel, going faster, working harder, taking on more projects just to make money. It’s time to get off the wheel and be smarter about how you bring in income as a creative!

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1. Make whatever you make and sell it online. A few years ago, I had an “ah-ha” moment while running myself ragged trying to complete a huge
project. Every day I had to drive 30-40 minutes to a project in order to oversee a work force of 8 people working for me. When the project was finished, I was depleted and surprised by how little I had actually made after everything and everyone was paid. I thought about taking on more projects at a time, hiring more people. I couldn’t get excited since I knew my strength wasn’t in managing people but rather teaching people. That’s when I decided to teach people what I do-online. I could create something once, then offer to it anyone online no matter where they lived!

So I began selling painting videos and quickly turned that into a 6 figure business in 14 months! I made the videos once and sold them over and over and over.

2. Use your creative talent that God gave you to make info products. This can be an eBook, a video, or a webinar. My first webinar had 400 people who paid $47 each! I also have DIY videos for learning to paint, plus I even have a Paint Finish of the Month Club. Some people fear if people buy their videos once, will they ever need to buy any more again? The reality is your online following will grow so you’ll always have new people to sell to. A second fear many may have is why would people buy from me when they could possibly find this information online for free? This is where branding YOU and building relationships with your following on social media comes into play. People buy from people they know, like and trust. 

3. Use sponsored content. This means creative people can get paid to do blog posts, to do Facebook lives,  and make videos for big brands. In my Creators Roadmap course, I teach you how to approach sponsors and what to say to them to get them interested in paying you for your opinion.

4. Make money with ad revenue. Once it’s set up, you don’t have to do anything more with it. This highly overlooked income source from your
website traffic depends on your page views per month. More traffic visiting your site = more page views = more ad revenue generated. Don’t have a website, not sure where to start building one? I have resources for you in my Creators Roadmap course. 

5. Do affiliate marketing. When done right, affiliate marketing is a gift to your audience. When your followers are asking you where you’ve gotten your
products or tools, it’s doing them a disservice by not giving them the information. A lot of companies will pay you to share your information to an
audience that has asked for it. From my website, I make almost double from affiliate marketing vs ad revenue every month. This is well worth

6. Do speaking engagements, guest speaking on podcasts, home show guests, etc. Get paid to speak to people about what you already know. Then get them on your email list and continue selling to them from there.

So these are a few suggestions to take you from hustle, hustle, hustle to making passive income every month even while you’re on vacation! These ideas will help you get off the spinning wheel to nowhere and back on track towards success.

If these tips are useful at all, sign up for my free workshop series to learning about bringing in revenue streams for your creative business.

Happy creating!!


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  • Angela Coulter says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    I just found your post on Pinterest and read it. So happy that I found someone else out there in this big world who is like me in some way. I’m also a creative (woman) person with a number of God Gifted Talents. My dilemma is in trying to collaborate my top 5 favorites into 1. I spend about 10 to 15 hours a week on Pinterest searching for my ideas that just pop into my head, but just cant seem to find exactly what I’m thinking of. My tablets memory is nearly full of my ideas alone. For some time now I’ve been doing research on how to start a business. I cannot let my mind get the best of me, it’s been in overdrive and I need to park it and start making some money.

    As soon as this comment has posted, I’m going to sign up for your free workshop series, share your pin and follow your business + marketing board.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    God Bless You


  • HI Jennifer!

    Thank you for helping women everywhere with REAL LIFE tools and tips
    for creatives. I know I speak for many women out there when I say
    MANY MANY ideas and processes cross my mind on any given afternoon,
    on how to move forward with my new business. You have helped me to
    wrangle in the Craziness… and get MOVING on doing what I love, and making
    money in the process 😉

    I’ve only just begun this year, but with your help, the future is brighter than ever.

    By the way… I knew you were the right one for me when I heard you say you tend to use too many “…’s” – I use them day in and day out in an inappropriate numbers! HA.

    Thank you again Jennifer!
    Angie Gade

  • Mirriam says:

    This is a good read! I like how encouraging the article was done and it gives practical suggestions on how to earn from our creativity. I like the idea of selling whatever we can create and sell it online. This article is very timely! Thanks!

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