A Bright New Future for CreativeLive

Fiverr Expands Online Education Offering With Acquisition of CreativeLive When I was 22 years old, I found myself at a crossroads. I had two choices, follow the “safe” path laid…

How To Build Multiple Revenue Streams For Your Business

Most businesses nowadays have a website, but many business owners fail to utilize their website to generate *additional* revenue. Regardless of your industry, there are many ways to build multiple…

Introducing Back to Biz

CreativeLive is a community full of makers, shakers, and risk-takers forging their own path. They are the creators, innovators and entrepreneurs, who build local economies, develop businesses and bring new…

The Cheaters Guide to Photographing Fireworks

Image by Derek Key on Flickr Regardless of where in the United States you might be, when the fireworks explode over the skies, you can bet that around you, there…

7 Ways To Improve Creative Collaboration

We used to dream about what it would be like to work from home all the time. However, we learned it wasn’t what we all thought. A year after working…

Remote Working: Setting Yourself Up For Success At Home

Today, more people than ever are remote working for the first time in their lives. And with the work-from-home lifestyle comes new routines, new challenges, and new opportunities to go…

How To Build Healthy Work From Home Habits

New year, same pandemic amirite? We are quickly approaching a full year in this not-so "new normal" and I that had me wondering how many of us actually set ourselves…

Why Content Marketing is Important for Photographers

It is said that Content is King, and photographers know this better than anyone else. The imagery a photographer produces is perhaps their most valuable asset, but many aren’t using…

Everyone Struggles with the F Words

So you started off 2020 right...You set your intentions. You did your goal-setting AND your personal KPIs. High fives 👋 But then March hit and let's be honest here, the…

Uncertainty Drives Creative Innovation

Finding positivity amid a pandemic isn't easy, but creative innovation may just be the silver lining we all need. It is well documented that creative innovation comes from chaos and…

5 Steps to Setting and Achieving Meaningful Goals in Life

As enthusiastic and consistent as we are in setting goals, we are often just as consistent in not following through on actually achieving those goals. I've always heard the advice that you'd…

4 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others Right Now

Teddy Roosevelt was right— comparison truly is the thief of joy. No matter which way you spin it, comparing yourself to other people is a slippery slope to misery and…

How An Accountability Buddy Can Help You Meet Goals

Just because you work for yourself doesn't mean you're alone. Having an accountability buddy (AB) is like having a partner in crime, and it's a surprisingly powerful method that can…

Searching for Soul in Portrait Photography

The most successful portraits take us well beyond the surface of how someone looks and show us the inner essence of who someone is. They reveal character, soul, and depth.…

What Type of Creator are You?

Do you consider yourself a creator? Most people think you are “a creative” or you’re not. As kids we are taught that creativity is “fun” and “nice to have”, not…

6 Prompts to Encourage Authentic Lifestyle Portraits

Image by Elena S. Blair Elena S. Blair has built a mini-empire in under a decade by capturing authentic family moments. But the Seattle-based photographer didn't build a business delivering…

5 Ways Your Social Media Efforts Are Failing

Watching that social media follower count is like fast-forwarding your favorite Netflix series just to watch the credits -- ineffective, and a complete waste of time. Most businesses get the…

8 Sports Team Photography Tips For Getting A Winning Shot

The more people in a photograph, the more complicated the shot — which means that sports team photography is, well, a challenge for the rookies. Managing multiple players, getting multiple…

How to Start Vlogging – 8 Steps to Get You Started

Google's latest YouTube user stats survey shows that, compared to 2016, there are now 75 percent more YouTube channels with over one million subscribers. Whether or not you want to…

8 Body Language Tips to Make a Lasting First Impression

First impressions are everything. In most business situations, you only get one chance to sell your product or yourself. Whether you’re at a networking event, or you’re doing a sales…

Turnaround 101: The Importance of Gross Profit Margins

Over the years, I’ve read a thousand plus business plans for business plan competitions, investment or client acquisition purposes.  By habit, I scan the first few pages of an executive…

Choosing the Right Social Media Platform for Your Brand

Finding the right social media platform for your business is part of creating an effective marketing strategy today. Regardless of your industry, using social media is an essential way to…

8 Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Employee Wellness

Employee wellness is a vital part of human resource management for small businesses, especially after the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The employee wellness conversation has also shifted recently, including…

Get Used to It – The Pivot is Not Going Away

The return to bricks-and-mortar shopping is on the rebound, with consumer exuberance pushing supply chains to near failure and inventories for many goods to all-time lows. In fact, according to the…