Hi Im Carrie!

I expertly mix art and making a living so that creative entrepreneurs can afford to create without limitations.

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How I Made $78,000 With My Blog in 2015

These past few years of full-time freelance haven’t been easy for me. In fact, there were times when I wondered if I was cut out for this freelance game at all. Back in May 2013 I was so depressed and lost with my business that I wanted to shut the entire thing down. Then in the summer of 2014 I found…

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Become a Brand Ambassador: How I Earned $7,200 Through Deals and Sponsorships

In 2015 I started working with more brands directly to secure sponsorship and brand ambassador deals with the intention of experimenting with my #blogtobiz mission. I’m in the process of earning more money through my blog instead of it being solely focused on selling products to my community. I still offer services via the membership workshop library as well as…

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MileIQ App Review: Save Hundreds on Your Taxes By Tracking Business Miles

No matter what type of business you’re building, it's important to keep track of all your income and expenses so you can pay your fair share of taxes. I don't know about you but when it comes to tracking mileage for client meetings and coworking days, I usually don't even bother because of the hassle. But thanks to the MileIQ…

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90-Day Checklist: How to Finally Get Ahead and Be Your Own Boss

In January 2013 I made it my New Year’s resolution to quit my job and become my own boss. My life was changing in a lot of ways and I needed more financial freedom and flexibility. I ended up quitting my accounting day job on May 1, 2013 and never looked back. Since then I've become the breadwinner for my…

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Quarterly Income Report: How I Earned $20,335.42 With My Blog (Q4)

I have mixed feelings about this final income report of 2015. While I earned over $20,335 in the past three months I'm still a bit disappointed that I didn't hit my goal of bringing in $10,000 in one month. However, I'm a bit hard on myself and am always trying to take last month's goals and do better, reach higher and…

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The Best 2016 Planners for Freelancers to Finally Get Organized

You could say that I’m a bit of a productivity and organization geek. I spent 3 months making over my home office (for only $76) so it would be the perfect productivity workspace. I also have a soft spot for planners and journals of any kind. I have moleskins, art journals, and am constantly trying out new planners and notebooks…