The Modern Creative

The Modern Creative

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We’re all about connecting with other creative entrepreneurs and having real conversations about life, business and everything in between. Join in as we converse with movers and shakers in the the world of small business and learn their best tips & tricks on how they got to where they are today. We’re here to tell you, it is absolutely possible to be successful as a modern creative and we want to help you to go after your own creative dreams. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-modern-creative/support


067 Your first 5 steps in business
Nov 12 • 17 min
So you want to start a creative business? Joyce and Dianuh share the first five steps you need to take as a creative entrepreneur. Things Mentioned: Marie Forleo + Seth Godin Simon Sinek Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook:…
066 Sell more products with email marketing | Katie Salmon
Nov 5 • 29 min
You hear it all the time as a business owner - start an email list. But why? Because your email list is how you deepen your relationship with clients and humanize the sales experience. Katie from Katie Does Marketing shares how you can sell more products…
065 Creating A Mission Driven Business | Natalie Franke
Oct 29 • 44 min
Community over competition. It’s something we’ve all heard, but what does it really mean? In this episode, Dianuh and Joyce chat with Rising Tide Founder Natalie Franke about the meaning behind the movement, creating a mission-driven business and more.…
064 - Your Business, Your Rules
Oct 22 • 18 min
It’s your business, so you set the rules. In this episode Dianuh and Joyce chat about stepping into the CEO role and running your business how YOU want to run it. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative…
063 - Starting Your Etsy + E-commerce Site | Alex Register
Oct 15 • 31 min
In this episode, we chat about starting a successful Etsy and e-commerce site with Alex Register of KLSD - a woman-owned company committed to creating positive affirmation lifestyle apparel & wedding goods. Alex shares how she started her online business,…
062 - Avoiding Burnout As A Creative Entrepreneur | Ellen McElveen
Oct 8 • 24 min
We’re chatting all about how to avoid burnout with Ellen McElveen of One Less Thing Management. Listen in as we share ways to avoid burnout as a creative entrepreneur and what to do when you find yourself needing to take a break from your business. Get…
061 - Ask Us Anything + Our Fave Things
Oct 1 • 19 min
Every few months we love sharing our current faves. It could be business or lifestyle-related or it could be completely random and fun. Listen in as we share our favorite products, books, podcasts, and more. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook:…
060 - How to create great content | Hailey Dale, Your Content Empire
Sep 24 • 28 min
Hailey is a certified content strategist and founder of Your Content Empire, where she partners with small business owners who are over the shoulds and ready to build their content empires – their way. Through her programs, agency and award-winning,…
059 - Money Management For Creative Entrepreneurs | Katie Scott
Sep 17 • 33 min
We’re chatting all about money management with Katie from More With Money. Whether you’re a 9-5’er, side hustler, or full time creative, knowing how to manage your personal and business finances is key for a healthy business. Things Mentioned: You Need A…
058 - Transitioning to full-time creative entrepreneur
Sep 10 • 26 min
We’re sharing tips for making the transition from side hustling creative to full-time entrepreneur. What should you do beforehand, how to know you’re ready, and what you should do once you make the leap - it’s all in this episode. Get 50% off your first…
057 - Running a productive business while having fun | Megan Minns
Sep 3 • 29 min
In this episode we chat with Megan Minns, a mindset and productivity coach who helps women get more done and have more fun in their businesses. Listen in as we share not only productivity tips, but how you can give yourself permission to run your business…
056 -Creating Multiple Revenue Streams | Barron, The Effortless Gent
Aug 27 • 34 min
We’re chatting all about how a blogging side hustle turned into a full-time career with multiple revenue streams in today’s episode with Barron from The Effortless Gent. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook:…
055 - Attracting your audience by sharing your truth | Arielle Astoria
Aug 20 • 35 min
We’re talking all about pushing past your fears, sharing your truth because someone needs to hear it, and getting out of your own way with our guest Arielle Astoria. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative…
054 Lessons from our first live event - Modern Creative Conference 2019 Recap
Aug 13 • 25 min
In this episode, we’re chatting all about our experience and lessons learned from hosting our first live event in July! Things + people mentioned: Get on the waitlist for Modern Creative Conference 2020 Love Island on CBS + Hulu Social Costa Mesa Love…
053 Building an audience + working with brands through storytelling | Laura Iz
Aug 6 • 42 min
We’re chatting all about working with brands as well as how to build an audience through telling great stories with today’s guest, Laura Iz. Things mentioned: Bio Oil Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook: http://share.honeybook.com/themoderncreative…
052 Pinterest strategies for creative businesses | Jenny Suneson
Jul 30 • 37 min
We’re chatting all about how to incorporate Pinterest into your marketing strategy. Whether you’re a service or product based business, Pinterest is a free tool you can use to help generate more leads for your business and our guest shows you how. Get 50%…
051 Building a digital only creative business | Lisa Siefert
Jul 23 • 40 min
We’re chatting all about owning a digital only business with Lisa from Pretty Fabulous Designs. Lisa’s online shop only offers digital products and she also teaches creatives how they can do the same using Adobe InDesign. Get 50% off your first year of…
050 Ditch the starving artist narrative | Dianuh Aerin
Jul 16 • 38 min
This is part two of our interview series and this time, Joyce is interviewing Dianuh. We chat about Dianuh’s background, changing your perspective from starving artist to business owner, and how niching down can be a good thing. Get 50% off your first…
049 How To Find A Business Coach | Joyce Gutierrez
Jul 9 • 31 min
We’re doing something a little different for this episode and Dianuh is actually interviewing Joyce about business coaching. We dive into who needs a coach, what working with a coach is really like, different ways to work with coaches, and how to find…
048 Mindset, overcoming limiting beliefs, and growing your creative business | Andrea Michel
Jul 2 • 39 min
In today’s episode we’re chatting with all about mindset. Now, wherever you fall on the “woo woo” spectrum, mindset is a key in business growth. Strategy and sales not the only things that will help your business grow. Our guest Andrea Michel chats about…
047 How to license your art | Jenna Rainey
Jun 25 • 35 min
Dream about getting your artwork on products and seeing those products in stores? Our guest Jenna Rainey is an educator and author and in this episode, she shares the ins and outs of licensing your art. We talk about going from starving to thriving…
046 Increase Your Visibility Without Ads
Jun 18 • 36 min
We’re chatting about ways to increase the visibility of your business without paying for ads. We believe ads have a time and place in your marketing strategy, but we’re sharing other ways to get more eyeballs on your creative business in this episode. Get…
045 Video Marketing For Creative Businesses
Jun 11 • 29 min
We’re chatting about ways creative business owners can begin to implement video into their marketing and visibility strategies. Our guest Estrella Sansait of La Chispa Studio also shares tips on how to get more comfortable being in front of the camera.…
044 Our Biggest Business Flops
Jun 4 • 29 min
In this episode we’re sharing our biggest business flops. We share our mistakes, lessons we learned, and how you can make sure you don’t make the same mistakes. Things Mentioned: Pricing Episode Contact Us: Website | Instagram | Join the us at our live…
043 Getting Started With Wholesale Products
May 28 • 36 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we’re chatting all about products and wholesale with Sherry of Esselle SF. Sherry tells us how she started in wholesale products, filling a void in the marketplace, building a brand away from Etsy, and…
042 Pivoting: How to change business directions and add new offerings
May 21 • 42 min
In today’s episode we chat about pivoting in business, changing business directions, and adding new offerings. We also talk about when it makes sense to pivot in your business. Joyce shares how she completely changed her business focus and Dianuh talks…
041 The One Tool That Every Service Based Business Needs
May 14 • 30 min
We’re chatting about the one tool that you NEED if you’re a creative business owner who works with clients. It helps with productivity, organization, finances, and more. Get 50% off your first year of Honeybook:…
040 Creating a lettering business based on community | Lex of Punkpost
May 7 • 35 min
In this episode we’re chatting with the Lex who is the owner of Punkpost, a company that uses tech and the human touch to create and deliver beautiful hand lettered cards. Lex shares how she built a business centered around a community of hand lettering…
039 Habits For A Successful Business
Apr 30 • 26 min
In this episode, we’re chatting all about the good business habits we’ve implemented in our respective businesses. We all know having good habits leads to success, so we’re excited to share. Things mentioned: Reina Pomeroy - CEO Report Product Boss…
038 Time management tips for creatives | Cindy Lee of Sweetlee Made
Apr 23 • 26 min
We’re chatting about time management for creative with our guest, owner and baker of Sweetlee Made, Cindy Lee. Contact Cindy: Instagram Contact us at: Website | Instagram | Save your seat to our live event Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram | Join the CL…
037 Art theft + importance of differentiating your work | Katie Thierjung
Apr 16 • 40 min
In this episode, we’re chatting about art theft, the dangers of stealing someone’s art, and how to handle your work being copied. Our guest also shares tips on reposting etiquette and the importance of differentiating your work. Things mentioned:…
036 Minisode: Our Current Faves
Apr 9 • 21 min
In this episode, we’re sharing our current faves. We talk about apps, books, clothing and more. Be sure to check out the rest of the show notes for links to everything we mention. Things mentioned: Dianuh: Sans bar Phone stand Equal Uprise Marco Polo App…
035 Building a team after a setback | Genie E2Beauty
Apr 2 • 37 min
In this episode, we’re chatting about building a team after facing something that could have lead to the end of business with our guest Genie of E2Beauty. Things mentioned: Big Talk Strength Finder Contact Genie Website | Instagram Contact us at: Website…
034 How much should you share on social media
Mar 26 • 37 min
In this episode, we’re chatting about social media strategy, what to post to connect with your audience, types of things to post, and how much you should share of your personal life. Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram |…
033 Why in-person connection is essential in biz + BTS of planning a live event
Mar 19 • 24 min
In this episode, we’re chatting about why we think in-person connections are crucial in running a creative business. We also share more details about our own event, The Modern Creative Conference, happening this July in Costa Mesa. Things mentioned:…
032 Laptop Lifestyle Pros + Cons | Esther Lee
Mar 12 • 45 min
In this episode, we’re chatting about being a traveling artist with photographer Esther Lee. We also talk about the pros and cons to living a laptop lifestyle, finding purpose, balancing work and marriage, and more. So even if you’re not a photographer -…
031 The downside of working for yourself
Mar 5 • 33 min
In this episode, we’re chatting about what they don’t tell you about working for yourself. There are pros and cons to everything in life, so we’re getting real and sharing the not so great things of creative entrepreneurship. We chat about feeling lonely,…
030 Why contracts are important for creatives | Annette Stepanian
Feb 26 • 48 min
In this episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat all about contracts, why they’re important for your creative business, and who needs them with Annette Stepanian, Your Legal BFF. We also answer your legal questions during a Q+A. Favorite gem from…
029 Taxes 101 for creative business owners
Feb 19 • 43 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we’re chatting with Wendy of The Tax Muse, a California based CPA. She’s answering the top things creative business owners must do when starting a business and the common mistakes she sees creatives make.…
028 Teaching what you know + how to get started with teaching workshops
Feb 12 • 33 min
We’re chatting all about sharing what you know and getting started with teaching workshops! We both still teach in-person workshops and chat about the good, the not so good, and the rewarding aspects of sharing your knowledge. ——————- Contact us: Website…
027 How to get out of a creative funk
Feb 5 • 14 min
Today we’re talking about creative funks, what to do when they happen, and why it’s ok. Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by Joakim Karud —- Support this podcast:…
026 Figuring out your pricing
Jan 29 • 30 min
We’ve shared how to find your first clients. Now, we’re sharing how to figure out your pricing for services, products, and courses. Things mentioned: Spongebob Fun Song: https://youtu.be/tdOflj-esBA Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website…
025 How to find your first clients
Jan 22 • 12 min
We’re chatting all about finding your first clients in this episode! Tips on your ideal client, creating a portfolio, and sharing your work are discussed. Contact us: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website |…
024 Q+A | Instagram, rebranding, live art and more
Jan 15 • 22 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we answer your questions about content, Instagram, rebranding, and more. ——————- [00:45] How do you create so much content for your IG, blogs, emails etc [05:45] What about how to use Instagram for…
023 Minisode: Our health + wellness tips
Jan 8 • 11 min
In today’s mini episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about health + wellness, plus the things we’ve incorporated into our lives that have helped us feel better, deal with work/biz stress, and help our overall well-being. Incorporating these…
022 2018 Lessons
Jan 1 • 30 min
Dianuh & Joyce are chatting all about lessons learned in 2018, individual goals for 2019, and fun things planned for the podcast. Things mentioned: Creative Biz Bootcamps - Group Coaching 1:1 Business coaching Watercolor Bootcamp Tuff Shed Contact us at:…
021 Minisode: 5 Things We’re Loving
Dec 25, 2018 • 19 min
In today’s mini episode of the Modern Creative Podcast, Dianuh and Joyce are sharing 5 things they’re into right now. Contact us at: Website | Instagram Contact Dianuh: Website | Instagram Contact Joyce: Website | Instagram Music by: Joakim Karud Items…
020 Quitting your day job because you have to and turning to art | Susan Chiang
Dec 18, 2018 • 43 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Susan Chiang of Rae + Lily about what happens when you HAVE to quit your day job due to health vs WANTING to quit your day job - and turning to art in order to heal. [01:44] Architect to…
019 First things to do when starting your creative business
Dec 11, 2018 • 11 min
In this minisode of the Modern Creative Podcast, Joyce and Dianuh share the top five things you need to do when starting a creative business. Mentioned in the episode: Wave Apps (www.waveapps.com) Asana Trello Airtable Contact us at:…
018 Staying true to your why and purpose | Nicole Miyuki Santo
Dec 4, 2018 • 43 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Nicole Miyuki Santo about staying true to your why, yourself and your mission. We also have a special giveaway so check out the details below. Giveaway: http://bit.ly/podnicolegiveaway [01:40]…
017 Minisode: Switching off work mode + what we do when we’re not working
Nov 27, 2018 • 18 min
Joyce and Dianuh are back for another minisode and chatting about switching off that side of your brain that wants to keep working. They also give some tips on how to separate work and life and share what they do when they’re not working. Contact:…
016 Creating genuine connection and community on Instagram | Electric Eunice
Nov 20, 2018 • 38 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Eunice of Electric Eunice about creating real connection that turns followers into a community. Eunice also shares tips about growing your following. [01:45] Eunice’s intro [02:28] The meaning…
015 Etsy growth, your own online shop + growing a team | Jenny of Happily Ever Etched
Nov 13, 2018 • 26 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat with Jenny of Happily Ever Etched about growing and managing a team, moving from an Etsy shop to your own website and more. [01:50] About Jenny + Happily Ever Etched [03:28] Delegating, letting go…
014 Minisode: What to do when a client relationship isn’t working
Nov 6, 2018 • 11 min
We’re back with another minisode this week and chatting about client relationships. We’re answering a question we received from our Instagram: What should you do if a client relationship doesn’t work? We’re sharing 5 tips on how to deal with the situation…
013 Minisode: 5 Ways To Find Your Biz BFF
Oct 30, 2018 • 10 min
We’re trying something new with a minisode. Having a community of other creative business owners who understand you is so important, especially when you’re a solopreneur. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, working solo all the time is lonely and…
012 Being Unapologetically You With Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy
Oct 23, 2018 • 38 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about being authentically you when it comes to your creative business with Shinah of Crooked Calligraphy. [04:00] Journey from attorney to calligrapher & finding something more to life [07:17]…
011 Publishing a creative book with Jess Park
Oct 16, 2018 • 34 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about publishing a creative book with Jess Park, author of Watercolor Lettering. [02:15] What’s your background & how did the book deal come to be? [04:06] What’s the writing/publishing process…
010 About Us, Our Stories and Business Names
Oct 9, 2018 • 28 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat more about our backgrounds, how we got into business and how we came up with our business names. [01:55] Joyce’s background, trying all the things and Write Pretty Things [11:10] Dianuh’s story,…
009 How to DIY Your Brand
Oct 3, 2018 • 32 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about DIYing your branding with China from Olive Creative Co. [02:38] How did you start branding & why did you DIY? [05:30] Why not hire someone? [07:00] Staying on brand in real life [09:16]…
008 Q&A
Sep 26, 2018 • 30 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we answer your questions about business! Listen in to hear about knowing when you’re ready to start a business, different business models you can try, the scariest thing about owning your business and…
007 Email Lists Are Sexy
Sep 19, 2018 • 29 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about starting your email list and why it’s so important for your creative business. We also discuss some tips on finding your copy/voice, what to include in your emails and more. [03:02] Why it’s…
006 Investing In Your Business
Sep 12, 2018 • 29 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about why it’s so important to invest in your business and ways to invest in your business and yourself - from free resources to paid options. [01:17] Why it’s important to invest in your business…
005 Supporting Your Fellow Creatives | Letters By Shells
Sep 5, 2018 • 31 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about supporting your fellow creatives with Shelly Kim from Letters By Shells. We chat about making genuine connections with people online (and off), not competing with each other and overcoming…
004 The Comparison Game + Why You Shouldn’t Do It
Aug 30, 2018 • 28 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about comparison and how we avoid falling into the trap of comparing numbers, likes, businesses and art on Instagram. We also share some tips on how you can stop comparing and start feeling…
003 5 Common Fears About Creative Entrepreneurship
Aug 20, 2018 • 29 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about five common fears about creative entrepreneurship and tips on how to overcome those fears. [0:55] “Failing” [2:50] No one will support me [8:33] People will think I’m a fraud [13:10] People…
002 Explaining What You Do As A Creative Business Owner
Aug 6, 2018 • 27 min
In today’s episode of the Modern Creative Podcast we chat about how we answer the “but what do you really do” question we so often get as creative business owners. We also chat about how we deal with the misconception of creatives not being able to earn…
001 Welcome to the Modern Creative Podcast
Aug 6, 2018 • 10 min
Welcome to our first episode of the Modern Creative Podcast! In this mini episode we share a little bit more about ourselves and our hopes and goals for TMCP. Contact us at: http://themoderncreativepodcast.com/…