Person: “Oh you work? I had no idea! What do you do?”
Me: “I’m a full-time blogger and artist.”
Person: Cocks head to one side and smiles awkwardly while saying “Uh…Oh, that’s cool.”
What I’m hearing is more of an “Oh, you blog? That’s cute.” kind of vibe.
I’m not offended by it in the slightest. Most people do not know that “Professional Blogging” is a legit job. Once they hear it is, they’re super curious about how you make money doing it.
I make far more money now than I ever made in my corporate HR job. The past few years of blogging, I’ve been bringing in over six figures. But more importantly, I have a career I love. I get to blog about Art + Hand Lettering and make great money doing it. How fun is that?!
Mondays are my favorite. I can’t wait to wake up and get to work.
Why? Because I love my work that much! Would you love to be able to say “I love Mondays!” too? In my FREE “Confessions of a Not-So-Starving Artist” Blogging series, I will teach you exactly how I turned my creative hobby into a six-figure business.
Originally, this was going to be a paid course, but I decided to share it for FREE in the form of blog posts!
Listen, y’all. I’m an introvert. I am not comfortable being sales-y. I tend to make decisions more with my heart than my head. These are not necessarily the typical traits of successful entrepreneurs.
But I’m also smart, business savvy, driven, and insanely punctual. I use methods that create organic, steady growth. No spammy tactics allowed! And while there are certainly many artists out there more talented than I, you’d be hard-pressed to find many people that are willing to put in all the hard work it takes to follow their dreams. I’m a person who is willing to put in that hard work.
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Dawn is the Hand-Lettering Artist, Illustrator, Designer, Tombow Senior Brand Ambassador, and the Creative Blogger behind Dawn Nicole Designs®. She is an Air Force wife and mom of three who has done licensed artwork and hand lettering for companies and brands such as Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, and the Silhouette Design Store. You can usually find her with a marker in one hand and a dark-roast coffee in the other.
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