thortful x Rosie Johnson Illustrates

Well hello there! This is very exciting! I mean, I’ve got my own blog, but I’m pretty sure only my mum reads that … so I’m very chuffed to have been invited to write this one instead! My name is Rosie Johnson from the imaginatively titled Rosie Johnson Illustrates. I do exactly what it says on the…

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Self Care When Working From Home Part 2

Recently the world has started opening up again, but we know that a lot of you work from home permanently as small business owners. Following on from part 1, we’re looking at some of our very own creator top tips for staying sane when you’re stuck in the house! Who better to give you ideas…

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Creator Basics Part 5 – Copyright

Last time in our creator basics series, we spoke about creating content. Now it’s time to talk about what you can do if your content gets ripped off. Recently, we’ve had more and more creators come to us about cards they’ve spotted on other sites being copies of their designs. So, in light of this…

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Creator basics part 4 – Content creation, showcasing your designs and building your social media presence 👩🏽‍💻

Now that we’ve gone through the basics of uploading your designs and maximising your slot potential, let’s go through how to showcase your designs. Marketing is your best friend and the most inexpensive, effective, and accessible method is social media. If you don’t already have them, consider creating Instagram, Tiktok and Facebook accounts for your…

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Self care when working from home 🌞

As you may know, it’s ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and we think it’s really important to address health and wellness – especially after a challenging year. As creatives, we know a lot of you will be spending most of your time working on your designs alone at home which can be a challenge in itself.…

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Creator basics part 3 – The do’s and don’ts of card designing.

If you read last weeks blog post (Which I highly advise) you’ll have seen our advice on how to optimise slots and what helps a design be accepted into the main catalogue. But what happens when you don’t make the catalogue and you don’t know why? As you can imagine with thousands of cards uploaded…

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Creator basics part 2: Optimising your slots

We know how important it is for creators to have the slots they need, but in order for us to optimise the customer experience we want to ensure that every creator is making the most of their current slots, and point them in the right direction before increasing this limit. The best way to optimise…

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Creator basics part 1 – What to do with your designs post occasion.

As fun as it is to design cards, ultimately you want them to do well and be seen by customers. With more and more creators joining all the time, we want to make sure your questions are being answered and you’re being given helpful content. That’s why we’re starting a new series of blog posts…

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What it means to be Exclusive to thortful

With around 80% of thortful’s sales now being exclusive designs, we know that our customers love card designs they can’t find on our competitors’ websites. Benefits of selling your cards exclusively on thortful: A wonderful, shiny Exclusive badge Priority selection for marketing campaigns Priority selection for on site banners & promotions Priority selection for paid…

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How to write a great card title & description

We want to make it easier for customers to find your card so from now on we’ll require a card title and description, as well as a few other details, when you upload a card to thortful. Your card title should be no more than 75 characters, unique and should tell us your card’s occasion…

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