What’s different about this tax year? A blog brought to you by Earnr.

As some of you may know, we recently collabed with Earnr to bring you some info all about tax, self assessments, and the deadline. As it happens, the deadline is today – January 31st. However, due to the pandemic HMRC has delayed the late payment penalty until next month. Earnr have kindly have produced another…

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Creator Basics Part 8: Evolving your best sellers

If you have found success with one of your designs and it has sold over 500 times, you should think about how you can take the idea/sentiment behind the design and maximise its sales potential! If your best seller is a Birthday card, can you turn it into an Anniversary card? Here Katie Brooks took…

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TikTok tips

Whether you’re an avid Tiktoker or just starting out, we hope these tips might spark some ideas for your videos! Edit your voice/sound/music  From the shooting page you can select the add a sound button which will take you to the music options. Under the ‘Tiktok Viral’ playlist, you can find the songs that are…

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Creator Basics part 6 – How to prevent theft of your designs

The last blog post we did in the creator basic series was all about what to do when someone copies your design. But what do you do to prevent it in the first place? Whilst realistically there’s nothing that will 100% stop copycats, there are some things that can help put them off doing it,…

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10 places to find inspiration for your card designs!

1. Social Media There’s many pages that are made for sharing jokes and meme content – Facebook and Instagram groups, Tiktok, Pinterest, and Twitter. You might already check these platforms daily anyway but also think about checking some which are popular but you might not use such as Youtube, Reddit and Imgur. Following these pages…

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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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