In a world where we are now doing more things than ever from home it can seem like there is less space– mentally, emotionally and physically– for working from home. Even if you were already working from home, doing it in the middle of a pandemic can be daunting! So, we reached out to some of our connections (our well-regarded and amazing Craftcation Conference sponsors and instructors) for help for you all during this time. These business resources are great for getting things done you’ve been meaning to do or taking your business to the next level!
WORK FROM HOME GIVEAWAY!
PLUS we’re doing a special contest where we are giving away resources from our sponsors! Prizes include:
ADOBE: One free Spark or Creative Cloud subscription for a full year (yeah– that’s really helpful!)
AMPJAR: Free use of Ampjar through to July 1 with $250 worth of boosting credit plus two smaller prizes for runners up with free use of Ampjar through to July 1 with $100 worth of boosting credit (super generous!)
Just comment below and let us know: What has been helping you stay on track while working it from home? Is it a favorite software to keep you on task? A routine you do every day? Or maybe a lucky pen or song or podcast? Let us know! Bonus entries can be submitted on our Instagram post HERE.
*Leave your comment below by May 22, 2020 and we’ll enter you in the contest. Be sure to leave your email address in your profile so we can contact you if you win!
Creativity and connection are more important than ever. Adobe has a line of products to help you do just that plus some deals!
Adobe Spark makes it easy for you to promote your brand or business with stunning graphics, videos, and animations. During these challenging times, they’ll cover the cost of a subscription for two months. This offer is for new and existing Spark customers (subscribers of an Individual plan) and can only be redeemed via web (see T&C’s).
Create smooth vectors, brilliant seamless patterns, color themes, gradients, and more with Adobe Capture. Power your creativity using your photos and images, or directly from the camera using our free mobile or tablet app for iOS and Android. Turn the world around you and your own artwork into creative elements for your projects and designs. Save your creations and instantly access them in Adobe mobile and desktop apps without having to export or import thanks to the magic of Creative Cloud Libraries, or export directly from the app to start using your assets in the creative tools you use.
Click here for a sample project.
A sketch is often the first step to bringing a new project to life. Draw and paint with an array of beautiful brushes in Adobe Fresco — watercolors blossom in real-time, and creamy oil paint blends right on the canvas. Your illustrations are automatically saved to Creative Cloud for easy access across devices. Fresco is available for free on iPad and Windows tablet devices.
Click here for a sample project.
Don’t stop marketing your business at this time, but do change how you do it. Ampjar is a community of brands that shout each other out, so you meet new customers every day. Every time you shout someone out, you get shouted out by another brand in return. It’s like a karma/community version of Facebook advertising!
Book your FREE marketing collaboration coaching call with their team right here and
- build your own Private Community of brands to collaborate with;
- get a Personal Social Shoutout; and
- get their managed service FREE until July 1
PAPER + SPARK
Janet LeBlanc of Paper + Spark helps creatives get their finances together and businesses organized and she’s got a bunch of resources you can take advantage of until we see her again at Craftcation.
- Mega list of resources for makers in quarantine: Legal & financial resources, list of free workshops, learning resources, ideas to cut costs, etc.
- Pay-what-you-can workshop on how to utilize Profit First in your business right now: Now is a great time to pay sure you’re able to pay yourself from each and every sale, and getting Profit First set up in your business is a simple way to do that.
- Free workshop, When to Worry about Taxes for Your Handmade Shop: This is similar to the presentation she’s done at Craftcation to help makers get an overview & un-overwhelming intro to their financial responsibilities as business owners.
- The 2020 Goal Getting Guidebook for Makers: All about setting a take home pay goal for yourself and figuring out what it will take to get your business there.
Boost your creativity or business and life skills with Skillshare! They have hundreds of online classes from some of the best teachers that you can do at your own pace. And right now they are offering a free two-month subscription! Sign up to begin learning film editing, the ins and outs of Google Analytics, or how to style your space.
Thanks to our sponsors and presenters for these resources. We hope they help you work from home just a little bit better! And don’t forget to enter the contest.