If you have a creative entrepreneurial spirit, a strong desire to turn your hobby into a real business, but don't have a clue where to start, then you've come to the right place. Here, you will learn what it takes to start a new online business from scratch. Our services and resources are tailored to your small business needs.
A well designed and cohesive brand gives your customers that feeling of familiarity with you and your products and needs to be consistent across all of your marketing materials, online platforms, and communications.
We offer professional web design services to provide you with a comprehensive and fully functional site. A professional website for any business is absolutely necessary to expand your online presence. Your website is your platform to tell your story, sell your products, and reach your clients. Creative entrepreneurs have specific goals and needs, and we are here to help you start off in the right direction.
Every small business has many needs that are sometimes nearly impossible for one person to handle. You don't have to do this alone. That's where we come in! We offer a variety of services to help you out: managing social media accounts, website maintenance including blog posting, broken link checking, newsletter system maintenance and distributions, and more.
You can turn your creative passions into a full-time business.
You just need to know what to do and how to get started.
With the resources at Left Side Art, you can do this and you don't have to do it alone.
30+ page workbook to get you started
With this 3 part guide, you will be walked through a few simple worksheets to realize the potential behind your business idea. Here, you will learn how to tailor what you can offer and how this will meet the needs of your potential customers. You will also learn some website basics, and finally, you'll learn how to market your business through simple social media strategies.
Business Launch for Creatives
Build your website and start selling
In less than 3 hours, you can have your own site up and running
With this tutorial, you will be able to design your own site with your own style, you will have your own shop, blog, and email sign-up boxes. You will be able to track your traffic analytics and more.
- Connect your Social Media and Google Analytics
- Collect email addresses with MailChimp
- Set up your Shop
- Footer, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies
- and more!
- Get set up with a new account (2 week free trial)
- Learn how to navigate the front and back ends of your site
- Build your menu, home page, and blog
- Personalize your site
- Build your first blog post
- Tips and tricks on how to set up your pages like the pros
- Best ways to add photos
- MailChimp how-to for beginners
- Create and add your own favicon
Left Side Art is more than just a business resource for creative entrepreneurs. It is also the backbone to my art business. I am slowly, yet surely getting my pieces professionally scanned and on a platform (see below) and am becoming a lot more active at galleries and shows. For too many years, I would give my art away to friends and family for free, or neatly stack it in the back of my closet rather than seize the business opportunity I literally had at my fingertips. Does this sound like you?
Throughout LSA, you'll notice a lot of this site is geared towards artists. There are a few reasons for this. Too often, artists do not realize their potential for having their own business without juggling two or three jobs just to make ends meet. An artist is just like any other creative entrepreneur with aspirations to become an independent business owner, but lack of knowing where to start and fear of failure often stops artists from pursing their dreams.
With all of the great resources available online today, developing the business side of your creative world is very possible. It does not have to be expensive or overwhelming. You just need to know where to start.