Selling on Creative Fabrica: 3 Niches that SELL

Post Content Creative Fabrica is a great way for digital designers to earn side hustle income. You can sell different digital downloads like svg files, png illustrations, pdf files, mockups and more. In this video, I cover 3 niches that have potential to make sales. I also showcase a great niche research tool called Everbee.… Continue reading Selling on Creative Fabrica: 3 Niches that SELL

CGC COMICS Overview (Benefits of Slabbing Comic Books)

Post Content If you are collecting comics, you may have heard the phrase “slabbing comics” or “CGC”. What is CGC? Should you get your comics CGC’d? What are the benefits? In this video, I do a comprehensive overview of what CGC is and why you might want to get your higher-end comic books slabbed by… Continue reading CGC COMICS Overview (Benefits of Slabbing Comic Books)

Creative Fabrica Studio: Layer Mask

Post Content Inside of Creative Fabrica Studio, you can create the equivalent of a layer mask. This allows you to put an image inside of a shape. I also cover a tip that you can use to help tweak your layer mask to make it optimally sized. Creative Fabrica STUDIO is an innovative design tool… Continue reading Creative Fabrica Studio: Layer Mask

Leonardo AI: Beginner Tutorial

Post Content Leonardo AI is a free and powerful artificial-intelligence tool that enables artists to create amazing images, designs and artwork. In this tutorial for complete beginners, I walk through the interface, the major features and how to create both simple and complex images. AI tools like Leonardo AI are perfect for digital image creation,… Continue reading Leonardo AI: Beginner Tutorial

FREE Graphic Design Studio (Sticker Mule Tutorial For Beginners)

Post Content There’s a great company called STICKER MULE, where you can buy t-shirts, stickers, magnets and more. They have a free studio program where you can design and export your own graphics files. In this tutorial, I walk through the free tool and show how you can easily create designs. This can be helpful… Continue reading FREE Graphic Design Studio (Sticker Mule Tutorial For Beginners)

Leonardo AI: Create PNG (Transparent Background Images)

Post Content Leonardo AI is a free website solution that uses artificial intelligence to create images based on text inputs. In this walkthrough, I cover how to create PNG images (images that have no background). This is great if you are creating t-shirt graphics or selling digital designs on sites like Etsy or Creative Fabrica.… Continue reading Leonardo AI: Create PNG (Transparent Background Images)

10 Useful Google Tools & Apps

Post Content Google is the largest search tool in the world – but did you know that Google has many different apps and tools? In this video, I walk through 10 of my favorite Google tools – some you may never have heard of! #craftystax #google #freeapps

5 Must-Have Digital Niches to Sell on Etsy in 2024

Post Content If you are selling digital products on Etsy, it can be frustrating to try to make sales in competitive niches. In this video, break down 5 niches that have great potential to makes sales in 2024. I also do a deep dive into how niche marketing works and what you should look at… Continue reading 5 Must-Have Digital Niches to Sell on Etsy in 2024

PINTEREST: How to Delete a Pin on Your iPad

Post Content Pinterest can be a great tool for saving digital images, but often Pinterest boards get outdated and unwieldy. In this video, I walkthrough how to delete an individual pin in Pinterest on your iPad. #pinterest #craftystax #zenwatercooler

FREE PENCIL SKETCH TOOL: Turn Your Photo Into a Beautiful Drawing!

Post Content There’s a great free website that will turn your photograph or portrait picture into an artistic pencil drawing, sketch or oil painting. It’s free, easy and fun—and there is no download required! Pencil drawing: https://photofunia.com/categories/all_effects/pencil_drawing Sketch: https://photofunia.com/categories/all_effects/popular Oil Painting: https://photofunia.com/categories/all_effects/oil_painting #craftystax #photoshopalternative #free

3 EASY Ways to Make That First Sale on ETSY

Post Content If you are starting out on Etsy, it can be challenging having great designs, good thumbnails and no sales. The reason could be that if you have zero sales, it is tough for a customer to trust you and make that first purchase. In this video I have THREE STRATEGIES to make your… Continue reading 3 EASY Ways to Make That First Sale on ETSY

DREAM BY WOMBO: Create Sticker Designs in Seconds Using AI

Post Content There’s a great website called DREAM BY WOMBO – it uses artificial intelligence to create beautiful images based on text input and filters. In this walkthrough designed for complete beginners, I show how you can easily create a sticker design (which includes the white “kiss cut” outline around the image. This can be… Continue reading DREAM BY WOMBO: Create Sticker Designs in Seconds Using AI

Etsy: How To Stack Keywords to Increase Ranking in Search

Post Content Etsy is a huge global marketplace and one of the best ways you can sell digital designs like SVG and PNG files. However, Etsy is extremely competitive. In this video, I use a niche research tool called Everbee that has a ton of features. Using Everbee, I walk through how you can find… Continue reading Etsy: How To Stack Keywords to Increase Ranking in Search

SELLING ON CREATIVE FABRICA: Is It Right For You?

Post Content Selling digital designs on Creative Fabrica can be a really fun and rewarding hobby or even a full-time business. But not everyone succeeds. In this audio-only podcast, I a deep dive on Creative Fabrica—criticisms, myths and tips on how to actually succeed and make some decent money. #svg #craftystax #sellingdigitalproducts

5 STRATEGIES to Make Money in the TOY Market (eBay Example)

Post Content I love vintage action figures, but there are a lot of recent releases of vintage toy lines as well, such as Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe, Transformers and Star Wars. In this video I offer 5 strategies to make money that does NOT involve buying high-end, super expensive graded action figures. You… Continue reading 5 STRATEGIES to Make Money in the TOY Market (eBay Example)

Create Coloring Book Designs in Seconds For Free

Post Content In this walkthrough, I cover an artificial intelligence tool called LEONARDO AI that has a free option where you can create coloring book designs in seconds – in real time! Using a text prompt and some simple filters/sliders, you can see your design update in real time. You can also download the design… Continue reading Create Coloring Book Designs in Seconds For Free

Inkscape 1.3.2: How to Make an iTunes Album Cover

Post Content You can make your own iTunes album cover graphic using Inkscape. In this Inkscape tutorial for absolute beginners, I do a complete walkthrough using tracing a bitmap, setting the background color adding in text and modifying layers. Inkscape is a completely free vector software tool that is like Adobe Illustrator. Links: https://inkscape.org/ #inkscape… Continue reading Inkscape 1.3.2: How to Make an iTunes Album Cover

Creative Fabrica STUDIO: SPARK Artificial Intelligence Tips

Post Content Creative Fabrica STUDIO is an innovative design tool that will revolutionize the way you create! There is an artificial intelligence tool (called SPARK) which creates amazing graphics you can use in your designs! In this tutorial, I walk through how CF Spark works – I cover each option and some troubleshooting in the… Continue reading Creative Fabrica STUDIO: SPARK Artificial Intelligence Tips

Exclusive Bundle: 1000s of Design Assets for Commercial Use

Post Content The Crafty Stax / Tom Chalky bundle has arrived! I’ve partnered with Tom Chalky, one of the premiere sources for high-quality retro, vintage artwork and have a bundle that features thousands of dollars’ worth of designs – commercial license included! I use Tom Chalky designs and artwork for my print-on-demand and fine art… Continue reading Exclusive Bundle: 1000s of Design Assets for Commercial Use

3 ST. PATRICK’S DAY Digital SVG Niches That SELL

Post Content St. Patrick’s Day is a huge holiday, but it can be extremely competitive. Are there any niches where you can try to sell digital designs (like SVG, PNG or PDF files) related to St. Patrick’s Day? The answer is YES! In this video, I cover 3 NICHES that have opportunities to make sales!… Continue reading 3 ST. PATRICK’S DAY Digital SVG Niches That SELL

10 Options For FREE TV & MOVIES in CANADA (Best Netflix Alternatives)

Post Content Television cable bills can be expensive! If you add to that Netflix Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video, the costs can really add up. There are actually free Netflix alternatives! If you are thinking of cutting the cord and watching free TV, here are 10 completely free options. I live in Canada, so… Continue reading 10 Options For FREE TV & MOVIES in CANADA (Best Netflix Alternatives)

Creative Fabrica STUDIO Full Walkthrough

Post Content Creative Fabrica STUDIO is an innovative design tool that will revolutionize the way you create! With creative tools, templates and assets you can bring your vision to life. All created assets can be used for commercial or personal projects! In this full tutorial, I walk through how each of the main functions work… Continue reading Creative Fabrica STUDIO Full Walkthrough