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November 6, 2020
Using Canva for Your Business

By guest blogger and Direct Creatives Store Owner, Ronni Klein of The Hooking Reader In the world of social marketing, small business, and crafting (hey, shout out to my crafty people!), it’s likely you’ve heard the term “Canva,” even if just in passing. It’s possible you also think someone pronounced the word “canvas.” However, Canva […]

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October 26, 2020
12 Black Friday Marketing Ideas for Direct Sellers in 2020

Black Friday is just around the corner and if you've been living in 2020, you already know it's probably going to be different. Actually, it IS going to be different. Trending articles indicate Black Friday is going to generate more traffic online than in person. In fact, in many states, gathering restrictions and capacity limits […]

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October 20, 2020
How to Get Your First Sale in 10 Days

As a new consultant with a direct sales company or an owner of a new online business, it's easy to get caught up in the details of your business; branding, fonts, colors, overthinking your pricing, and other details as you build your brand. While all of that can be adjusted, the quicker you focus on […]

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October 12, 2020
20 Digital Files You Can Sell Now

Thanks to 2020, many things have changed. The way people consume content and more specifically BUY content and products has drastically changed. Here's a peek at how you can leverage digital products as an income stream with 20 digital files you can sell now. The good news is they aren't hard to find. They may […]

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October 7, 2020
5 Reasons Why You Need to Use Watermarks

Being a social marketer means you have to follow the legal rules of business just as much as you follow the policies and procedures of your direct sales company. One of those business issues is copyright and watermarking. While copyright refers to the creative mind behind the idea for a graphic or idea, watermarking establishes […]

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October 7, 2020
7 Creative Ways to Earn a Side Income

If you're a direct seller, chances are you earn a commission that is less than 40% of your sales. And chances are you're putting in more than 40% of your day or week. Instead of working harder on one business, have you considered finding creative ways to earn additional streams of income like blogging, monetizing, […]

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September 28, 2020
Why Social Marketers Should Embrace the Christmas Creep

Ever wonder why you see Halloween decorations out in July in stores? Or why Christmas decorations do the retail creep in September? This is a marketing tactic called The Christmas Creep. As a consumer it may be a little frustrating to see holidays marketed so far out, but as a retailer, having a 3-month marketing […]

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September 8, 2020
Why You Need to Build an Email List for Your Direct Sales Business

One thing your upline didn't tell you when you started your direct sales business is why you need to build an email list. Let's face it, their wheelhouse isn't really to help you diversify; if they are effective leaders, they do. But odds are, you have an upline that hasn't discovered the secret sauce to […]

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September 8, 2020
Lead Magnet Ideas to Quickly Grow Your Email List

Giving away something of free value is a great way to entice people to follow you and increase subscribers. If you don't have a lead magnet, or you don't have one that is effective, then engaging one in your marketing strategy can literally be a game changer for your business. We've put together some easy […]

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September 5, 2020
8 Reasons You Need PicMonkey for Your Direct Sales Business

Finding the right graphics creation program can be hard! With so many options out there, you probably find yourself signing up for trial periods of one and then not having enough time to play with it or test drive it. Then the next thing you know, you're the proud owner of an annual membership to […]

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August 26, 2020
7 Tips to Manage Stress & Overwhelm NOW

Managing stress and overwhelm is a critical component to taking care of ourselves. Even more so now due to the pandemic that has taken our daily lives and flipped them upside down. Not only are you managing your household, but you're trying to run a business, AND be your kid's teacher. Makes you want to […]

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August 26, 2020
20 Templates You Can Create with Trello

Back in April, we introduced you to Trello, our new favorite business bestie when it comes to project management. If you read this post, you know that we have a lot of projects and moving parts to manage as a modern marketplace and how much Trello has helped us stay organized. It's much more than […]

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July 30, 2020
5 Tips to Streamline Your Business and Work Smarter

You've heard the phrase work smarter, not harder, right? If you've worked in corporate America, this lingo is pretty popular. Even if you're not familiar with it, the concept is pretty simple; put systems in place to where you are able to balance life and work without burning yourself out. Sound easy? Probably easier said […]

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July 28, 2020
What is Direct Creatives Insider?

Did you hear? The Direct Creatives Insider just launched today! It's an exciting edition to Direct Creatives designed to help direct sellers master some of the most popular tools and programs to help them create original content for their social media. But wait; this isn't just another monthly course membership where you have to complete […]

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April 10, 2020
5 Ways to Promote Your Digital Products

So you've created your digital product, you've posted it to your online storefront; now what? If you're using a marketplace, the host is a place to hold your product. Chances are they aren't going to be promoting just your product. Let's dive in to 5 ways to promote your digital products whether you are on […]

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April 10, 2020
What is Direct Creatives

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, "What is Direct Creatives?" Some say it’s a place for downloadable things; others describe it as a direct seller’s tool for social media content. It seems Direct Creatives has stayed this rather mysterious marketplace that has many perplexed, so let’s dive into what it is […]

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April 3, 2020
Essential Trello Board Templates to Boost Your Business

If you're a small business owner, you know how critical it is to have quick and efficient tools at your disposal. Searching for resources to help not only keep you managing your time, but ones that truly help you boost your business can be time consuming. We have recently discovered Trello, which has quickly replaced […]

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August 14, 2019
50 Product Ideas For Your Online Digital Store

Why Go Digital? Have you ever run out of ideas for products for your online digital store? If so, stay with us! If not, this will definitely spark some ideas to add to your portfolio! There is no time like today to be a business with an online presence. In today's world, more and more people […]

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August 13, 2019
How To Boost SEO On Your Online Shop Listings

Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning we may receive a small commission if you click a link and purchase something we have recommended. Please read our full disclosure policy for more details. Did you know that you can boost SEO on your online shop listings to make them easier to find? […]

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July 23, 2019
10 Digital Assets You Can Sell Online NOW!

So a Direct Creatives membership is on your radar, but you're hesitant because you don't know exactly what you would sell. Does this sound like you? Will people like your designs? Will customers actually purchase the items you put time and hard work into creating? Do you even have anything worth selling online? The answer […]

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