Recent Reads → Inc. Trifecta!

I just finished a wonderful trifecta of books - my head is spinning with ideas, brimming with resources, and scheming is at an all time high. Watch out world! You know that saying, "if you highlight everything, you've highlighted nothing"? Guilty. I've highlighted and dog-eared so many pages in the Inc. series, haaaaa. Thus said, I highly recommend the trio, below is a bit of information about each book from their back covers. Start reading, start writing, start creating, and starting crafting! Awwww yeaaaaaaaa.

 Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community 
by Joy Deangdeerlert Cho,
edited by Meg Mateo Ilasco

Learn how to:
- Design your site

- Choose the right platform
- Attract a fan base
- Finance your blog
- Maintain work/life balance
- Manage comments
- Find content inspiration
- Overcome blogger's block
- Choose the right ads
- Develop a voice
- Protect your work
- Create a media kit
- Leverage your social network
- Take better photographs
- Set up an affiliate program
- Partner with sponsors
- Build community
- Go full-time with your blog
- And more!

Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business 
by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
& Meg Mateo Ilasco.

Learn how to:
- Create a standout portfolio
- Promote your work
- Network effectively
- Set your fees and terms
- Negotiate contracts
- Deal with taxes
- Communicate with clients both good and bad
- Set actionable goals
- Acquire an agent
- Handle your bookkeeping
- Surmount creative blocks
- Hire and manage employees
- License your work
- Partner with other creatives
- Grow your business
- Give yourself a vacation
- And more!

 

Craft, Inc,: Turn Your Creative Hobby Into A Business 
by Meg Mateo Illasco


Learn how to:
- Create a business plan
- Promote your goods
- Manage your bookkeeping
- Engage with the craft community
- Price your handmade goods for profit
- Copyright your work
- Develop a social media presence
- Source materials and vendors for your wares
- Sell your products online or wholesale
- Navigate craft fairs and trade shows
- Give yourself a vacation
- And more!