How to Start A Creative Business

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When you’re starting a creative business, it can be hard to know where to start. There are so many options and decisions to make—where should your let people know that you started?

What is your purpose? How do you even get started? I’ve been there myself, so I understand the overwhelming feeling.  But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed!

In fact, if you follow these simple steps below (and trust me on this), then before long you’ll be making money from your creative business like never before.

Creative Business Plan For Creatives


I’m probably not the first person to tell you that it’s important to find your passion, but the truth is that finding what you love doing is one of the most important steps in starting a creative business.

When you know what excites and inspires you, it will be easier for others to see what makes up your “you”—and this can help them understand how they can best work with or around such an individual.

Your passion may change over time as well; if one day all of a sudden there seems like more pressure on you than usual at work because you feel like your job has lost its meaning or purpose then maybe it’s time for you to look at changing careers again…or maybe not!

It all depends on how much energy we put into finding our passion along with having enough time left over after work hours where there isn’t any deadline pressure from clients waiting impatiently at home (or office).


Having a plan is important, because it helps you to stay on track and be sure that your goals are going to be reached. A good plan will have all of the following to set you up with success:

Specific, measurable and realistic goals. These three things are what make up a good goal. A specific goal is something that can be measured in terms of time and money; for example, if you want to sell $500 per month then this would be a specific goal because there’s only one thing you need to measure your progress, sales.


The secret step to being a successful creative business owner is to make sure you’re organized. This means having a good system for tracking everything, whether it’s your time or your finances.

The best way to do this is by using project management tools like TrelloTimecamp or Asana that allow you to create lists and assign tasks quickly to your team. You can also use Google Calendar so that all of the appointments in your calendar are synced up with each other automatically!

Timecamp and Asana has a free plan for managing your workspace that can help you work more efficiently and effectively. Project management tools can help with just about any need you have, including goal tracking. These tools can be used as daily planner as well.

Trello is organized like a board with several “cards” that you may combine. Links, images, files, and even additional persons can be added to those cards if you’re working on a project with a team, a client, or a group of people.

You can also use Google Calendar and easily book meetings and events, and you can also receive alerts about impending events, so you always know what’s coming up. It’s simple to share your schedule with others and make several calendars that you and your team may use together.


Setting up a brand is the most important part of your creative business journey. It’s the first impression that people will have of you and it sets your business apart from others.

A good logo can help people remember your name, which is important if you are looking for clients. You need to choose a name your company, so be sure to do some research on what works best in this area before making any decisions!

Choose A Color Scheme: The color scheme should reflect both itself and its target market; if they’re young millennials then maybe their icon should look like an Instagram filter (i.e., rainbow spectrum).

Also don’t forget about how much time goes into putting together these designs before making any big decisions like this one – sometimes even months go by between ideas coming up until actual implementation takes place after all.

But a faster option would be using Fiverr and have someone come up with the logo deign and color scheme for your business.


You should plan a launch for your creative business. This can be done in many ways, but it’s important to use a strategy that allows you to get the most out of your launch.

Planning and executing an effective, yet fun launch is key. Social media is one way of getting people excited about what you have created and what they can expect from using it.

You should also have a website that showcases all the pieces together so people know more about who they are doing business with. They should buy from them over someone else.

Finally, remember all the time you spent on branding, be sure to set yourself up to be recognized because it will help build trust when customers come across this brand online or offline.


It’s important to monitor your profits and analytics. If you don’t know how you are doing, it can be difficult to make changes in your business that will improve your performance.

There are several ways of monitoring profits and analytics:

You could use a spreadsheet application like Excel or Google Docs so that all of your sales statistics are organized by month. You could also have separate spreadsheets for each product line so that each product has its own information about sales trends, costs, etc., which makes it easier for you the owner of the business to see what’s working well or not.

Remember, it takes time and effort to build an customers, but it is worth the wait when it comes to how much fun you’re going to have on the journey! Let me know in the comments if there are any other tips or tricks that I should share about starting a creative business.