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The Book


My Creative (Side) Business is a book for smart creatives who desire to focus on their creative output and monetize their work. Whether you’re trying to figure out a slow strategic way to become a creative freelancer and want to kick off a real plan, or whether you’re determined to find ways to create regular income streams doing what you enjoy, this book will help you do just that.

This practical guide offers stories of entrepreneurial women within the creative industries who turned their side projects into full-time businesses with multiple income streams. Filled with tips, tricks, stories, and interviews, it’s a book you’ll go back to multiple times in the future.

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The Book


My Creative (Side) Business is a book for smart creatives who desire to focus on their creative output and monetize their work. Whether you’re trying to figure out a slow strategic way to become a creative freelancer and want to kick off a real plan, or whether you’re determined to find ways to create regular income streams doing what you enjoy, this book will help you do just that.

This practical guide offers stories of entrepreneurial women within the creative industries who turned their side projects into full-time businesses with multiple income streams. Filled with tips, tricks, stories, and interviews, it’s a book you’ll go back to multiple times in the future.

FIND THE BOOK ON AMAZON

We’re grateful My Creative (Side) Business has been reviewed by amazing people we greatly admire:

Sean Blanda, editor-in-chief and director at 99U:

“With so much blustery, useless career advice out there, #MCFSB is a revelation: actionable, practical advice that you can use the moment you put down the book. A must-read for those looking to develop their side hustle."

Katy Cowan, founding editor of Creative Boom and MD at Boomerang PR:

"Packed full of inspiring interviews with women all across the world who have successfully gone freelance or turned their side projects into multiple revenue streams, it’s something even the most established business owner should add to their reading list."

Paul Jarvis, creator of the Creative Class:

"I truly believe side projects are necessary for all freelancers. Monika does a brilliant job summing up why, as well as how, to tackle them in this book!"

Kate Kendall, founder and CEO at Cloudpeeps:

"The future of work is changing. More and more creatives are building long-term freelance businesses. Monika draws out the wisdom from a community of women who have been there and done that, setting you up for the best success."

John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneur on Fire:

"Excellent read for entrepreneurs who are ready to be challenged to think outside of the box about their businesses and IGNITE."

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Content


Content


 

  • FIND YOUR NICHE

Interview with Shayna Oliveira

  • COLLABORATE WITH OTHERS

Interview with Sarah Eichhorn 

  • EXPLORE ALL POSSIBILITIES

Interview with Joanna Penn

  • BUILD MULTIPLE INCOME STREAMS

Interview with Jamie Seerman aka Jaymay

  • AUTOMATE AND OUTSOURCE

Interview with Patty Goljsteijn

  • FIND STRONG PARTNERS

Interview with Helen Johannessen

  • PLAN YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS

Interview with Lisa Glanz

  • SAY HELLO! 

CONTENTS

  • START WITH A SIDE PROJECT

Interview with Sara Combs

  • HAVE YOUR OWN POINT OF VIEW

Interview with Elaine McMillion Sheldon

  • CREATE OUT LOUD

Interview with Maaike Boot

  • SET YOURSELF GOALS

Interview with Sophie C. Ryba

  • TAKE SMALL AND BIG RISKS

Interview with Elise Blaha

  • KICKSTART YOUR IDEA

Interview with Julieta Ulanovsky

  • INVEST YOUR TIME

Interview with Susan Schmitz

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Team


Team


Sara Comb is an artist and a designer whose focus is creating intuitive and meaningful experiences. She uses a variety of mediums to do so; everything from UI/UX design for both web and apps, to pattern design and illustration, and interior design. She created 28 illustrations for My Creative (Side) Business. 

Sara Comb is an artist and a designer whose focus is creating intuitive and meaningful experiences. She uses a variety of mediums to do so; everything from UI/UX design for both web and apps, to pattern design and illustration, and interior design. She created 28 illustrations for My Creative (Side) Business

Diana Ovezea is a graphic and type designer. She enjoys working on complex typographic projects. She designed the cover and the interior of This Year Will Be Different and also of My Creative (Side) Business. 

Diana Ovezea is a graphic and type designer. She enjoys working on complex typographic projects. She designed the cover and the interior of This Year Will Be Different and also of My Creative (Side) Business

Monika Kanokova is a freelance community & content strategist. She loves to tell stories, which is why she decided to write her two guides for freelance creatives, This Year Will Be Different and My Creative (Side) Business.

Monika Kanokova is a freelance community & content strategist. She loves to tell stories, which is why she decided to write her two guides for freelance creatives, This Year Will Be Different and My Creative (Side) Business.

Diana J. Joiner is an observant and thoughtful editor. This Year Will Be Different was her first project as a professional copy-editor and proofreader, and because she's bloody amazing, she copy-edited My Creative (Side) Business too.

Diana J. Joiner is an observant and thoughtful editor. This Year Will Be Different was her first project as a professional copy-editor and proofreader, and because she's bloody amazing, she copy-edited My Creative (Side) Business too.

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Contact


Contact


CONTACT

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