The Step-By-Step Guide to Selling your Creations Without Marketing, a Business or an Email List

Let’s start by uncovering the mystery about selling your creations without having a business, an email list or doing any kind of marketing… Let me introduce you to the concept of passive income. This is by far my favorite business model because: It allows you

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In case you don’t know it, I’m all about digital products and passive income: I create them, I sell them and I teach other artists and designers how to do the same.  Today I want to share with you what the students of my trainings

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5 reasons to turn your handwriting into a custom font

Nowadays there are thousands of fonts out there, free and paid, so sometimes it can be overwhelming to find the perfect font for your business or design project. In this post I want to share with you the benefits of turning your own handwriting into a

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This model means you create one digital product that requires no further customization or work on your part. It is ready to sell "as-is" in a digital file.

Why it pays to use a proven passive income business model You could say I’m something of an expert (or at least almost obsessed) in making passive income. I can’t stop myself from talking about it all the time! I love this business model and

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hy Getting Your Art Noticed Online Is Difficult? Learn how marketing your art can be easier than you think

It’s a no-brainer. If you’re an artist and you want to make a living from it, you need to build a business or brand. It seems like it should be easy to get your art noticed online and on social media. That’s what every artist

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how to make money selling art

Most of the time, artists usually stick to selling prints and canvas pieces online. Many are wildly successful at this. However, many ignore or miss the other opportunities to make money painting. They don’t realize that there’s a huge market for other types of products

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What is Passive Income and Why it's the best thing for a creative business

This is one of my favorite topics to talk about, because adding passive income streams has been the best thing I’ve done for my business so far.

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This week I’m coming with a video tutorial requested by Kim on my Youtube channel. She asked me “would you please guide on how to use level and curve since these are so scary to use, really complicated.” I hope with this easy levels and

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I just finished reading The One Thing book and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you.

I just finished reading The One Thing book and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you. I will be forever grateful to the people from The Happy Boss Club who recommended me this book. At that time I was in Malaysia and I

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Save time blogging using the best editorial calendar for Wordpress: Nelio Content

Today I come with a group of two videos. On the first one I’m showing your how to install my favorite WordPress plugin to save time blogging and in the second video I’m showing you the main feature of Nelio Contet: how to use it’s

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I decided to record a video showing another technique that can be very useful for all of you who want to add a watercolor texture to your logo with Photoshop :)

I just received a message from a client who bought my Watercolor Texture kit in Creative Market asking how could she add my watercolor texture to her logo with Photoshop. There are multiple ways to apply watercolor textures with Photoshop, and although in the package

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In this video tutorial I'm teaching you how to register your new website domain & hosting in Fozzy.

Hello! In this video tutorial I’m teaching you how to register your new website domain & hosting in Fozzy. This is a question I receive every time I start a new website with a client: How and where can I register my website domain and

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JPG to PDF? In this video tutorial, I'm answering the following question: How can I combine multiple jpg into a new PDF document?

Ana from Bella Ibiza asked me the other day: How can I combine multiple files into a new PDF document? It’s a very interesting question because I’m sure you will find at one point or another the need to convert many JPG to PDF. What I

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One of the main questions I get is "What is a Mockup?" So I thought that since it’s something super useful and practical for many businesses, it would be a great idea to do a video explaining what is a mockup and showing you 5 different ways to use mockups for your brand.

 When I explain that my couple and I are selling mockups online from pictures we take during our travels, many people ask us: What is a mockup? So I thought that since it’s something super useful and practical for many businesses, it would be a

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In this video tutorial I'll teach you how to design your own homemade gift wrapping paper using seamless patterns.

In this video tutorial I’ll teach you how to design your own homemade gift wrapping paper using seamless patterns. Homemade gift wrapping paper can be a great idea for a personalized gift, and using seamless patterns is the best solution to have the wrapping paper

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Learn how to paint watercolor hearts with 3 different techniques for beginners + my list of favourite materials & tools!

Hello!! Today I’m showing you 3 different ways to paint watercolor hearts. As you know from my previous tutorials, I paint without drawing or sketching first. It’s a great way to lose the fear to watercolors, just play around with the brush and embrace any

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How to change the color of any watercolor painting with Photoshop - easy videotutorial

Do you want to how to change the color of a watercolor painting to another color with Photoshop? In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it is to change the color of any watercolor painting with Photoshop. Changing the watercolor color to a

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how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator.

Hello!! Today I’m sharing a very quick but helpful tutorial: how to vectorize any watercolor painting with Illustrator. If you need to use a watercolor painting for a project but the size of the original file is too small, you can always scale the image

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Getting things done even if you don't have time - Productivity tips for Busy people: learn my top 3 tips to get things done when you are too busy and you feel you don’t have time.

Hello!! We are starting a new year and everyone is talking about productivity tips, getting things done and goal setting & planning. And that’s perfect for people like me, who quit their job and are working full time in their projects. But the most common situation is

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Let's create together this gold foil effect with a Photoshop loop video

New Year is almost here and I thought it could be a nice idea to create a Photoshop loop animation to celebrate it in our Instagrams or websites 🙂 Here you can see the example of my Photoshop loop animation to celebrate New Year with

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Discover the similitudes between getting new clients and making Christmas gifts. You will be surprised!! + free course to know your clients better than they know themselves ;)

Discover how getting new clients is like making Christmas gifts! In this blog post, I’m explaining all the similitudes between both processes and how beneficial it can be for your business if you follow these steps 🙂 Hello!! Two days ago I was sitting on

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In this tutorial, I'm gonna be teaching you how to design your Christmas tags with Illustrator. We will create a printable file totally customizable with any text or names you want.

Hello!! In this week tutorial, I’m gonna be teaching you how to design your Christmas tags with Illustrator. We will create a printable file totally customizable with any text or names you want. You will need these materials: – Computer – Adobe Illustrator – Christmas

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If you follow my step by step DIY tutorial you will get a custom box designed with your logo and a nice Christmas pattern

Hello!! In this video tutorial, I’ll teach you how to make a gift box for your products or Christmas gifts with your branding design. If you follow my step by step DIY tutorial you will get a custom box designed with your logo and a nice

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Learn the easiest way: how to paint holly leaves with watercolors.

Hello flowers! This week I’m coming with a series of tutorials. My original plan was to teach how to paint holly leaves with watercolors, but I received a couple of comments asking me how to clean and prepare the files too, so I decided to do

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These are my thoughts about Best Selling Products for Online Businesses:

Hi flower! This week I’m talking about Best Selling Products for Online Businesses. I’ve been thinking a lot about it lately and I decided to do a video (my very first video recording myself talking…) to give you my advice and help for your online

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In this tutorial, I'm teaching how you can design your own Black Friday sale graphics using watercolor paintings.

Hello again!Today I’m coming with a video tutorial in which I’m teaching how you can design your own Black Friday sale graphics using watercolor paintings. If you want to download my free paintings ready to follow this DIY tutorial, just fill this form and you will

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this is the interview I did to Papio Press few years ago. I'm so happy to see how successful they've been with their amazing illustrations

I wrote this interview two years ago, but when I launched my new website design I started over all my blog posts. Last week I was talking with Marc, the traveler & entrepreneur that we met in Penang, and he totally recommended me to go

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Scoopoint, the new co-working space in George Town, Penang

Yesterday we had a great experience with the Scoopers, the team from Scoopoint. We have been visiting Pulai Penang, one of the high destination islands of Malaysia, and when they told us about yesterday’s event we couldn’t let it pass… We are staying at the

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I’m gonna be traveling around Asia for the next 5 months! So because of my recent arrival to Kuala Lumpur, I wanted to share with you my freelance packing list for 5 months in Asia…

Hello!! Today I come with a personal post. I’m excited to share with you my big news: I’m gonna be traveling around Asia for the next 5 months! So because of my recent arrival to Kuala Lumpur, I wanted to share with you my freelance

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I this tutorial I will show you how easy it is to create a Chinese ink effect in Photoshop using any illustrations you have.

Hello! Today I want to show you how easy it is to create a Chinese ink effect in Photoshop using any illustrations you have. To create the example I used one of my bamboo watercolor illustrations from my Chinese paintings package, which you can download

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Last year I decided to give a try to other popular apps but I ended up realizing that the best tool to schedule Instagram is Viraltag.

It’s been more than 2 years since I discovered Viraltag and I was amazed with how effective it was. Last year I decided to give a try to other popular apps but I ended up realizing that the best tool to schedule Instagram is Viraltag.

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I want to share with you the 5 things I wish I knew the first time I bought a domain for my website. (+ discount!)

Today I want to share with you the 5 things I wish I knew the first time I bought a domain for my website. All my clients ask me at some point “which domain do you think I should get?”, and I’m glad they do

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Many clients have told me that they are in Pinterest but they don't know how to use it professionally. I totally get them, because I was in the same situation until I took a course and I discovered the magic of Pinterest. That's why Today I want to share with you 5 things you probably don't know about Pinterest:

Many clients have told me that they are in Pinterest but they don’t know how to use it professionally. I totally get them, because I was in the same situation until I took a course and I discovered the magic of Pinterest. That’s why Today

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Many of you already know that a year ago I felt in love with Mohamed and I went to live with him in Morocco. What most of you don’t know is the real truth about my Behind the Scenes.

Hello again! It’s been a while since I haven’t been posting in the blog and for few months I even disappeared from social media too… So I thought the best way to come back would be by sharing the truth with you, specially the truth

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Although SEO is something you need to keep always in mind, there are other ways to get to the same goals, and these are the 5 alternatives to SEO that I want to share today with you:

First of all, let me be clear with this: I could not find a better word for it, but by using “alternatives” I don’t mean you should forget about SEO. Although SEO is something you need to keep always in mind, there are other ways

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Video Tutorial: How to create a watercolor text effect in Photoshop: tutorial + watercolor textures download

Hi there! This week I come with another design tutorial :). I’ll show you how to create a watercolor text effect in Photoshop. It’s a very short and simple tutorial, even for Photoshop beginners! Once you learn how to create watercolor text effects with Photoshop

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If you are anything like me, you will find this IG hack a life changing tip. Now, thanks to Linktree, I can share at the same time my website, my last blog post, my free phone wallpapers & everything I want to promote.

Your Instagram bio is the most important part of your account, and as you may have noticed IG only lets us add one unique link. But this has changed thanks to this free tool: Linktree! Let me show you how to add two or more

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Struggling to write new posts every week? You’re not alone. Try my 5 tips to write blog posts in half the time.

Try my 5 tips to write blog posts in half the time. Struggling to write new posts every week? You’re not alone. Annual research by the Content Marketing Institute revealed that 77% of B2C marketers plan to produce more content this year than last year,

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The 5 minute rule is the perfect solution to stop procrastinating.

The 5 minute rule is the perfect solution to stop procrastinating. But first, let me be clear: If you follow my Productivity Boss program you will discover how procrastination can be something positive. This exercise is only for those who aren’t yet discovering the AHA

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My Wow for the New MailChimp Campaign!

Wow… I’m impressed with the new Mailchimp campaign: “Hi, we’re Mailchimp”. I don’t know how you call those moments when magically everything seems to fit, change or create something amazing right in the moment when you needed to hear that message. I like to call

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how to design a seamless pattern in Photoshop

Hello!Today I want to show you how to design a seamless pattern in Photoshop that you can use for fabrics, any kind of prints or even home decor wallpaper. To create the pattern on the example I’m using my watercolor leaves 01 package, which you

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The secret key from any successful small business

If you are anything like me, your dream is to be your own boss and run a successful small business. But what happens to many people is that sometimes we (yes, me too) leave our passions drive our businesses. Following our guts isn’t something bad,

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Motivational quote for business success

Being your own boss can be hard, especially when things don’t come easy. That’s why I’ve decided to share with you my favorite motivational quotes for business success. Feel free to tweet & pin them on your favorite boards so you can always come back

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My favorite Valentines Day promotional ideas to win extra money + free social media images :)

Hi there! Have you already decided what Valentines Day promo will you run this year? Valentines is a very good moment to win some extra money, especially now after the Holidays boom. In case you don’t know how to celebrate Valentines Day, here you have

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My step by step to create new blog posts with good SEO + free printable SEO planner!

My step by step to create new blog posts with good SEO It’s been years since I started blogging, but it wasn’t until last year that I did it with a purpose. And today I want to explain my step by step to create blog

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Free download: Pantone 2017 colors in RGB, CMYK & Web colors ready to use for your brand and products!

I’m crazy for colors, you know that. So I want to write about the 10 Pantone colors for 2017 spring & summer right now, at the beginning of the year. Even if you are in the wedding business, photography, design, jewelry, handmade products or any

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Easy SEO for images steps that you need to follow every time you upload a new picture to your website! I teach this to all my clients because we really need to help Google and Pinterest knowing what our images are talking about

SEO for images is one of the main things I teach to my clients once I finish designing their new websites. Since many of my projects are for creative entrepreneurs and sometimes they don’t even have a blog; they really need to stress on SEO

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You don't know which hosting is better for your new website? Read my professional advice for choosing the best hosting for a new Wordpress site

Here you have my opinion and review from my personal and professional experience to choose the best hosting provider for WordPress websites. Since many of my clients often ask me what hosting I would recommend, I thought it would be a great idea to write

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I found a very easy way to set up an email signature with your logo - check the tutorial here

Many of my clients have asked me how to add their logos on their email signatures, and since I see it’s a common request I have prepared a video tutorial with some instructions to easily set up your logo email signature directly from your phones. 1)

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I am in love with the Self Journal, the best goal planner that will help you work on the right direction being positive and motivated while productive

I’m so excited! I finally found it, I think it is the one. The best goal planner I’ve ever tried. You know I’m a fan of planning, getting organized, setting goals and pursuing them. But since last week I had never found something as amazing

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Try my morning relax routines and discover how to have productive and happy days while working from home! - by Claudia Orengo from heartmade.es

Try my relax routines and daily planning to have a happier entrepreneur life. Today I’m writing this post at 7am in the morning, right before everyone else wakes up. And that’s not a coincidence, it is what I found that works best for me. As

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These are my favorite tools to be more productive on my freelance job

Hello! Today I want to talk about productivity. For those who don’t know my background, I decided to quit my job on a design studio on September 2013 and start my freelancing journey as Heartmade.es. That’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever done on

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Do you have the best plugins installed in your Wordpress? Check them in my blog, they are free!

Every time I install WordPress for a new client or for any of my endless projects I add these 5 plugins. They are must-haves!

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