29 episodes

The How to Create Podcast gives you a peek behind the scenes, inside the brains, and over the shoulders of amazing creative professionals. With a unique focus on the creative process, these revelatory interviews and minisodes reveal stories and wisdom from business building creatives that are not often talked about.

If you are a creative professional who runs a business, has a side hustle, or who dreams of going from hand-made to self-made as you turn your creative brand into a thriving empire, you will be inspired to find and sustain your creative inspiration, and overcome doubt and blocks as you listen to how these amazing creators found their creative voices and worked to amplify them into successful, sustaining ventures.

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    • Design
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

The How to Create Podcast gives you a peek behind the scenes, inside the brains, and over the shoulders of amazing creative professionals. With a unique focus on the creative process, these revelatory interviews and minisodes reveal stories and wisdom from business building creatives that are not often talked about.

If you are a creative professional who runs a business, has a side hustle, or who dreams of going from hand-made to self-made as you turn your creative brand into a thriving empire, you will be inspired to find and sustain your creative inspiration, and overcome doubt and blocks as you listen to how these amazing creators found their creative voices and worked to amplify them into successful, sustaining ventures.

    Episode 16: Writing, Reading, and Personality with Anne Bogel

    Episode 16: Writing, Reading, and Personality with Anne Bogel

    I’m having a bit of a fangirl moment today because one of my podcast heroes is this week’s guest. Anne Bogel is the Modern Mrs. Darcy and host of the “What Should I Read Next?” Podcast. Anne’s podcast encourages everyone to explore books of all kinds, and that reflects the creative and personable spirit she brings to the conversation. Anne isn’t just a reader. She’s also the author of Reading People, a book all about how to use popular personality frameworks to tackle real-life problems. 
    More Creativity in This Episode:  
    Why words are a creative medium.  Anne can read without analysis!  Get some ideas to try everything.  Anne’s best advice for reading to enhance their creativity.  Why listening to audiobooks definitely counts.  How Anne made the switch from reader to writer.  And more!
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    • 42 min
    Smart Creative Episode 3: Sales For Creative Business Owners

    Smart Creative Episode 3: Sales For Creative Business Owners

    This has been one of our most requested topics! In this live interview, sales expert Leah Neaderthal shares:
    when to talk about pricing with potential clients (and if you should have your pricing on your website) the importance of communicating value and educating (rather than pushing sales) how your energy around sales conversations can make a huge difference why a sales pipeline should be an essential part of your creative business and more! To watch the video version of this interview, head to http://splendidlycurious.com/salesforcreatives/
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    • 33 min
    Episode 15: Creativity as a Side Hustle with Emylee Williams

    Episode 15: Creativity as a Side Hustle with Emylee Williams

    I am sure many creative entrepreneurs and business owners have struggled with this thought. Can art actually be strategic? Do you even want to make your art into a business? I am so excited to dive into this subject and so many different explorations of creativity with my guest, Emylee Williams. 
    Emylee is going to tackle so many topics today that you will not want to miss: how being a mom impacts the creative process, battling imposter syndrome, and why she stepped back from photography and into painting. There is encouragement, advice, and so many wonderful stories in store for you in this episode! 
    More Creativity in This Episode: 
    So many artists stop themselves from growing their art into a business because of the pressure of “The Test.”  You can have “mediocre” art and make so much money if you know how to run a business.  Emylee is always wondering “Is this art?”  You aren’t stuck with the business you have now.  The moment Emylee knew she was onto something.  Emylee is on a mission to make you feel comfortable enough to do something.  How painting became a release and a comfort for Emylee that is different than her business.  Why painting? Emylee explains. And more!
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    • 45 min
    Smart Creative Episode 2: Why That Productivity System Didn’t Work For You

    Smart Creative Episode 2: Why That Productivity System Didn’t Work For You

    To reserve you spot in our free "3 Smart Ways to Grow Your Creative Brand" training on Monday May 14th, click here:  
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    The reason that productivity systems don’t work for creatives is that we have this a special "X factor" that can’t be necessarily planned out...let’s revise that a little and say it can’t be planned out without taking this Essential Step first.

    • 13 min
    Episode 14: Letting The Inner Creative Genius Out with Angelica Suarez

    Episode 14: Letting The Inner Creative Genius Out with Angelica Suarez

    There is a little bit of creative genius in all of us, but sometimes we need a little help expressing it. Angelica Suarez loves to sit in the space between the creative and the strategic. Angela is an illustrator, entrepreneur, small business strategist, and a mom to four children. She is on a mission to help anyone (not just creative business owners) tap into their inner creative genius.  
    Also in this episode:
    How Angelica works with people who are not typically “creative.”  Creative projects take time!  Discover Angela’s process with her clients.  How to teach your clients how to work with you.  Hand-drawn illustrations are standing out from all of the digital graphics.  Angela gets creativity from her children.  Finding a space to do creative projects is essential.  The motivation behind starting up a Stamping company again.  
    And more!
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    • 53 min
    Introducing The Smart Creative Series

    Introducing The Smart Creative Series

    You work hard enough already....you're ready to make your creative business smarter. Here's how and why "How To Create" is ready to help!
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    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

756411 ,

Great concept!

I’d love to hear more about doing creative work in a smart way. Janice Anastasiadis

dedesmith32 ,

Perfect Creative Inspiration!

I adore this podcast! As a graphic designer, I love hearing and being inspired from other creatives. I love how positive this is and it feels like you are right there with Suzi (and her guests)! As I am listening, I always feel inspired and it has helped my ideas flow! It is an amazing source of positive information and inspiration!

amandakrill ,

Love to listen whilst I'm working

Love the inspiration in every episode!

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