Always Learning Something

I am going to share something with you all that you might not know about me. I am a teacher at my local college and I absolutely love teaching. I have a Master’s degree in business and I love all things business. I am truly a tech and business nerd along with my love for scrapbooking. Who would’ve thought that my scrappy, messy creative self also loves business. With that being said it is in my nature to always want to learn something new or how I can better myself.

Something that I preach to my students is that they should always strive for lifelong learning as you can always learn something new. I believe that if you stop learning then you are not truly living because how can you evolve and grow into something better if you are not always learning.

A few months ago I took April Bowles-Olin’s creative live course and I learned tons of new things that I could do to make my site better and profitable. Since then I have been making changes with my site and with me. My goal has always been to turn my site into a profitable site. Since I have been home with the baby this goal has been in the forefront of my mind. You can read about my experience with April’s first class HERE. With that being said I am truly excited about April’s next class that is going to be on Creative Live next month.

creative live and april bowles-olins blog tour

One of the things that April is going to be teaching in this course is how to create digital product that will sell while I sleep. I don’t know about you but this just gives me goosebumps because I want to know how to create product that is going to sell while I sleep. You see my goal has always been to teach my readers how to get the photos off of their phones and into albums quickly and easily whether you scrap digitally or traditionally all those photos need to come off of your phones and get put into albums. Still many people take tons ofย photos and leave them on their phones just sitting their. What is the point of that? Why take tons of photos and not put them in an album? Why are you leaving these photos stuck in cyber world through Facebook and Instagram? Great you took a photo and you shared it on Facebook or Instagram but now what? What are you going to do with those photos, leave them there until you die and then your photos die with you because those accounts get closed? What is the end result of you taking all these photos? For me I want my children to know what I thought about our lives. I want them to have something tangible that they can hold onto when I am gone. I also scrap because it is a creative outlet for me and the nerdy side of me loves all the tools but that’s a whole other story!


Now that my rant is over. My goal has always been to create classes that you will buy so that you can get these photos into albums quickly and easily. Their are so many ways that you can get those photos off of your phones and into albums but many people are under the assumption that scrapbooking takes to long or costs to much money or they arent creative enough. I know how to change people’s thoughts on this subject. I know how to show people that these myths are simply not true but I don’t get paid to show people that these myths are not true.


The problem is that I have all these ideas on how to teach people to get the photos off of their phones but I never follow through with them. Their are many different reasons why but the biggest reason is fear. I am afraid to put myself out there. I am afraid that I will do all this work and then no one will purchase my class. I am afraid to come off as a sales person and end up making my readers feel like I am pressuring them to buy something. In order for this site to become profitable I am going to have to put my fears aside.

I am on to the positive thoughts now which are I can do this! I have a great class in the works that I have already started creating and I am looking forward to launching it next month. In this class I will be teaching you many techniques that you can use to get those photos off of your phones and into albums quickly and easily. ย I am excited about this class and I can’t wait to launch it. Most importantly I can’t wait to hear how April is going to teach me how to make my digital product sell while I sleep.

Do you want to know how to make your digital products sell while you sleep? Are you ready to make your creative work more lucrative, stable, and sustainable in the long-term? Join April Bowles-Olin for an introduction to digital products and how they can enhance your creative business.ย This course will show you how to produce and position viable products for generating multiple revenue streams and passive income. RSVP right here to watch it live and get access to the workbook for FREE. This post is part of the Create Digital Products blog tour.โ€

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  1. Belinda Basson

    Thanks for visiting my blog through April’s Tour. I too have the ideas, but not the know how of how to make it work for me on line. Can’t wait for this to go live!

    1. Beth

      I am really looking forward to April’s new class as well Belinda.

  2. richelle

    I just got back from a visit with my Grandpa and we spent about an hour looking through a huge pile of old pix from my childhood and it was amazing. Much much better than flipping through pix on FB!! Yes, our photo deserve to live in the real world!!
    Best of luck with your quest!

    1. Beth

      Thank you Richelle I am looking forward to launching the new class and helping people get their photos off of their phones. What are going to do with that pile of pictures that you just looked through?

  3. Sarah Shotts

    Getting photos off your phone and enjoying them is one of my big rants too! Loving meeting so many like minded creatives through April’s blog tour! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Beth

      I am so glad that we are like minded Sarah. Hopefully people will here our rants!

  4. April

    Hey Beth! Thanks for participating in this blog tour. I think you’re going to put together an amazing digital course. It sounds great. I feel really lucky that I get to make money while I sleep and I couldn’t be more excited to teach others how I do it and how you can do it! I’m glad you’re setting those very real fears aside to make your site profitable. I believe that it’s necessary for anyone who doesn’t want this to be a hobby–it helps avoid burnout, feel appreciated and people actually appreciate something more if they’ve paid for it. Yay! It’s a win-win.

    1. Beth

      April, I am truly blessed to have caught your first course on Creative Live and I am so looking forward to your next course. I have been struggling with these fears but as I said in my post it is time for them to go away and make some money!

  5. Lucy

    I share your love of life-long learning – I’m also a qualified teacher. One of the things I love about online business is that there is always somWhen people first started using digital cameras it really annoyed me how they would just snap, snap, snap with no real thought. We all end up with so many pictures because it’s almost TOO easy, but then what do we do with them? My iPhone pictures generally just get stored in my dropbox, with now further cataloguing. That’s not a great way to safe-guard your memories.

    1. Beth

      Hi Lucy, that is definitely not a good way to store your photos. I say it’s time to get them out of dropbox and into an album!

  6. Ani

    This is so important! I always wonder about this โ€” where are all these zillions of photos going? And will they be around years from now? Very important issue. Best of luck!

    1. Beth

      Thank you so much for the kind words Ani ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ann-Marie

    Beth, I love, love, love your rant because it shows us just how much you care about your subject ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I am wishing you lots and lots of luck for your course.

    A thought on a slightly different tangent….. A lot of photos on my iPhone and iPad are related to my embroidery business – either a record of work or inspiration. But it really annoys me having to flick through them digitally trying to find the one I am looking for. Is your course aimed at that sort of problem too? Or perhaps that could be a future digital product idea? Just thinking out loud… ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Beth

      Hi Ann-Marie, Have you thought about creating folders on your phone so that way you know where each photo is or at least where each type of photo is. I am going to think on this more but I use folders a ton on my phone especially for the photos that I take for my site. That way I always know where they are.

  8. Michael

    As a fellow digital photographer and scrapbooker — HOORAY! I’m so excited for your idea to help people get photos off their phones and into albums! I confess I do take hundreds of photos with digital, but it is because I’m looking for the few gems that I really want to scrap or design — or even just print — and have a hard copy of. I think you have a very noble purpose behind your endeavor and I wish you every bit of success! I will be learning alongside you in November, as I too am eager to learn to do a better job selling digital projects! “See you” in class soon!

    1. Beth

      Thank you for your kind words Michael I am really looking forward to the class as well.

  9. Emily

    Great teachers are always students too! You are so right, we all need to actually DO something these photos we are constantly snapping. I am the worst about pictures from both my camera and my phone. So unorganized! I look forward to taking Aprils class and also seeing what everyone creates once we are done! Nice to meet you via the blog tour.

    1. Beth

      Thank you for stopping by my site Emily and you should work on getting those photos off of your phone and camera. I used photoshop elements to keep my photos organized.

  10. Vivayne

    I also love to learn, it’s in my nature too!! I love the passion in your tone, I also love to scrapbook and I think your idea of scraplogging is fabulous in this day and age when we are constantly mobile! I think it would really fabulous if you consider doing a VIDEO instructional too. Some people really love to learn visually. Wishing you best of luck for your launch, have no fear, you are providing something of value!

    1. Beth

      Hi Vivayne, Thank you for your kind words. All my training videos are done via video when it comes to iPhone training ๐Ÿ™‚ I have quite a few on my youtube channel already just click the link in the sidebar and you can see what they are like.

  11. Renay Howey

    Hooray for life-long learners! I love that you preach about that! Here’s to not letting fear lead you anymore, and putting yourself out there! Can’t wait for this course!

    1. Beth

      Thank you so much Renay. My course is almost all done and will be going live by the end of this week!

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