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Laptop Crashed, Joining Freelancer.Com, Blue Dusk Publishing, Launching Youtube Channel

Laptop Crashed, Joining Freelancer.Com, Blue Dusk Publishing, Launching Youtube Channel

 

So much has happened over the last week. First, my precious laptop died. My motherboard died out and they want to charge me more than it’s worth to repair. So, I told the Geek Squad at Best Buy to pull the hard drive and make it external. Still waiting for them to get back to me. Files are confirmed to be there, thank God, but Geek Squad is so backed up I have to wait days just to get a backup lol. My ebooks and stories are all on that hard drive so I’m stuck waiting. Thankfully, I have print copies of everything. The bad side is the anxiety of waiting to get my files back. I’ve learned a big lesson. BACK UP EVERYTHING 3 times lol. In the cloud, on an external, and then another external.

So, while I’m waiting I’m checking out Freelancer.com. I never gave the site a chance, but I’m thinking about doing it now. I made so much money on Elance/Upwork that I’m really itching to see what Freelancer can offer me.

I’m also launching my YouTube Channel today, called JenSimmer. I just found out that I can’t have a custom link until I reach 100 subs. Oh I’m so bummed about that, but oh well I’m definitely going to figure something out. I purchased Action Mirrillis, and Fraps last night, so I’m looking forward to making my let’s plays. Still there is much to do, but I see where I can get enough subs fast so I can make a custom YouTube link to my channel.

Now, it’s time to shop for a new laptop and computer. May the fun begin. Will update in a few days once I get everything sorted. ūüôā

Categories Blog, Freelance Updates, Simmer Blog

Free Printable-Pink Bunny Watercolor Wall Art

Free Printable-Pink Bunny Watercolor Wall Art

Beautiful Bunny art. While going through my watercolor phase, I found this bunny to brighten my day during tough times. Such tough times. Plus, while my daughter was going to through her colic phase, this seemed to brighten her up. I made a few sales from this artwork, but since my etsy shop is now closed, I’m listing the artwork here free of charge.

Commercial & Personal usage: You know the drill. Please visit my policy page for more information regarding my commercial and personal usage limitations.

Need a custom design? Please send me an email at jenhampton82@gmail.com

Need a custom WordPress site designed? http://lovelydesignstudio.com

Here is the lovely file. For the original size, you’ll need to click on the file which will take you to a new window. The file is in 300dpi and the size is 8×10.

Hope you enjoy.

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Donations are always welcome, but of course not required. Donations help me pay for bandwidth and server usage.¬† If you’d like to donate, please click the button below.

Categories Free Printables

Simathon

Simathon

Today is the Simathon for the SimsPlayhouse. Today, I’ll be streaming Sims 4 in honor of Simsplayhouse birthday. I’m hoping to get in at least 4-6 hours of game play. I have a couple of clients to work with, plus I’m finishing up on making final tweaks to this site and setting up the last of my pricing tables.

Once my site is 100% complete, then I’ll head over and get to the hard part: SEO. I think I may also host a few giveaways to build up my portfolio. I realize I’ve signed way too many NDA’s over the last two years and now I can’t use the sites I developed as a reference. Need to build my visual portfolio up.

I’ve also opened a new Facebook Fan Page. I have social media promotion, but it’s necessary, so I’m getting back into that as well. Spending my weekend 90% focused on getting my publishing company off the ground and guest posting on several blogs regarding my services. ¬†I have 1-2 clients that I have to work with over the weekend plus it’s Super Bowl weekend, and I’m talking my daughter to the mall Sunday. It’s going to be an insane busy weekend, but overall an exciting one.

Looking forward to getting this passive income flowing regularly so that I can finally relax and just enjoy some me time and spend more quality time with my daughter.

Categories Blog

Free Printable-Side Chick Watercolor Wall Art

Free Printable-Side Chick Watercolor Wall Art

When I had my etsy shop, I noticed that catchy wall art phrases seemed to be in high demand. So, I took the opportunity to make my own Wall¬†Art and at the time I was obsessed with watercolor. Now that my shop ¬†is closed, I’m releasing my printables for free on my blog with commercial usage.

This is my wall art titled “side chick”

Commerical usage is approved, but I do have certain guidelines. Please visit my policy page for the limitations on my commercial usage.

Do you need any custom designs? Feel free to email me at anytime @ jenhampton82@gmail.com

Need a WordPress Blog Designed? Visit http://lovelydesignstudio.com

Want to donate? Awesome! Please do so here at:

http://paypal.me/jenhampton

 

Here is the free download. Please click on the image for the full size. The image is in 300dpi resolution which makes it great for printing.

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Donations are always welcome, but of course not required. Donations help me pay for bandwidth and server usage.¬† If you’d like to donate, please click the button below.

 

Categories Free Printables

Free Printable-Smile Watercolor Wall Art

Free Printable-Smile Watercolor Wall Art

I was so in love with this font when I made this. It’s absolutely awesome. What I loved most about the font were all the swirls inside of it. I absolutely loved the design. I believe I used the same blue for a prior word wall art printable, but this definitely brought a smile to my face at the end result.

Commercial usage: Please visit my policy page to view my policy on this.

Need custom work? Don’t hesitate to email me @ jenhampton82@gmail.com

Need a custom WordPress blog? http://lovelydesignstudio.com

Would you like to donate? Awesome!

http://paypal.me/jenhampton

Here is the file. The image is in 300dpi and is 8×10 inches. Perfect for print projects. ¬†If you need a larger size, click on the image for the original size.

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Donations are always welcome, but of course not required. Donations help me pay for bandwidth and server usage.¬† If you’d like to donate, please click the button below.

Categories Free Printables

Free Printable- Love You Wall Watercolor Art

Free Printable- Love You Wall Watercolor Art

I think I was going through some sort of a watercolor obsession while in Photoshop. I had a good time making the wall art which really only took me about 15 minutes to do. With the right watercolor adjustments and a beautiful font, I was able to put together a beautiful printable.

Now it’s yours free to download.

My commercial usage policy as always: You can use commercially for unlimited print projects. I do ask that you give me credit for the design, to help drive traffic and help me build my online presence, but it’s not a requirement. Please do not download my mockup and image and place it on etsy, claiming it to be yours. I have all backups of my files on etsy with dates and time-stamps and it goes back to 2015. ¬†If you alter the file, it becomes your derivative work and you and upload as a digital product if you wish, but NOT AS IS.

 

Alright, now that all that funky policy business is out of the way, let me give you a decent file to use for your commercial/personal projects. This image would be great for printable wall art, t-shirts, coffee mugs, or even a nice wall decal. With the file in 300dpi, you’ll get an outstanding file for printing purposes free of charge!

Need custom designs? Don’t hesitate to email me at jenhampton82@gmail.com

Need a blog designed? visit http://lovelydesignstudio.com for more information.

Want to donate? Awesome! You can send me a donation by visiting the link here:

http://paypal.me/jenhampton 

 

Here’s the file enjoy! Please click the image for the original size.

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Donations are always welcome, but of course not required. Donations help me pay for bandwidth and server usage.¬† If you’d like to donate, please click the button below.

Categories Free Printables

Free Printable-But First Coffee Water Color Wall Art

Free Printable-But First Coffee Water Color Wall Art

As promised, every day of the week I’m going to post one item from my closed etsy shop for free. As of right now I have over 1,000 digital products since closing. Instead of letting them rot away in a folder on my desktop, taking up space until I figure out what to do with them, I’m releasing them on my blog and FaceBook page free of charge.

 

Commercial usage: I do not mind you using the file for commercial usage. I DO NOT allow you to resell the file as is as a digital product. Please make alterations to the file before doing so. For Printing purposes, please use at your hearts content. Please give me credit for the design. This is not required, but it is appreciated as it helps me continue to provide you with free releases to use for your design purposes.

 

This file is a .jpg in 300dpi so it’s ready for print. The file size is 8×10 inches. Great for printable wall art to decorate your home, t-shirt designs, coffee mugs, and more.

Here is the file to download. I hope you enjoy. Click on the image for a lager size. 

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Donations are always welcome, but of course not required. Donations help me pay for bandwidth and server usage.¬† If you’d like to donate, please click the button below.

Categories Free Printables

Reached 100 Sales on Etsy

Reached 100 Sales on Etsy

I’m not sure how I managed to pull it off, but I did it. I set a goal in January that if I did not reach 100 sales by February first, I was closing my etsy shop down for good. Well, as of Feb 1, I am at 109 sales! I started out at 60 sales in January and it took me two years to get that 60 sales.

Here are some things I did in January to gain those 49 sales.

  • Etsy Teams: It was a pain in the ass to play those etsy promotion games. I joined about 10 teams and I also joined some promotion facebook groups. I played the games just about every day. Games like post one product then favorite five, favorite five shops above you, etc. It was exhausting.
  • Gained 200 favorites (There is a rumor or urban legend if you can get over 200 shop favorites you rise in ranks in the SEO of Etsy search). That rumor may or may not be true. However, this may be the explanation as to why I gained so many sales in just 30 days.
  • SEO. I revamped all of my titles and tags.
  • Add more products. During January, I worked hard to build more products for my shop. I have just over 617 products that I sell on my etsy shop.

Want to see my shop?

http://etsy.com/shop/freeprintables

Looks like Free Printables is going to be open for another year.

Categories Blog, Work From Home