I’m so nervous-excited for today friends! Today I’m thrilled to be launching my new Mini E-Course- ‘Never Run Out of Ideas Again’! If you’ve been following along on social media, you’ve probably been guessing it’s coming soon (thank you if you are! and why the heck not- if you’re not, I’d love to get to know you!). That’s why I skipped my ‘Behind the Blog’ post in March- I received a bunch of questions and suggestions for the next post after I shared How I get my Photos Web Ready (you guys rock!) and one of the suggestions I heard the most was to tell you all how I come up with my ideas. I started working on the post and it got so incredibly long- I realized there’s so many ways that I generate ideas it would be near impossible to cover it all in a single post. I think you’ll like what I came up with instead.
First- I should start by saying that I don’t always have the perfect idea. Everyone struggles with generating the ‘perfect idea’ every now and again- the difference between those people who seem to have great ideas all. the. time. and the rest of us? They know how to trick their brains into coming up with new ideas when they’re stuck. Allowing yourself to be inspired- and knowing how to get your creative juices flowing takes practice. ‘Never Run Out Of Ideas Again’ is designed to not only give you strategies to tackle your idea block, but gives you practices that can help change the way you view idea generation (and it’s not a scary thing!).
Coming up with ideas (and GOOD ones at that) is the topic I get asked about more than any other- and hey, I get it! To give you a bit of a background about myself- that I don’t typically share here. I’m a DIY and Lifestyle blogger at Lemon Thistle (of course!) but I also contribute projects to other blogs and have blogging clients that I create content for. In any given week I’m not only creating 3 projects for Lemon Thistle, but another 6 posts for clients/ other blogs. Plus, I’m shooting out e-mails pitching ideas I’m passionate about to brands and other bloggers I’d like to work with. That’s a lot of content to create and a lot of ideas to generate.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t understand how it was possible to create fresh content that hadn’t been done by a hundred other bloggers… let alone every week! These strategies have helped me not only fill my editorial calendar, but have also given me more than enough ideas to pitch for future projects. My trouble is now picking which idea is the best fit/ best timed. I so hope that they will do the same for you!
So what the heck is a Mini E-Course? ‘Never Run Out of Ideas Again’ is a 20 page workbook with 9 short videos to give you tips, tricks, & exercises to keep the ideas coming for your creative blog or business. I’ve created seven concrete strategies that I can count on to help me generate ideas in a pinch. These strategies are useful for not only DIY bloggers, but for any creative business owner who are producing editorial content or products. The 9 short videos are full of real-life examples from DIY to Food Bloggers to Designers, and the 20 page workbook includes a summary of the video content (plus some bonuses) with exercises for you to complete while generating your own ideas. By the end of the mini course, you should not only have a workbook filled with fabulous inspiration- but strategies in place to Never Run Out of Ideas Again.
Not only do I address how to generate ideas in this Mini E-Course, I also address why you might be finding yourself with idea block more often than not and suggest some changes to the way you do things (bold of me, I know!) to help set yourself up for constant inspiration in the future. Then, I give you some simple ways to manage all those ideas you’ll be flooded with- so you can get creating right away!
Sold yet? I should tell you- I’ve priced this at $18 for now. I plan to increase the price for May 1st- so think of this as an introductory offer. AND because I love my email friends- I’m sending out a massive discount code for subscribers. If you’re not on the list, you can join right now and you’ll get the code delivered to your inbox. This massive discount will be available for 2 weeks (April 17th) and then it will switch to a less massive (but still awesome) discount for e-mail subscribers to use in the future.
“Colleen reminded me to spend time doing what I love and to make time to find inspiration. It’s just what I needed when I felt really stuck for new ideas. The interactive questions helped re-connect with why I started my business in the first place. Super helpful!” Ashton Burdge, Happy Owner of Bespoke Decor
“Seriously fantastic! So simple and yet so specific. Addressing everything from idea development to idea execution. Providing opportunities for immediate brainstorming and direct references of where to find inspiration from the people who matter most, our readers! You provide so many simple quick and actionable points here, making it easy for someone facing creative’s block to wake up, get inspired, and get excited to start creating again.” – Julie Harris, Brand & Business Consultant at Julie Harris Design
Yes, I’m sold! Excellent, I’m so glad! I know you’ll be inspired by the mini-course, you can head over and purchase the mini-course by clicking here (or any of the images!). And if you have any questions at all? I’m all ears- shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or pop one in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear from you.
Before I go, I just want to thank you all for being such a HUGE support. I honestly believe I have the best readers out there, your suggestions and questions fuelled me to create this!