I’d say that 90% of the giveaways I see on Instagram aren’t legal. In fact, when I see one that is legal it stands out. So how do you make your giveaway legal? Watch this video to learn the five required steps!
Working on your creative business' website? Then this post collection will help you understand how to do it on the legal up and up!
This summer, my goal is to help you discover if and when you need to care about specific legal topics. Click through to learn how to join me.
Nervous and scared to post your work online because you are afraid it will get copied? The short answer is the only way to protect your online content, is by not posting it. But this is unrealistic. Learn the 5 ways to protect it in this video.
You get a customer email with a glowing product review. Can you pop it on your sales page? Or do you need permission? Learn in this Ask Kiff episode.
Do you need to register your copyrights? Learn why registration can mean the difference between getting something or nothing from your copycat. Get instant access to a 66-minute actionable workshop so you can understand the value of registration. Plus get access to the workshop slide deck and a best practices workbook. What is a website […]
Do you have online shop policies? That’s a great first step to establishing expectations with your customers. But…when something goes wrong, your shop policies likely won’t help. (Because they aren’t enforceable.) In this week’s Ask Kiff episode I share why you need both online shop policies and terms of service. (And don’t forget to leave […]
Thinking about your holiday or year-end editorial calendar? Considering including a product roundup or gift guide? Then make sure you tune into this week’s episode where I share how to do it without ending up in legal hot water. Watch the video | Listen or download an audio-only version | Read the show notes | […]
Two weeks ago, I woke up to an ominous email in my inbox. It was from Google Search Console saying that a new website owner had been added to my account. I logged in and quickly realized that my website had been hacked. This is never the kind of thing that you want to happen. […]
Do you know that not all “free” stock photo sites are created equal? Join me for this week’s In Session and walk away knowing: the difference between Creative Commons license types why this is important what to check before using a photo reputable free stock photo sites Season 2 Episode 7 Live Broadcast Replay Season […]
Ready to turn your traffic into sales? Then you won’t want to miss the replay of this In Session workshop co-hosted with Arianne Foulks of Aeolidia. She shared the double whammy of how to get traffic to your website and convert it into sales! Arianne will help you understand: how to decide if your focus […]
Raise your hand if there’s often a disconnect between what you know and what you do? You see, I know how powerful testimonials or reviews can be. I see them on product pages and they convince me to hit the buy button. I see them on sales pages and see how powerful they are at […]
Want help in learning how to leverage your LinkedIn profile to find new clients? In this free workshop replay, learn how to change your mindset around LinkedIn, from a boring, stuffy social network, to a no-fluff way to connect with clients. My guest co-host Becky Mollenkamp shares three ways you can elevate your LinkedIn game […]
I know that for many of us this has been a hard year. It feels like every day there’s a new injustice, someone acting badly, or actions that further marginalize and divide our country. And in times like this, it’s hard to stand up and fight every time we disagree. Because it feels like too […]
You have lots of questions about the legal aspects of your business. Join me Friday, November 17 to get answers to all your legal questions in a comfortable, conversational environment. Save your seat and leave your question! It can be scary, not to mention expensive, to ask legal questions. Maybe you worry that your question […]
Building your e-commerce website? Then start by thinking about what happens when your first sale occurs. I’m a huge fan of reverse engineering. Starting at the end and working my way backward, step-by-step to make sure that I’ve got everything in place. I’ll admit, this planning process takes time. And planning isn’t everyone’s cup of […]
the artist’s Courtyard Resource Affiliate Manual Checklist Grab a checklist you can use to easily create your affiliate manual. Members Only Not a member of the artist’s Courtyard? Join and get instant access to this resource and 100s of legal templates and tools to add ease to the legalese of running your creative business! You’ve […]
the artist’s Courtyard Resource Guest Post Contract Template + Checklist Do you allow guest contributors on your website? Grab the guest post contract template and checklist. It will make sure you cover all your bases when putting together your guidelines. Members Only Not a member of the artist’s Courtyard? Join and get instant access to […]
I know that you hate reading Terms of Service. But terms of service are there to outline the rules, expectations, and boundaries. They help you know what is and isn’t okay between you and your service providers. And knowing what these say and how they could impact your business is critical. Because you don’t want […]
Do you remember being drawn into the wonder of the Wizard of Oz? I can vividly remember watching the Judy Garland version of the Wizard of Oz as a little kid. The Wicked Witch of the West and those flying monkeys terrified the crap out of me. Even sitting here writing this, thinking about them […]
I can’t believe that Rachel Mae Smith of The Crafted Life and I only met in person late this summer. We met when I had the chance to take a joint workshop from her and Lisa Anderson Shaffer. I’ve been following Rachel’s blog for ages and am a big fan of her work. And proof […]
Are you a fan of blog income reports? I know that I am. I love the insight they give you on how other people are operating their businesses. It’s also nice to see the evolution of a business. Too many people think that it’s super easy to make passive income from your blog. And these reports […]
A couple times a week I get a text message from a friend asking a “quick question.” Most of the time these questions aren’t quick. Which means I end up down a research rabbit hole trying to find the answer. But I try to be a good friend so I usually dig in and figure […]
I’m pretty cynical when it comes to reading blogs or scrolling through social media. I see a post where a brand is featured and I automatically assume it is sponsored content. While this isn’t a revenue stream for my business, I don’t fault anyone for utilizing it. If it works for your brand, more power […]
Overwhelmed by all the legal to-dos? Click here to get a free legal tip each week in your inbox from your friendly legal eagle. Your website is the virtual face of your business. Not only is it is an important business tool but it could be the only interaction people have with your business. I […]
Earlier this year I got an email from a friend who works as a coach. She was in a tizzy, because she had gotten this odd email from a stranger asking her about the status of their project. At first she freaked out because she thought she had dropped the ball on something. She looked […]