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Turn Hearts Into Instagram Clients

 

You don’t have to sound like an infomercial to do business on Instagram. Turning hearts into clients doesn’t have to be a pain either.

 

If you’re stuck stalking people instead of earning cash, you need to rethink your Instagram strategy.

 

You don’t have one, do you? Don’t hit the panic button. I’m here to help.

 

 

In a nutshell:

  • You want to infusing your personality into your business through Instagram Stories.
  • You want to show that you mean business by having a professional looking feed.
  • And finally, you want to direct your followers to the place where they can learn more + sign up or buy now.

 

Does this sound like spamming to you? I think you can do it. Get clear on your path to profit + start making some good money doing what you love on Instagram.

 

Keep me posted on how it goes!

 

Till me meet again.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

This Is How My Illustrations Come to Life

 

Hi I’m Mayi Carles, a tiny Panamanian artist with a T-Rex heart making a living on the internet by being myself, owning my weird and sharing all the lessons I’ve learned along the way, including the messy middle.

 

And this is how my whimsical illustrations come to life (in case you are curious):

 

 

Let’s recap:

  • First, I sketch my quirky illustrations by hand with a .5 mechanical pencil on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of papel.
  • Second, I paint by hand with acrylic paints for a that painterly look that feels like a real human being did it, cuz computers can’t do what my hand can.
  • Third, I scan. 
  • Forth, I clean up in Photoshop + vectorize it in Illustrator.
  • Fifth, I share it with you.

 

If you would like to know the specifics about the tools I use, I talk about that in this post!

 

Is there anything else you would like to know about my process? Ask away in the comments.

 

Would you like to check out my Design Studio? Click here!

 

Till me meet again.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

6 Tips For Introverts Running A Business

 

There is a lot of hype around being an entrepreneur. These days everyone wants to be one. Build an empire. Conquer the world.

 

I’m an accidental entrepreneur. Initially, I didn’t quit my job because I wanted to work from a laptop with my feet soaked in warm sand. I hate sitting in the sand, it gets in too many places + electronic devices. I did it because (I don’t think you know this about me), but I’m a hermit. I couldn’t deal with the social anxiety of leaving my house everyday + dressing up + driving to work. It’s too people-y outside.

 

Being my own CEO + setting up my business online has helped me feed that neurosis.

 

Don’t be fooled by the bubbly personality. Inside this pint size cheerleader, there is an introvert stirring the wheel, maneuvering my way out of small talk.

 

So how does an introvert run a profitable business? I’ll give you a few pointers:

 

 

Let’s recap:

  1. Like Weight Watchers, I have a points system.
  2. I don’t always connect, but when I do, it’s with one person at a time. 
  3. I have created a tier of offerings that have different levels of interaction. 
  4. I fired Twitter + Snapchat + Google+.
  5. Raise your introvert white flag high! 
  6. Remember that you are the boss of you and your business. 

 

That’s what I’ve got for you today.

 

Any tips you can add to the mix? All my introverts would love you for it. So please add them in the comments, alright. Don’t be shy (wink wink)

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

PD: Love today’s yellow space dress that makes me feel like I’m on the set of Austin Powers? I got it at my mom-in-laws lovely store @inmotionboutique

Do’s and Don’ts of Doing Custom Work

 

Welcome back my friend. Here’s another vid for ya’, from my T-Rex heart to yours. This one is all about commissions or special request projects.

 

If you are considering doing custom work, follow these simple do’s and don’ts, so you can enjoy the process + appreciate your client (as opposed to resenting the sale):

 

 

I love doing custom work. Last month I got paid to design a unicorn mascot named Juicy. Pinch me. But it wasn’t always this much fun.

 

When I started I wasn’t charging enough, I apologized for everything that wasn’t even my fault, I had no boundaries in place. I’ve learned tons by doing + making mistakes, so I hope that today’s video inspired you consider doing custom work, or if you are already taking special orders to make it an awesome experience.

 

If you have any tips of your own to share, drop them in the comments below this episode.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

PD: Love today’s jumpsuit? I got it at my mom-in-laws lovely store @inmotionboutique

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

 

Not every day I feel energetic. Happy hippo. Awesome. Self confident. Overly excited about E-VERY-THING. It’s annoying I know. I annoy myself sometimes for being so positive.

 

But you should meet Mayi-zilla. She ain’t this cheerful. She’s hangry. Whiney. Bitchy. And likes to stay in her pajamas all day to avoid sunlight + any contact with the human species.

 

Whenever I go Mr. Hyde on my Dr. Jekyll I have a list of go to activities that make me feel the best feelings in the world.

 

These are a few of my favorite things (said in song like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music):

 

 

Now it’s your turn.

 

Share with me your list of favorite things in the comments or social media @mayicarles.

 

xo,

Mayi Carles

 

PD: Special thanks to my mom-in-law for this weeks outfit, sponsored by her lovely store @inmotionboutique