Upcoming Event in NYC: An Evening with Artist Cat Coquillette: Scale a Side Hustle into a Business

Hello, NYC friends! I'll be in town in a few weeks and giving a talk at the Skillshare office on Thursday, March 8! I’ll be speaking about how I scaled my side hustle into a business & how I use passive income to support my travel lifestyle year round.

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Interview with Coworker.com for "Coworkers of the World" Series

Coworker.com reached out to interview me for their "Coworkers of the World" series. If you're a location-independent entrepreneur, chances are you're already familiar with Coworker.com. They connect people with awesome coworking spaces around the world. No matter where you are on the globe, they make it easy for entrepreneurs to find a workspace and community where they can thrive.

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Announcing My New Course // Modern Watercolor Techniques: Explore Skills to Create On-Trend Paintings

Explore your creativity and expand your painting skills with these step-by-step watercolor techniques! We’ll be focusing on modern techniques that you can’t achieve with any other medium – this is part of what makes watercolors so special.

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Digital Nomad Cat Coquillette on Scaling a Side Hustle into a Business  // Interview with Skillshare

Skillshare periodically features their top teachers in one-on-one interviews, which helps to demonstrate the broad depth of creatives and professionals who have have found success on their platform. After both of my classes made it into the Best Classes of 2017 List, they reached out to me to understand more about my journey as a creative and educator.

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CatCoq Featured in Buzzfeed's 99 “Limit Breaking Female Founders” Share The Most Important Lessons Learned From Their Experiences

I was profiled by Buzzfeed for their latest article featuring limit-breaking female founders. I joined alongside 98 other entrepreneurial women who are making a name for themselves in their industries. We shared our stories, including the lessons we've learned and the best advice we have to share for others making similar journeys.

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My Special Guest Appearance with Kansas City Live

Over the holidays, KC Live contacted me to see if I was interested in appearing on their holiday special for a guest interview. My response was an enthusiastic "YES". Kansas City Live is an hour-long show that spotlights the people, places, trends and local attractions that make KC such a great place to live.

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All the Best Ways to Collect Email Addresses (So You Can Sell More Art)

There’s a reason your favorite websites hit you with pop-up windows to collect your email addresses. It’s because they work. Really, really well. I put together her top tips to collecting email addresses so you can start turning your fans into customers.

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My Year in Review

2017 has been one helluva year. It’s my first year of full-time traveling, which has taken me to some uniquely gorgeous places and introduced me to an incredible group of nomadic/entrepreneurial friends. I've packed in a ton and created some of the best pieces in my artwork portfolio. Check it out!

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Skillshare Best of 2017 – Featured List

Every January, Skillshare announces their curated "Best of" list, where their team hand-selects the top fifteen classes in two categories: Creative and Business + Tech. I'm so excited to announce that both of my new classes made the cut and I was featured in both lists!

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Email Marketing 101: Here’s How To Create Promo Emails That Convert

Email campaigns are one of the most effective methods of marketing your business online. I put together a checklist of key tips to help you create a solid email campaign that will appeal to your audience, boost your artwork sales online, and grow your brand recognition.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Art Licensing: Sell Your First Piece of Artwork Online

I've officially launched my newest online course! It’s packed with tips to help you make money selling your artwork online. Getting involved with art licensing is an excellent way to boost your passive income and my class is filled with tips to help you make your first sale online as well as boost your sales if you’re already established!

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Top 13 Phone Cases for the Ultimate Girl Bosses of the World

These epic designs are perfect for the empowered woman-warrior-princess. Links to purchase down below!

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Fresh Floral Arrangements by CatCoq Now Available on Creative Market

Announcing the new launch of my digital download collection! My Fresh Floral Arrangements watercolor set is officially available for purchase on Creative Market. The collection contains 77 high-res, hand-painted watercolor graphics, including wreaths, corners, arrangements, and individual elements.

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The Top Ten Best Sites to Learn New Art Skills Reviewed by CatCoq for the Society6 Blog

Society6 asked me to put together a list of my top ten best resources for artists looking to grow their art skills. Check it out here. One key factor for succeeding as an artist is continuing to grow your creative skillset. My portfolio has evolved tremendously over the past few years. I’ve improved my painting techniques, learned time-saving shortcuts, established a solid aesthetic, and kept up with market trends. Utilizing the right resources was key in this journey.

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Drawing Wanderlust // Feature Profile: My Interview with Kansas City's 435 Magazine

I had the opportunity to chat with 435 Magazine about my CatCoq brand, travel plans, and what inspires the artwork I create. The story is published in their October issue, but you can also take a peek at the article online.

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Feature in CEO Blog Nation: 12 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on Coworking Spaces

CEO Blog Nation invited me to join eleven other entrepreneurs in sharing our thoughts on coworking spaces. (Hint: I love them!) Coworking spaces are shared working environments full of independent activity. Unlike traditional workplaces, coworkers aren't employed by the same organization– they're freelancers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and online workers.

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Tips for Framing Artwork – Choosing Frames, Matting, and Sizes for Art Prints

Picking out artwork for your home is the fun part. But how do you go about framing it? There are a few tips and tricks you can use to make sure you're choosing the perfect frame for the perfect print. 

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My New Skillshare Class is Live! // From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop

My brand new Skillshare class has officially launched! From Paper to Screen: Digitally Editing Your Artwork in Photoshop is now open for enrollment. Tip: This class is essentially free to join if you click that link above and sign up for a 2-month free trial with Skillshare! One key factor with succeeded with passive income streams like licensing and print on demand is making sure your artwork translates beautifully from paper to screen. This class will be tailored to that process.

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Laptops + Coffee Shops  // My Top Coffee Shop Picks for Digital Nomads Working Remotely in Chiang Mai, Thailand

After five months in this incredible city, I've explored a good number of cafes from which to work. I decided to share my favorites, ranked in terms of the things that matter most to us digital nomads: internet speed, comfortably, price, ambiance, and (of course) air conditioning.

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How Much I Spend in a Week Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand

My "digital nomad" lifestyle means that I'm location independent, although I've been living on-and-off in Chiang Mai for the past six months.In the spirit of full transparency, I've put together a breakdown of how much I spend during a week period living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I'm a 29-year-old illustrator and graphic designer and earn 90% of my income through licensing my artwork. I primarily work in coffee shops and cafes throughout the city and consider the price of a coffee my "rent" for free wifi + a temporary workspace.

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