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Using Your Creativity

Updated on April 5, 2013

Making money using your own creativity ~

Today's economy isn't recovering nearly as quickly as most people would like, so to earn some extra cash, many people (myself included) are turning to their own creativity. In this lens, I'll introduce you to some very creative people, some resources for expanding your own creativity, and some places to put your creativity to work earning you some extra cash.

My own self-promotion
My own self-promotion

Promote Yourself!

Self promotion is a key ingredient to successfully making extra cash with your creativity. Of course, the internet is a great tool for self promotion. Create a "fan page" for your creative self, featuring all that you can do. Create a Squidoo lens about yourself and your creative endeavour. Network with other. Set your imagination free.

Featured Creativity! - Ian Pumpkin Carver

Ian's Carvings
Ian's Carvings

"I carve foam pumpkins, normally the size's are 13" height and 10" width. The colors are Orange, white and black. They can be sprayed painted a different color if needed. The Eggs are foam as well, They are 10" height and 8" width. Same goes for the colors. As of now though the eggs are done for the season. Pumpkins are mostly all yr round for me." ~ Ian

Visit Ian's Facebook page - and tell him Lee sent you!

Ian ~ Pumpkin Carver

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Ian starts with this.....
Ian starts with this.....
Daryl Dixon
Daryl Dixon
Daryl's Wings
Daryl's Wings
Universal Monsters
Universal Monsters
Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler
Dr. Brown
Dr. Brown
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
A CafePress Design
A CafePress Design

My Personal Creative Streak ~

I have a passion for manipulating photographs into art. I love to take pictures, and have discovered that even a bad shot can be turned into something beautiful. I use several different photo editing programs to get the desired effect. Most of my pieces re indistinguishable from the original photo.

I also enjoy creating video memories using photographs & video clips. Burned to dvd or just used digitally (such as on YouTube) - these memories are replayed over and over.

I also put my creative streak to work by using websites like Zazzle & CafePress to put my graphic creations on t-shirts and other useful gifts.

YouTube Creativity

YouTube is full of the creative works of thousands of people. If your video gets enough hits, YouTube will give you the chance to get paid!

People Using Their Creativity

This is an ongoing list of online shops offering all kinds of creativity.

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    • Lee Hogg Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee Williams 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      @anonymous: Thank you!

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      8 years ago

      Very creative lens and loved your creative ideas! Best wishes for all success. :)

    • Lee Hogg Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      Lee Williams 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thanks for stopping by! I'll make a point to visit your lenses AND your Etsy shop!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I love using my creativity to earn a little extra in my retirement years! :-). I have a craft shop on Etsy for my "crocheted critters", and write a bit about them here on Squidoo. Always happy to meet a fellow creative crafter.


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