'Is it even possible to make a living doing that?' 'Oh your lucky you must have a rich husband?'
I think we've all heard a question or comment like this since we've started our creative business. It made a sad and frustrated and we felt how our chest is tightening up. Even though we know that out there a fellow creatives rocking their creative adventure, thriving. So is this starving artist myth real or not?
Making sure your clients get an outstanding experience is the secret behind the success of wedding photographer Raymond Hatfield. He's the host of the beginner photography Podcast and is sharing his story of how he became a weddings photographer and the hard lessons he had to learn to make his passion a reality.
I'm sharing all about my journey in motherhood and business and what has helped me so far. Even though the journey of every single parent is different, there are probably a few things that can help us all to feel better navigating the chaos that business and kids bring in our life. Things get messy from time to time, but it also gets greater and greater.
Ever wondered which tools successful creative use in their business? Today is your chance to find out. I'll be walking you through all the tools I use in my creative business to run my online marketing. Because I know this Episode might need a bit of visual support, I made this Podcast episode a video Podcast. You can find the full episode, plus the visuals in the show notes on my site.
It's like everybody is doing online marketing, but it seems like nobody knows what goes into it and how to use it successfully. You might have started to do something, but let's get some strategy into your online marketing chaos. Today we'll get you up to speed when it comes to online marketing, and I'll show you how to set up a basic, but successful online marketing strategy.
I'm taking you behind the scenes of my creative business. You'll get to know how an average week in my business and life looks like. How I managed to turn my creative passion into a successful creative business. Of course, I'm not holding back on how you can use the lessons I've learned over time to use them in your own business.
Hiring a designer can be tricky, scary and time intensive. That's why I have collected a couple of tips that will make it easier for you! I hired my first designer, and it was a terrible experience. I paid them money for an unusable result. Don't make the same mistakes, instead, learn from my experience.
Have you ever felt as if a creative, a company spoke directly to you and your needs?
Did you ever make the experience to feel extra pressures when you opened something you've ordered? I sure did. This is what we want for our clients. Mainly because we're offering a luxurious good. I mean nobody truly needs a painting, a stylist or a graphic designer. It's not like we make something they can eat.
If your anything like me you tend to search for solutions for your business troubles in business strategies. And yes there could be a solution lying in them. However more often than not the answer lies within yourself. Most of the time we've not entirely committed to being successful on the inside, maybe because we're scared of failure, maybe because we're afraid of success. Whatever it is join me in today's episode and find out what is holding you back.
Today's episode is genuinely inspiring not only because Bryan Caporicci an award-winning photographer shares the inside scoop on his journey as a creative. However, he's not just and photographer but also an educator and supporter of fellow creatives. Sharing advice in a simple, clear way he might just inspire you to take action. He's a real specialist when it comes to helping photographers run their businesses, which means he's sharing his top tips on the show. Even though he's specialist, he's sharing knowledge that will help every creative no matter what your creating.
You might be just like me; you got started on this creative adventure first and foremost because of the creational process. You can lose and find yourself while working with your material of choice. Solving esthetic problems is your second nature. However, at a certain point, you decided that you not only want to create but also earn your living through doing so. Then my friend you enter a crazy world, where you need to figure out how to make money and manage it. Let's get you started.
Automatization, a hands-free business sounds great and all, however as a creative it seems hard to imagine. In today's' episode, Dawn and I talk about automatization and how to get into it, where to get started and when to get started with it. No worries this episode isn't about automating and outsourcing your creative work. It's just about freeing up more time for you to create.
Books are one of the most significant sources of knowledge and life experience.
When we read them, we learn and experience things we haven't ever heard off before. They can change our lives and business for good. That's why felt like as a bookworm I must share my favorites here on the show with you, so you can have an excellent read and learn something for business and live too.
In today's Episode, Veronica Staudt is taking you with her behind the scenes of her creative business, Vintage Meet Modern. She talks about her secrets on how to talk about your creative product. The not so pretty behind the scenes of selling physical products is getting out on the table, why you should show the whole process that goes into making and selling your creative work and not just the picture-perfect images. Plus we'll touch on how to handle things professionally, gracefully and successfully.
I've never believed that you can make a living as a sparkling creative, somehow I just trusted in me and my creative passion. However, I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing without working on my mindset, learning business strategies and surrounding myself with fellow creatives and entrepreneurs. Get to know why I started the Academy, and you might want to join us.
Tiffany Pratt is my all time favorite creative; I just love, love, love her creative work. However, I might even like how she is as a person and creative entrepreneur more. This is one special episode, Tiffany shares openly about her journey. Just join us and get inspired, because this is just what she does, encouraging people to be who they are and to be the best version of themselves.
We've all heard about the artist's block or creative blocks; this is not a surprise to me. The constant effort to create better and better pieces can result in a complete burnout.
However, there are things that you can do so you won't end up burned out and without inspiration. Over time I've created my repertoire of habits which help my clients and me to stay inspired and rested throughout the whole year.
Join my conversation with Helene in Between where she shares tips and tricks with us on how to turn out Instagram account into a money maker. Because as a creative we don't just need to have a place where we post our pretty images, but we need a place where our potential clients will find us, get to know us and we can open up our universe for them to join.
Isn't it the goals as a creative to spend as much time as possible in your studio? Working on the things that matter most to you, creating your beautiful artworks.
This might come as a surprise to you, but systems, organization, and routines will help you do just that. Creating them will take some time and energy. However, once they're in place, you'll gain back time and freedom to do what you love most. Let's get you started on your path to more studio time, freedom and brain space.
Join my conversation with Annette Ferguson where we talk all about bookkeeping, managing your financials and developing healthy money habits. Because taking care of your finances, your books and your tax payments can be easy.
Running a creative business is though. Time intensive and every time we think we've figured things out we discover that there is just a new challenge waiting behind a corner. Some of them were totally capable of overcoming on our own, analyzing the situation will give us the necessary clues to find a solution. However what happens when you can't figure out how to solve the issue. Then it might be time to ask for help.
If you'll ask me what the one thing was that changed my business from making no money at all to one where I have to handle waitlists, it is entirely due to pitching and promoting. Doing just that and focusing on it brought many awesome clients into my life and business. However, it also helped me to change the perception I had of my business. It skyrocketed my confidence and helped me own my creative superpower. Today I'm sharing with you how you can hop on the pitching and promoting train and how you can do the actual pitching and promoting.
2018 might feel for you already like it started on the wrong foot, however, let's be honest there is enough time left to turn things around. I'll share with you exercises that will prepare you for a freaking remarkable year, and if things are already going pretty well, you might be able to make them even better. Let's get you started, no time to waste.
Creating a plan that helps you sell your creative work, is easier than you might think. Those fancy business words are making things more complicated than necessary. So let's dive into creating a marketing plan that you can implement, one that isn't relying on funds you might not have at the moment.
When was the last time you cleaned up your life? Every single part of it, your studio, your home, your car? Then it's time, tune in today's episode where I break down how you can get rid of all those distracting messes that we all collect in our life. Those messes are holding us back from reaching our big scary goals, so get started and clean up that mess.
Craft shows as we all know are an easy way to sell your creative products, get known in your area and get to know your clients personally. Even though craft shows are always going to be work intensive, when done right they're a great way to sell, present yourself as a true professional and do some on ground market research. In this Episode, I'm sharing my tips and tricks on how to make your next craft show a real success.
Being a sparkling creative can be though, having a supportive inner circle around you can be crucial in making things work. In today's episode, I'm going to share with you two types of supportive groups that can make your creative adventure a hell of a lot easier. Masterminds and accountability partners. Their many different ways to join a Mastermind group, so let me show you what might be a right fit for you. Plus I have some special guests in this Episode that are going to open up about their personal experiences with mastermind groups and accountability partners.
Running a creative business can be lonely. Especially when your first starting out or you've just hit a new milestone growing it. Questions, problems, and challenges pop up everywhere you look and the people surrounding you in traditional jobs, give one weird and not so helpful advice after another. Then it's time to find you a coach or mentor to help you grow this creative adventure of your dreams.