HEY THERE, ASPIRING ARTIST!
You're ready to become part of the creative community, you've explored different ways of creating.
Now it's time to get started with your creative business, for real.
So far you've made the plan to make money with your creative passion. However you're not yet at home in the creative scene, and you have no idea where to get started when it comes to selling your creative work.
Improving your creative work is still crucial at this stage of your journey. Nonetheless, it's the basis of every creative business. Make sure you know exactly what it is that your creating and why your doing it.
Your right in the middle of getting to know yourself as a creative, your creative business and what it's all about and let's not forget about your future clients. They're one of the most critical elements when it comes to building a thriving creative business. Make sure to spend time talking with them.
Even though fellow creatives won't be part of your creative business, it's essential that you become a connected member of the creative community. Get to know fellow creatives, go to events, mingle, learn from their experience and bring in your own experience. Because yes even though you haven't yet been part of this creative world, you're still someone with expertise in some field or another. So share your knowledge, you might help someone else too.
Talking and sharing about your work might feel genuinely daunting to you at the moment, but it's a crucial part in selling your creative work. Get to know how other creatives talk about their work. Take a look at people that do the same, but also at people that practice a completely different creative field. On the sparkling creative Podcast, you'll be able to find several conversations I had with fellow creatives about their journey. The Podcast 'Art for your ears' is a great place to hear fellow creatives talk about their creative process. Make sure to check them both out.
As I know out of my own experience especially at the beginning of running a creative business, it's crucial to flood yourself with information, learn, learn, learn and then learn some more.
Plus of course, implement what you've learned too. Experimentation is key. Don't just trust that one thing will work, when one thing doesn't work out as planned reevaluate, change your strategy and try again.
Not everything someone else did will be right for you.
I've collected a few of my favorite resources for you below. I hope they'll help you on this journey.
Make sure to ask me all your questions in the sparkling creative community or schedule a free mini session with me, where I'll help you figure out your next steps.
I hope this helps you!
Have a sparkling day,
Podcast Episodes that might help you on this journey:
Get inspired by my conversation with Tiffany Pratt.
Follow your inner sparkle, trust in yourself and believe that you can create the lifestyle your dreaming of.
What does it take to be a sparkling creative? Just having a glamorous looking glittering life or is their much more to it?
Running a creative business is though. Time intensive and everytime 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.
Sometimes we just get carried away and jump into a new adventure head over heels. However in some cases - for example when it comes to starting a creative business - this approach is a bit risky.
That's why I thought we should talk about what you need to know about your creative work before you jump into turning it into a creative business.
Running a creative business can be lonely. Especially when you're 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.
Being a sparkling creative can be though, having a supportive inner circle around you can be crucial in making things work. Their are two types of support groups that can make your creative adventure a hell of a lot easier. Masterminds and accountability partners. There are many different ways to join a Mastermind groups, so let me show you how to figure out what might be a right fit for you.
Let me take 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 in your own business.