Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How One Woman Makes $80,000 a Month on Etsy (TOP 7 for Creative Entrepreneurs)

How One Woman Makes $80,000 a Month on Etsy

Here are seven quick, hand-picked links I thought you might find helpful:

1) Have you been thinking of starting or growing an Etsy business? Alicia Shaffer’s company, ThreeBirdNest, earns nearly $1 million a year on the site, selling handmade leg-warmers, scarves, and headbands.

Here’s how she did it …

2) Whether you’re just starting a new creative endeavor or have been at it for a while, you owe it to yourself to consider Seth Godin’s 16 questions for creative entrepreneurs.

Once you examine your motives and what drives you (as well as what holds you back), your creative pursuit becomes much clearer and easier to navigate.

3) Agnese Aljena believes the world needs art more than ever. The more time artists have to spend on creating, the better. That’s why she outlined these seven steps to becoming a full-time artist.


4) Would you like a simple way to be more productive, optimistic, and empowered? This YouTube video delivers a pep talk on the Power of Questions - and how you can apply it to your creative pursuits, personal goals, and your life.

5) Lena Danya is a full-time visual artist with more than 270,000 YouTube subscribers and an impressive online audience. Lucky for us, she shares her best advice for artists who want to get their work out there and build a following on social media.

6) You probably have more promotion ideas than you know what to do with. The trick is taking those random concepts and crafting them into a concrete marketing plan - one you can wrap your brain around and actually act on!

This podcast offers guidance on creating a marketing plan for your art, music, writing, and more.

7) Barney Davey believes in the power of people connections for artists. Check out his five reasons networking can rocket your visual art career.

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Thanks for all you do to express your creativity and share it with the world!

-Bob

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For More Inspiration ...

Here are three more resources that will power up your creative juices and help you thrive as an artist:

The Passion Principles
101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World

The Empowered Artist
A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference With Their Creativity

The DIY Career Manifesto
The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How into a Profitable Business

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hogwash and Circus Clowns: TOP 7 Links for Creative Entrepreneurs



Here are seven quick, hand-picked links I thought you might find helpful:

1) Fear and uncertainty are the evil twins that stop most creative people in their tracks. Here's a short video on how to overcome them. (Believe it or not, hogwashJethro, and circus clowns are part of the cure.)

2) Nicolette Stinson covers 7 Common Myths About Following Your Passion. In #2, she debunks the "Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow" myth. It's a nice idea, but there are many additional factors that influence someone becoming an abundant artist.

I also covered this topic in this video from 2011.

3) Cory Huff dispels another myth: Artists can't sellHogwash! (There's that word again.) The solution is simply to ask other creatives how they sell. Cory asked, and he got answers!




4) If you've never seen it, check out Ira Glass (host of This American Life) talking about "the gap." It's a frustration that many creative people experience. The good news: There's an easy solution.

5) I'm all for sharing your work and touching people with your creativity. But, as Austin Kleon says, you don't have to share everything.

6) Stop comparing yourself to others! Start comparing yourself to the only person who matters.

7) So, you think you don't have time for your art, music, writing, or creativity? Guess again. Here's an inspiring perspective, which includes the Jerry Seinfeld method.

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Thanks for all you do to express your creativity and share it with the world!

-Bob

P.S. If you enjoyed this TOP 7 list and want to express your gratitude ... Purchase a book below, become a patron, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn.

For More Inspiration ...

Here are three more resources that will power up your creative juices and help you thrive as an artist:

The Passion Principles
101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World

The Empowered Artist
A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference With Their Creativity

The DIY Career Manifesto
The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How into a Profitable Business



Friday, October 27, 2017

The Power of Questions | Inspiring Motivation for Artists (S3E11)

The Power of Questions, Inspiring Motivation for Artists

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If I could give you a simple way to be more productive, more optimistic, and more empowered as an artist, would you be interested?

On this episode I give you an inspiring pep talk on the Power of Questions - and how you can apply it to your creative efforts and your life.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The 5 Success Habits of Creative Entrepreneurs (S3E10)

Success Habits of Creative Entrepreneurs

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So, you have an awesome idea for a business you'd like to create. You feel inspired to pursue a career as an artist, writer, musician, actor ... or you want to create your own start-up or nonprofit organization.

You want to express yourself, do good in the world, and make money doing it. Fantastic!

Here are five essential principles to help you build your own independent career, based on my many years as an author, musician, artist, and actor - and being self-employed in the arts.

If you understand these success habits now, you'll have a much easier road ahead of you.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Motivational Speech for Artists, Authors and Entrepreneurs (S3E9)

Motivational Speech for Artists Entrepreneurs

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Ready for a big dose of inspiration to fuel your drive for independence and self-reliance as an artist, author, or entrepreneur?

In this episode I share a new motivational message and talk about reaching 1 million channel views on YouTube.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Advice: How to Respond to Tragedy as an Artist (S3E8)

How to Respond to Tragedy as an Artist



When tragedies and senseless acts of violence take place (as they did recently in Las Vegas), how should we respond as creative people? What can we do about it?

As a musician, writer, artist, poet or performer with a fan base to speak to, what can YOU do about it? What should you say?

You may feel helpless. Should you do anything at all?

Only you can answer that. But in this episode I offer a few important options to consider.

Here's a link to the written blog post:

http://bob-baker.com/buzz/how-to-respond-to-tragedy-as-a-musician/

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Monday, September 25, 2017

The Power of Now for Artists, Musicians & Writers (S3E7)

Power of Now for Artists

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The Power of Now is not just the title of a book by Eckhart Tolle. It's also a powerful philosophy used by the most successful creative people.

Listen to this sage advice for artists, musicians, writers, actors, and more.

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