Tuesday, September 24, 2013

011 - Barbara Winter, Making a Living Without a Job - The Creative Entrepreneur

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Barbara Winter, Making a Living Without a JobThis episode features an inspiring interview with Barbara Winter, author of Making a Living Without a Job and publisher of the long-running "Winning Ways" newsletter.

She is a pioneering self-employment advocate, writer and teacher who has spent the last three decades pondering the question, "Why aren't we all self-employed?"

In this interview you'll learn:
  • How Barbara profoundly inspired me nearly 20 years ago
  • The role that curiosity played in her success
  • How Barbara tapped into the power of her fans to set up a recent workshop tour
  • The importance of making mistakes on a small scale
  • The shift from credentials-based expertise to experience-based expertise
  • How to answer the question, "How are you going to do that?"

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

010 - Full-Time Painter & Visual Artist Tom Fedro - The Creative Entrepreneur

Tom Fedro, Full-Time Painter & Visual ArtistThis episode features Tom Fedro, a Chicago area visual artist who has been making a living at his craft since 2001. In addition to having a vibrant and colorful style, Tom is a prolific artist who cranks out several new pieces every week and sells as many as 350 paintings a year - that's nearly one sale every day!

In this interview Tom shares:
  • The unexpected way he became a paid visual artist in the first place
  • How he became one of the top-selling artists on Ebay
  • The mindset that allows him to be comfortable with sales and marketing
  • How he prices his artwork (a challenge for every visual artist)
  • What types of canvases he uses, how he ships his work, and what companies he prefers
  • How he dealt with a major sales slump six years ago and overcame it

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

009 - Marcia Yudkin on Being a Full-Time Writer & Author - The Creative Entrepreneur

Marcia Yudkin, Full-Time Writer & AuthorMarcia Yudkin has been a full-time writer for 32 years (since 1981). She has written 16 books over the past 25 years. On this episode of "The Creative Entrepreneur" she shares her keys to success - some of them even surprised me.

You'll learn:
  • The three key factors that have allowed Marcia to make a full-time living for more than three decades
  • The fascinating story of how her book "Six Steps to Free Publicity" got published
  • Marcia's unusual approach to goal setting and career growth
  • Why her weekly "Marketing Minute" email newsletter has been such a hit with readers for 15 years
  • Marcia's unique outlook on cash flow, personal finance and debt

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