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Creative Thursday

If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

Hello Creative Friend, I've got you!

 

While I don't regret it, I do look back and recognize the sometimes subtle, singular decisions I could've made that would've been a game changer in growing my Art business.

 

In today's episode, I'm sharing with you the 1 thing - if I could only pick 1 - that I'd do differently.

 

There's no need to repeat the Artist struggles and yet I see Creatives ignore this recommendation again and again.

 

So this is it! my invitation to act on this 1 simple suggestion that has the potential to radically change the success you'll see in your Art business from this point forward.

 

And here are more ways I can help you, starting TODAY 💖

  1. Come join me LIVE TODAY Thursday, August 11 for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday @ 10 am PDT. Same day + time next week too!
  2. Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5-day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Click here to register, and you can also upgrade to grab your Creative Planner (including domestic + international shipping!) before the workshop begins.
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At Square One Building Your Art Business? 3 Steps to Get Started

At Square One Building Your Art Business? 3 Steps to Get Started

You don't want to skip this part!

 

It can be easy to get too carried away with more advanced steps to building your Art business that you completely forget to be thoughtful in the order and care you take those early steps.

 

When you rush, and try to figure it out by yourself you just cost yourself more frustration and time in the long run.

 

Save yourself that agitation now and ask an experienced Mentor you trust for guidance.

 

Just like one of our Expansive Artist members asked me during our monthly Q&A. It's such a good one that I wanted to share my answer in this week's podcast episode.

 

Some ways you can get coaching from me over the next month:

  1. Come join me LIVE for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday next Thursday, August 11 + 18 @ 10 am PDT
  2. Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5 day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Invite to register 💌 is coming soon, so stay tuned! If you aren't already on the Creative Thursday email list, be sure to join so you're first to know about all the upcoming workshops.

 

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Healing from Surgery + How I Won’t Be Doing Business the Same

Healing from Surgery + How I Won’t Be Doing Business the Same

No one wants it to take an overnight hospital stay to be the wake-up call for you to learn an important lesson.

But so be it.

This is my personal story that doesn’t veer far from my professional life. For too long I let fear and anxiety influence the way I chose to grow my Creative Business, and this is where it’s time to make a new choice.

The person who went into the hospital is not the same person who came out, and how I was running it will no longer be the way I will be running it going forward.

In today’s episode, I share with you how this health challenge inspired me to dive into my fear versus resisting it, and what has happened since.

Join the Artful Selling Waitlist here to be the first to know when we open the doors again, on August 26th

 

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Do You Discount Your Art?

Do You Discount Your Art?

Are you in it for the long game or the quick sale?

 

Or? are you wanting to offer an affordable option to your loyal Collectors?

 

Maybe you're prolific and running out of room to create new work?

 

Perhaps, you're getting ready for a studio move?

 

What if you want to celebrate an important anniversary with your Collectors!

 

All reasons that you might consider having a special sale around your original work and yet do you really want to discount your original work?

 

Important questions to answer and in today's Creative Business Coaching over Coffee, I'm joined by Southern California Artist Kat to talk through all of these options when she asked whether to discount her work or not after her gallery exhibition?

 

I also opened today's episode with some thoughts and how to navigate the following your dream path during such uncertain times.

 

You can find all things Kathleen Kaller on instagram

@kathleenkallerart

 

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But, Can You Make 💰 With Your Passion?

But, Can You Make 💰 With Your Passion?

Stunned that we're still having this conversation and throwing cautionary tales out to people who may just be getting up the courage to pursue their passion as a business, I open this episode with a response to a conversation I heard with 2 well-respected Women leaders, just moments before I went LIVE for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee last week

 

And then one of our founding Expansive Artists members, Quilting Artist + Teacher Laura came on to get coaching help with her recent “failures”.

 

She bravely, and vulnerably shared what happened in her recent launch, and together we came up with a solution for her next steps. Spoiler alert: no failing actually happened….😝

 

Happening TODAY! Join me for LIVE Creative Business Coaching over Coffee ☕️ at 10 am PDT this morning over on Instagram @creativethursday.

 

You can find all things Laura Schrader on instagram

@lulusews

 

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How Can You Reach More of Your Audience?

How Can You Reach More of Your Audience?

Turns out that when asked if social media feels both frustrating, and confusing as to who's actually following you? that answer was a resounding 100% on a recent poll I posted.

 

Which means, we've got some work to do!

 

Precisely why I'm back with another edition of Creative Business Coaching over Coffee where I get to have a conversation with EA member and Artist Jeanette Bergstrom answering her Social Media questions.

 

And I open this call by answering this question from Katherine about how to reach more followers, by sharing a whole lot of Social Media tips including:

  1. What content performs best on Instagram right now
  2. Reasons why you may not get seen on Social Media
  3. How to grow organically on Social Media

 

You can find all things Jeanette Bergstrom on instagram

@jeanette.bergrstrom.art

 

Happening TODAY! Join me for LIVE Creative Business Coaching over Coffee ☕️ at 10 am PDT this morning over on Instagram @creativethursday.

 

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How Do You Show Up Consistently Online, While Also Honing Your Craft?

How Do You Show Up Consistently Online, While Also Honing Your Craft?

Oh and! which platform do you choose?

 

Do you choose just 1 or more?

How do you know which one is the right one?

 

Before you set sail in the wide-open ocean of social media, and possibly waste a whole bunch of time posting aimlessly to ALL the platforms at the same time, you're going to want to answer some important questions about your business vision + goals.

 

In today's podcast episode I walk you through suggestions for you to know what will work best for your working style, along with the details of how and why I prioritize what platforms I'm currently focused on, and the best strategy for showing up consistently both digitally and in your art-making process.

 

Happening TODAY! Join me for LIVE Creative Business Coaching over Coffee ☕️ at 10 am PDT this morning over on Instagram @creativethursday.

I'll be hosting another session next Thursday, June 30 as well, same time, same place.

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Keeping your Creative Spirit Intact with Artist Jo Blake

Keeping your Creative Spirit Intact with Artist Jo Blake

What if you could save a TON of time, and get that next breakthrough?

 

Do you have a Coach?

 

Today on the podcast, I'm bringing you a Creative Biz Coaching over a Coffee conversation I had on Instagram with one of our Expansive Artists members, Artist + Illustrator Jo Blake.

 

From practical tips to inspired tangents about living this Creative Business life, we covered a lot of ground in our chat together, from

  • setting up your email opt-in + welcome email
  • to best practices for keeping your Creative Spirit intact
  • while focusing on your work goals and marketing to gain momentum
  • and build your confidence as an Artist.

 

We also talk about this very important truth behind the sudden desire to clean your house (even if you don't like cleaning your house) 😝 🏡

 

And when and why you want to LEAN IN!

 

You can learn more about Artist + Illustrator Jo Blake

@joblakeart  on Instagram

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Not Making Money Yet? Listen Before You Give Up…

Not Making Money Yet? Listen Before You Give Up…

What do you do if your financial goals are not being met by your dream (yet)?

 

How long do you give it before you give up?

 

If this is the question you're asking, then this is precisely the moment you'll learn just how much you want your dream.

 

And how much you're ready to be self-reliant

 

And spoiler alert, as I recount my financial story of how I finally started to make a consistent living, it took me several years and as I continue to grow, the "strategic financial risk" taking never ends...

 

While no one can answer whether you should give up or not, in today's episode, I share the state you definitely don't want to be in when you're deciding, along with 3 suggestions on how to find comfort in the discomfort to help you breathe easier and get the clarity you're seeking about the next step that's right for you ~

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Are You Fitting Your Gifts in the Gaps of Someone Else’s Dream? with James Wedmore, Founder of Business of By Design

Are You Fitting Your Gifts in the Gaps of Someone Else’s Dream? with James Wedmore, Founder of Business of By Design

How do you know that you’re not ready for something you’ve never done before? ~ James Wedmore

If you don't already know him, today I invite you into the world and mind of James Wedmore~ and the opportunity to get off the fence once and for all and say YES to following your passions in this life. 

Telling you now... this is one of those episodes you're going to want to save and listen to multiple times.
 
James is the founder of Business By Design + host of The Mind Your Business Podcast, helping entrepreneurs in all industries rapidly grow their digital products, while working less.
 
In this episode we touched upon a wide variety of topics to not only help you with your online business ~ but these are the kinds of skills that will help you in all areas of your life.
 
 James shares how to:
  • get clear on your passion
  • know if you're ready for this next step
  • become financially self-reliant
  • outsmart your worthy opponent (hint it's not outside of you)
  • stop putting off your dreams
  • get closer to truth
  • never let a negative comment keep you from shining your light
  • the true “secret to success”

 

And TODAY James is hosting his annual 3 part workshop LIVE.

Click here to join the FREE workshop Rise of The Digital CEO

 

You can find all things James Wedmore and Business By Design

at

JamesWedmore.com

on instagram 

@jameswedmore

The Mind Your Business Podcast

 

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