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Creative Thursday

My New "GameChanger" Planning Tip!

My New "GameChanger" Planning Tip!

My planning practice, or rather my planning obsession, has reached a new level and I've got a brand new tip to share with you in this episode.

 

Inspired by another new love for project management - something that before my business started to grow to include a team that I had no idea "was a thing" - this planning tip is good for both using pen (preferably markers!) + paper and digital.

 

I’m also celebrating the release of the brand new 2nd edition limited edition 2023 creative planner, which is date free so you can start it or use it at any time of the year that you like.

 

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Why I Don't Recommend Selling in Collections

Why I Don't Recommend Selling in Collections

Are you feeling frustrated that you aren't getting any traction in marketing and consistently selling your work?

 

This might be why... Not all marketing trends are the best strategy, especially for Artists starting out.

With a new "Art expert" popping into my social media feed every other day, there's more noise than ever out there with a million and one recommendations and marketing strategies to try, one of which is the trend that encourages selling work in Collections.

In today's podcast episode I'm breaking down why I disagree with the trend of recommending that you sell and release your work in Collections, especially if you're just starting out.

And if you want to go deeper on this strategy in an upcoming LIVE Masterclass I'm teaching next week, you can learn more and save your spot at Dailypaintingmethod.com

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The Exact Strategy I used to Grow a 6 Figure Art Business

The Exact Strategy I used to Grow a 6 Figure Art Business

In almost 300 episodes I haven't shared EXACTLY how I started my Art business, how is that possible?

 

The truth is that business owners can get so distracted by shiny squirrel syndrome (listen to this previous podcast episode no.) and all the latest marketing strategies, that we can miss the most obvious one that's right in front of us, and forgetting to stay focused on what works (easily!) and double down on doing more of that.

 

Exhibit A - me, Marisa right here mentoring you and forgetting to emphasize what was the most important foundation to growing Creative Thursday, the specific strategy that took me from selling 1 greeting card an entire holiday season to growing a 6 figure Art Business.

 

In this episode, I'm sharing the practice that helped me

  • stay consistently connected to making my Art
  • find my Artist voice
  • grow my following + my email list
  • find my Collectors many of whom are still collecting my work today
  • and generating consistent revenue with Art sales

 

And if you want to go deeper on this strategy in an upcoming LIVE Masterclass I'm teaching next week, you can learn more and save your spot at Dailypaintingmethod.com

 

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Artist Success Stories

Artist Success Stories

Sharing inspiration from your fellow Creatives with Artist Success Stories with you in today's episode with 4 guest Artists and Expansive Artist members.

My favorite kind of conversations to have ~ as we do! we touch upon a lot of topics on this journey of an Artist:

 

  • how the decision to stick to a higher price resulted in a loyal collector
  • why the work of the Artist is equal to the work of a health practitioner
  • how to make time for what you want even when you have a full-time job and are raising children
  • a check-in question to help you keep focused on track
  • tips for how to get started
  • how to stay confident and not give up on the roller coaster days
  • how to stay fulfilled + connected to your Art when you're juggling responsibilities including parenthood

 

Enjoy!

And come join us in The Expansive Artists!

The doors are open for the last time this year! Join us at https://theexpansiveartists.com/

before Tuesday, October 18 @ 11:59 pm PDT

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How to Turn Your Passion into Profit

How to Turn Your Passion into Profit

Are you ready? To commit to this life filled with work you love and by work you love ~ I mean working for yourself. No, maybe you're not ready to turn your passion into the self-employed life because it absolutely can also be fulfilled in a job with the best kind of boss, but if you are ready to take your work into your own hands? then this episode is for you! As you can imagine, this conversation is much deeper than a podcast episode but these 4 tips will kickstart your commitment.

Join me next Thursday to take the conversation further

"How to Grow Your Income so that You will Have More Time to Make your Art" creativethursdaycourses.com/moreincome

 

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Alina Serebryany on Finding Your Customers and a Reframe that will Dramatically change how you Market

Alina Serebryany on Finding Your Customers and a Reframe that will Dramatically change how you Market

Get your pen and paper ready, because you're going to want to take notes, and listen back a couple of times. Alina generously shares what became more than a podcast episode, but a Class on Marketing and Finding Your Right Customers. This episode may dramatically change your perspective on Marketing. How you market your business will never be the same.

Join me today, 3 pm PT, for my very first Creative Roundtable and Masterclass "Finding Your Right Customers" where Alina is my special guest.

http://bit.ly/creative-roundtable

Today, March 28, is the LAST day to join us in the Creative Outliers 

http://bit.ly/thecreativeoutliers 

 

You can find all things Alina at

Alina.work 

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Ashley G. Poirier on the reason for your struggle and designing + building a business from the heart

Ashley G. Poirier on the reason for your struggle and designing + building a business from the heart

Listening to this episode will not only make you want to be a better business owner, artist, and designer, but you'll want to be a better human. Ashley's story will inspire you in so many ways, especially reminding all of us to step out of our bubbles and experience the world with more compassion. I know you are going to love my conversation with Ashley G and the story of her new venture Shop Poirier.

You can find all things Ashley G. and Shop Poirier here

www.ashleygoldberg.com

www.shoppoirier.com

@ashleygoldberg

@shoppoirier

 

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Helen Dardik: On Why it's Not All About Talent & What life is really Like as a Working Artist

Helen Dardik: On Why it's Not All About Talent & What life is really Like as a Working Artist

No More Excuses! "Cue the Confetti!!!!" Join me for a special conversation (and celebration of the 100th Creative Thursday episode!) with Illustrator and Designer Helen Dardik. One of my very first podcast guests, Helen returns to catch up on life, creativity and work 11 years later. She shares her secrets to success on life as a Working Artist, from how your tribe will find you, what it takes to grow a huge Instagram following, why it's not only about talent, why you MUST show your work even if you're scared and why being slightly discontent leads to you to more happiness.

This episode is brought to you by Helen and my Painting Workshop coming to Los Angeles this December; Opera Florals and Character Blues. Join us for one day or the whole weekend.

http://bit.ly/helenmarisapaint

 

You can find all things Helen Dardik 

@helen_dardik

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REAL TALK on Being your TRUEST Self and why you MUST see Nanette by Hannah Gadsby

REAL TALK on Being your TRUEST Self and why you MUST see Nanette by Hannah Gadsby

Warning: this episode contains (some) raw emotion and a lot of deep thoughts. If you prefer small talk or are not up for processing today, this one is not for you. ;) After waiting a month to be ready to share this episode, I give you my thoughts on the incredibly moving, funny, and profound "Comedy" special "Nanette" by Hannah Gadsby.

 

"Nanette" by Hannah Gadsby is available on Netflix

 

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