Creative Thursday

Mastering the Energy of Selling Your Art (part 1)

Mastering the Energy of Selling Your Art (part 1)

So you've been doing "all the things" to sell your work and you're still not having the success you want?

 

While we have access to a lot of education around the practical steps to selling your Art + Creations, there aren't enough conversations around this very important piece to selling your work ~ your ENERGY.

Let's change that conversation starting now with this episode, part 1 of a 3-part series.

 

We talk about confidence but your overall energy is much more than that.

 

While you can muscle your way through to a certain level of confidence, a consistent, integrated, inspired energy around selling work is what you need to build the successful business you dream of.

 

What's the specific energy you need and how do you accomplish that exactly?

 

That's what I'm talking about in part 1 of this 3 part series.

 

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Money Mindset Manifestation for Creatives with Creative Coach Nick Demos

Money Mindset Manifestation for Creatives with Creative Coach Nick Demos

The latest in trendy buzzwords or concepts that actually play well together? And if so how can Money Mindset + Manifestation help you reach your goals + dreams?

 

A topic I've wanted to explore more in-depth on this podcast for some time...It took a minute to meet + invite and get to know the guest I trust to take this conversation further ~ one who not only walks the walk but offers one of the clearest explanations of Mindset + Manifestation, along with practical tips and recommendations on how you can choose to practice both (with an approach that works for you) to invite more Abundance (including Money) into your world.

 

As an Artist who's been aware of, continually learning, and practicing my version of Manifestation for well over 20 years, this conversation sparked a profound new clarity + transformational insight that has stayed with me ever since we recorded this episode

 

Packed with inspiration and ah-ha's + Insight from a limitless Creative who's resume includes: a Tony Award Winning Producer, Award Winning Filmmaker, Former Professional Actor/SingerDancer, Yoga Teacher, Pranayama + Reiki Practitioner, Creative Coach, and fellow Podcaster.

 

If you don't yet know Nick, you will. I can't wait for you to meet him in this episode. Enjoy!

 

You can find all things Nick Demos at

thenickdemos.com

@thenickdemos on Instagram

 

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What to do when You're not Feeling Your Art (or Your Art Business)?

What to do when You're not Feeling Your Art (or Your Art Business)?

What do you do when your creative spirit is missing?

 

We don't often talk about this as Artists ~ but the thing about turning your passion into your business, is that lines can get blurred and you need to find ways of staying connected to your passion to have long lasting success in your career.

 

And when seasons of life can feel like too much all at once, making Art might feel like the last thing you want to do ~ yet without your Art there is no business...

 

As Professional Creatives we need tools at the ready to give ourselves grace, while also helping us to find our way back to center and inspiration again.

 

In today's episode I'm offering a possible solution:

  • I talk about how I navigate social media for my creative businesswhen I don't feel like sharing
  • The boundaries I set for myself when it comes to engaging with social media
  • A variety of tools I use to help find my way back to my center + peace + creative inspiration

 

- and inviting you to join me for #30daysofsketchwithmarisa if you feel inspired to!

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Want to be an Overnight Success?

Want to be an Overnight Success?

Are you making progress at a pace you're pleased with?

 

Or does it feel like everyone's journey to success is going a whole lot faster than yours?

 

In this episode, we're talking about time and timing

  • is Overnight Success actually a thing that's possible today
  • and if so is it what you want
  • what timing is right for you
  • how long does it take to grow a successful Art business
  • are you going after your definition of success or someone else's

 

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Are you an Impostor?

Are you an Impostor?

Have you ever wondered if you're not really ready for your dream? Or what if your dream actually isn't right for you?

 

Of is it that self-doubt and fear have momentarily gotten the best of you...

 

With all this talk of Impostor Syndrome, I thought it was time for a deeper dive into what this phenomenon is all bout ~ especially because when using this term as it applies to Artists + Creatives there's a lot of grey area.

 

In today's episode, I talk about

  • when the concept of Impostor Syndrome originated, it's actual definition, and who it was describing
  • how does it apply to Artists
  • how to know if you're an Impostor or just think you are
  • the questions to ask to help you let it go once and for all

 

 

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My Go To Tip to Inspire Your Creative Practice

My Go To Tip to Inspire Your Creative Practice

Works every time!

 

In all my years of Art making, sharing, and selling there's always 1 step I take that helps me in every area of my creative practice.

 

In today's episode, I share with you my go-to tip to help you:

  • kick-start your creative inspiration
  • stay consistent with your Creative Practice
  • complete a series of work
  • share your work with the world

 

Enjoy + happy creating!

 

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15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 2)

15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 2)

Ready to dream + explore more possibilities of how to profit from your Creative Gifts!

 

Welcome to part 2 of last week's episode no. 308 (you can listen to part 1 right here) where I walk you through 8 more ideas for generating revenue with your Art.

 

Everything I'm listing in this episode and the one last week are all proven ways I've generated revenue in Creative Thursday over the past 16 years.

 

It's a well-known fact that for a business owner to have peace of mind, you want to have multiple revenue streams, some more passive than active, and what I'm emphasizing today is to have recurring revenue built into (at least 1, if not more) of those streams too.

 

I've been talking about my friend and business coach Stu McLaren's workshop over the last couple of weeks.

If you're seriously considering starting your own membership, product or knowledge focused, and you're reading this TODAY! You're in luck because Stu just opened the doors to TME - The Membership Experience this week and TODAY is the very LAST DAY to join the 2023 session.

 

So don't let another year pass you by and miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Click here to join TME

 

I can't recommend this program enough. One of the best, and only courses I've completed from start to finish, I'm thankful everyday I came across Stu in 2019 and jumped into TME.

 

I've been working with Stu ever since and my business continues to grow with more clarity, efficiency, and profit than ever before.

 

Join TME here

(proud to be a partner of Stu's. When you join through my link I'll be coaching a group of you through the program, in a more intimate setting to get your questions answered, brainstorm ideas and have the opportunity to dive a little deeper into what you're learning so you can implement it successfully right away.)

 

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15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 1)

15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 1)

Continuing the topic of generating multiple revenue streams in your business, in this episode I'm sharing part 1 of 2 episodes with a list of 15 proven ways to profit from your Art.

 

Everything I'm listing in this episode and the one coming next week are all proven ways I've generated revenue in Creative Thursday over the past 16 years.

 

It's a well-known fact that for a business owner to have peace of mind, you want to have multiple revenue streams, some more passive than active, and what I'm emphasizing today is to have recurring revenue built into (at least 1, if not more) of those streams too.

 

My friend and business coach Stu is hosting his 1X annual FREE Workshop all about how to turn what you know, love, and do into recurring revenue in your business, and part 3 is today! You're not too late to join us, and he's also hosting a Masterclass this Sunday to catch everyone up at 8 pm ET

 

Jump in and join us here

 

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Recurring Revenue, what could that make possible for you?

Recurring Revenue, what could that make possible for you?

Want peace of mind as an Artist, Solo-preneur Creative Business owner?

 

I'll never forget what one of my early Mentors said to me "You want to sleep at night as an entrepreneur? You're going to want many eggs in your basket"

 

And she was right. By eggs, she was referring to multiple revenue streams. The part that I would add today is to make as many revenue streams as you can recurring revenue.

 

Artists in particular have to be very careful about conserving their energy, especially when they turn their Art into a business because feeling inspired is not only tied to your creative well but to your income.

 

It's all too easy to experience burnout when you're consistently creating for your revenue.

 

You can really sleep at night when you have consistent income coming in, in some cases while you're sleeping.

 

In today's episode, a behind-the-scenes of one of our Expansive Artists call, my friend and Mentor Stu McLaren is back on the podcast to share ideas for all the ways you can add recurring revenue via 2 different models into your business, especially as a creative.

 

And I stay on to answer questions for our members about ideas they have plus my experience investing in Mentors and the choice to grow the Mentoring side of my business.

 

Stu is hosting his 1X annual FREE Workshop all about starting your Membership and it starts TODAY!

Jump in and join us here

 

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What happened to Etsy? and 3 Tips to Selling Art Online

What happened to Etsy? and 3 Tips to Selling Art Online

Did you hear about what happened to Etsy sellers last week?

 

After 16 years of selling Art online, getting an early start also selling on Etsy, there's one non-negotiable that I emphasize to ALL of the Artists I have the opportunity to work with, and I'm sharing it with you in today's episode.

 

The recent Etsy events reminded me just how important this one tip is an inspired 2 more I'm sharing especially if I were getting started selling my Art online today.

 

In this episode I talk about:

  • the most important assets in your business and how to protect them
  • the trends that are happening in online selling and how to prepare for the changes coming
  • how to get noticed faster than when the algorithm chooses to feature you, and without paid ads

 

If you want to put these tips into practice as soon as next week, Come join us! I'm hosting my Sell A Piece of Art Workshop + Coaching Week and you're invited.

 

Click the link below to register

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