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Creative Thursday

My Biggest Takeaways from the Profitable Artist Plan + 4 Ways to Adapt to ALL the Industry Changes

My Biggest Takeaways from the Profitable Artist Plan + 4 Ways to Adapt to ALL the Industry Changes

Are you frustrated with all the changes?

 

Do you find the resistance creeping in along with a wish to just keep things the same for a while, already!

 

I see Artists coping with similar struggles over and over, and it doesn't help that there are also a lot of shifts happening all at once in the creative and online industries.

 

If we want to keep following through on our plan, it's time for a different approach again.

 

I've recognized an important shift you can make starting today that may help you let go of ALL those same struggles.

 

In today's podcast episode I share with you my biggest takeaways after hosting another session of the Profitable Artist Planning Workshop along with the top 4 trends I see happening in our industry and my suggestions on how you can adapt to the changes to continue experiencing the success you want.

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What qualities separate a Struggling and a Thriving Artist?

What qualities separate a Struggling and a Thriving Artist?

When you think of a Thriving Artist, what qualities do you think they embody?

 

In today's episode, I'm joined by 3 Artists, Marie Delage Carlson, Heather Harrington, and Yvonne Sellick.

 

Alumni from our first sessions of Artful Selling joined me to share with me not only the qualities that they believe separate the Struggling from the Thriving Artist but also what has made the difference for them as they continue to gain more momentum and Art sales in their Creative businesses!

 

  • from leaving graphic design to becoming a full-time Artist,
  • to getting comfortable with selling once and for all
  • how selling is easy once you get clear on 1 thing in particular
  • to booking more commissions for happy customers all in a row
  • to growing in confidence

 

And more. As is often the case with my conversation with fellow Artists, we touch upon a lot of details involved with this courageous Artist journey we're all on together.

 

The Doors to Artful Selling are OPEN! but only until Tuesday, August 30, @ 11:59 pm PDT

Join us!

https://artfulselling.com/

 

Here's where you can find and stay in touch with our guest from today's episode:

 

Marie DeLage Carlson

@fleur.de.lys.art on instagram

Heather Harrington

@lifeandwhim on instagram

Yvonne Sellick

@yvonnesellickart on instagram

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One Step at a Time with Pastel Artist Yvonne Sellick

One Step at a Time with Pastel Artist Yvonne Sellick

How do you create a life you love?  

Committed to being an example for her children, and finally living her dream as an Artist, Yvonne has figured out what works when it comes to building her Art business.

Honored to have her as a member of our Expansive Artists and Artful Selling communities, it's been so exciting to see her progress over this past year. In today's episode she shares the moment she decided to pursue her love of Art again, how she found the courage to begin sharing more than just her work and how her confidence as an Artist and art sales have grown in just 1 year.

You can find all things Yvonne Sellick

yvonnesellickart.com

@yvonnesellickart

 

 

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Don't Make These Mistakes on Instagram

Don't Make These Mistakes on Instagram

Do you have a love hate/relationship with social media?

Do you want to create art you feel connected to and sell it to Collectors who LOVE what you create without feeling forced to bend to an algorithm?

Yes! Fabulous! in a time when the demands of effectively using social media are changing (once again), it's time to revisit how you want to approach using this tool. Let's start at the beginning.

There are a whole lot of mistakes I see Artists unintentionally making, simply because they don't know what they don't know. Time to change that and reconnect with why using social media is one of the most incredible, powerful tools, to yes - genuinely connect with the people who get you and your work.

And if you'd like to go deeper on how to find your Collectors on social media ~  

Join me for the special live workshop (+ replay recording if you can't join us live)

"How to find Your Collectors on Social Media" https://socialmediaforartists.shinepages.com/ 

 

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Artist Success Stories - Dreaming BIG + Making it Happen

Artist Success Stories - Dreaming BIG + Making it Happen

Coming to you with a special Sunday edition of the podcast.

In 2000, I started to ask myself the question, if I truly believed I could follow my dreams and become anything I want to be in this world, would this path I'm currently on, be the one I'd choose? It was answering that question that ultimately lead me to finally acknowledging that I always wanted to become an Artist.

When I was easing my way into the belief that I could be an Artist, I found great comfort in listening to any and all stories from people who had been where I was, chose to pursue their passions and made it.

I couldn't get enough of these stories. Let's be honest I still can't get enough.

What has become my check-in, I still ask myself that question, which invites me to keep dreaming bigger. And it's listening to stories from the inspiring people out ahead of me on the journey that keeps me appreciating how far I've come and enthusiastically focused forward on all the goodness that is yet to come!

I can talk endlessly about my passion for mentoring The Expansive Artists how inspired I am by their kind + generous spirits, dedication to their dream, and their incredible progress every week, not to mention their beautiful art!

But today I invite them to share their stories, and experience as a member of The Expansive Artists to inspire you and give you more insight into what it's like to work with me and be a part of our incredible community if you're thinking about joining us this time!

Enjoy a recording from a recent live chat.

The Doors to The Expansive Artists are OPEN! only until Tuesday, September 21 @ 11:59 pm PDT

Join us https://theexpansiveartists.com/

The Artists featured: (click on their names below to be taken to their websites)

Eliza Day-Green

Sarah Kelly

Jo. D Livingston

Marisa Montaldi

Marie -Laure Delage-Carlson

 

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Choosing the RIGHT Online Shop Platform

Choosing the RIGHT Online Shop Platform

Are you afraid of making a “wrong” decision when it comes to building your online shop?

One of the questions I get asked the most by the Artists I mentor is “what website, e-commerce platform do I choose for my online shop?” followed by “how do I know for sure, that it's the right one for me?”

So often our fear of making the wrong decision keeps us from making any decision at all, which in turn keeps us in a holding pattern ~ what I refer to as paused versus progressing.

In this week's episode, I'm getting super practical and sharing my top 3 online platforms, and I step you through exactly why these are my favorites.

 

 

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Calling All High-Achieving Artists

Calling All High-Achieving Artists

Call all high-achieving and heart-centered Artists. Want to to turn your passion into an Art career, here are the top qualities I believe it takes to thrive as an Artist, selling online today.

I know, I know ~ when I was coming up with this title High-Achieving Artist (not to be confused with over-achieving) that pairing of words sounded so unfamiliar, downright strange. 

In my desire to support Artists in building a thriving business around a practice of creating Art they love, I never connected High-Achieving with Artist before,  but in recent months it's become increasingly clear the stakes have been raised. As author, Steven Pressfield says, it's time to step into the role of the Professional. Here's how!

Ready to re-connect with your vision + plans for 2021 alongside a group of dedicated Artists (both emerging and established) next week, starting Monday June 14 to have a mid-year check-in and creative dreaming + planning session, click here to to join us for the Profitable Artist's Planning Challenge.

 

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The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

Radical Transparency + No Justification

I reached a point in my creative journey when I realized I had been subconsciously asking for “permission” for a lot of choices in my life. I wondered if other creatives were feeling the same, and how could I support them in breaking through the need to seek opinions + approval from others.

 

While I continued to move forward in my dreams year after year, there was so much more hesitancy + second guessing than I realized along with a strong desire to please, to not unintentionally offend, or polarize.

 

But you can't confidently stand for something and still appeal to everyone, not in your art or your message.

 

Maybe you can relate? but I would say that many of us Creatives still have a disconnect around embracing “Marketing” “Selling” and “Making Money” while still making our Art (with heart). Proudly making money and creating Art that lights you up are not mutually exclusive.

 

 

I'm going to explore this topic more in the coming weeks, and I'm kicking off the conversation in today's podcast episode where I very clearly explain a shift in my business for the first and last time ;)

 

Enjoy and let's do this! 

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3 Myths about Online Teaching for Creatives

3 Myths about Online Teaching for Creatives

Last week, I talked about how online teaching helped me transform my business and discover a powerful tool for growing revenue. 

This week we're back on Clubhouse, delving into some of the myths behind online teaching for Creatives. 

Do you feel the nudge to share what you know and love with someone else or is Imposter Syndrome creeping in.  Could this be a good option for you? Listen on to learn more!

If your curiosity is peaked! maybe you are thinking about adding recurring revenue to your business, you don't want to miss this once a year only free TRIBE Workshop with my business mentor, Stu McLaren starts today, April 22nd  

Click here to register for the workshop

 

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Adding Revenue with Online Teaching, is it Right for You?

Adding Revenue with Online Teaching, is it Right for You?

Artists and entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to expand. This is incredibly important to growing a profitable business, as proven by the unpredictable rollercoaster that was 2020. 

In order to not only survive but thrive in business, you want to plan for adding additional revenue streams.

This episode delves into three reasons why online teaching might be something to consider as an alternate source of income. While it may not be for everyone, you might be surprised at how it can take business to the next level. Listen on to learn more!

And join my business mentor Stu McLaren starting next week, Thursday April 22 for his Free Tribe Workshop that happens only once year teaching you all about Recurring Revenue options that can work for you and your unique business.

Click here to Register

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