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ARTrepreneurs is a weekly podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to live their best creative lives. Whether it's shining a light on new business strategies or sharing the stories of self-made creatives, Artrepreneurs aims to bring people together. My name is Michael Der and I am a full-time photographer with nearly 10 years of experience in the freelancing world, and I’m sitting down with an amazing community of visual artists to talk about process, business, and the lessons ...
 
You can learn a lot from listening to creative leaders talk about what made them successful. Every artist, designer and creative entrepreneur has a unique story about their journey to find professional success that can help inspire and guide yours. From happy accidents to dealing with adversity, industry innovators share their experiences, insights and advice to help you navigate your career and find your own path. What do they all have in common? They never stop learning. Neither will you w ...
 
Jessie and Angela, the Founders of Art Hive Magazine and CreativeFutur.ist, reveal the strategies and secrets they've amassed over the last decade working in the publishing, arts, and entertainment business. Sharing both the successes and failures in everything from magazine publishing, to television hosting and producing, and even event production — Jessie and Angela share actionable advice to create, scale, and design the business and life that you want — without creative burnout.
 
I firmly believe that everyday is a bonus round. I create because I'm alive. I believe in the freedom of self, and that life is more than a miracle. I interview creative minds all around the world who live on their own terms- so that you and I may absorb the lessons and change the world. Live your life as if you had to live the same life all over again. In this show, I cover mindfulness, productivity, habits, creativity, living off the grid, quitting that miserable job, location independence ...
 
Business Mic is a weekly podcast show comprised of intimate interviews with exciting entrepreneurs and leading industry experts who open up and share their amazing business experiences. This is the best place to find meaningful conversations with industry leaders, insider knowledge and key business resources all for free with a brand new episode published every Monday. It doesn't matter what stage you are on your journey, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, saving money from your job to ...
 
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EP 38: For many of us, we're waiting for the right moment until we've learned everything there is to know about a new venture before launching into it. It's a classic perfectionist conundrum because the reality is you don't get the experience and know-how until you actually take action. Whether you want to start your new creative business, launch a…
 
EP 37: Understanding and practicing sound image licensing techniques can be very frustrating to many photographers. With rising WFH contracts and limited education on controlling image rights, we often find ourselves asking "is it even worth trying?". In today's episode, we talk with freelance photographer, educator, and author, Todd Bigelow about …
 
EP 36: It's not uncommon for clients to push back on your estimate and ask if there's any wiggle room in your rates. They may even ask you to explain your rates. And whether you are looking to get them closer to your number or meet them halfway, it's good to know how to adjust your rates that leave both sides happy. In today's episode, I answer an …
 
EP 35: One of the best questions I've been asked is "what makes a photographer a professional, besides making great pictures?" Imagine having 1/4 the talent level you currently have. How would you sustain your business? Think about your answer, and you might just discover what your priorities are. In this episode, I'll discuss why it's so important…
 
EP 34: Being entrepreneurial in spirit comes with its fair share of anxiety, failure, and struggle, but it might just be easier to be the entrepreneur than to be the person standing beside the entrepreneur. In this episode, I'll discuss the principles that have helped my marriage withstand the speedbumps of self-employment. Support the show (https:…
 
EP 33: Most businesses spend the majority of their time and energy on client acquisition, and while those efforts are not without their merits, forgetting about your current clients is a mistake we cannot make. In this episode, I'll talk about prioritizing the client relationships you currently have. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/a…
 
EP 32: Traveling on assignment is one of the great privileges a photographer can experience, but it can also bring unwanted stress. In this episode, I'll give you some advice on tips to reduce your travel anxiety for your next assignment. Cradoc Foto Software Stock and assignment photography pricing, image keywording, and photo business management …
 
There are some things that a lot of us creative people worry about… money, audience response, the quality of our work. When we recognize that some of these things are just always going to be true, we can release some of that worry and get to making great art!By Cole NeSmith and Adam Sliger
 
EP 31: Is cold-emailing legal? What do I need to know to send my customers and leads new promotions? In this episode, we break down the rules and regulations of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, so we can reach out to our clients in a lawful way. *CAN-SPAM Act: A Compliance Guide for Business Cradoc Foto Software Stock and assignment photography pricing, i…
 
EP 30: Thrilled to host Christina Peters on the podcast! Christina is a renowned food photographer with over 25 years in the commercial photography industry, and in this episode, we talk about proactive marketing strategies to stand out with the clients we want to work with, while at the same time, building a strong mindset needed to turn our hobby…
 
EP 29: Living a minimalist lifestyle doesn't have to apply to just clearing the attic of old toys and unworn clothing. It can also play a big role in your creative and business ventures. In this episode, I'll discuss how a minimalist approach can help you manufacture more space, more time, and more energy. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee…
 
EP 28: Networking typically favors the outgoing and gregarious personality, but what about the introverts? How can the seasoned wallflower become a social butterfly? In this episode, I'm going to provide 5 tips to help you build comfort and confidence in your face-to-face networking. Cradoc Foto Software Stock and assignment photography pricing, im…
 
EP 27: Instagram might be the most powerful awareness builder on the planet, but does it mean that if you host a dormant account that you can't market to your target audience? In this episode, I'll talk about the importance of creating intentionality behind the platforms you do choose to engage with. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/a…
 
EP 26: Every entrepreneurial move has startup costs, and it is very common to interact with debt to fund the launch of your new business. While doing so is not inherently a bad decision, without awareness of your finances and the knowledge of how to attack debt, you could leave your business vulnerable. In this episode, I will give you 5 points of …
 
"If you build it, they will come" is often a misconception. Once your product is ready to be shared with the world, it can be confusing on where to advertise and how much to spend. Advertising can often be an overwhelming process, so we want to share some simple, yet actionable ways to market for free...or almost free. Follow us: @theangelayungk @j…
 
No need to “fake it til you make it.” No need for “imposter syndrome.” Confidence isn’t about knowing it all or getting it all right. Confidence is about building the belief that you can navigate the challenges and come out on the other side a-okay. This episode is supported by Wireframe. Check out their podcast at https://link.chtbl.com/wireframe?…
 
EP 25: Every website needs to have an about page or a bio description for your potential clients. What information needs to be there, and what points of emphasis should be highlighted? In this episode, I'll talk about 5 things to consider as you revise or build your website bio so that you can make your message more customer-centric. Cradoc Foto So…
 
If you want your business to succeed, you need mental toughness. You must be able to persevere in the face of difficulty even when things look bleak. This is where positive self-talk can come into play. In this episode, we discuss actionable methods to pump up your positive inner dialogue. The study mentioned in the episode: https://psycnet.apa.org…
 
This week we talk about some helpful technology tools to help us streamline our creative process. Whether it’s editing promo videos or just keeping track of our creative ideas, there are a ton of tools that can help us thrive. This episode is supported by Wireframe. Check out their podcast at https://link.chtbl.com/wireframe?sid=artrepreneur…
 
EP 24: At what point does a hobby become a business? Is it when you get the first check? Is it when you get your first client? Your first repeat client? What does the IRS say about this? Does it even matter? In this episode, I will leave you with 9 questions to ask yourself to determine whether your ventures can be categorized as a legitimate busin…
 
All day, everyday, we’re making decisions. In life and in art. Why do we sometimes avoid making decisions? How can we make more informed decisions? That’s what this week’s episode is all about. This episode is #5 of a 5 episode series on things that help us thrive as artists and as people. This episode is supported by Wireframe. Check out their pod…
 
EP 23: The majority of small businesses fail within the first 5 years of launching. For creative professionals branching off on their own, the reality may be very similar. There is a myth that if you understand the technical work of a business, then you understand the business that does the technical work. This is not true. For all business owners,…
 
Everything we do as artists is tied to communication. That’s why it’s key to our creative endeavors. This week, we talk about how we can listen to be inspired and communicate to inspire others. This episode is #4 of a 5 episode series on things that help us thrive as artists and as people.By Cole NeSmith
 
EP 22: Collecting payments can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being self-employed. It is easy to run into clients who frequently ignore deadlines and pay you after the due date. But nobody likes being the "heavy", so what can we do to improve our chances of getting paid faster so that we have a healthy cash-flow for our business? In this…
 
EP 21: How do profitable businesses run out of money? This is a concept that was foreign to me when I first started freelancing, but soon enough I discovered the value of understanding how a healthy cash flow acts as the lifeblood to a self-employed business. In this episode, we dive into what cash flow is, how it relates to profit, and how to iden…
 
It’s not immediately obvious how physical health ties into our lives as artists. But it really has a big impact. Exercise, Food, Substances, Sleep… all these things combine in a healthy way to help us thrive creatively. This episode is #2 of a 5 episode series on things that help us thrive as artists and as people.…
 
EP 20: Every photographer, amateur or professional, needs to have a repeatable system for organizing and managing their images. From ingesting, to culling, to keywording; they all make up the foundation of a good backend workflow. In this episode, we talk with the director of marketing at Camera Bits, Mick Orlosky, on the essentials of a good digit…
 
As artists, we’re constantly communicating and making decisions. But have we been given the tools to do those things? And are we coming to those decisions from a place of centeredness and clarity? This week, we being a 5 week journey diving into 4 principles that can radically transform our lives and creativity for the better. We’ll be looking at p…
 
EP 19: When you start your creative career, the big first hurdle is convincing people to trust you even though you have no experience. It's a classic "chicken and the egg" scenario. You need the work to get the experience, and you need the experience to get hired to do the work. So what can we do to kickstart our career that requires no industry ex…
 
EP 18: Not having a system for your leads is a sure-fire way to lose sight of who you need to contact and how to market to them. Starting with a client list or a lead list is important for every freelancer to chart where they are now and where they want to go. In this episode, I'll break down what information needs to be on your client list so you …
 
EP 17: Saving money is a goal for everyone, but few seem to have a system in place to do it. When left up to our own motivation or self-discipline, we find ourselves highly unreliable. The system in which we use is what will allow us to grow our savings for big life expenses and retirment. In today's episode, I'll be talking about the what, why, an…
 
Best-selling children’s book illustrator David Soman, known for the series Ladybug Girl, sits down with Artrepreneur curator Matt Rota to dive into his rediscovery of children’s book illustration and the lengthy creation process of Ladybug Girl. David Soman has illustrated other titles such as Three Bears in a Boat, and The Monster Next Door, and c…
 
EP 16: Depression might hit each person differently. For some, it might be short-lived, whereas others might experience a wave that lasts years, robbing them of joy and creativity. In this episode, I talk about my history with depression and some of the tools I use to combat it. Artrepreneurs: @artrepreneurspod Have a question that you want address…
 
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