The Business of Creating
Are you tired of working hard but still feeling like a starving artist?
Are you struggling to create more work, hustle more commissions or pack up and gear up for yet one more art show or event?
What if there was a way to take some of that pressure off and maximize your skills to manage your time better, make more money and create more freedom for yourself?
There’s no doubt it’s hard for independent artists to scale their businesses.
You can only create so many projects, attend so many shows and hope that someone will buy your work.
For me and many other artists, teaching what we know and love, is a wonderful way to share our passion, inspire others and make additional income. In the case of online art workshops, that revenue can be residual, making it easier to work smarter, not harder. It’s not a get rich quick scheme and there’s a bit of a learning curve. But once the work is done on the front end, the results can be very rewarding.
After creating my own online workshops, and helping other artists get their art workshops online, it became apparent that there are a lot of gaps in the process. Navigating the digital world can be overwhelming and not every situation suits every artist. The Business of Creating addresses many of the obstacles and frustrations artists face trying to get their work online.
I have built several businesses from the ground up and helped others build businesses from the ground up as well as expand on existing businesses. And what I have learned (sometimes the hard way), is a solid evaluation of where you are in your business, knowing when to do things yourself and when to hire someone and having a solid plan, is critical to your success.
You’ve heard it before. The keys to a successful business are organization, systems, connecting with your audience and developing relationships. But do you really know how to do that effectively and in a way that maximizes you and your work?
If you are interested in learning more about how to get your art workshops online, I would love to talk to you. Whether you want to manage your own online workshops or put them on a marketplace where you have more support, there are plenty of options. Reach out today and I’ll be happy to have a complimentary call with you.
Do you just want to know how to create a quality online course? Click here for my training on how to plan, film and edit an online course, workshop or marketing video using an iPhone or iPad.