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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 they've learned along the way. Welcome to Artrepreneurs! Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

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 they've learned along the way. Welcome to Artrepreneurs! Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

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United States

Description:

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 they've learned along the way. Welcome to Artrepreneurs! Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

Language:

English

Contact:

7819101158


Episodes

Jacob Basheer Anton: An introspection into male modeling

7/8/2022
EP 79: As visual creatives, it's important to grasp the responsibilities and roles of your creative team for optimizing your projects as best you can. As human beings, it's even more important to have empathy for the people you work with and try to understand where they are coming from and what motivates them. In this episode, I sit down with male model, Jacob Basheer Anton to discuss his career and his motivations to create meaningful art. Jacob Basheer...

Duration:00:53:36

How to implement zero-based budgeting

6/24/2022
EP 78: Budgeting has a dirty feel to it doesn't it? It makes you feel like you did something wrong or that you're in a timeout corner at school. The reality is budgeting do not have to come with shame or embarrassment. This simple skill set has the power to be a force multiplier in your debt-killing and savings-growing arsenal. https://www.ramseysolutions.com/ramseyplus/everydollar Support the show

Duration:00:15:58

Do you need a DBA for your Sole Proprietorship business?

6/17/2022
EP 77: DBA's, also known as Doing Business As, can be a brand-building decision for your business, but is it all that it's cracked up to be? What is it and why do people get them? Support the show

Duration:00:08:37

The Freelance Isn't Free Act

6/10/2022
EP 76: A bill has passed in the state of New York that impacts freelancers in a great way! One of the struggles of being a freelancer is collecting timely payments from clients, and this Act aims to hold companies accountable for how they treat their growing freelance laborers. In this episode, I break down my first reaction and what it could mean for future gig...

Duration:00:10:08

3 Financial targets for your post college career

6/3/2022
EP 75: Congratulations college graduates, it is your time to shine! The road ahead promises many great adventures and obstacles that will both challenge and inspire you as you begin your autonomous lifestyle. One such adventure is the ability to manage your financial goals such as paying down student loan debts, investing for retirement, and living within your means. In this episode, I talk about a few financial targets as you begin your post-college career. Support the show

Duration:00:16:06

The importance of valuing your Intellectual Property, and not just your labor

5/27/2022
EP 74: One of the common traps I find freelancers fall into is they price themselves without taking into account the intellectual property they inherently possess. In my opinion, this makes us laborers, not creatives, and it is up to us, not only to fight for these rights upfront but to include that value in our pricing. Cradoc FotoSoftware (www.cradocfotosoftware.com) For any purchases you make, use the code; MD-0620 at checkout for a 10% discount on any of their products. That code allows...

Duration:00:11:00

The constant struggle between creativity and commerce

5/20/2022
EP 73: I'm not sure if there is an easy way to reconcile the conundrum of prioritizing both creativity and income. If you ask 100 creatives, you may get 100 different answers. Either way, it is a struggle for most creatives as they want to maintain artistic integrity but also make money. In this episode, I talk about my own struggles in finding harmony between the two highly important ideals. Support the show

Duration:00:10:36

Uh oh...your client has run out of money...

5/13/2022
EP 72: The longer I've freelanced, the more common I've seen this occurrence among industry colleagues. Their clients, my clients, your clients, have seemingly run into a snag, and payment for your services, low and behold, is going to be put on indefinite pause. In this episode, I talk about these scenarios that so many freelancers find themselves facing. Support the show

Duration:00:19:43

First impressions of mirrorless cameras

5/6/2022
EP 71: After working exclusively with DSLRs for the past decade, I've finally accommodated mirrorless camera bodies in my workflow. Even though I may be late to the game on this, I'm providing my first impressions on the features I like and don't like in this new system. Support the show

Duration:00:16:41

Is there anything we can do about hyper inflation?

4/29/2022
EP 70: Facing 8.5% inflation rates is no easy pill to swallow. Regardless of how we got here, we have our own choices to make to combat these stealth taxes as best as we can. In this episode, I'll talk about a few proactive measures that can at least put us in a better mental head space as freelancers and entrepreneurs. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/artrepreneurs)

Duration:00:08:46

Should I be using an Employer Identification Number instead of my Social Security number?

4/22/2022
EP 69: We constantly fill out forms that require a Tax ID, whether it's for business, for banking, or for taxes. The question is whether or not there is a better and safer alternative to putting our social security number out there in the world so frequently. In this episode, I'll talk about the benefits of setting up an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your...

Duration:00:09:12

Intro to Quarterly Taxes Pt. 2: How do you calculate what you owe and how do you pay?

4/15/2022
EP 68: We are continuing our investigation on quarterly estimated payments for 1099 creatives, and in this episode, we break down simple ways to calculate what you owe in taxes, and how to pay. https://www.irs.gov/payments Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/artrepreneurs)

Duration:00:11:35

Intro to Quarterly Taxes Pt. 1: What are they and who are they for?

4/8/2022
EP 67: Freelancing and full-time employment vary in a number of different ways, and one of the most important differences to note is how you manage your taxes. While employees have taxes withheld, freelancers do not. In this episode, I talk about what quarterly estimates are, who they are for, and when to pay them. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/estimated-taxes https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040es.pdf Support the show...

Duration:00:09:00

Why wedding photographers love prime lenses

4/1/2022
EP 66: The debate between prime lenses and zoom lenses can be both sensible and fickle at the same time. Each photographer has his/her own vision, and not every scenario calls for a universal standard. But it does seem as though each niche has its tendencies, and in this episode, I break down some reasons why wedding photographers prefer the benefits of the prime lenses over zooms. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/artrepreneurs)

Duration:00:14:50

Does it really take money, to make money?

3/25/2022
EP 65: We've all been told, that it takes money, to make money. And while some facets of that may ring true, it might not be a universal truth, nor might it be a valid self-narrative for any entrepreneur to uphold. In this episode, I'll explain why I think this casual phrase might do more harm than good. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/artrepreneurs)

Duration:00:11:46

Who owns the copyright when you take a picture?

3/18/2022
EP 64: Copyright law is extensive and occasionally difficult to wrap one's head around. There are progressively more and more scenarios that dilute the waters we swim in as creators in a digital sharing era. But a basic grasp on the value of owning the copyright versus selling the copyright can help navigate creatives throughout their career. In this episode, I talk about the very basics of copyright...

Duration:00:10:22

The value of professional redundancies

3/11/2022
EP 63: Identifying potential points of failure can be just as critical to success as developing great work. It's not a matter of if, but when a mistake is made or a piece of gear is broken, and it is up to us as creative professionals to ensure that we can get the job done unequivocally for our clients. In this episode, I'll list 7 areas of contingency planning to practice in your business. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/artrepreneurs)

Duration:00:19:41

Should I buy or should I lease?

3/4/2022
EP 62: The benefits to owning gear are numerous, but it is not without challenges either. Not every small business owner has the funds to drop down a large lump sum of money to acquire the tools needed to do the jobs. With technology advancements improving at a rapid pace, is leasing a potential option to avoid having our money tied up in obsolete equipment? In this episode, I give my 2 cents on leasing vs buying for professional creatives. Support the show...

Duration:00:13:00

Why your conduct is just as important as your work

2/25/2022
EP 61: Conduct is just as important to your branding as your style, your creativity, and your hustle. It is not about what you think your brand should be, but rather how the customer, client, or colleague experiences your brand based on your actions. In this episode, I break down why integrity is so meaningful to your reputation and highlight the mistakes I've made that hurt my own. The Futur (podcast) with Chris Do - feat Marty Neumeier Support the show...

Duration:00:14:33

How insurance creates assurance

2/18/2022
EP 60: Working photographers are not always guaranteed safe haven from accidents, theft, or damage. Some might even say, these possibilities simply come with the territory. In this episode, I talk about how playing solid defense can keep your business and your mental health above water in moments of crisis. ***UPDATE - New information has come up on the photographer I specifically mention in this episode. This episode was recorded before knowing the full details of her past statements. The...

Duration:00:14:42