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Want a Global Fan Base? Do This! (S3E23)

8/19/2018
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Sometimes, when I ask artists what their goals are, they say, “WORLD DOMINATION!” That’s an admirable goal, but unless you’re already a super star, it can lead to lots of frustration. In this short episode (pulled from a video I recently posted) I offer the best way to build a strong, loyal fan base. My advice is probably not what you think. This is also great news for introverts. What do YOU think? Leave a comment on Facebook, LinkedIn or here. You may also be interested in ... Get...

Duration:00:04:55

Starving Gardener? Aunt Louise? What? Listen to This! (S3E22)

7/21/2018
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Let's bust this myth of the starving and struggling artist once and for all. And we'll use gardening and Aunt Louise to help us do it. What? Just listen and I'll help you break the stereotype and become an Abundant Artist instead! You may also be interested in ... Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. Just click here: http://PromoteYourCreativity.com/ The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians,...

Duration:00:08:55

The Artist-Fan Connection w/ Mich Hancock (S3E21)

7/11/2018
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With this episode I’m cross-pollinating podcasts. I was recently a guest on Mich Hancock’s MichMash podcast. Here’s the opening segment where I share my journey through the arts. Toward the end we discuss some powerful principles of creative success, including what it takes to make a strong and lasting bond with your fan base. It's the key to making a living and making an impact with your art. Listen to the entire MichMash podcast episode...

Duration:00:13:07

Acting for TV and Film w/ Ruby Mercado (S3E20)

7/5/2018
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Ruby Mercado has an amazing attitude, mindset, and work ethic. Yes, she has great advice on how to create your own opportunities in the oversaturated Los Angeles acting world. More important, listen to how she breaks through fear, stays centered, and builds confidence in herself and those around her. Inspiring stuff, no matter what creative field you're in! Learn more about Ruby Mercado...

Duration:00:38:03

Advice for Artists: 4 Simple Words to Obliterate Procrastination (S3E19)

5/30/2018
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How to Blast Through the Excuses That Hold You Back! Four simple words is all it takes to make progress with your music, book, art, or other creative project. Learn more about The Passion Principles: 101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World Amazon US paperback link: http://amzn.to/2uv3Bh7 Amazon and Audible audiobook link: http://amzn.to/2wsxH2V Amazon US Kindle link: http://amzn.to/2t2r8BU For all other countries: http://mybook.to/TPPrint You may also be...

Duration:00:08:08

YANNY vs LAUREL Song (S3E18)

5/25/2018
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In this short episode I share an original song I wrote last week about the raging debate over YANNY vs LAUREL. Which is it? In this humorous tune I put my foot down and choose a side. I know, I should have pronounced Yanny like “granny” or “nanny,” instead of like the musician Yanni. But you get the point :) You can watch the YouTube version here: https://youtu.be/CNv3nSdPf8M You may also be interested in ... Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when...

Duration:00:03:38

Making Money in the Arts, Part 2 (S3E17)

4/15/2018
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In this episode I share the four reasons artists create (and why #3 holds the key to turning pro and making money). I also cover the two overlapping factors that must be in place for you to monetize your talents and creativity. This is the second in a series of podcast lessons on how to make money as an independent creative entrepreneur. You may also be interested in ... Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP...

Duration:00:10:16

How to Make Money as an Independent Artist, Part 1 (S3E16)

2/11/2018
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If you're like most artists, you could use a little more cash flow. Maybe a LOT more. If so, you're not alone. It's one of the biggest challenges that my new consulting and coaching clients face. This episode should help. It's the first in a series of podcast lessons on how to monetize your talents as an independent artist. You may also be interested in ... Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. Just...

Duration:00:11:14

Self-Employed in the Arts (S3E15)

1/12/2018
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Want to know how to be your own boss as a musician, writer, visual artist, or performer? Great! But, if you really want to earn a full-time living in the arts, don't get stuck in this common trap. On this episode, pulled from a new video I just posted, I explain what this obstacle is and how to overcome it. As you know, I've been a solo entrepreneur in the arts for many years, so I have a lot of hard-won advice on this topic to share. You may also be interested in ... Get free access...

Duration:00:08:55

Show Your Work in 2018: The Power of Consistent Sharing (S3E14)

12/24/2017
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This episode is all about the surprising benefits of consistently sharing your creative work. I examine two case studies: Jonathan Coulton and Emily Hope Price. Bottom line: When you commit to regularly sharing your music, art, words, talents, etc ... you create opportunities to get exposure, attract fans, and make more of an impact with your art. I feel so strongly about this I decided to launch the 30-Day Build Your Fan Base Challenge to help you (and me) share our work on a...

Duration:00:13:04

Your #1 Asset as an Artist in 2018 (S3E13)

12/13/2017
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The new year if right around the corner, and there are many ways to define “success” as an artist in 2018. For the purposes of this video I define success as “making an impact” with your music, words, art, performance, etc. In other words, it’s the level at which you touch people and bring value to their lives through your art. To reach that point you must expose your creative work and connect with people. Listen to this episode for my advice on the best way to do that in 2018. I feel...

Duration:00:10:50

Face Your Fear, Conquer the Uncertainty Monster (S3E12)

12/2/2017
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Face Your Fear! Listen to this motivational message when you're ready to embrace and conquer your fear, as well as your resistance to uncertainty. And you can do it without being "fearless." The text of this Face Your Fear message was adapted from ... The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference with Their Creativity http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/ Links to stuff mentioned in this...

Duration:00:06:51

The Power of Questions | Inspiring Motivation for Artists (S3E11)

10/26/2017
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If I could give you a simple way to be more productive, more optimistic, and more empowered, would you be interested? On this episode I give you an inspiring pep talk on the Power of Questions. Links to stuff mentioned in this episode: The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference with Their Creativity http://bob-baker.com/buzz/empowered-artist-movement/ Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered...

Duration:00:11:19

5 Success Habits of Creative Entrepreneurs (S3E10)

10/17/2017
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So, you have an awesome idea for a business you'd like to create. You feel inspired to pursue a career as an artist, writer, musician, actor ... or you want to create your own start-up or nonprofit organization. You want to express yourself, do good in the world, and make money doing it. Fantastic! Here are five essential principles to help you build your own independent career, based on my many years as an author, musician, artist, and actor - and being self-employed in the arts. If...

Duration:00:12:53

Motivational Speech for Artists & Entrepreneurs (S3E9)

10/10/2017
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Ready for a big dose of inspiration to fuel your drive for independence and self-reliance as an artist, author, or entrepreneur? In this episode I share a new motivational message and talk about reaching 1 million channel views on YouTube. Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. Just click here: http://PromoteYourCreativity.com/ Links to stuff mentioned in this episode: The Empowered Artist: A Call to...

Duration:00:09:45

Las Vegas: How to Respond to Tragedy as an Artist (S3E8)

10/2/2017
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When tragedies and senseless acts of violence take place (as they did recently in Las Vegas), how should we respond as creative people? What can we do about it? As a musician, writer, artist, poet or performer with a fan base to speak to, what can YOU do about it? What should you say? You may feel helpless. Should you do anything at all? Only you can answer that. But in this episode I offer a few important options to consider. Here's a link to the written blog...

Duration:00:08:05

The Power of Now for Artists, Musicians & Writers (S3E7)

9/25/2017
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The Power of Now is not just the title of a book by Eckhart Tolle. It's also a powerful philosophy used by the most successful creative people. Listen to this sage advice for artists, musicians, writers, actors, and more. Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. Just click here: http://PromoteYourCreativity.com/ Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/0eWUoJ7VPes Links to stuff mentioned...

Duration:00:09:36

Tiny Habits & Rituals: The Best Way to Reach Your Creative Goals (S3E6)

7/19/2017
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There's a better way to set and reach your goals as a musician, artist, writer, actor, or creative person. Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. Just click here: http://PromoteYourCreativity.com/ Watch the video version of this episode at https://youtu.be/mKqsa0O9P7s This episode was inspired by: Goal Setting Is a Hamster Wheel. Learn to Set Systems Instead | Adam Alter - Big...

Duration:00:07:04

Most Inspiring Interview Ever? Sheri Fink Pt 2 (S3E5)

6/14/2017
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Get FREE access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you get on the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. It's free and easy. Just click here: http://www.PromoteYourCreativity.com/ Sheri Fink has amazing energy and an infectious positive attitude. She's the author of five best-selling children's books and more. If you missed Part 1 of my interview with her, you can catch it at: http://www.diycareermanifesto.com/2017/02/sheri-fink-childrens-author.html or...

Duration:00:27:06

Marketing Plans for Artists: Turn Your Ideas Into Action (S3E4)

5/18/2017
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Get FREE access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you get on the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List. It's free and easy. Just click here: http://bob-baker.com/buzz/free-course/ If you're like most artists and creative people, you have more promotion ideas than you know what to do with. The trick is taking those random concepts and crafting them into a concrete marketing plan - one you can wrap your brain around and actually act on! This episode spells out my best...

Duration:00:13:44