As you can imagine as a Artist Money Mentor I receive tons of questions from Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs looking for opportunities to monetize their passion, fortunately for them that’s what I love doing!
Occasionally I’m asked questions regarding what passions are better to monetize than others and that’s the topic of today’s: ASK THE MENTOR!
This one comes from Barbara of San Francisco CA
Q: I was listening to one of your calls recently where you provided some really great stuff about and for creative people.. but I’m wondering what your best tips are for helping folks with a million wonderful ideas to focus down to just a few!
A: First off, thanks for the question Barbara, you know as creatives it’s not uncommon to be good at and/or have a passion for many things but what I always tell my clients and students is not everything we’re good at should be monetized or at least not simultaneously.
Have you ever heard the term “you can’t chase two bunnies”? That’s exactly what I believe about attempting to monetize too many ideas at once.
So while I understand the urge, if you’re struggling and need to generate income, better to focus on one core strength or passion as opposed to diluting your energy (as well as your pocket book) trying to market too many ideas at once.
But If you’re having a hard time trying to select one idea to work with I’d like to suggest the following three ways to make the decision making process a little easier.
1. First, pick the one that you can see yourself living with for at least five years. It won’t take that long to monetize it, but you should be able to see yourself marketing and building a business from this one central idea for at least that long. Or at least feel like you could.
2. Second, zero in on the “topic, subject or passion” that you naturally want to learn more about and explore deeper.
3. And the final tell-tell clue is “what or who” makes you jealous or feel a little sad when you think about their success?
I hope this helps you Barbara it certainly does many of my clients that I work with privately and in my coaching groups.
Speaking of coaching groups did you know that I’m launching a new one on Wednesday July 25th called the Artists Cash Crash Course. If you or someone you know would like to more about that I’m hosting a FREE Web-Class an (ENCORE PRESENTATION) on Wednesday July 11th at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST called:
The Artists Path To Cash: Make Money Doing What You Love
During the content rich web-class I’ll introduce you to real live working artists and creative entrepreneurs dedicated to their passion and making great money at the same time.
Yes! It’s more than possible to be an artist and make good money!
To join us you can do so by clicking on this link:
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