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30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist

How to Thrive as a Musician, Writer, Visual Artist, or Other Creative Entrepreneur
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Created by Bob Baker
Last updated 11/2014
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If you're reading this, you probably consider yourself to be a creative person. Great. But are you an "Empowered Artist"?

If you are truly empowered, you don't buy into the misguided notions of the "starving artist" or the "struggling artist."

You know that your gifts and talents have value, and that - once properly honed and presented to the world - you can make a difference and maybe even make a living with your art.

But most creatives don't start off their careers with that level of confidence, and with this course, I'm out to change that!

I've been blessed to have made a living most of my life from my creative endeavors. For the past ten years, my efforts as an author, speaker and teacher have paid the bills. I also supplement my income by playing music, selling original paintings, teaching and performing improv comedy, and more.

I know first-hand what it's like to live a rich, creative life. I also know there are countless others around the world who would like to do the same thing ... but convince themselves that it is not possible.

In this course I'll take you by the hand and walk you through:

  • Laying the Foundation for Creative Success
  • Setting Yourself Up to Thrive as an Artist
  • Making Money and Growing Your Career
  • Marketing Your Talent and Getting Paid
  • Talking to Your Fans So They Support You
  • Mastering the Art of Sales
  • Preparing for a Long-Term Creative Career

Make no mistake. Creative people have a long history of making a difference in the world. Most innovation and human progress over the centuries has come from human beings who think like artists.

But for some reason, the role of the artist has become diluted, and even frowned upon, in many cultures. And that's just wrong!

Seriously, I'm tired of creative people being treated like second-class citizens (by themselves and others), when the truth is ... We are the ones who create the culture, innovation and new ideas that humanity needs now more than ever.

So, if you're ready to grow and thrive with your own unique brand of creativity, watch the welcome video and the preview lessons, then ...

Register for this course on Udemy today and get lifetime access to the lessons. Watch them on your computer, or on your smartphone or tablet using the free Udemy app.

Plus, it comes with a 30-Day, Money-Back Guarantee!

Who is the target audience?
  • Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, Performers, Designers, and Other Creative People
  • Any creative person who wants to build a business, make a difference, or make a living with their art
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What Will I Learn?
Know the fundamental steps to building a thriving career in the arts
Feel more empowered and confident about the value they bring to the world as an artist
Make the transition from hobbiest to Creative Pro
Promote and sell their talents and creative output with confidence
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  • Have a creative passion or interest they want to develop into a business
  • Be curious and have a genuine interest in building a thriving career in the arts
Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
4 Lectures 07:19

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Laying the Foundation for Creative Success
5 Lectures 25:35
The First Step to Becoming a Successful Artist

The Dirty Little Secret of Success as an Artist

Finding Your Voice and Signature Style

Do This If You Want to Be Successful in the Arts Faster

The Artist's Lame Excuse
Setting Yourself Up to Thrive as an Artist
4 Lectures 27:13

How to Outwit Your Inner Critic

The Harsh Truth About Positive Thinking for Artists

The Most Powerful Questions to Ask as an Artist
Making Money and Growing Your Career
5 Lectures 24:34
Straight Talk About Making Money

The #1 Reason Creative People Get Stuck

Where to Find Creative Support and Encouragement

The Essential Skill Every Artist Should Develop

Quick Note ... and a Favor to Ask
Marketing Your Talent and Getting Paid
5 Lectures 25:49
How to Fall in Love with Marketing

Three Ways to Get Paid for Your Creativity

How to Identify Your Ideal Fan and Customer

Creating a Brand Identity Statement as an Artist
Talking to Your Fans So They Support You
5 Lectures 29:15
The Best Way to Get Fan Support and Sales

Make Your Marketing More Creative and Authentic

What Separates Creative Pros From Hobbyists

The Octopus Marketing Formula Explained

The Secret Weapon: a Fan Engagement Triangle
Mastering the Art of Sales
4 Lectures 27:29
The Art of Getting Your ASK Out There

Don't Tick Off Your Fans and Lose Sales

Simple Ways to Increase Your Sales and Prosperity

The Most Powerful Way to Reach Your Fans
Preparing for a Long-Term Creative Career
3 Lectures 19:52
Super-Charged Goal Setting for Artists

How to Teach Your Way to Success

My Best Advice for Long-Term Creative Success
About the Instructor
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Author, Teacher, Speaker

Bob Baker is on a lifelong mission to help musicians, authors and creative entrepreneurs of all kinds use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook and several other books, including 55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet, Unleash the Artist Within, and Branding Yourself Online. He also developed the “Music Marketing 101” course at Berklee Online, the continuing education division of Berklee College of Music.

Bob is an active musician, workshop leader, visual artist, and former music magazine editor who teaches creative people how to get exposure, connect with fans, and increase their incomes through their artistic passions.

He has served several terms as president of the St. Louis Publishers Association, was a regular presenter at IBPA‘s Publishing University, and is an advocate for the self-publishing movement.

He has appeared in the media on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Marketplace” and in such publications as Publishers Weekly, The Guardian in the U.K., Electronic Musician, Music Connection, VIBE magazine, Canadian Musician, E! Online, and even The Onion!

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