30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist

How to Thrive as a Musician, Writer, Visual Artist, or Other Creative Entrepreneur
4.4 (63 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
587 students enrolled
62% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 35
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

More than 550 happy students and rave reviews!

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!

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction
Welcome to the Empowered Artist Course

If you are new to Udemy, or just need a refresher, click on the Resources and/or External Resources link somewhere on this page for links to the following videos:

How to navigate through a Udemy Course

How to navigate through Udemy lectures

How to Edit Preferences and use Navigation

Important Note Before You Start the Course
10 pages

Print these worksheet pages and use them to take notes as you watch and listen to the lessons.

Section 2: Laying the Foundation for Creative Success
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
Section 3: Setting Yourself Up to Thrive as an Artist
Obliterating the Perfection Curse
How to Outwit Your Inner Critic
The Harsh Truth About Positive Thinking for Artists
The Most Powerful Questions to Ask as an Artist
Section 4: Making Money and Growing Your Career
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
Section 5: Marketing Your Talent and Getting Paid
How to Fall in Love with Marketing
The Secret to Making Money with Your Talents
Three Ways to Get Paid for Your Creativity
How to Identify Your Ideal Fan and Customer
Creating a Brand Identity Statement as an Artist
Section 6: Talking to Your Fans So They Support You
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
Section 7: Mastering the Art of Sales
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
Section 8: Preparing for a Long-Term Creative Career
Super-Charged Goal Setting for Artists
How to Teach Your Way to Success
My Best Advice for Long-Term Creative Success

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Bob Baker, 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!

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course