Enough Reasons to Stay A Starving Artist
Is it irony or sarcasm? Is it true or false? Well it’s both. When you agree Success is a choice, something you reach towards, something you manifest by effort & time, then you might also agree ‘the starving artist’ thing is a choice. And the reasons- for standing still, living with little money, NOT reaching for anything more -are very valid either. For some these reasons are valid.
If you don’t want to belong to this kind of Artists anymore, then keep on reading.
Your Funds are Indicating you at least should do something
I’ve gotten a lot of emails from artists saying: “Funds are Low” or “When I have the money I’ll be sure to take your Course” Is this the thinking that got you into trouble in the first place? Reversed logic? As for me, I borrowed to take courses priced $1000-$2000. I Invested. I invested in knowledge that would help me Earn more. It’s natural to use investments to grow, this goes for all big or small businesses.
If I were a business woman first of all, which I’m not, I would insist you joined my course. But to me, as a person, colleague or friend I would say: it doesn’t matter where you get your info: BUT START to get it from somewhere. If you are broke, you’re doing a lot of it ‘wrong’. You shouldn’t have to be. There’s plenty of opportunities, plenty of people willing to pay for your art or services. Are they finding you? THAT’s the question. Are you making it more easy THEY FIND YOU? and WANT what you have? ..
“I hate Marketing”
Some say “I hate marketing” yes if this is really true you shouldn’t take my course. Because starting from here your chances to succeed are already lower. When you say “I hate cleaning the house” and you picture what a clean house would feel like, it would be easier to actually get it done. So you Do need to be motivated.
Grow Your Success Guaranteed
A lot of Artists think this course “Is no guarantee for more Success” Surely: taking in this Course + Implementing Nothing will lead to zero guarantee for more success. On the other hand: Learning along + Implementing will at least Grow Your Success Guaranteed. I know there aren’t many artists out there who would NOT benefit.
Most don’t have elegant Systems that actually work. Most systems are not created or are a mess. Most do a bit of this, that, most think having 3 new people on your list a week is a sign of Growth. No it’s not. You’ll need to Propel yourself forward way faster to make Mountains move, to enjoy steep progress in your art business.
Some feel ‘inadequate’. They feel it in the art they create, and they don’t believe they ‘can do’ this course. I think this is Very Sad. I can state I started to feel better about what I created when I sold more. Not the other way around(!) Success can really lift the Spirit up. Knowledge can only be acquired through exposure to it.
Then there are the ‘ignorant’ artists. Saying: “She’s making it, yeah, by Selling us Courses on how to Create more Profit”. What a negative outlook on humanity! I never thought any such thing about the people I invested in, took classes from or bought books from. Value Equals Money. These ignorant artists might have weird money beliefs. Sun and Rain is Free folks! The rest isn’t.
And again the reversed logic: I’ve created Success for myself, sold more art, so I created a tutorial on ‘How to do it’. It’s not that offering this course ‘has made my success’.
Makes me laugh they think this could be the case. If it were the case I would need 375 students a year. Figuring only 0.2% will need this course, this would mean my circle of contacts should be 187500 wide. Mmm. Not a strong motivator for me. Besides, it’s way too much work doing this course full-time. So no, this is just an outlet for the knowledge. If you want it, you can have it, and pay for it.
Well, I could give the course away for free. I once did such a thing. Learnt from it. (Ouch!)
Free advise will never have the same impact, the same outcome as when people are invested in ‘making it work’. Free advise often doesn’t get appreciated either. Besides ‘doing free work’ I advise against, it’s just not healthy, not sustainable. When you can add more value to the world, the world again will add more value to you. I have gained the knowledge and I created it into a Product. If these artists would pay any attention, they would know they can learn from this example. I am not afraid to ask for a fee, a price. All good stuff comes with a good price.
All artists could create Great Products offering Great Value, just like I do here.
Success and criticism
The more Success you’ll have, the more attention, the more criticism you will receive also. For some this is the very reason to ‘lay low’. Some are afraid ‘having more’ will change them. Some think poverty and true artistry are tightly connected. Some just want ‘to create’. I think you are all ‘right’, meaning we all take the road that fits us. Fits our dreams. That fits our purpose. Just be true to yourself and respectful of others, then you’re doing it right.
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Greetings and Happy Painting,