April 3

AP1 – Mission Statement: How to make money as an artist


If you are an artist of any kind and you want to make money doing what you love, this is the podcast for you. In this show we will go over mindset, business tips, marketing tricks and money making opportunities for writers, musicians, photographers, painters, comedians, or whatever else you may be into.

You can turn your art into gold, and we’re going to discover how to do that together.

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AP1 Mission Statement: How to make money as an artist

What is an Artemist? Well, it's a made up word that I made up because I made it up myself.

But in my mind, what it means is an artistic alchemist - someone who turns art into gold. That's my mission. And on this first episode, which is going to be a short one. I'm just going to go over the mission statement for this. I hope you'll keep listening and enjoy this for the rest of our lives or something.

I'm an Icelandic singer songwriter. And I've also done some writing of published a novel some years ago, I've done translation work, comedy and all kinds of other stuff, and I'm all about art. And for the longest time, I was terrified of anything to do with business or marketing or anything like that. And I think that's true for a lot of artists. At least I know a lot of people who are the same, where, unfortunately, we have a hard time asking for money for what we do. Which is bad because we all need to eat, right? So that's why I decided to create this podcast. In the past few years, I've become fascinated with marketing and being an entrepreneur and an artist, and I want to share that journey with all of you.

Now, I'm not an expert. I am not making a lot of money from my art. I’m making some, I'm doing, okay. And I'm doing a lot of different things. But this is my journey to becoming a better artistic entrepreneur. And I want to help anybody out there do the same.

Now, this podcast is going to cover some different aspects of being a professional artist. There are a lot of things that go into that. Right? And certainly there are business and marketing things so we are going to go into a lot of business and marketing tips, and we're going to have some some experts come on here and share some of that great stuff with you, but also it's going to be some mindset stuff. I think that's very important, too As I said, we're often terrified of the business aspect of our profession if you will. And I think just having the right mindset, being motivated to making all of this work, to figure out how to make a living doing what we love is probably just as important, if not more important, than knowing all the technicalities of business and marketing. So some episodes are going to be more mindset focused and others are going to have more actionable steps to make your business better. And of course, some will include both.

Now this podcast is for any kind of artist. No matter what you discipline is. I'm hoping to make this a very valuable resource for musicians, writers, painters, photographers, you know, whatever. And of course, certain episodes will feature guests who are going to be mostly focused on their respective fields, but the idea is is to try to make this all applicable to anybody.

Now one thing that I really want to do is to feature artists communities, whether it's online or offline. I think community is so important for any artist, especially for artistic entrepreneurs who tend to work by themselves a lot. I think having access to some kind of community, whether it's a Facebook group or a group on LinkedIn or an online forum or an off line group like a mastermind group, or some kind of community, I think it's so important. And I want to try to showcase some of these communities. So if you have a community that you would like to showcase on this podcast, whether it's a Facebook group or a forum or something, some kind of community where artists get together to empower each other and help each other out, help each other along on their artistic journey, both in terms of the art itself and in terms of business and marketing and motivation and all that good stuff, please get in touch. I really want to hear from you and have you on this show. I really just want a short little voice clip to just put up there. It'll only take you a minute or two. So if you want to do that, or if you just have questions or suggestions for the show, please visit https://artism.fm/voicemail. And who knows, maybe I'll feature it on the show. I would love to hear from you.

So that's about it for this introductory episode. This is the mission statement. I want to help myself and all of you guys to turn our art into gold. And I want this to be collaborative. So please get in touch. I'd love to hear any suggestions and tips and constructive criticism. Whatever it is. You can send me an email or you can send me a voice message at https://artemist.net. Please get in touch.

So this podcast lives on that website, https://artemist.net. And if you like this, keep listening. There are there are already a couple of more episodes up, and you can subscribe, share, comment, do all that good stuff and leave a review on your podcast platform of choice. And I look forward to serving you in the future.

So keep listening, and I'll talk to you later.


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