A Valuable Thing

A valuable thing may still be under your control.

To Hire or Not to Hire?

Time has a widespread reputation as being, at times (pardon the pun), priceless. There is never enough of it with our lives and work. Why is that? Chances are that if a person is a business owner, this is a more than fulltime job. So what to do? If you have a small business and have not done it already, it might be time to delegate more. And if you do not have a manager, crunch the numbers and consider hiring one.

The Enticement

Then you can watch over and entrust the big picture needs, to someone else who will then do the breaking it down into smaller tasks, which they will then delegate. This is obvious of course. But, if this approach is taken again and again, at what point do you ever stop scaling?

There is Another Way

You see, there is one breed in this world that does not go by the same rules. They are generally introverted and have made the conscious choice to not be straddled with thoughts of expansion, and are more tiny than even a small business. They are the solopreneurs, freelancers and home business folks.

Heck, there’s No Harm in it, Right?

These individuals are either content with being microscopic or are too afraid to cross the line into delegation. Well, that is not entirely true. Some solopreneurs (and other humans with similar business models), will at times break that code. They have discovered how easy it is to get efficient help in the digital domain. There are several online work sites, where without having to commit long term to someone, you can have them do assignments for you.

Do You Really Want to Have to Look Over Someone Else’s Shoulder?

A warning though to all who pride themselves as being lone wolves in a dog eat dog world. Once you have someone else doing things for for you which means you don’t have to, it can become addictive. Whereas when you follow the “me, myself and I” credo, you can usually decide how much work you take on. This mean carving out extra time for yourself with none of worry that comes from having to look over someone else’s shoulder, who in turn looks over someone else’s shoulder, who in turn looks over someone else’s shoulder. And so on. And so forth. This can mean truly unplugging from work and enjoying your free time.

But Once You Pass Through the Magic Door…?

But wait, there is a catch, as there often is. What is it? As inflation rises and the dollar buys less, you may come to realize that you need to more ducats. But to achieve this you need to take on more work. Hmmm. Would it really be such a bad thing to take on more jobs but then have another freelancer or two handle them? Be very cautious now. Once you get a taste of the ease of getting someone else to do stuff for you, you may never go back to doing things solo.

Your Reality Shifts

Oh, and in closing, if there is a part of you that is thinking that if you delegate more, it can become a kind of machine that will run without your involvement? It’s a nice thought, but truth is, once you have employees, thing will never be the same again. You will not be able to go back to, in a true sense, taking time off.

What About those Early Days?

And you will remember those innocent solopreneur days, as being a much more happy life experience than the one you have now. The pursuit of getting more, can result in receiving less of a valuable thing.

Artisticpreneur eBook Focus Group

Focus Group for Unpublished Business and Marketing eBooks

At Artisticpreneur.com, we are thankful for the effort of the head of the artisticpreneur focus group that is currently going on to get the reaction of artisticpreneurs to the as of yet unpublished Business and Marketing eBooks from “USA Make a Difference.”

Kind Words in Statement

Additionally, we thank the focus group head, who at the end of the testing of the group, wrote in statement seen below calling our site “…The most important website for ArtisticPreneurs.”

Focus Group Leader’s Statement

Here is the full statement made by her in regards to the reaction by artisticpreneurs to the as of yet unpublished business and marketing eBooks by “USA Make a Difference.”

Although not available publicly yet, “USA Make a Difference’s'” Business and Marking eBooks are the only ones that are specifically written for the unique needs of artisticpreneurs . And our recent poll of artisticpreneurs revealed that they are excited that these eBooks not only teach you how to do effective business promotions and cause marketing but are also very different than ones from other publishers. This is because the publishing organization “USA Make a Difference” is already widely known for wanting to make a difference in YOUR life so that YOU can make a difference in the lives of others. That same mission can be found reflected on the pages of their business and marketing eBooks. And even though the eBooks from “USA Make a Difference” are not yet available to the general public, they are the ONLY publisher to have the honor of receiving the “ArtisticPreneur Seal of Approval” by the most important website for ArtisticPreneurs, ArtisticPreneur.com.

Can You Become a Luckier Person?

Is there a Formula for Luck?

Our website and blog, ArtisticPrenneur, was the start of seeking to make “luck” not something that just randomly happens to you, but rather is a reality than can be consciously made. Sometimes this can appear to be difficult because it certainly seems that some people must have the corner on luck. It looks as if there are folks who effortlessly move through life with new successes at every turn. This makes one wonder if there is a formula to be luckier? How can you learn to benefit from having your own luck?

A Belief in Change

People who appear to have luck are really those who put themselves in the right situations at the right time to be able to generate opportunity and then to work hard on what these insights reveal. Whereas someone who may appear to be unlucky could just be a person who is not focused on, nor believes, that change is possible.

An Introvert Opportunity

One recommendation that “luck experts” make is the suggestion to network at parties and events. They say this is because it stands to reason that the more people you know, the more you can open the doors of access to opportunity. This more well might be true, but what about individuals who are not extraverted and are uncomfortable introducing themselves to others. Something that has happened recently in favor of introverts is the cruel and unyielding Pandemic. Why has this given birth to a method of winning for the very shy?

Making Outreach Emailing Work

People who experience trepidation when it comes to meeting people may feel more comfortable about doing outreach procedures by using formats such as emailing to meet new people. For some it is easier to work in the no pressure way of being able to take time with email communications. Email outreach can be a form of cold calling that is maybe a little warmer. The key to getting results is to have a subject line when emailing someone, that resonates with that individual thereby prompting him or her to open it. This is in direct contrast with spam emails with headlines pretending to have been in touch earlier and offer services in the same mundane and non-original way that spammers employ.

Getting Results

We have consistently gotten results from emailing a prospect. The key though is that after the person you are targeting opens your correspondence, it needs to have content that draws them in by showing the recipients that you can solve a specific and painful problem they face in their life or industry. Another factor to keep in mind is that it is a numbers game. You may have to send out a great many personalized emails to get just one response. But chances are that if you offer compelling incentives as well as can come through with your solution’s promise, you can harness this as leading to more results.

Making Your Own Luck

It is a good idea to bond people from your past with whom you currently have or had at one time, a strong, healthy, and positive bond. Chances are that this bond was built on something in common that the two of you possessed and can lead to a wonderful mining of new data. This could help you determine the kind of people who might be most responsive to your offering service and product solutions. One way to determine this is to make a list of all the people who you are currently in contact with you or were in the past. This could be the beginning of a list to help in determining your ideal prospects and audience. This is MAKING your own LUCK!

The Power of Visualization

Another luck making tool is visualization. You may have heard of this term in conjunction with the “New Age” community. Whether of not you feel a connection to this group, visualization is not a tool to be used solely by them because if you think about it, it makes sense that having affirmative thoughts can lead to more prosperity. This is because it can mean that your perception of your life can be more upbeat thereby leading to you seeing the glass half full rather than half empty. This can in turn provide you with a sense of confidence in taking the opportunities presented without having the fear of them not working out. Of course, if you have a lot of negative thoughts it is not an easy outlook to be adopted. So, although you may take on the practice of doing affirming visualization, it is important to simultaneously keep things simple. You might consider asking yourself the question “Since everything happens for a reason how can I see a setback as an opportunity and transform my perception of it?”

Leading Toward a Win

The idea is that if you think of yourself as being lucky, this can lead to more good fortune. The reason for this is that you may not be as prone toward rejecting opportunities out of hand, and instead will act on them, thereby increasing your chances of moving toward a win.

Yianni Stamas Rallies Artisticpreneurs for December 18, which is International Migrants Day

The Pursuit of Serenity

As Artisticpreneurs is is important that we recognize the right to freedom that all have, especially today which is December 18’s International Migrant day. The United Nations reports that there are ever increasing amounts of migrants coming into our country and have decided to make December 18 International Migrants Day. This passage of coming to America is often due to the search for opportunities juxtaposing the pursuit of serenity from sometimes cold and terrifying experiences in their former country.

Entitlement of Being Free

International Migrants Day is so named because of the attempt to provide the strong protection of human rights due to the fact that all people are entitled to being free.

The Challenge of COVID-19

Even as workers and those coming into our country are starting their new lives, COVID-19 rears its ugly head making this migration even tougher.

How to Digitally Transform as an ArtisticPreneur

Creativity is Key

Are you an Artisticpreneur? Are you someone who is very creative as well as has a home business that they oversee? This could mean that you are an ArtisticPreneur. Even more so if your product is creative in some manner.

Who Are You and What is Your Business?

You are seeking someone who is exactly right for your business so that they will buy from you. Or you are looking for an individual who will at least subscribe to your newsletter so that they can be converted to customers down the line.

Looking for the “Right Fit.”

Seeking positive outcomes can be a very confusing and seemingly futile thing for a businessperson just starting out in online marketing, let alone if you are very experienced in your industry but still cannot figure out how to be more successful. And if using the hit and miss conventional approach, you can end up trying keyword after keyword with no success. And the scary thing is, you are paying for all this research to find the right online visitor. Tremendous amounts of money can be gone through trying to discover the “right fit.”
Will You Weather the Storm?

Examining Your Revenue Model

It can be a painful and scary process seeking out customers for your small business, especially with the turbulence we are experiencing in the USA today. Questions arise such as how will you weather the storm, especially for those who have businesses that can only bring in revenue through meeting in person?

Can You Add Digital Components?

The businesses that have done the best in our current period of uncertainty, are companies that can do their marketing and delivery predominately online. It is recommended that to survive, those factions that rely on being in the same room as client, figure out a way to “digitally transform” their enterprise, adding at least one or more digital components.

Want to Become a Billionaire?


One of the Things that America is all About

If you are starting the venture of making a billion dollars being started from a position of not having that big of an income, all the better. Initially earning your first 20-dollar bills is going to be exciting, so just envision yourself upping that amount up and up again. That is what America is all about!

Focus on Your Practice

Earning a billion dollars is likely what drew you here, and as you can see thus far we are showing you a variety of different kinds of practices to make the process the most likely to pan out for you.

Be Unique

In the beginning you are likely to find the process of making a billion dollars a bit hit and miss. What works for others may not work for you and vice versa.

Find What Works

Before we move forward though, let’s take a close look at your actual goals. Some of this we have already gone over earlier in this eBook, but that is the nature of making billions, you often need to do what works over and over and over again.

Truly Believe

It is a big leap from the coveted six-figure salary to one that contains 8, 9. 10 or even 11 figures. As you may be a aware Forbs Magazine releases a list of the top earners. If you are not already doing so, this list can be a great way to get a feel for what you are up against. But what are you going to do to make your first billion? Believe in yourself and then go for it!

Your Ascent

Making a billion dollars today is much different (and yet the same) as it was 100 years ago. With the rise of technology, we now have different ways of making money. For example, a virtually new one on the scene is the internet. So for many in pursuit of the big bucks, doing an online business makes sense. Case in point Jeff Bezos, chairman and CEO of Amazon for which he is the founder. Then there is Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Facebook. But don’t forget, it takes time to make billions so don’t get discouraged if your financial ascent is not immediately forthcoming.

Long Term

For example, it took Bezos 9 years with Amazon before it even made a profit!

Amazing Image Resources


And don’t forget to intersperse your five hundred words with images. For example, right now as we are typing this, we are already deciding on what our next image is. What would be an appropriate? So off we go right now is take a look at websites that give our pictures for free.

If you are not aware of such websites, the value you are about to get right now will simplify your search for visual representations because the sites we are about to mention are free! So, again, here is some pretty serious value if you are not already aware of the image websites we are about to state in the form of a short list. Here they are:

  1. com
  2. com
  3. Pixabay
  4. Unsplash

There you have it, our top secret list, secret because if too many people start using sites listed, we might end up having visitors that saw our pictures used by another. There are thousands upon thousands of images in these collections. So, let’s go to Pexels for example. The next section we are about to create has to do with “technology and creativity’”

So did you see the image we selected. It is a woman and a sign that consists of a lightbulb. A bit clique of a lightbulb being used to represent inspiration, but we went for it.

Simplify Your Vision

Who Are You Trying to Reach?

It’s a simple concept, but very important. How are your mission and vision working out for you? Chances are that it might be overly complicated. Nothing personal, but most are. The reason usually is because of trying to be all things to all people. This isn’t really necessary. In fact, the more specific you get about who you are trying to reach, the better.

The Importance

Think about who and why you have come up with the mission and vision you have. Generally speaking, vision is your big picture of your organization and mission is how you are going to get there. Thinking long and hard is important. In fact, this might be the most important thing you do for your group.

Think in Terms of the Present

For example, we recently started a new organization that was following in the footsteps of an old one. The gauntlet was being passed from one collective to the other. The older faction was closing in the process. It only took a few tweaks to bring the existing org into the present.

Breaking Down the Steps

New Information

Just about anything that you may want to do, can likely be broken down into steps. And steps allow you to have a measured and for most, easier, approach to learning a new skill or implementing new information.


DIYdigi, a relatively new addition to the blog galaxy, posted an entry that you may be interested in. The article goes into the method for being able to make and market your blog. Although not heavy on steps throughout, it does offer an overview of 3 specific steps regarding implementation, that make a lot of sense.

Keep it Simple

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a process to be simplified.

The Meaning of Change in Marketing

You marketing and technology can be used to help get messages out. It is good to be careful with this so you are choosing as your charity work organizations that are aligned with the belief systems of many.


Exploring Change

Last time we posted, we did a section on DIYdigi solutions for your company or career so that you can get more business and customers, as well as keep the ones you already have.

This time around we are going to explore change and how it can be harnessed for marketing. Let’s take a look at a quote from Gandhi that you’ve probably heard before:

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

In marketing and in business one can interpret what he is saying as it applies to marketing strategies and and technology. We have access to this incredible tool and should be using this tool (s) for good. Studies have shown that people who are involved in work that makes a difference are more happy than people who just exist to work to make money with no meaning associated.


You should live for what is worth dying for and leverage social media and other forms of marketing to make a difference in both your physical community and your online one. This proves that you can love what you do, make a difference and make money too!