The Mental Side of Becoming an ArtisticPreneur


Mental Process

The mental process of being a successful ArtisticPreneur is focusing on your positive attributes and not your negative ones. You should be aware of areas you may be lacking in, but don’t use this knowledge to beat yourself up, use it instead as a means of then seeking out the things that you need.

Parts of You Will Always Be Evolving

As hard as it is to do, if you compare yourself to other people you will not be happy. The ultimate goal is only compare yourself, to, well, yourself. Look at how you were creative in the past as compared to now. If you believe your past work was better than your current, surely there is something you are able to now that you do at a higher level than in the past.

Watch Out for Fear

Fear can be the enemy to creativity and can contribute to procrastination. For example, there are those creative people who see themselves as artists of one art form or another, but don’t picture themselves as having an apptitude for business. That’s why not everyone embraces the idea of being an ArtisticPreneur.

Become an Entrepreneur

In such a case you have two choices. Either amp up your business skills through YouTube, classes, mentorship (and more) and being versed in being an entrepreneur.

Catch-22

Another possiblity is getting management and maybe even an agent. It is tough when you are first starting on your creative path to do so. It’s a catch-22 where management will not look at you unless you are successful, whereas when you are first starting out you face the walls.

Mind, Body, Spirit

Another important thing is to take care of yourself in body, mind and spirit. Eat healthy (if you can) and get exercise.

Get Rid of Toxic People

If you have toxic and negative people in your life (this includes even your parents) get rid of them. Who needs them. They are a part of why you procrastinate and fill your head with self doubt.

You Have a Choice

The good news is you have choices about who is in your life as well as your artisticpreneurial work ethic.

Thanks for Your Input

Happy New Year ArtisticPreneurs. You gave use very helpful feedback and we thank you. Now the question: are Millennials in a fight against Gen-X-ers? Will Boomers sweep in and declare victory?

Happy New Year to You and Yours!

It’s New Year’s Eve, 20018 and one of the things we are thankful for while entering 2019 is YOU. Your input makes this blog better. Thanks to those ArtisticPreneurs who participated in conjunction with the request from last week. It’s like one big family here in ArtisticPreneurLand. You had some very good ideas which have been integrated. Now the question is, do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

This Week’s Tip

This week’s Digital Marketing Tip is that getting constructive feedback is very useful when working on creative projects. I highly recommend it. Why does it work? Because other people see things that you don’t do to the fact that you’re too attached. Maybe consider getting feedback on your current ArtisticPreneurial endeavors.

A New Page

If you want to see the new page that you helped to create then just go to ArtisticPreneur.com and click on the menu item called “Over50Creative.” Or another way to get there is to type Over50Creative.com into your browser and it will forward you to the page on the ArtisticPreneur.com site. This is the start of rolling out the “Over 50” project that we have under consideration. I didn’t know until I did the research that “Over 50” is a “thing.” But apparently a “thing” mostly in Long Island and parts of New Jersey. But a “thing” nonetheless. Why ist being over 50 not much of a “thing” here in Manhattan NY, NY?

Gen X Versus the Boomers

Gen X-ers (1961 – 1981) who are on the older side, are quick to let you know that they are Generation X not to be confused with those “Boomers.” And to make things even more tense, some people say the GX birth date range starts from 1961 and not 1965 so there is possibly an area that they overlap with the Boomer folks.

Returning to Your Original Creative Dream

What does this have to do with the “Over 50 Creatives?” The logic and theory is that those who are over 50 (in NJ and LI) may have been working at corporate jobs to make ends meet, but now that they are more comfortable and in their ‘50’s, it becomes the time to want to live out their original dream such as being writers, actors and musicians etc. Who knows, these individuals might have something very important artistically to contribute.

For Some, Entrepreneurship is an Ambition

This also goes for “Shark Tank” viewers who are over 5 decades old. Some people who are over 50 feel like they never got their shot at doing a small business. So now they will put on their entrepreneur hat or maybe even their ArtisticPreneur one.

You Go 50ish-ers

What do you think? Is there a group out there who are over the age of 50 and who now want to realize the artistic goals that they once had with themselves? And who knows, if this is the case, maybe some of these humans can give the Millennials (1982 – 2004) a run for their money and even set a good example for the up and coming Generation Z kids (1995 – 2015).

Enter “The Top 10 Digital Marketing Tools System”

The reason we’re exploring those who are over 50 is because we think that our new Top 10 Digital Marketing Tools System, because of its ease of use, might be a good fit for them. We’ll see. Meanwhile, we hope that you have a wonderful 20019 and we look forward to many more collaborations!

Happy New Year and ArtisticPreneurially yours,

JYS

Prelaunch Insider Preview

 

Are you an “Over 50 Creative?”

I am. And even if you’re not, the following may still be of interest to you because it involves entertainment market research, informal in style. We’re calling it “Prelaunch Insider Preview” meaning you have an opportunity, if you so desire, to view a marketing campaign page in progress.

More Details About “Over 50 Creative”

Last week we promised to go into more detail regarding the topic “Over 50 Creative” so in this edition of the ArtisticPreneur.com Newsletter we are going to make good on our word.

Over 50 Crowd

If you’ve been following this story over the past few newsletters, we’re working on a project that involves the over 50 crowd. This is only a test. We’re not committing until we have evidence that pursuing this market is worth our time.

New Demographic?

What we haven’t disclosed until now is that we are exploring the possibility of an untapped market within the existing “Over 50” demographic.

Maintaining Secrecy

We’re not linking to the secret area where the test page is being created because we desire to maintain as much secrecy as possible until the official launch which has not yet been set. There is still much work to do.

Looking for Feedback

Therefore we’re asking that whoever is interested in taking a look at the page and giving us your feedback, please email us by hitting return and putting “Feedback” in the subject line. If you aren’t already a member of the newsletter, you can sign up here.

Numbers

We’re especially interested in hearing back from those of you who wear the numeric digits “5” and “0” or higher.

Special Group

We will then email you back the URL so you can take a look. Of course, if you receive this newsletter you are a part of a pretty special group so chances are you’ve already figured out the URL anyway (as some already have). If so, if you’re willing, we’d still like to get your feedback.

Is it the Right Fit for Over 50?

Mainly what we’re interested in is if the new work in progress page does justice to 50-plus-ers, or if it seems too cheesy or might even be off putting to fifty somethings.

This Week’s Digital Marketing Tip

This week’s “Digital Marketing Tip” is that market research is a really important thing. And getting your feedback regarding the page is vital.

Thanks in advance if you do decide to participate.

All the best. And if not before, we’ll see you next year.

J.Y.S.

ArtisticPreneur “Secret” Revealed

 

Mystery to be Revealed

Sorry about being so mysterious last week. I try to create useful content for you, the ArtisticPreneur, drawing from actual digital projects that we are working on. And I have a superstition about not wanting to reveal something until it is up and running. But today I am going to break that rule to share something I’ve been putting time into.

Crucial to Determine for ArtisticPreneurs

It might not seem to be such a big deal, but it really is. I’m talking about knowing who your audience is. Who are the people who are most likely going to be appreciative of whatever you do? Whether you’re an artist of any kind or a business owner who is creative, it is crucial to identify your peeps so that you can get more customers, clients and fans.

What is YOUR Avatar?

I have to admit, I’ve been guilty about being too general regarding the demographic I’ve wanted to connect with. When working with others such as on this newsletter, I’ve always seen the “avatar” as being defined by one word. You guessed it: ArtisticPreneur.

Build Profile

Thinking about defining your intended group can be deceptive though. You may believe you are doing so, but are you getting the results you seek? Last week the thing that I was working on that I didn’t want to talk about was that I undertook building a profile of who I wanted to reach.

Can be Customized for YOUR Use

I am oh so grateful to you, a regular reader, for sticking with this weekly digital exploration. And please don’t take offense if the description of the audience that was uncovered by me is not you. Because it goes without saying that any strategies we reveal here can be custom applied to your needs.

Is There a Safe Path?

Okay, I’m getting ready to jump into the water. Before I get soaking wet though, I should explain how I landed on this particular collective of targeted humans. They say you need to look into the mirror once in a while. And when I did recently I saw starring back at me  a man who is creative and has had some major opportunities early in his career but never took them on and instead went down the safer path.

How are We the Same?

And the breakthrough that I had as I starred into the metaphorical looking glass, is that there are likely a lot of over folks out there, both female and male (or however you self identify), who I could understand very easily because we may, over the years, have experienced some of the same difficult decisions as well as pop culture and other elements.

Have You Had Any Lost Opportunities?

Now this doesn’t mean we’re going to transform this newsletter into one that is just for people over 50 who are creative and have had lost opportunities, but it does mean on occasion we may give you updates on how the project is going. So I leave you now with three words that are the key to the secret revealed: “Over 50 Creative.” Stay tuned. More to come.

Why is a web page popular?

Popularity Contest

Why is one page more popular than another page on the same website? This is a discussion we had the other day in “ArtisticPreneur Land.” We were wondering why (except for the homepage) was the “Coalition” page of the ArtisticPreneur.com website so well visited? Various folks from A.L. (ArtisticPreneur Land) came up with a plethora of different responses.

Sharing of Ideas

Some thought that it had to do with the name “Coalition” on the menu bar. The person who came up with that idea then hypothesized that there was possibly a general liking of the concept of “coalition.”

Another One Bites the Dust

This was swiftly shot down because it was pointed out that most of the visits came from search engines, and when finding the page on Google though long tail keywords, the user would see the full term that is being explored which is “Marketing Coalition.”

Could it Be S.E.O.?

Other thoughts thrown in included backlinks and various S.E.O. (Search Engine Optimization) tools. But in the end, no one really definitively knew why folks found “Marketing Coalition” so intriguing. Do you have any ideas why the “Web Coalition” page is viewed a lot?

Now it’s Your Turn

We’d love to hear from you. You can visit the page here. Let us know what you think by sending us an email via the one we use on our newsletter. And if you’re not yet signed up for our weekly newsletter please do so at https://artisticpreneur.com/newsletter/. You’ll also get an instantly downloadable PDF Digital Marketing eBook in the process! All those who are currently subscribed will not get an eBook through the form because the system knows you’re already on our list. Though, if you want your copy of the eBook please send us an email to the one we use for the newsletter and we’ll get one right out to you!

Thanks in advance and may all your web pages be popular!

Quiz Answers Your Burning Question

A quiz that answers your burning question? What is that inquiry? It is of course “What kind of ArtisticPreneur are you?” By answering just 10 quick, fun and easy questions you’ll uncover out of 11 possible outcomes, your Emoji ArtisticPreneur Type (E.A.T.).

Why could this be useful? Because knowing your E.A.T. symbol in theory means that you’ll learn the short and sweet psychological area that you need to work on to become more successful as an ArtisticPreneur with your business or career.

What is your Emoji ArtisticPreneur Type (E.A.T.)?

There’s yet another reason to take the quiz. Why? Because it can give you a sense of what taking a quiz is like that in turn could translate into you posting your very own original quiz on YOUR website!

Quizzes are known to potentially become very viral because of the sharing that can sometimes go along with them. For example, maybe you know someone who would benefit from becoming aware of their E.A.T. sign?!

But enough of all this analysis, it’s time now to take the quiz called “What kind of ArtisticPreneur are you?” You can go to the quiz directly here on the ArtisticPreneur site. Enjoy!

Celebify Explores What it Means to be an ArtisticPreneur

Celebify
Celebfy very recently did a blog post about ArtisticPreneur.com. We think they did a good job in that they covered one of the most important concepts in the ArtisticPreneur arsenal.

Celebify Does an Article About ArtisticPreneur.com

This just in, one of our favorite blogs, “Celebify,” just came out with a post about ArtisticPreneur.com as seen on this page. Unfortunately we did not receive the interview request soon enough to send someone from our artist collective to be interviewed. Though, if you read the article, it seems as though they were able to get one of our students to speak on our behalf.

How We Feel About the Blog Post

We like the article because it because it covers an area of becoming successful as an ArtisticPreneur that we think is very important: taking a lot of little steps to then be able to do a big one. We always tell any ArtisticPreneur who works with us that you have to be careful when setting your goals neither too high or too low. Your goal must be achievable and if it is a major goal then be sure to break it down into several sub-goals.

Final Thoughts

In our program you do one sub-goal every month in conjunction with that month’s Digital Marketing Campaign. This is a point clearly explained in the current Celebify entry.

 

Strategic Plan for ArtisticPreneur.com

ArtisticPreneur eBook
We never thought that withholding an eBook would start such a commotion. In this blog entry we explore the situation as well as come up with a possible solution.

ArtisticPreneur Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes there has been activity in conjunction with a strategic plan that is being developed by ArtisticPreneur.com for site upgrade which could take 2 months or more to complete. What this will mean to you the user, is that eventually you will have access to educational content regarding audience engagement and development tactics.

The eBook that Started a Ruckus

One of the first educational products we created is an eBook entitled “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More New Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” Once the eBook was completed the realization set in that we could not release this eBook until the upgrades were complete on the ArtisticPreneur blog which could take over 2 months. But when we withheld the eBook some members of our extended “family” of ArtisticPreneurs made it very clear that they were upset with the choice to not release the eBook yet.

ArtisticPreneur.com Takes Responsibility for eBook Delay

In the long run we plan on having more than one PDF eBook at a time on the upgraded ArtisticPreneur site. We believe that we’ll be able to provide a unique twist on the communications process through our eBooks. We will always make certain to test the ideas out ourselves before condensing them down into a digital product. All this and more once we are able to also provide the digital tools that can be used in conjunction with eBook information.

Digital Tools and Site Upgrade

Here at ArtisticPreneur we are going as quickly as we can to create a new set of low and no cost Digital Marketing Tools as well as do upgrades to our site itself.

Waiting for Tools to Be Available

You may have seen the recent post on the Art Gush website called “Digital Tools Muse to the Rescue.” Although we feel badly for not having yet published the eBook, we believe strongly that it is best to wait until the low and no cost Digital Marketing Tools are available.

We Want Readers to Have Access to Tools if they Need Them

Of course some eBook readers are going to want to create the tools themselves, but for those who do not have that skillset we want to give them options so they can quickly implement whichever of the 5 steps that they want to.

Working Hard

Equipping the ArtisticPreneur site with Digital Download capabilities while simultaneously upgrading the ArtisticPreneur site plus eventually making 10 Digital Marketing Tools available is a lot more work than one would think.

When is it Going to Happen?

Although we are being pushed for an estimated one, we still don’t have an  ETA. And by the way ETA not only stands for Estimated Time of Arrival but is also is the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet plus ETA is the seventh star in the constellation.

Working to Visually Match our Global Vision in a Fun Way

And speaking of the constellation you may have noticed that we’ve been experimenting with new images on our homepage that better reflect the direction we are going which empowering folks to be able to appear on the global stage online. At the time of this writing you can go here to view the latest homepage image that literally contains the planet Earth. On a mobile phone you’ll only see the globe portion but on a computer you’ll get the full view which reveals that the world is on a literal stage with theater curtains.

Another Possible Plan

Here at ArtisticPreneur.com we do want to say we are extremely grateful for the interest in the eBook. One solution we have come up with is the possible release of another eBook first. In other words we would prioritize getting the store up and could put a different original eBook there. This would give us more time to work on the digital tools. Just a thought. As always please let us know what you think. Thanks!

Yianni Stamas Blog Post on How NOT to Be a Starving Artist

Realize Your Dreams
Realize Your Dreams

New Article Looks at What it is Like to Be an ArtisticPreneur

ArtisticPreneur John Yianni Stamas recently put up an interesting post on his blog entitled “How NOT to Be a Starving Artist.” In the article he details some of the ways that artistic people (who want to have the tools of entrepreneurs) as well as entrepreneurs (who want to be more artistic) have available to them the option to be, what else – an ArtisticPreneur!

Get Your Message Out
Get Your Message Out

The ArtisticPreneur Movement

Stamas also suggested that ArtisticPreneurs become more aware of the digital tools and resources they have available to them. Additionally he looked at the evolving reality of the online ArtisticPreneur community as well as well as briefly touched on the notion of an “ArtisticPreneur Movement.”

Going Past Social
Going Past Social

How to Join the Movement Going Past Social

Here at ArtisticPreneur.com we get asked all the time about how to become a part of the ArtisticPreneur Movement, as in which social media sites should they go to. And what we suggest to these inquiries is that although the movement is online, it is not being done through social media but rather via Digital Marketing (which at times does involve social).

New eBook is Coming!
New eBook is Coming!

New eBook

And finally “John Yianni” briefly brings up the topic of the eBook that everyone has been asking about, which has the working title of “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” Stamas apparently has completed the eBook but it is not yet up on Art Gush as a purchasable item.

Check Out Your Eligibility
Check Out Your Eligibility

New eBook May Soon Also be Available for FREE!

Secret Alert. It is not so much a secret as the ability to be patient, but we’ve heard that the book will initially be offered as an affordable digital download, but later may be used as a free download for those who are subscribed to the ArtisticPreneur Newsletter! Stay tuned!

You can check out John Yianni Stamas’ post here.

Too Many Hats?

Too Many Hats for the ArtisticPreneur?
Wearing too many hats as an ArtisticPreneur is a little like eating too much ice cream. One flavor is maybe all you need, but too many flavors can lead to a stomach ache.

One of the founders of the ArtisticPreneur.com Email Newsletter is John Yianni Stamas also known simply as “Yianni Stamas” of YianniStamas.com. In a recent blog entry found in YianniStamas.com there is the exploration of a problem that has long plagued John/Yianni. This malady is that of wearing too many hats. Maybe you can relate?

Multi-Hats-Itis

Multi-Hats-Itis can strike anyone who is enthusiastic and passionate about all facets of the arts as well as about other skills to learn including media. It stems from a curiosity of all things creative that fast escalates into a lack of focus and therefore never really results in the full completion of anything.

Jack of All Trades

Although it is never mentioned in the recent Stamas blog post, the cliche may hold true: “Jack of all trades, master of none.” An interesting side note on this phrase is that it was originally meant as a compliment. And in its complete form was “A jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.”

Creative Career Arc

M.H.I. can severely impact in a negative way a career in the arts. If you are still early in your creative career arc, take heed. You really have nothing to gain by having a finger in everything and possibly everything to lose. Of course there’s the flip side to all of this which is known as being a “renaissance man” though this is a rare occurrence.

Too Many Hats?

But I digress. Let’s go now to the post in progress to see if you agree with J/Y’s assessment of the life he’s lead up to this point. Is it a life well lived or a cautionary tale of…Too many hats?!

The Many Hats of Yianni Stamas – Can You Relate?