Guest blog post submitted by Karen Weeks // Photo by Monstera (Pexels)
One of the main goals of The Artist Collective is to help artists find their "monetizable creative skillset" (MCS). This post from Karen lists several unique opportunities you can explore that aren't dependent on streaming income and ticket sales.
Working as a creative professional can be an unpredictable way to make a living. If you are struggling to earn an income, here are a few tips to help keep your finances flowing during downturns.
Start your own business.
Chances are good that you have a skill that other people are willing to pay for. Whether that’s voice coaching, teaching how to write plays, or providing music lessons, your experience is valuable. You can start a business by first choosing a name and then deciding on a business structure. When you’re first starting out, an LLC – limited liability corporations are flexible and tax-advantageous...
Be honest -- Is this you?
Are you still trying "break into the business"?
Still chasing streams and vanity metrics so you can share your success?
Hopefully this week's video will help show you a different path.
Here's the thing, while a lot of artists are focused on "breaking into the music business", they've probably got a business already.
Let's take some time to sidestep the streaming discussion and focus on what we call your monetizable creative skillset (MCS)!
This week's video by Evan Price shows you exactly how a client of ours, a songwriting coach makes $10k a month!
He dialed in on his 'particular set of skills to build a business AROUND his music and songwriting (and has since gone full time).
"How A Songwriter Made $10,000 in 1 Month" includes...
1. Identify your creative skillset (how you are going to transform people's lives)
2. Define your ideal audience/clientele (exactly how you are helping them)
3. Value it at a luxury price point (what it's worth...