Artist: Def: - one skilled in learned arts such as
music, painting, sculpture, dance etc
Over the years besides delivering over forty thousand hours of private and on line instruction, seminars, clinics and writing and selling acclaimed music educational books and videos, I have observed and experienced myself one common problem that constantly rears its ugly head to aspiring and for that matter even professional musicians and artists, namely money and specifically a) how do I support myself while practicing and mastering my instrument so I can be competitive in the marketplace which is extremely important to one's success and b) having the available resources to produce, market and promote ones career also very important to one's success as having a great ability and product that no one knows about is well a real drag!
I have given countless business seminars regarding this that focus on three key targets:
1. Discovering your passion, your calling and having the courage to pursue that dream, that urge, that gift.
2. Spending the time and energy to develop and fine tune that ability which can take many years of dedication, practice, discipline and persistence.
3. Marketing and promoting this developed ability - THE DREAM - your urge to communicate and share the dream with others.
All of this said, lets get back to that one ruinous problem money or specifically the lack and pursuit of it as I think you would agree that if you had a good steady supply of it either by good fortune, inheritance, winning the lottery or simply a sideline activity that could produce lots of passive* income in a short amount of time that was fun to do, didn't distract you from your artistic goals and didn't require much maintenance, well. that would solve that problem very nicely and allow you, the creative artist, time to breathe and expand into your art, master it and promote and market it. For that matter, it doesn't matter what you do for a living as if you solved your money rudiment well....! You say yes for sure!!! Sounds to good to be true right!?
As a side bar here: This is what occurred in Baroque and Classical music where Patrons of the Arts supported talented composers and performers and look at the affluence that occurred at that time in the music that is still being performed today.
Well I have just discovered the holy grail for making money even in these stressful economic times and if you fall into the category of having major problems that money would solve, problems you have been desperately trying to solve but to no avail, problems that you stress about most of the day and at night before you retire and thus have a great need for the type of money making activity mentioned above that would solve this once and for all, then please contact me privately to set up a time to go over the details.
This is a real jewel that anybody can do as a side line activity and succeed at! My intention is as it has always been: to help expand the area of the arts through education, good example and advice and counsel. I have successfully made my living entertaining, inspiring and helping others for over 35 years which is all the reward and pleasure I need.
*Passive income - income that comes in continually after you have actively produced some sort of product or service. Examples royalties, commissions, investments, etc