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Crushing the Starving Artist Myth
Setting Your Value
Sep 3 • 27 min
Pricing. It’s the game that we never feel like we’ve mastered but every single one of us has to play if we want to put food on our table. We all start a business because we want to do what we love every single day… but charging money for it? That’s not as…
Working TOO Hard to NOT be a Sellout
Aug 8 • 30 min
So… you’ve made the decision to turn this hobby into a side hustle huh? Join the club. We’re all fighting the same battle - to remain true to our craft, figure out what we’re worth and still pay the bills.But take heart - earning a living for doing great…
Your Brand to Branding
Jul 3 • 35 min
When it comes to branding, there are a million different opinions. Many believe it’s just a clever logo. But we can’t all own the simplicity and recognizability of the Golden Arches or the White Apple. What we CAN own is the the way we are perceived. Does…
Saying NO to Free
Jun 6 • 25 min
When it comes to creative work, the myth of the starving artist is prevalent. Because charging money for a something as abstract as art is a difficult subject to approach. As artists, it’s easy to fall into the trap of busy work, side projects or working…
Evolving Your Brand Story
May 1 • 36 min
You’ve done it! You put a period at the end of your mission statement, uploaded a sleek logo as your brand’s Facebook avatar and launch a newly built website… only to feel like you want to start over three months later. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there…
Defining Your Craft
Apr 3 • 24 min
In the grand scheme of things, actually starting your business is easy. Fill out some paperwork, pay the fees and you’re a legal business. Sometimes, the hardest part of your craft is defining what it is you actually do. As you may have guessed, it’s not…
No Shame in the Game
Mar 1 • 25 min
You’ve spent weeks, months, maybe years perfecting your craft and reveling in the joy of the creative process. But deciding to make a living off your art? That’s a whole different beast. No one else is going to show up for your business. You have to own…
Say Yes Now, Figure It Out Later
Feb 1 • 24 min
“Yes” is a magical word. Three letters can open entire worlds of opportunity. And when you’re getting your startup or freelance business off the ground, you need every opportunity you can get. But on the flip side of the same coin, saying “yes” comes with…
Boundaries
Feb 1 • 25 min
In the wild wild west of freelance, small business and entrepreneurship, boundaries can feel like an after thought. But the ability to set boundaries is one of the most important tools in your toolkit. Boundaries help you protect your reputation, champion…
Welcome to ThrivTALK!
Jan 19 • 9 min
ThrivTALK is a podcast filled with informal, organic conversation about the pains we Creatives often feel when starting and growing a business. Jenn and Doug will share their experiences, both good and bad, with the hope of making you, the Creative, feel…