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Make a Living as an Artist: Strategies for Crafting Your Creative Business

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Brooke Glaser, Illustrator and Children's Designer

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33 Lessons (1h 53m)
    • 1. Making a Living as an Artist: Crafting a Business Fits You

      1:37
    • 2. How to Get the Most from this Class

      2:00
    • 3. Creating a Daydream Life

      3:18
    • 4. The Compass: Values

      2:15
    • 5. What Ways Can You Make a Living?

      6:39
    • 6. Uncharted Territory: New Ways to Earn

      1:36
    • 7. Level Up: Learn From 'Competitors'

      2:35
    • 8. Shine Bright: Unique You

      2:02
    • 9. Branding: Are You Goth?

      5:26
    • 10. Make It Happen: Goals, Motivation, and Productivity

      6:51
    • 11. Create Systems: Make It Easy

      6:35
    • 12. Overcoming Doubts and Fears

      3:24
    • 13. Get Support: Mentors and Accountability Partners

      1:43
    • 14. Where to Find Clients

      2:59
    • 15. Why People Buy: Propel Your Work Further

      3:00
    • 16. Marketing: Sharing with the Right People

      2:01
    • 17. Portfolios: The Nitty Gritty

      3:51
    • 18. Instagram: The Nitty Gritty

      3:08
    • 19. E-mailing Art Directors: The Nitty Gritty

      5:20
    • 20. Stay Strategic

      0:48
    • 21. LinkedIn: The Nitty Gritty

      1:04
    • 22. Newsletters: The Nitty Gritty

      1:00
    • 23. Tradeshows: The Nitty Gritty

      1:22
    • 24. Postcards: The Nitty Gritty

      0:36
    • 25. Figuring Out Your Minimum Rates

      3:17
    • 26. Taxes and Accounting

      2:11
    • 27. Maximize Your Profit: Different Ways of Selling

      6:26
    • 28. Day Jobs

      1:35
    • 29. Working for Free

      4:46
    • 30. Pricing

      7:15
    • 31. Tips for Negotiating

      7:16
    • 32. Not-So-Scary Contracts (and Billing)

      7:59
    • 33. Set Yourself Up for Success

      0:37
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About This Class

Hi, I’m Brooke Glaser a full time freelance illustrator. I’ve built a business that comfortably supports me and gives me to freedom to work wherever and whenever I choose. But it didn’t start that way. These lessons took me years to learn, but when I finally understood them, I started seeing big growth in my business. 

This is a fun, practical and comprehensive guide to making money as an artist. You don’t have to be an expert at everything, but it really helps to understand how the different parts of your business affect each other.

First, we’ll start by getting clear on what your dream business looks like: figuring out what you want your life to be like and pairing that up to the different kinds of work artists can do. Then we dive into understanding why people buy from you and how you can use the strengths you ALREADY HAVE to stand out from the crowd. We’ll tackle goal setting, staying motivated, and creating systems to make your business run smoothly. In the second section, we’ll talk about where you can find clients and tips for sharing your work with the right people. In the third section, And we’ll dive into figuring out different ways to maximize your money and effort, how to price your work, contract details, and tips for negotiating.

If you’re starting your first art business, this is the class for you. And if you’ve already been in business for a few years, but feel like you’re not sure where your headed, my hope is this class can help you get clear on where you should be focusing your efforts.

Special thanks to Zeke's Lunchbox and Furry Little Peach for letting me use them as examples in the branding lesson. And thanks to Daniel Berg-Johnsen for his help filming the intro.

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Brooke Glaser

Illustrator and Children's Designer


Hello! I'm Brooke Glaser, illustrator and children's designer.
You can find my work on children's apparel, greeting cards in your favorite grocery stores, home decor stores, and magazines. I love sharing my tips and techniques here on Skillshare.

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