It’s not often that I fall head over heels in love with an object, but recently I have a new love in my life… my bento box. Why? Well, as we have been discussing this autumn, how you manage your finances is a huge contributor to your ability to be creative. Manage your money well, […]
Guest Post: The Post University Blogger (P.U.B.)…. Is a Grocery Shopping Guru
This week we welcome back Annie Harris for another guest blog – a continuation in exploring how a 20-something emerging artist juggles her creative projects and her limited finances and finds creative freedom through sound money management. Over to Annie….. ——————————————— In my view, I’m getting old. I’m at the ripe old age of 23 […]
“Creatives Are Adept At Burying Their Dead”
“Creatives Are Adept at Burying Their Dead” This was a quote from Patrick McKenna, Ingenious Media, at a recent talk at Goldsmiths University Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship on Risk. He was discussing risk, the need to take risk and the outcome of risk. Sometimes (or often) the outcome of risk is failure. What […]
Guest Blog: Let the Numbers Tell the Story
We welcome back A. L. Michaels who catches us up on how her money diet is going… ———————————————————– Numbers tell a story, and as a writer, that’s the only thing that’s getting me through this necessary reigning in of my spending. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an extravagant spender by any means (though I’m […]
Guest Post: The Power of the ‘Starving Artist’ Cliché
We’re happy to welcome back A. L. Michael for another of her excellent and refreshingly honest guest posts – this time it’s a bang-on-theme post about money. Enjoy. ———————————————– After a good while of being a self-employed artist, and with having to fill out my first tax form looming (and having lost my accounts book!), […]
Is Making MORE Money the Answer?
I’ll be honest with you – I took it pretty easy this summer. (Other than producing the July 30 Day Challenge! 🙂 ) I was away in Canada for part of it and other periods I took time for some good old R&R enjoying the fantastic summer weather in England this year. It was glorious. […]
Money Makes the World Go Around?
Here’s a classic moment from the film Cabaret where LIza Minnelli and Joel Grey ask the crucial question….
Does Money Matter?
This may seem like a silly question – of course money matters! And yet, how often do our choices, as creative people, put money last? No one became a creative to get rich. For a very few, this is a side benefit, but for the vast majority of creatives our motivation to pursue this […]
4. Establish metrics
Once you’ve set your goals for social media, you want to figure out how you are going to measure your progress. Think of ways that you can tally up your reach on social media. This will allow you to track from year to year your progress; afterall, you will need to invest time in social […]
Social Media for Performing Artists: A Guide
Social media is ridiculously important to performing artists. I spent the last year studying for an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship through the University of East Anglia. This was a fantastic year filled will learning of how to thrive as a creative business person. My dissertation was entitled: Keep the Conversation Going: 65 Social Media Strategies […]