ARTREPRENEURS

ARTREPRENEURS

ARTrepreneurs is a weekly podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to manifest their best creative lives. We're sitting down with an amazing community of visual artists to talk about process, business, and the lessons they've learned along the way.

Recent Episodes

3 end-of-year tasks for creative freelancers

Dec. 2, 2022

EP 97: Sometimes the days go by so fast, you don't even realize a new month has hit the calendar. Well in this episode, I'm going to highlight the fact that it is December and we are just a few weeks away from a brand new …

Happy Thanksgiving! How gratitude can influence attitude

Nov. 24, 2022

EP 96: I believe the practice of gratitude, can truly transform one's approach to life. It has the power to snuff out jealousy, resentment, frustration, and entitlement. There are so many things I am personally grateful f…

5 False narratives about self-employment

Nov. 18, 2022

EP 95: For every truism in any industry, there is an equal myth as well. At the very least, certain statements or narratives need to be qualified and given context. In today's episode, I'll discuss 5 narratives about being…

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3 areas of your business to invest in besides new gear

Nov. 11, 2022

EP 94: Black Friday sales are probably hitting your inbox right about.....yesterday! And while there are some really good savings to be had on new gear, I want to also highlight some areas that maybe don't get as much love …

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You are not the best judge of your own work

Oct. 28, 2022

EP 93: While we creatives study and work on our craft with a great deal of passion, it does not make us impervious to the occasional cognitive bias. As the saying goes, we don't know what we don't know. And what we may no…

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The Federal Student Loan Relief Application is now live!

Oct. 21, 2022

EP 92: Quick update: The Federal student loan relief application is now live on the student aid website! The application takes just a few minutes to fill out. Applications will be accepted throughout the entirety of 2023,…

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Can walking away from a client turn out to be a good thing?

Oct. 14, 2022

EP 91: The fear of losing clients can be very strong, particularly when starting out in one's career. We often see these situations from a very scarce-minded lens, leading us to negotiate without a strong footing or backbon…

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The 7 C's of great communication

Sept. 30, 2022

EP 90: The cost of poor communication with colleagues, leads, and clients can be severe. It can lead to missed opportunities, severed relationships, and tarnished reputations. Likewise, the benefits of really good communic…

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Podcast recommendations to help you level up!

Sept. 23, 2022

Happy International Podcast Day! We are celebrating our 89th episode with a tribute to some amazing other podcasters out there who continue to inspire in the business and creative spaces. There are so many fantastic hosts …

Recent Blog Posts

FEATURE - JOHN DEVEN

Recently, we fielded a voicemail question by one of our listeners, John Deven, on how to reboot a freelance business when moving out of the country. …

NEW CROSSOVER FEATURE WITH JUST A GOOD CONVERSATION PODCAS…

What a thrill, we just did our first crossover feature with a fellow podcaster, and who better to collaborate with than a good friend and colleague, phot…

Are you tired of creating new estimates and invoices?

Hey everyone, I just wanted to provide photographers out there a little help if you're distressed about creating estimates and invoices all the time.&nbs…

About the Host

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Michael Der

Host

Hi Artrepreneurs! My name is Michael Der and I am the creator and host of this humble show. I have been a self-employed commercial and editorial photographer for the past 7 years, working with a variety of corporate and individual entities to improve their visual brand.

The lessons I've learned in becoming a business owner have been painstaking on many levels, and it is my goal to provide you with some of the insight I wish I received when starting out. Whether you are a hobbyist or a semi-pro, or a recent graduate or a second career creative, I hope you come away inspired to live your best creative life.

Welcome to Artrepreneurs!
Michael Der