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

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What is so important about the cost of doing business?

Jan. 21, 2022

"If you know your costs, you have key information that's going to fund many of your decisions going forward; you can build confidence in your pricing, you have more strength in your negotiations, you have more justification,…

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Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, and the 1099-K

Jan. 14, 2022

"This law should not impact your overall business, unless you're conducting under the table transactions on the reg, which I've already mentioned, is not so legal, the IRS law states that you have to report all income for yo…

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Why do we fail to reach our goals?

Jan. 7, 2022

💯 💯 💯 "Identify what is important to you, and occasionally prioritize that over what might be urgent to you."

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Why every freelancer needs a business credit card

Dec. 31, 2021

💯 💯 💯 "In order to manage your business with as much ease as possible, you need to be practiced in a broader concept of finance, which is to separate your personal money from your business money."

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What should you major in to be a photographer?

Dec. 24, 2021

💯 💯 💯 "learn how to write an article, learn how to interview people learn how to be an editor, and determine what the publication needs photographically versus just seeing it from the photographer's vantage point."

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3 Ways to thank your clients at the end of the year

Dec. 17, 2021

💯💯💯"Visualize how seriously some photographers prioritize their relationships, you should take that part of the process and apply it to your business."

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Is it time to raise your rates?

Dec. 10, 2021

💯 💯 💯 "As a freelancer, no one else is going to willingly increase your rates. The only person that has the power to do that is you."

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Relocating a freelancing business

Dec. 3, 2021

💯 💯 💯 "When your costs go up and your client work goes down, you want to do the best that you can to maximize your time efficiency."

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Choosing gratitude over entitlement

Nov. 26, 2021

💯 💯 💯 "gratitude, truth be told is not innate. It isn't something that you're born with, it's a learned behavior. And I think that surprises people when you tell them that, but that is why gratitude must be practiced."

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

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