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

Sept. 24, 2021

Should you set up an emergency fund?

💯 💯 💯 "By splitting your money so that your emergency fund is on its own, you allow the ability for that fund to stay disciplined…

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Sept. 17, 2021

Stop waiting for experience

💯💯💯"Just because you play a lot of golf doesn't mean you're inherently good at it. If experience truly equated to success, then e…

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Sept. 10, 2021

Todd Bigelow: Licensing for Life

💯 💯 💯 ""As a freelancer, I don't get the guarantee of work. I don't get company gear, I don't get a 401k, I don't get health bene…

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Sept. 3, 2021

How to deal with client push-back

💯 💯 💯 "having a mentality of seeking out Win Win scenarios puts you in a great position to build empathy with your lead and come …

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Aug. 27, 2021

What makes you a professional besides making great pictures?

💯 💯 💯 "Good professionals study their business, they research their business, they get feedback on it, they test strategies, rete…

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Aug. 20, 2021

How to support your non-entrepreneurial spouse

💯💯💯 "My obligation is to be straight with my partner. This is how you develop trust. If you hold things back from your partner, a…

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Aug. 13, 2021

The importance of client retention

💯 💯 💯 "If they can advise me on how to do my job just a little bit better, than they will naturally feel a little bit more open t…

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Aug. 6, 2021

7 Travel tips for photographers

💯 💯 💯 "your client is trusting you so much that they'd rather fly you out instead of hiring someone local. So by understanding ho…

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July 30, 2021

The lawful way to email marketing

💯 💯 💯 "If you currently participate in any email marketing in the United States, or plan on it down the road, you need to be awar…

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Recent Blog Posts

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…

Photo Mechanic Giveaway! Ends 5/21/21

Hey folks, the amazing team at Camera Bits is providing our lucky listeners with a chance to win a free license to any Photo Mechanic product!  No p…

Bay Photo Lab Winner - Gabriella Whisler!

Hey everyone, thanks to Alexis Cuarezma and the amazing people at Bay Photo Lab, we recently ran an awesome giveaway for a $500 credit towards any print…

About the Host

Michael Der


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