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

Nov. 26, 2021

Choosing gratitude over entitlement

💯 💯 💯 "gratitude, truth be told is not innate. It isn't something that you're born with, it's a learned behavior. And I think tha…

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Nov. 19, 2021

How to make the most out of living with your parents

💯 💯 💯 "If you're living rent free, you have this rare opportunity to kill off debt so much faster than the average working profes…

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Nov. 12, 2021

When is the right time to quit?

💯💯💯 "Is your photography improving? Is your understanding of backend business getting more advanced? Are you working well with pe…

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Nov. 5, 2021

5 Areas of your business to spend fearlessly on

💯 💯 💯 "We as a community are really way too quick to spend 1000s and 1000s of dollars on equipment and not a penny on marketing."

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Oct. 29, 2021

Should I track my mileage?

💯 💯 💯 "Don't overpay in taxes. Keep what is yours. Learn how deductions can help reduce your taxable income, it is one of the mos…

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Oct. 22, 2021

Matt Brown: 10 things every photographer should know

💯 💯 💯 "It's not about the gear at all in any way. No one's gonna hire you because you had a 600, no one's gonna hire you because …

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Oct. 15, 2021

What is self-employment tax?

💯 💯 💯 "you're not just an employee, but the business owner as well. So naturally, you're going to be responsible for 100% of your…

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Oct. 8, 2021

What is your credit score telling you?

💯 💯 💯 "a credit score is a numerical measurement of risk that a borrower poses to a lender, basically, it's an indication of how …

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Oct. 1, 2021

10 Reasons to start your podcast

💯 💯 💯 "There are over 1 billion Instagram accounts, there are over 600 million blogs, and over 37 million YouTube channels, all o…

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Recent Blog Posts


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…

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…

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