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.


July 23, 2021

Christina Peters: Establishing a marketing mindset

💯 💯 💯 "I don't believe that 'fake it till you make it' thing. I don't believe in that. You do have to believe in your work and yo…

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July 16, 2021

The benefits of professional minimalism

💯 💯 💯 "If you reduce your physical clutter, you can manufacture more space. If you reduce your professional clutter, you can manu…

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July 9, 2021

How to network as an introvert

💯 💯 💯 "Every time I've gone into a setting, thinking about connection, I've come away with a richer experience, I've been able to…

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July 2, 2021

Can you succeed without an Instagram presence?

💯 💯 💯 "To me succeeding at any type of social media comes down to three basic principles, value, engagement, and consistency. If …

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June 25, 2021

Using debt to start your business

💯 💯 💯 "I want you to define what makes something affordable for your business so that you can make decisions that are based on ac…

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June 18, 2021

What is your bio page communicating to potential clients?

💯💯💯 "The overarching principle that I subscribe to is that your bio your about page, it shouldn't just be about you, it should ac…

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June 11, 2021

When does your hobby become a business?

💯 💯 💯 "So the IRS states that your hobby turns into a business, when you start trying to earn money. a legitimate business has th…

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June 4, 2021

The Entrepreneur, the Manager, and the Technician

💯 💯 💯 "There is a fundamental misconception people face when starting their own business, one that is actually so pervasive and f…

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May 28, 2021

7 Practices to get paid faster

💯 💯 💯 If you're going to be a professional freelancer, you will encounter jobs that are going to require you to front production…

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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