💯💯💯 "The title of this show is called, Artrepreneurs, and it is very intentionally pluralized. I want this show to be inviting, to be inclusive and collaborative. I want everyone who listens to the show, to feel like they are an entrepreneur, that they belong in this community without any real initiation process. If you're tuning into the show each week, we're all in this together. That's what's important. That's what I'm striving for."
ARTrepreneurs is a podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to live their best creative lives. My name is Michael Der and I am a full-time photographer with nearly 10 years of experience in the freelancing world, and I’m sitting down with an amazing community of visual artists to talk about their process, business models, and the lessons they've learned along the way.
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Good morning, good afternoon Good day to you all welcome to Episode One of entrepreneurs. My name is Michael der and I am so excited to launch this podcast on a beautiful and ceremonious day of January 1 of 2021, and I can't help but shuffle just a little bit when I think about where I was exactly one year ago at this time. Approaching New Year's Day, saying to myself that this 2020 metaphor writes itself. We all want 2020 vision for our business. We want creative clarity for everything that we go through whether it's marketing, finance or content creation. 2020 was going to be our year, the compass that leads us to truenorth. And you know what, maybe there's some truth to that, after all. And while I'm aware of how destructive 2020 was for so many people right now from where I'm sitting. I do look back on it as a year of opportunity. Just like I do for this year. It was just over a month ago, just before Thanksgiving time when I started thinking about creating this actual pocket. And it seemed like a really bold venture, because I actually co host a podcast right now, the media 1099 pockets. And I had to ask myself whether it was worth starting up a new one, while the other one also needed some extra attention if we wanted to grow. But something really pulled me to this project. And when the idea wouldn't leave my brand I felt like it was officially time to greenlight this, and dive right in.
Initially, though I felt like a six month window was probably the most realistic looking at a launch date of around June 1. After all, there was a lot that I had to do. If you've ever watched a podcast you know that there's a lot that goes into it. What was the title of the show going to be. What about the artwork and music, the hosting sponsorships or the marketing strategy, not to mention the actual episodes and the editing. I wasn't going to get guests to come on the show with zero followers. Sure I wanted to watch by January 1 but I wasn't confident I could pull that off in just one month.
Well, it's January 1 of 2021, and I'm officially launching entrepreneurs.
I'm grateful to produce content that feels very much close to home content that I've had, intimate experience with in both success and failure. A successful photographer I know who I consider to be a true role model. He once said to me, Mike. The only difference between us is that I've made more mistakes. And in many ways that sentiment will be echoed throughout the duration of this podcast, making all the mistakes I've made has given me greater clarity and perspective. I want to share that with you. And I know I won't have all the answers. That's why my guests are here to shine light on the expertise that I don't have. And I'm so thrilled to begin this process with everybody here. This will be a weekly podcast, which is an exciting intimidating prospect for me because it's a lot of content compared to what I'm used to, but I think I'm most of the episodes will be short form value based content between 1015 minutes long, and all the interviews will be nuanced and catered to the guests expertise. Everything I aim to do will be done with the goal to educate, or inspire.
I can't promise you that you will be educated, or you will be inspired, but that's the goal of every episode, nothing I've published will be just to appease algorithms for analytics. I don't think it has the power to help people. I'm not going to publish it. That's the challenge I've laid out from the title of this show is called, Artrepreneurs, and it is very intentionally pluralized. I want this show to be inviting, to be inclusive and collaborative. I want everyone who listens to the show, to feel like they are an entrepreneur, that they belong in this community without any real initiation process. If you're tuning into the show each week, we're all in this together. That's what's important. That's what I'm striving for. I will ask for your feedback. I will listen to your questions I will devote an inordinate amount of time producing the best possible show that I can so that we can all live our best creative lives. Now you may notice that our four episodes already that's because I wanted to kickstart this thing with a thing. And go ahead and launch the entire month's episode. Today, in a completely vain and transparent way to get you to bid, the show and become raving fans. So, if that point happens to work those if you happen to enjoy this content for no other reason than my own edification, please take 30 seconds to review the show. let the world know what you think of it. And for those who do come Episode 10, I will read your review on air, shout you out as an entrepreneur extraordinaire. So as I bring this introductory episode to a close, I have one special person to give my sincerest appreciation for my good friend and co host of the media 1099 podcast Robert Husky, he has spent the last three years in nearly 100 episodes, getting me to this point. When we started I didn't even know what a podcast was, that's how far we've come. Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your complete support of this venture because without it. I wouldn't have started this show. And because of that, I'm even more excited to continue watching new content for media 1099 as well, expanding our reach to new creative freelancers out there. And for everyone else. I know we all want to be better creatives, so let's help each other going.
We've got a lot of work to do. We really want to get over this 2020 hangover, and I can't wait to get rolling. Thank you to everyone tuning in and giving this humble shogi chance. Enjoy your new years. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay focus.
This is Michael der and you're listening to entrepreneurs season one. Let's have a go.
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