How To Write A Killer Headline For Your Content

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Have you struggled to write quality content? Have you wondered where to start?

Writing good content isn’t easy. It’s a skill requiring time to learn. It takes practice.

But who has the time? Especially if you’re an artist, you want to spend your time creating. Not writing content.

Think of content marketing as a necessity that drives traffic to your site, gets potential leads and eventually gains conversions and customers. That’s great and all except you draw or paint. You don’t write.

You want the conversions and the customers to buy your art. But how do you write content?

This post is the first in a series of posts for writing content for creatives (and really anyone else). Today, I’m going to give you five tips on how to write a killer headline for your content.  Continue reading “How To Write A Killer Headline For Your Content”

Why Opportunity Should Scare You

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When an opportunity presents itself, are you scared? Can you accept the risk? Should you accept the risk?

The answer depends on you. But without risk, there is no success.

Opportunity should scare you. If it doesn’t, maybe it’s not really something you should pursue. There is no success without risk. Every “successful” person has taken risks.

Every business is a risk.

Artists take risks every day. It’s called experimentation. It’s trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. But the key is to not let that fear of risk hold you back. Creativity is risky.

That’s the fun part.

Unleash The Creative Opportunist

Each of us has what I call the inner creative opportunist. It doesn’t sound catchy, but each of us is looking for opportunities to show how creative we are.

We are opportunists. Our creativity needs it. Our inner risk-taker wants those moments to let loose. I see designs and art every day. It’s as if the proverbial light-bulb goes off. The little voice in my head says “you can make that.”

It’s an opportunity. It’s a risk. Too many times what I think I can make doesn’t quite work out.

Not to mention, my inner introvert competes with my inner risk-taker. Do you know that feeling?

There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. But don’t stop yourself from taking artistic risk. If you let yourself be intimidated by risks, you will not grow and learn.

This applies to anything, not just art. Business, writing, exercise (well be careful with the exercise), but risks are everywhere. So are successes. Writing this blog is a huge risk. Every time I write, I put myself out there and who knows what others would say. But that’s part of the fun.

Wrap Up

When an opportunity presents itself, look at the risks, but don’t hold yourself back. Don’t let fear of failure keep you from achieving success. Focus on what your goal is and let your passion take you down your path.

If you hit a bump in the road, learn and overcome. Unleash your potential.

What risks have you taken that succeeded? What risks failed? What did you learn?

 

Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists

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We all know Twitter is one of the largest and most well-known social media platforms. According to Statista.com, Twitter had 317 million monthly active users in 2016.  As a microblogging platform, there is power in a simple tweet. Everyone from the average person to politicians to athletes takes advantage of that power for better or worse.

But is Twitter still relevant for visual artistsContinue reading “Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists”

Do This One Thing To Make Your Life Better

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Life is what you make it, right? If I told you there is one thing you can do this week to make your life permanently better, how much would it be worth to you?

Would you pay $1000.00? $1500.00? Is there no price? What I’m about to tell you is something each of us can do and it’s free!  Continue reading “Do This One Thing To Make Your Life Better”

Why Your Brand Depends On Your Business Legacy

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Is your business legacy important to you? Is your brand important to you? Do you ask yourself how you will be remembered? Legacies are talked about constantly.

From presidents to athletes, we as a society judge individuals on how we remember them. Creative entrepreneurs are more than just business people. We’re individuals in pursuit of building a personal legacy through our business. So how do you want to be remembered?  Continue reading “Why Your Brand Depends On Your Business Legacy”