So many artists fail at their businesses and here are the reasons why.
Are you a hobbyist painter working in an uncreative environment that would love to turn your art hobby into a viable business and be your own boss?
So that you can stop working in an uncreative environment, trading time for money?
If this is you, you should read further.
Growing up, I spent most of my free time drawing, sketching and designing gorgeous clothes for my dolls.
In my young, naïve mind, I knew I was going to be an artist or a designer one day.
When I discovered painting in my twenties, a door of opportunities opened up for me. First of all, I felt obsessed, I wanted to paint every spare moment, and that got me thinking about how I can pivot my hobby into a business.
After a long journey in the restaurant industry, my uninspiring job was taking a toll on my mental health, dissatisfied with my career choice, I had it, I knew it was time for a change.
I had an artist streak with an entrepreneurial mind, I wanted to be a full-time artist with a viable art business.
I also knew it wasn’t going to be an easy transition because I was aware that many artists have failed before me. But my determination led me to set out steps to defy the odds.
How did I know that the Starving Artist myth does not apply to me? Well, I did a research study on the artists that I have met.
Why do most artists fail?
In the art industry, I have met many artists, and most of them do their craft as a part-time hustle because they do not have the confidence to rely solely on their craft.
The ones that are doing art as a full-time business, most of them are having a hard time making ends meet but not without a lack of talent.
I have noticed, the ones that fail to have a successful, viable business are lacking mindset skills, perpetual habits, and marketing skills.
From my business point of view, their problems are manageable and solvable.
Looking back at my career, the biggest needle movers are the 7 Essential Habits that brought me success, the ones that I have set up to defy the odds, and I know it will help you too.
If you are thinking of turning your side hustle or your hobby into a viable business, I have created a guide to help you to discover the possibility. This guide will bring you from thinking of doing to taking action.
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I hope you will take action today and go for your dreams and live an inspired, motivated, and creative life with financial independence.
With Creative Joy,
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.