Historically, the intersection of art and money was infrequent and in poor taste. If you were an artist, you were expected to solely focus on your craft and not worry about compensation or financial security. Hence the stereotype of the starving artist.
Today’s world is different. There is far less stigma around artists discussing money or expecting compensation for their work. In fact, there are entire communities of working artists and creative entrepreneurs, where the sole purpose is to discuss the business side of creativity. Sure, money is still an uncomfortable topic for many, but if you want to thwart your starving artist destiny, it’s necessary to get clear on your finances and begin seeing your writing career as a business.
All month long, we’re focusing on the systems and tools needed to create processes and streamline your workflow. In today’s episode, we’re focusing on the financial systems you need to get clear on your cash flow and improve your bottom line.
I get it. You’d much rather talk about craft, securing media coverage, really anything other than money. But I promise, this episode will leave you feeling empowered, confident, and ready to take control of your finances.