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ARTrepreneurs is a weekly photography podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to live their best creative lives. We talk business, we talk art, we talk about the chaotic journey through self-employment. Episodes every Friday. Hosted by Michael Der. www.artrepreneurspod.com. Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

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ARTrepreneurs is a weekly photography podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to live their best creative lives. We talk business, we talk art, we talk about the chaotic journey through self-employment. Episodes every Friday. Hosted by Michael Der. www.artrepreneurspod.com. Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

    13 Podcast recommendations to help you level up!

    13 Podcast recommendations to help you level up!

    Happy International Podcast Day!  We are celebrating our 89th episode with a tribute to some amazing other podcasters out there who continue to inspire in the business and creative spaces.  There are so many fantastic hosts who are not listed in this episode but make no mistake, your work is appreciated.  Thank you all for your continued inspiration!
    Podcast recommendations
    The Quote of the Day with Sean CroxtonProfit First Nation with Danielle Mulvey and Mike MichalowiczThe Futur with Chris DoJill On Money with Jill SchlesingerReal Biz Talk with Rachel BrenkeBook More Clients with Brooke JeffersonBokeh - The Photography Podcast with Nathan HolritzMidconvo with Edward Lee and Paul WeaverJust a Good Conversation with Matt BrownBeyond the Image with James Patrick

    Honorable Mentions:
    Seth Godin's Startup SchoolThe Real Model Talk with Kayla JonesBorrowed Future by the Ramsey Network

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    3 Friendly reminders when playing the debt game

    3 Friendly reminders when playing the debt game

    EP 88:  Consciously or unconsciously, we are all playing the game of debt in our day-to-day lives.  We tell ourselves many narratives to justify our investments, big or small.  "This is good debt", "Everyone uses it", and "I'll figure it out later" are common phrases thrown around regarding student loans and credit cards as we grow up.  Many of these narratives are forced upon us by the major marketing machine that churns these belief systems, while other narratives have simply been enforced year after year by parents and schools.  In this episode, I provide 3 friendly reminders about this game that we've all been indoctrinated to play; the game of debt.

    https://finaid.org/calculators/loanpayments/
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    • 22 min
    14 Things you should know about the Student Loan Relief Plan

    14 Things you should know about the Student Loan Relief Plan

    EP 87:  Student loan relief is on the way.  Whether you love it or hate it; the fact remains that it will be taking place and knowing your situation can help you build a brighter future.  In this episode, I'll give you 14 key takeaways on the new plan.   

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/24/fact-sheet-president-biden-announces-student-loan-relief-for-borrowers-who-need-it-most/

    https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/

    https://www.forbes.com/advisor/student-loans/student-loan-forgiveness-faqs/

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    • 15 min
    Why financial diversification is more important than ever

    Why financial diversification is more important than ever

    EP 86: Sometimes it feels like we have to choose between niching down and diversifying to maximize our results, but truly I don't see them as mutually exclusive.  With sweeping layoffs and hiring freezes around the country, I'll talk about why diversification is more important than ever, while not compromising your niche.  
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    • 11 min
    Navigating the "free-work" dilemma

    Navigating the "free-work" dilemma

    EP 85: We've all been told that doing the free job is destructive to our career and the industry we're in.  "Value yourself", "Know your worth", and "Set the bar high" are all narratives we've heard, and maybe even told ourselves, over the years.  I, myself, have bounced back and forth between the idea of saying no and yes to free work, which I believe, many others have as well.  In this episode, I'll talk about where I stand on this issue and what dabbling in free-work could ultimately mean for your next path.
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    • 15 min
    Should you pursue a staffed job or full-time freelance?

    Should you pursue a staffed job or full-time freelance?

    EP 84:  Every once in a while, there pops up a fork in the road, where one side leads toward full-time employment and the other side leads to full-time self-employment.  Whether we're in college about to embark on the professional journey or currently in a stable 9-5, part of us is always curious about that other side.  In this episode, I'll give you my insight into 7 key differences between a freelance lifestyle and an employee lifestyle.  
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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

ErikLarsonPhoto ,

5 Stars!!

If you already know how to take great photos but struggle with the business side of photography, then this podcast is for you.

Great host, topics, and guests!!

B_Tuck ,

Consistently excellent

I always look forward to new episodes. The content is always excellent and well presented. Michael clearly lays out the entrepreneurial side balanced with the creative. I never delete these podcasts. I listen to them when I need motivation and help focusing on my vision. The guests are very inspirational and show what a successful creative is and does. I have already seen positive changes in my own endeavors.

jamesphotoaz ,

Love this show!

Had a show like this existed earlier in my career, I would have exponentially accelerated my professional growth by years! Excellent interviews, fantastic insights and the specific strategies to grow a better career as an artist!