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ARTrepreneurs is a weekly podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to live their best creative lives. Whether it's shining a light on new business strategies or sharing the stories of self-made creatives, Artrepreneurs aims to bring people together. 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 process, business, and the lessons they've learned along the way. Welcome to Artrepreneurs! Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

Artrepreneurs Michael Der

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ARTrepreneurs is a weekly podcast that inspires photographers and visual artists to live their best creative lives. Whether it's shining a light on new business strategies or sharing the stories of self-made creatives, Artrepreneurs aims to bring people together. 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 process, business, and the lessons they've learned along the way. Welcome to Artrepreneurs! Instagram: @artrepreneurspod

    How to implement zero-based budgeting

    How to implement zero-based budgeting

    EP 78:  Budgeting has a dirty feel to it doesn't it?  It makes you feel like you did something wrong or that you're in a timeout corner at school.  The reality is budgeting do not have to come with shame or embarrassment.  This simple skill set has the power to be a force multiplier in your debt-killing and savings-growing arsenal. 

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    Do you need a DBA for your Sole Proprietorship business?

    Do you need a DBA for your Sole Proprietorship business?

    EP 77:  DBA's, also known as Doing Business As, can be a brand-building decision for your business, but is it all that it's cracked up to be?  What is it and why do people get them?  
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    The Freelance Isn't Free Act

    The Freelance Isn't Free Act

    EP 76: A bill has passed in the state of New York that impacts freelancers in a great way!  One of the struggles of being a freelancer is collecting timely payments from clients, and this Act aims to hold companies accountable for how they treat their growing freelance laborers.  In this episode, I break down my first reaction and what it could mean for future gig workers. 

    https://petapixel.com/2022/06/09/new-ny-law-guarantees-freelancers-contracts-and-timely-pay/

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    3 Financial targets for your post college career

    3 Financial targets for your post college career

    EP 75: Congratulations college graduates, it is your time to shine!  The road ahead promises many great adventures and obstacles that will both challenge and inspire you as you begin your autonomous lifestyle.  One such adventure is the ability to manage your financial goals such as paying down student loan debts, investing for retirement, and living within your means.  In this episode, I talk about a few financial targets as you begin your post-college career.
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    The importance of valuing your Intellectual Property, and not just your labor

    The importance of valuing your Intellectual Property, and not just your labor

    EP 74: One of the common traps I find freelancers fall into is they price themselves without taking into account the intellectual property they inherently possess.  In my opinion, this makes us laborers, not creatives, and it is up to us, not only to fight for these rights upfront but to include that value in our pricing.  
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    The constant struggle between creativity and commerce

    The constant struggle between creativity and commerce

    EP 73:  I'm not sure if there is an easy way to reconcile the conundrum of prioritizing both creativity and income.  If you ask 100 creatives, you may get 100 different answers.  Either way, it is a struggle for most creatives as they want to maintain artistic integrity but also make money.  In this episode, I talk about my own struggles in finding harmony between the two highly important ideals.  
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Customer Reviews

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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!

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