I love working with creative people, who are passionate about their art and use their talents to run businesses and support themselves and their families.
While they have the most amazing abilities that bring light and joy into the lives of the people around them and their clients – they often struggle with finding ways to consistently make money with their talents.
As a bookkeeping services in London specialising in working with creative entrepreneurs I like to help people in the artistic industries to find ways to expand their businesses, grow their client base and revenue.
I was recently inspired by 3 awesome singers that I know – Nate Maingard, Kyra Vidal and Jolie Bouche…
So here’s some tips and suggestions you can use if you are an artist looking for ways to make more money with your talent…
1. Keep following your dream
Never forget that your talent is unique and that persistence will pay off in the end!
I have come across artists who have the most amazing talents but who have settled for boring 9-5 jobs and gave up on their live-dream because the obstacles became too big.
I encourage you to keep believing in your success and keep taking those small steps that will get you closer to your goals. You have been given an amazing gift, share it!
2. Find your audience
Take a broad view of who your audience and clients could be.
You will be amazed with who could be interested or in need of the specific talent or services you can provide.
One of the biggest mistakes businesses and artists make is assuming who their audience is, and this limits the way they promote themselves and put boundaries on opportunities for expansion, growth and reaching more people.
3. Take advantage of free marketing
Marketing your business is extremely important.
The great thing is that these days there are many free options to get your business out in the market place and noticed by potential clients.
For example, you can create a free website and use social media to showcase your music, paintings or other services. There are also industry specific social communities you can join to increase your profile and expand your reach.
4. Invest time into networking & events
Networking is one of the best ways to build your business and create opportunities to work with people that were not aware of your talents before.
Look for opportunities to join events and offer your services to gain exposure.
To start with you may need to do this free of charge, see this is an investment into your long term success and your ability to make consistent money.
5. Build partnerships
Life is not meant to be done alone.
It is much harder to succeed on your own then when you work together with others.
When you find like-minded people aiming for similar goals, potentially in the same field you can put your resources together to save money, share contacts, ideas and push each other to greater creative heights!
When you are running your own creative business the last thing you want to worry about is the paperwork, administration, bookkeeping and tax returns. That is the stuff we love to do.
Get in touch today to find out how we can help you to keep you free to focus on your talent!