The Real Lifestyle of a Creative Entrepreneur
Creative living. What does it mean? And how does it apply to people that consider themselves artists that want to earn a living making things?
I used to ask myself this question when I was younger. I needed the answer because creation is what made me tick.
If you are the same way, stick around so we can talk about the reality of the situation.
Some things you will be pleased to hear regarding a creative life. Some things, however, you will not like as much. Because in reality, creatives accept that they are art-driven before any other vocation in life. They’re all in or kick it in an office cube.
The point being, to follow the call to create, you can never let your creative mind slip away.
Many minds, truthfully, fall into a desolate waste land of mediocrity. Because the artist is intimidated that he or she will never be good enough.
To be straight-up, if you’re about this life, you always feed creative fire within you. Constantly.
It’s the only way to make it. So a true artist-entrepreneur creates goals, acts on them and completes checkpoints to sustain their ambitions.
If you don’t feed your fire, you will end up miserable. Even more, you’ll miss the opportunity you never knew existed. The opportunity being a way to live your life doing what you love to do.
It’s possible, trust me.
Does it take courage? Absolutely. It’s not a cakewalk.
But if you’re young and willing, making a living off your mind’s intuition is achievable. You just have to be strong, weather some storms and keep your eye on the ball.
Creativity Must Be Released Whether You Make a Career Out of It or Simply Create Things out of Pleasure
As you move through my site, if there is one thing I want you to internalize its– your creativity is yours and it’s meant to be unleashed. So you need to take advantage of it. Because it’s what God wants us to do.
I do not display too much about my faith here at this site. I have another site where I provide those details. However, from my personal experiences in life, I can tell you that in order to at create your entrepreneurial visions you must embrace the roots of creation.
With that said, the men and women who I’ve witnessed grow in their creative vocations all have one thing in common. They are consciously linked in to The Creator; the one who knows all and shares insight about the divine process we call “living”. And my friends, that’s what art is. It’s a reflection of life. Creation.
The Creative Life Chooses You
For me a creative lifestyle is all I’ve ever known. I grew up as a visual artist and my favorite memories are those of when I would draw in school. I’m not even talking about art class. I’m talking about drawing all day in every class I attended while I listened to teachers lecture in front of the class.
I’d even be so bold to sit in the front row and draw in a math class. I did not care. I knew with a hundred percent clarity that my mission in life, not just a career, was to make things for people to emotionally feel.
I had nothing to hide growing up. I recognized I would not be a white-collar businessman. I was transparent about what I was about. I enjoyed learning all subjects, but I was an artist. So back then it was clear, my identity was artist and it never changed.
A creative life can be a hard life to live, however. I know first-hand. It’s not easy because the natural creative seeks to explain, define and transmute all that things they come across that they are infatuated with.
Not all creatives such as myself are obsessive compulsive, though. After all, people are different. But most people that choose to embrace their creativity past the age of 18 are usually addicted to one thing: the need to express themselves and share their ideas so it has an impact on a user of their product (output, art, etc.).
With that said, the output that a creative person such as myself pushes toward the public is not based on putting coins in my savings account. Rather I live to impress. Nothing more. Nothing less. The payoff for my products simply follow.
Probably sounds arrogant. But you know what I’m saying. Because it’s true that people who create things do it because they like it, but what we really want is for someone to think the work is freaking awesome.
But what’s does the word impress mean? It means leaving others with a lasting impression or thought hinged on, you guessed it; the life you inject into your creations.
In other words, what we want to do as creators is to have our art stick with a person for a brief period of time, better yet, present people with ideas that linger long for years to come.
Have Obedience According to Your Creative Call
There is no half-stepping as an artist. And as a guy who’s developed a creative business, I understand this statement thoroughly.
In order to sustain a living as an artist, your output must resonate with your Audience.
So to have your story heard, you want to submit yourself to the call. Otherwise known as being obedient.
If you are obsessed with your call you will work hard. If you work hard your message will refine itself. And with refinement resonation of your message will eventually occur.
Resonation of Message
Resonation is possibly the secret ingredient that every artist is searching for if they want to merge their creativity into business.
Sadly enough, this is where most artists hit a road block. At least the artist that wants to become a champion among a world filled with mediocre creators that want to be seen, heard and felt.
Many artists “want” the lifestyle but many of us do not “work” towards the goal.
To quickly summarize, a creative that genuinely and passionately has the desire to provide for their family, their art has to stick with people. If you stick to that principal alone, you will develop an audience.
But again, in order to do that you have to put in work. Lots of work. To the point where you have so many completed projects you’re not only pleased with your accomplishments, your audience is impressed with your work ethic.
Are You Trying to Start a Creative Type of Business?
Do you want to start a creative business? If so, do you realize you have a story to tell?
No worries, though if you haven’t taken too much thought about it. Because I can help you tell your story. And I can help you tell it in a solid, succinct, creative way.
Your story will be legit too once I get a hold of ya.
Customers, search engines, friends; you name it, they’ll be pretty impressed with whatever you’re pushing to your audience. You can take that to the bank and that’s my word. I know because for more than 20 years I’ve lived the creative life and I know the challenges that an artist faces.
With that said, my name is Clay Moseley. I appreciate the visit. And from here on out just know I’m just a blue collar artist that taught himself the Internet.
Now, I teach creatives and all artists alike how to utilize this medium to generate referrals.
So if this is something you’re interested in, take note that marketing yourself is ALL about the communication. Because great communication leads to solid referrals. And that’s what every artist desires.
Why Did I Learn the Internet?
A quick backgrounder on why I create sites would go a little something like this…
In my twenties I knew that working with online technoloogy would be a must-know trade. The trade was tough to understand, not a lot of people knew how to work with computers and I saw an opportunity.
It was an inherent thing really, I got “it” while others simply used “it”; The Internet that is.
So what I saw was a huge opportunity to learn how to promote my brands and gain attention with in the search engines.
So on a hunch, I learned how to use Internet technology because it advanced my cause as an artist.
My Interest Was Investing in a Search Business
After work, instead of getting crazy with my homeboys, I bought a new Asus laptop and went to town learning the tools to get my message across.
I would spend hours of my time at home and gnaw on search engine marketing and web development for hours on end. My wife thought I was nuts.
So up until today, I’ve been in this business for about… hmmm, 10 years, now.
Probably safe to say my vision during all this madness of learning the trade was– I’m investing in an Internet education because I’m going to launch a small business out of it one day.
So that’s pretty much it, I just started learning how the web worked because I knew that other artists would need me eventually.
Fortunately for me. I pretty much hit the nail on the head. Because my business is growing each day.
With that said, its 2017, And if you look around, advertising communications run through everything computer related, especially the iPhone. So what I do is help you use it to your advantage.
To elaborate a little… you don’t need an “advertising agency” these days to get your message across. All you need is a computer, a content management tool and a brain.
So my advice to you is to learn how to create great communications if you want to start a creative business. The key to this business is simply great communication.
That leads me to say– make it goal to learn how your personal brand works with the web. And do it as quick as you can because its possibly the most important thing a business minded creative person can learn.
And if you ever want talk about it, please feel free to contact me with the contact button up top. I will set up a time for you to receive a free consultation regarding your online business strategy and do my best to guide you win a direction.