The Creative Entrepreneur Podcast

The Creative Entrepreneur Podcast

Are you a musician, writer, visual artist, or some other type of creative entrepreneur? If so, this show is for you! Host Bob Baker is on a mission to help creative people of all kinds use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world! The podcast features career advice, marketing tips, interviews, and inspiration. Bob has been self-employed in the arts for most of his life (as an author, musician, visual artist, actor, and improv comedy instructor).... Show More

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November 19, 2019

You’re passionate about the music, art, or words you create. You know there are people out there who would truly enjoy your work - and even pay you for it - if they only knew about you.

You also know the solution to reaching those elusive customers and fans is getting on friendly terms with marketing. And, you know being active on social media is a big part of that.

But you’ve been reluctant. No matter how much you try, it feels s...

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September 14, 2019 4 min

If you've followed my books and teachings for any length of time, you know I always stress the importance of a positive mindset.

Based on the hundreds of interviews I've done over the years with successful writers, musicians, artists, actors ...

It's become obvious that Mastering Your Mindset is one of the key elements to success in the arts.

Good News! My New Program Helps You Do Just That!

Introducing … The 30​-​Day...

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August 30, 2019 6 min

A young comic once asked Jerry Seinfeld for his best advice on becoming a great stand-up. Jerry told him the simple technique he had used in his early days to hone his comedy craft.

This brilliant productivity hack can be put to use by any creative person in any field. Give it a listen and put this to work in your life.

Welcome to The Creative Entrepreneur podcast, Season 4, Episode 7.

Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become a...

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Embrace Your Inner Weirdo! Are You an Entrepreneurial MISFIT? In this episode I make the case for Staying WEIRD!

Welcome to The Creative Entrepreneur podcast, Season 4, Episode 6.

Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List.

You'll find a written blog post version of this Entrepreneurial Misfit episode here.

Be sure to also check out The Passion P...

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If you take the traditional approach to creativity, you think in terms of working toward a completed package. You hole up in a studio or cabin for months or years as you work on a new project in seclusion.

Eventually, a collection of your best work is released as a full-length music album, novel, nonfiction book, art or photo exhibit, fashion line, film, stage play, etc. That model was the norm for many years.

Here’s another option...

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What if, every time you attended a workshop or consumed a book, video, course, podcast, or blog post …

Your mission was to find one big idea that would help you make a difference in people’s lives while also earning a profit?

It could transform your life. So, lean into it. Don’t hold back. Think big! Listen to this episode for more details.

Welcome to The Creative Entrepreneur podcast, Season 4, Episode 4.

Be sure to check out the ...

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You know the drill. You get excited about a Big Idea for a book, workshop, play, retreat, or mastermind group.

Then the inevitable thoughts creeps up: How will people react to this new thing? What will they think? What if they don’t like it?

The big question I address on this episode: Will you be able to handle what people say about you when you start to let your light shine?

Welcome to The Creative Entrepreneur podcast, Season 4, ...

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The late Louise Hay was an amazing woman. She was a pioneer in the self-help and personal development movement. She emphasized the power of mindset and the Law of Attraction long before The Secret came out.

I’ve listened to many Louise Hay audio recordings over the years.
Something she said in one interview especially struck me. So much so, I had to stop the recording and write it down to make sure I got it right.

She pointed out t...

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Most creative people look around their hometown and search for things the city can do for them. Or they seek out mentors, gatekeepers, media people, managers, and agents in an effort to gain the “credibility” that will lift them out of obscurity and make them feel worthy.

Want to know what the most Empowered Artists do? They create the circumstances they’re looking for! That's what this episode is all about!

Be sure to check ou...

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Meet Bree Noble, a singer-songwriter who turned a passion for giving exposure to other indie artists into a thriving business. She hosts two podcasts, runs a membership academy, hosts the Profitable Musician Summit, and just published her first book, The Musician’s Profit Path.

Be sure to check out The Empowered Artist: A Call to Action for Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference with Their Cre...

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What Does INDIE Mean? How do you define it? Here’s a powerful definition for artists and creative people of all kinds, including indie music, books, film, games, etc. From my upcoming album, “Morning Pep Talks: Inspiration for Artists, Authors, and Creative Entrepreneurs.”

Follow Bob Baker’s Inspiration Project on Spotify.

Also, The Passion Principles book features 101 Ways to Express Your Creativity and Share It With the World. Ge...

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Ready to make 2019 your best creative year ever? Here are ten ways you can MAKE the next 12 months stellar! From my upcoming album, “Morning Pep Talks: Inspiration for Artists, Authors, and Creative Entrepreneurs.”

Follow Bob Baker’s Inspiration Project on Spotify.

What do YOU think? Leave a comment on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

Could you use some one-on-one coaching or consulting? If so, reach out and contact me he...

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I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and are enjoying the holiday season! Here's a short, timely episode about something coming up in the first week of the new year.

Learn more about it here or at GetImportantStuffDone.com.

The 30-Day Share Your Creativity Challenge starts January 7, 2019. Build your online presence and your fan base using easy content marketing strategies.

Learn more about it and register here.

 

You may also ...

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Want to know the two biggest factors that determine your longterm success in the arts? I've got the answer, based on my many years as a creative entrepreneur. Embrace these factors and you'll triple your odds of cutting through the clutter and making an impact with your talents.

Plus, on this episode you get to hear the in-studio accident that took me by surprise!

The 30-Day Share Your Creativity Challenge starts Jan 2, 201...

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I bet you've complained about this more often than you care to admit: How do you find the time to do all that's necessary to become a truly Empowered Artist?

There aren't enough hours in the day, right? Well, in this episode filmmaker Cole Hieronymus has an inspiring perspective on time.

He also poses another important question: When will you get pissed off enough about your current status to make meaningful change in y...

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Do you struggle with how to earn money from your talents and creativity? You’re not alone. On this episode I point out a mistake I see so many artists, writers, and musicians make. The good news is, I also give you a simple three-part solution to help you make more money now.

Yes, you can get paid for your music, art, words, and more. This should help!

What do YOU think? Leave a comment on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Sometimes, when I ask artists what their goals are, they say, “WORLD DOMINATION!” That’s an admirable goal, but unless you’re already a super star, it can lead to lots of frustration.

In this short episode (pulled from a video I recently posted) I offer the best way to build a strong, loyal fan base. My advice is probably not what you think. This is also great news for introverts.

What do YOU think? Leave a comment on Facebook, Lin...

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Let's bust this myth of the starving and struggling artist once and for all. And we'll use gardening and Aunt Louise to help us do it. What? Just listen and I'll help you break the stereotype and become an Abundant Artist instead!

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Get free access to my "30 Ways to Become an Empowered Artist" course when you join the Creative Entrepreneur VIP List.

Just click here: http://Promote...

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With this episode I’m cross-pollinating podcasts. I was recently a guest on Mich Hancock’s MichMash podcast. Here’s the opening segment where I share my journey through the arts.

Toward the end we discuss some powerful principles of creative success, including what it takes to make a strong and lasting bond with your fan base. It's the key to making a living and making an impact with your art.

Listen to the entire MichMash podc...

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Ruby Mercado has an amazing attitude, mindset, and work ethic.

Yes, she has great advice on how to create your own opportunities in the oversaturated Los Angeles acting world. More important, listen to how she breaks through fear, stays centered, and builds confidence in herself and those around her. Inspiring stuff, no matter what creative field you're in!

Learn more about Ruby Mercado at:

https://www.instagram.com/rubymercado...

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