This post is part of the Creativity and Money series.
Creative people are terrible with money
We’re dreamers, pie-in-the-sky merchants.
We’re no good with numbers.
We’re an accountant’s nightmare, turning up with a shoebox full of receipts – and half the receipts missing.
We don’t have a head for business. So we end up working for peanuts.
What money we do get, we let slip through our fingers.
And secretly, this is the way we like it. Better a starving artist than a suit or a sellout.
At least, that’s the received wisdom.
But if you like challenging conventional wisdom, you may enjoy my new ebook, 5 Big Mistakes Creative People Make with Money.
It tells the story of two creative people and their relationship with money (and other things).
By following the story of Jay and Oscar, you’ll see how a few small decisions and actions can have big consequences – creatively and personally as well as financially – as the years go by.
The book concludes with an explanation of the 5 Big Money Mistakes you need to avoid if you want to succeed as a creative business owner – whether you’re a freelancer, independent artist or creative entrepreneur.
So if you want to sidestep these mistakes and achieve your creative and commercial ambitions, download the ebook and read it right away.
And feel free to share it with anyone you think might find it helpful.
The ebook is part of a new project I’m doing in partnership with Sarah Thelwall, founder of MyCake and an expert in finance for creative businesses. Sarah has a very unusual combination of creative and money skills, and I’m thrilled to be working with her.
“OK so what do I DO about the mistakes?”
I’m glad you asked that.
For some free advice on how to reverse these classic money mistakes, visit this page and claim your free copy of the audio seminar I’ve recorded with Sarah: 5 Essential Money Skills for Creative People. In it, we’ll go through each of the mistakes and tell you what to do instead…
And if you want even more help getting on top of the finances of your creative business check out Money for Creative People, our new course for creative artists, freelancers and entrepreneurs, teaching you the mindset and money skills that will help you succeed commercially as well as creatively.
Table of Contents for Creativity and Money
- 7 Reasons Creative People Don’t Talk about Money
- 4 Ways Money Can Support Your Creativity
- Free Ebook: 5 Big Mistakes Creative People Make with Money « You Are Here
- Free Audio Seminar: 5 Essential Money Skills for Creative People
- Why Money Matters to Avant-Garde Artists
- Rich Poet, Poor Poet