Make art, make money — at the same time
December 30th, 2011 - 42 Comments
I was speaking at a conference recently and my buddy pulled me aside. “You have to meet this guy Chase Jarvis,” he told me. “He’s one of the world’s best photographers.”
Chase and I ended up sitting next to each other, and I learned some fascinating stuff about him. For example, I learned that if he gets TEN photo clients per year — just 10 — that’s a “great year” for him. (Just think about that. Is anyone else also fascinated by mastery?)
He also runs a web show where he interviews people like Sir Mix-a-Lot (a personal writing hero of mine for his timeless classic), Tim Ferriss (who introduced us), and famous photographers. Now, you’ve heard me mock Twitter as being worthless for my business. But when Chase tweets, 15,000-30,000 come and watch his web show…concurrently. Holy shit.
Anyway, at this conference, I ended up giving him some advice about the business side of photography while sitting on a bus, my usual spot for wisdom-dispensing, which he later wrote about:
“No one has single-handedly given me better insight about the business side of art/photography than has Ramit Sethi. [Go ahead and read that again.] In a single conversation earlier this year he dropped so much knowledge on me that I couldn’t take notes fast enough.”
I’m telling you this because he recently invited me to his studio in Seattle, where he and I recorded 1.5 hours of material how creative people can master business. This is usually material I save for private talks and my premium students, but today I wanted to share it with you.
The video is 90 minutes long and you guys are gonna love it. It includes word-for-word scripts you can use in negotiations, business, and even personal relationships. You’ll learn some of the material I learned from my top instructors and mentors. And I dig into the psychology of creative people — or anyone who’s tried to persuade someone else to do something.
Happy holidays and enjoy : )
Check out Chase’s blog — it’s got amazing material for creative people and I guarantee you’ll find at least 3 game-changers in an hour.
P.S. The $10,000+ winner of my giveaway for one year of a virtual assistant is David Zuidema. Congratulations! David, please check your email for details.
Happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2012. Prepare to dominate.
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