Why you need to be a creative entrepreneur

I’m a creative entrepreneur… through and through.

And you should be too. Let me tell you a story:

I’ve always known that I wanted to run my own business.

When I was about 11, there was a hot new trend in school.

The big new thing was something called “scoubidou strings”.

These were basically plastic strings that you can knit with…

You’re able to create all sorts of designs and it was pretty easy for me to learn.

I LOVED this thing. It scratched my creative itch.

I spent hours learning all the different styles and designs I could make.

And then people started asking I could create designs for them…

I realised this was a great business opportunity – so I jumped at the chance to proceed.

You see, I didn’t grow up well off.

Poor, poverty-stricken and broke are better words to describe my background…

I spent many hours looking through the Argos catalogue at toys I would never own…

So I have always known, even at 11, that I had to get out and make my OWN money.

I spent my £1.50 a fortnight allowance on the strings.

Then I was commissioned to create designs for people (my favourite was the dollar-sign, it took some skill and know-how to knit that with the strings – I felt like a creative genius).

And I made a profit.

About £1 for each design.

That doesn’t sound like a lot. But when your only income is £1.50 every 2 weeks, selling an hour’s work for £1 profit is big money!

I also sold a few designs for £10 in a bulk deal – I was giddy with excitement at that sale!

But here’s the point:

Being a creative entrepreneur means you have been able to build a business or earn money for your creative skills…

You don’t need to necessarily earn money from your art, because your business allows you to support your creativity and have the ultimate freedom.

For example:

A music producer may really want to produce the next trap HIT.

But to pay his bills, the SMART producer creates stock music for online libraries like Epidemic Sound.

Thinking outside the box is a key thing here.

Maybe you don’t make a lot money from your own videos, so you offer video editing services to pay those bills – get it?

Creating a full-time income from your creative work will often mean you need to become a creative entrepreneur.

Or you can live your life asking for permission to create from an employer etc.

I can confidently say that choosing the entrepreneurial path was the best decision I ever made…

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Jay Cartere

Jay Cartere

I’m Jay Cartere - a YouTube certified marketer, entrepreneur and author who teaches frustrated gamers how to grow on YouTube and turn their passions into a business. I went from poor AF to full-time online creator. Now I wake up and do what I love every day - and I want to help you do the same. When I’m not working I like to chill out with a good podcast, a good book or a good album.