“I look at how much time I put in and how little I earn... and it's just impossible.”

You're stunningly creative, crazy capable, and have miles under your wheels…and it's past time that turns into a stable income.

You can build a creative business that feeds your soul... and also your body.

You can take control of your time, charge more for your work, get paid well, and feel like an actual grownup.

You can buy a gift for a friend, take your kids to the movies, and pay for a nice dinner with your partner without feeling like there’s something wrong or bad about wanting the small luxuries other people enjoy.

But none of that happens the way society teaches us.

It doesn’t happen because you’re amazing at what you do (even though you are).

It doesn’t happen because you followed rules and got good grades and paid your dues (even though you did).

It doesn’t happen because you have passion or you’re willing to put in the hours (even though you do).

We all learn, growing up, that if you want to make a professional life as a creative person, all that’s required is passion, hard work, and talent.

That’s crap.

And if you believed that crap for a very long time?

Hey, join the club.

So did I.

So did basically everyone I know.

The mythology we grow up with implies that if we find and follow our passion, the rest will follow.

The “rest” is left very vague, but seems to take in travel, the respect of colleagues, and the love of an audience.

…Oh, and a comfortable middle-class living.

Because feeling safe and knowing we can care for ourselves and our families is the prerequisite for what we're really seeking.

The flexibility and time — finally! — to do truly creative work.

Creatives often plunge into self-employment because they want to live that dream.

But the reality is often painfully different: The dream of freedom and creativity endlessly recedes into the distance as we exhaust ourselves working late nights and weekends, piling on gig after underpaid gig…just to make ends meet.

That situation is a bullet train to Burnout-ville.

The first step off that train is to get real about what you need your business to do for you. The money you need. The time you have.

The good news is, that doesn't mean giving up on your dreams! Quite the contrary:

A huge part of building a successful creative business is not taming your wild heart and conforming to the status quo, but rather doubling down on your creative work and what’s unique about what you do.

This session will walk you through the life-changing business design decisions you probably didn’t know you need to make and put the power in your hands to take back your time while also reaching your income goals.

Different is Better: How Your Creative Work Can Help You Build a More Sustainable Business

Whether you’re self-employed now, or you’re planning to launch and want to do it right, in this workshop, you’ll…

  • Unwind the toxic mythology we’ve been fed about how creatives “should” go about making a living so that you can design your business around YOUR needs and who you are.
  • Discover why focusing on what makes your work different and awesome is exactly what can lead to reliable income that can sustain you and feed your goals.
  • Get the (free) Income Clarity Calculator to discover exactly how you can hit your income goals and what specific choices you must make if you plan to get there

You’ll come away with a map to a future where you feel safe, stable, and supported in your work by getting real about your needs.

FREE, LIVE session! Ask all your questions!

DISCOVER MY PATH TO A SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE BUSINESS

February 8, 11:30 am ET

I’m Jessica Abel

I’m a cartoonist/ author/ teacher/ editor/ illustrator turned creative business owner.

I know what it’s like to be doing everything “right,” and realize that people on the outside think I’ve got it all nailed, yet working insane hours and still not making ends meet.

My own story is why I’m totally committed to my mission to help as many artists, writers, and other creatives take control of their careers as I possibly can.

I believe that every professional creative needs to equip themself with powerful, effective strategy so that they can build businesses that meet their needs.

Strategy—which includes getting a handle on the numbers—is the key that unlocks powerful decisions that will allow artists to live and work as they choose.

We (the big We—the world) need you to be successful because we need you to have the freedom and support to bring your work to the world for the rest of us to experience!

Whether you are trying to generate some extra income on the side, or supporting a family as a creative is mission-critical, do not miss this free seminar on how to use your numbers to make the right decisions and move your creative career forward.

SAVE MY SEAT

I’m Jessica Abel

I’m a cartoonist/ author/ teacher/ editor/ illustrator turned creative business owner.

I know what it’s like to be doing everything “right,” and realize that people on the outside think I’ve got it all nailed, yet working insane hours and still not making ends meet.

My own story is why I’m totally committed to my mission to help as many artists, writers, and other creatives take control of their careers as I possibly can.

I believe that every professional creative needs to equip themself with powerful, effective strategy so that they can build businesses that meet their needs.

Strategy—which includes getting a handle on the numbers—is the key that unlocks powerful decisions that will allow artists to live and work as they choose.

We (the big We—the world) need you to be successful because we need you to have the freedom and support to bring your work to the world for the rest of us to experience!

Whether you are trying to generate some extra income on the side, or supporting a family as a creative is mission-critical, do not miss this free seminar on how to use your numbers to make the right decisions and move your creative career forward.

SAVE MY SEAT

make more money with creative business - jessica abel

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