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Monday, October 30, 2017

How to Make Your Creative Pursuits Become Dreams Come True

We all have a creative outlet. In some of us, however, there is the potential for so much more. Making it in the creative world is difficult, and you’d be competing against some very talented individuals, but thankfully with the rise of the Internet you can carve out a small piece of infamy all on your own. You don’t need to go through official channels to have fans, or even to make money, instead, you just need to follow this guide:

Showcase Your Work
The first step in any creative’s life is to take their passion projects and to finally put them out there. It’s one thing to create, it’s another thing to share. Creating anything is a very personal venture, so you need to start by letting others see, and, of course, critique your work. It’s nerve wracking, but it’s a necessary step if you want to learn and grow.

Keep at It
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to grow an online community of your own is to not post consistently. It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, a painter, or even a musician. A lot of musicians online can’t, of course, put out new original work every week – that’s why they make covers. There is a huge demand for remixes and covers of songs, and they provide you with key practice. Keep updating, keep working, and you’ll both help nurture a community and improve your skills.

Communicate with Others
When you start out small, make friends. Go on others’ profiles and comment on their work, give them advice, and even ask them for advice in return. You don’t want to be an aloof artist when you are trying to build up your own brand from scratch. You want to have people who care about you who help you – even if you’ve never met them in person.

Fake It Until You Make It
You don’t need a professional to make beautiful artworks for your creative pieces. You can, instead, use free online tools to create gorgeous album covers or other cover pieces like your channel art cover and more. People respond to striking visuals, and the more professional you look, the more respect you’ll receive.

Start Selling
Once you have a large enough following, start selling your work. Some creatives can sell their products directly through online marketplaces like Etsy, or through self-publishing platforms. Whatever you do, find a way to start selling your work. The bigger you get, the more you can sell associated merchandise and more. You want your passion to make you money so that just maybe, you can turn it into a lifelong pursuit.

You can make yourself a star. You can have a massive following and you too can join the ranks of the Internet’s successes. Who knows, your internet fame might even lead you to agents in the industry you are looking for, and then you’ll be on the world stage.

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