51: How to Create a Career in Art Part 7/15 – 5 Reasons to Get a Capital Job
You don’t want to rent your life, you want to own it.
Creating a high profile career in fashion and lifestyle photography is gratifying, but what it took from me to get there is the real gift.
During the last ten years of creating this career, I’ve learned a few things that might be useful to the up-and-comers. In this collection of episodes I break down the process that I used to make a living with my art. These tips go beyond my world of photography and transcend into any creative venture.
The lessons can be useful if you’re into illustration, fashion design, fashion blogging, music, performing arts, writing or any other creative hustle. Think of it like the DNA of a creative professional. Think of it like the building blocks of inspiration.
This is the seventh installment of my 15 part series on how to make a career in art.
Every moment you’re not working at your capital job is time, money, and energy that you can be putting into your craft.
Some things we learn in this podcast:
- The biggest leap of faith you take in creative entrepreneurship is being able to pay your bills [1:50]
- You have to buy yourself time [2:45]
- Getting a capital job is part of creating your sandbox [3:55]
- The first tip about your capital job: make it your bitch! [5:50]
- Second, the capital job is meant to create more time and money for your craft [7:45]
- Third, be proud of your capital job [8:30]
- Fourth, the capital job helps you not be stressed out about money [9:15]
- Last, your capital job is free business training [9:40]
- The best of both worlds is making some money working for an artist you respect [10:10]