be your own boss is a 3 month experience, of high level support for emerging & practicing artists eager to learn & navigate the art of business.
a ride or die mentality with the goal of making your passion a profession.
first (3) to enroll receive a FREE Instagram Audit OR 45 Min. 1:1 Deep Dive
artists are the freakin unicorns of this planet
LET'S DO A LIL (PROBLEMATIC) ART SCHOOL vs. REAL LIFE COMPARISON, shall we?
What we SHOULD have learned
how to sell your artwork
how to negotiate so your never selling yourself short
how to price work strategically so that you aren't just throwing numbers out there
how to move past imposter syndrome when its little head pokes through
how to show in an art exhibit
how to properly access jobs, grants, residencies
how to write press kits
how to network & pitch yourself to gallerists
how to leverage the online world
REAL WORLD SKILLS
What we ACTUALLY did
learn color theory & color mixing
explored various art classes & media
took some LONG ASS art history classes that forced us to memorize useless dates, time and facts
mandatory classes that EVERYONE skipped #chemistryinart for my science credit
lots of art critiques (that I miss :(
HARD KNOCK FACTS
Top 25 most expensive colleges are art schools
Avg. BFA goes for $45K/year
Avg. MFA goes for $50K/year
Visual artists in the lowest 10% earn less than $20,070, while those in the top 10% earn upwards of $112,970
A college graduate with a BFA who is working at an art supplies store & freelancing is still going to be close to low income.
BUT What if…
We could solve this issue in 90 days with a seasoned expert who could customize your experience towards becoming the artist in business you WANT to be...
No bullshit...no cap, straight facts
IS ABOUT UNLOCKING YOUR CEO EGO & ARTIST EGO ( WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE, FEEL LIKE, SOUND LIKE????)
IS ABOUT LEARNING HOW TO MAKE BUSINESS DECISIONS AROUND YOUR ART CONFIDENTLY WITHOUT 2ND GUESSING YOURSELF OR FEELING AWKWARD
IS ABOUT GETTING THE BUSINESS SKILLS & DECIDING WTF YOU WANT TO DO WITH THEM
IS ABOUT CURATING THE ETHOS OF YOUR LIFE
Transform into the artist who can...
make money in different ways using JUST your talent
who gets the freelance education you didn’t get in the traditional education system
who could potentially drop the side gigs. Ugh, yes!!!
who HAS the business skills to navigate the industry more confidently
fully embrace & leverage the SOCIAL MEDIA empire
confidently show up to tell your unique story
this program doesn’t exist or I would have taken it
I FORGOT! hiiiiiii
byob self check:
Unlock your artist ego & the confidence already inside of you to show up professionally and take yourself seriously without doubt that what you are doing IS worth it
FIND your people, your buyers, collectors, FANS, followers
Optimize the shit out of your social media so you get the exposure, clients, relationships and opportunities waiting for you
Price list ready for buyers so you are READY to sell when they approach you
Discover WHO you are as a business owner, find your CEO vibe, what it looks like, feels likes, how you'd like to show up and make decisions for yourself with confidence
If you checked all of these off in your head,
BYOB IS PERFECT FOR YOU
You are your work...beautiful, honest & confident
3 Month journey that will allow you to make your own rules on how you want to run your business as a professional artist.
ADJUST YOUR MINDSET
CREATE A STRATEGY THAT WORKS FOR YOU
POSITION YOURSELF FOR OPPORTUNITIES BY HAVING THE RIGHT TOOLS
MORE TIME MAKING LESS TIME GUESSING
MINDSET: THRIVING vs. STARVING
ORGANIZATION & PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE
SOCIAL MEDIA 4 ARTISTS
PRICING SAGA into PEACEFUL STRATEGY
**HOT SEAT COACHING EACH CALL
1:1 Hot seat coaching
90 min group coaching calls
6 Zoom Calls
24/7 Slack Support
Password Access to VIP Resource Vault
BONUS: You get 10 other professionals to brainstorm with at any given time!
Shit, I almost forgot!
AND WHEN YOU ENROLL IN BYOB
Access to our EPIC members only
VIP Resource Vault
10% Off all A La Carte Services
(Add a 1:1 Call, IG Audit, etc)
*NEW* Unicorn Artist in Business Template
(value: priceless because I created it for my clients & doesn't exist!)
That's what they said...
“Showing up means you know wtf is up!” is just one of my fav gems from Terri. She is always dropping gems! I’m appreciative and grateful to have been a part of this community as it has really changed my CEO mindset. As a result, I have been holding myself more accountable and showing TF up for my business! As an artist, business owner and teacher herself, Terri is understanding of our busy lifestyles but blunt in telling us when we’re slacking. Settling is not an option and Terri is always there to help us refocus, offer up encouragement and make us laugh in the mix.
Thank you Terri, love ya art mom!
"This course has given me creative as well as business incentives as I explore and define my brand, to discover my artistic identity and commit to it. I joined this program to get serious about my career as an artist. I wanted to graduate from making my word art a hobby to a focused practice, to level up, as Terri would say.
But first I had to combat some imposer syndrome, limiting beliefs, and the constant feeling of just not being able to hack it. But, I wanted to learn, and when I really thought about it, I had goals. I did not want to flail in the whirlpool of social media when I had something real to share, that I was proud of, and wanted to create a business from it. But didn't know where to start."
"I had these tiny 4 in x 4 in canvases and I vowed to fill them, to keep going, to explore and see what would burst out and in what medium. I actually finished it and will have it on display and for sale next month in an actual gallery, a milestone that I wouldn't have achieved without the confidence to probe and play during The Creative Process."
"Today I am less afraid of stepping into my CEO self, knowing what I am worth, and where my strengths lie. I want to show more of my process, the experimentation, instead of the illusion of perfection I was striving for. As result I have fined tuned my creative habits and am willing to take risks in showing how I work, and more of my authentic self out there is Media Land.
The best part was being in the Zoom room with 7 other individuals who inspire me as we've been navigating our different stages and talents together. And there is so much more I want to achieve.
"Terri's breadth of knowledge and work ethic is unicorn status"