by Anna Sabino
Anna Sabino is an artist, but certainly not a starving one. She wasn’t born into a wealthy family, didn’t inherit money from a distant relative, and doesn’t have a rich husband. But she made it as an entrepreneur, as a single woman, and most importantly, as an artist.
In Your Creative Career, she shows her fellow artists and creatives how to build a business that reflects their talent and true calling while generating serious cash. Whether the goal is to build an empire and be financially free, create a lifestyle business, or just to have more time, Your Creative Career guides you through every aspect of creative entrepreneurship.
If you want to start your creative career, transition into it, or give it a boost, this book is a must read that features:
Proven systems and strategies to create ideally priced products that keep selling.
The importance of going through all the steps of making it from idea inception and execution to branding and distribution.
The importance of transitioning from artistic solitude to collaborative, creative entrepreneurship.
The most effective marketing and PR methods adjusted to the new reality of short attention spans and information overload.
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In Your Creative Career, Anna Sabino introduces the reader to a motivational path towards a creative career.
The author’s advice, based on her experience as a creative entrepreneur, is always honest and encouraging, but she does not sell impossible dreams. For the “aspiring” entrepreneur, to pursue a creative job and start living by his/her own rules, commitment is the keyword.
I found this book very inspirational and positive. There are many points that I appreciated and made me reflect. Anna Sabino highlights that choosing a creative career is always a work in progress and a risky path, where consistency and determination matter more than passion and talent. Anna also shows the reader how being resilient and confident helps the entrepreneur to face challenges and deal with failure. The same failure that usually represents a constant in the creative career, could teach a valuable lesson and help in changing directions if needed.
“It takes courage to live the life you want especially because we are surrounded by those who settled. We need to have the drive within and instead of being inspired by others, we have to be inspired by our dreams. There are those who will keep dreaming and others who will start living their dreams.”
This book deserves four out of five stars.
Thanks to the author and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Publication date: January 22, 2018
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Career Press