I've added a new workshop on May 11 which will address how to turn your audio recordings, videos, and podcasts into text you can post on your website, turn into interviews and articles you sell, and convert spoken word stories into books.
But tomorrow we'll be talking about how to calculate the financial viability of a project before you get involved. You will find this workshop critical if you frequently find your business plans failing or your investments of time and resources going unrewarded. You can know in advance if a deal is likely to pay off, and this process can also help you to "fix a broken deal" so it will pay off. This kind of forecasting is a key skill successful business pros master.
To attend any or all these workshops, and get access to 200+ hours of video training and dozens of easy to follow workbooks that move your career forward, just become a VIP/PRO member by signing up at https://gumroad.com/l/dUzqTK/VID0nly
The cost is $10/month, which you can cancel at any time, and it's an investment your work deserves. No one is born knowing how to earn a good living as a creative pro. Membership ensures you can swiftly master any or all the skills listed here: https://bit.ly/2yn9gsK
The links to tomorrow's workshop will be sent out tomorrow to all members via a VIP/PRO Update email.
Here's What's Coming Up
April 22 @ 7pm: How to Quickly Explore the Financial Viability of a Project Before You Get Involved: One of the most valuable skills ever is the ability to swiftly calculate whether something you want to do is financially worth the effort. Whether it's a project of your own, one you are being invited on to, it helps to be able to see into the future to assess how well it's likely to go, what the major risks on, and how much you personally will earn. Learning how to do this is a great way to seize the best opportunities and let the others go by without regrets. It's also a great tool you can use to persuade others to support you and your book, film, play, product, service, series of events, etc.
April 27 @ 7pm: Fast, Easy, Effective and Cheap Social Media Advertising & Promotion: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Youtube are a river of customers flowing by outside your door all the time. They are readers, film watchers, students, consulting customers, and design buyers. Understanding how to advertise makes it much easier to connect to these customers in your city, state, nation, or worldwide. But you can spend a lot on advertising without knowing how to capture people and without knowing how to close them. This tutorial arms you to start running effective ads for as little as $5 a day.
April 29 @ 7pm: How Not to Get Scammed in Hollywood or Anywhere Else: One of the easiest ways to ensure your failure as a creative pro is to get involved with one of the millions of scammers and frauds that prey on creatives worldwide. They steal your money, time, projects, and will to create. They exploit your trust to harm your friends, family, and creative collaborators. This event helps you master the skills and concepts required to keep you safe while arming you to continue to work as a creative pro.
May 5 @ 7pm: How to Build a Home Media Studio for around $100: If you are an author, screenwriter, filmmaker, actor, professional advisor, consultant, teacher, the media you create is what will bring you customers, generate revenue, create new opportunities, and empower you to succeed. This event covers how spend $100-$200 what you need to create media and live events you can give away or sell to gather your audience or generate revenue. Note that you can learn how to sell what you create by referring to the following workbooks in the VIP/PRO library which you get with your $10/month VIP/PRO Membership.
May 11 @ 7 pm: Bulk Audio Transcription Made Very Cheap and Fairly Easy: In this workshop you learn how to turn your audio recordings, videos, and podcasts in to text you can post on your website, turn into interviews and articles you sell, and stories you turn into books. If you hate to type, or create more freely when you speak, you'll find this workshop a life saver.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuck? Can't see a way forward? Wondering how to work as an actor, writer, producer, consultant, or designer in the new age of pandemic, reach out with where you are. If I have a quick answer or suggestion, I am happy to share it.
For those who are really struggling financially, remember that even gig workers (Uber, etc) and freelance folks can apply for unemployment. There's no reason not to get the support you need. Check out https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2020/03/30/what-the-cares-act-means-for-freelancers/
To apply go to https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/filing_a_claim.htm
If you have health care issues that aren't being addressed, and now you can't afford health insurance, go to https://www.healthforcalifornia.com/covered-california?gclid=eaiaiqobchmiq6izsfz56aivmlfsch0nla6zeaayasaaegit0_d_bwe
If you know others with these unmet needs, share the links above. Many people can get the help they need, they just don't know that it exists or how to sign up for it.
Very Best Wishes :)