DIY (Do It Yourself) or DFY (Done for You) for Magicians
Normally on this site we focus on creating posts about strategic ways to do outreach for your business and/or career. Today we are going to do something a little bit different. If there is interest from our readers, we may make this a regular thing. What’s new? We are going to talk about marketing specific to a profession which our work with DIYdigi now allows.
The Remote Magician is You
Let’s say for example you are a magician. What is important to you? New gigs could be the answer or maybe having a unique act unlike any others. Or maybe even both. Let’s also bring into the equation the fact that these days magic is often done remotely. Remote Magic Shows are getting more and more popular. And it is often thought that although there is now a vaccine, people who book magicians, including kid birthday moms, business events and so on, will continue to be remote..
The Importance of Asking for What You Want
Marketing for magicians is much more than just getting the gig. That is just the beginning. Your magic show must be entertaining beyond expectation. Why? Because a great act will build word of mouth and therefore will likely get referrals. Ask and ye shall receive.
NYC Create started as an entity committed to helping artists, we still have that mission, but we also have had the opportunity due to the pandemic and unrest to speak with business, people who are facing the challenges of our times.
Sadly, some physical location businesses have had to shut down their businesses. As a part of what we do we have volunteered, helping businesses to find ways to digitally reinvent themselves.
Building New Income Streams
At first glance this may not seem like something viable for all kinds of business categories. But if you think outside of the box, you can uncover new kinds of income. For example, “How To” videos such as those produced by USA How To. A business owner with a relevant expertise can digitally teach others the skillset while simultaneously gaining publicity for the business and having an additional income stream.
I used to think that New York City was the end all and be all when it came to creativity. And I still believe it was and can once again become the Big Apple once more.
But I’ve learned something about creativity. You can be virtually anywhere in the world. Because as it is now with the virus and unrest, I stay inside most days. Creativity then becomes less about physical environment and more about inner environments.
I never thought I would ever feel this way, but my and my family may eventually leave the metropolis. We are unable to just pick up and go, but with some planning and goals achieved, we could be putting this once glorious city in our rear view mirror.
We have a limited time on this earth and most go through this experience known as life, without a personal mission. The same goes with new entrepreneurs and some old ones. Do you know what your mission is? We’re talking about personal and professional missions.
I can only speak about myself of course. I have gone many years without a mission in the businesses I have started. In fact, even getting my graduate degree which has a lot to do with creating missions, I still was left mission-less .
How about you? Do you have either a personal or professional mission or both? Contact us we’d love to hear from you.
Blog Coalition is a Network of Blogs of Artists and Business People
Generating Art and Blog Entries
In many ways New York has lost the cultural luster that it has had for so long. No theater, the museums, no creative events and so on. What is left of Manhattan, NY at this point is online on video conferencing such as Zoom. Just when everything seemed amiss, Performing Artists and Visual Artists of all kinds, came together with a pact to keep generating art and blog entries.
A Network of Blogs
This creator of creative unity is Blog Coalition which is literally what its name implies: a network of blogs who support each other through this difficult time.
Since its inception is has been flooded with those who have blogs and are in the performing and visual arts. Being harmonious in a group makes it easier to cope with the challenges. If you are a creative person we hope to see you there.
How Can You Be Creative with Your Business
If you are an artist you hopefully have been flexing your creative muscles as an ArtisticPreneur. If so, you may have found that analyzing your business is not always easy. One site that may have some solutions for you is called DIYdigi. Regardless, you need to know how to be creative with your business since your business likely is your way to promote your art whether you are a Fine Artist, Performing Artist, Media Artist etc.
Do You Have a Solution to a Problem?
The good news for ArtisticPreneurs is that since you are creative you can be creative in both your creative career but also your business. This is especially useful when it comes to marketing. A great way to start a business as an artist is to serve others who are pursuing the same art that you are, offering them a solution to a problem such as needing better marketing.
We had a successful creative business for artists for 12 solid years, always making a profit. The way we did it was to focus on performing artists and their need to have both a demo real as well as a way to present their auditions digitally. We had many working artists come to our practice. You might want to try something along these lines to. The reason is that you know your art form so all you really need to do is to come up with a service such as we did as performing artists by helping other such artists with marketing. You can do it too!
Don’t Cop Out
In my view, when you create, if it is done for the greater good, it is a noble thing to do. Some creative people can’t create. It’s true. They have a high degree of creative ability except they don’t use it. Say for example a writer who claims writer’s block and therefore is not able to put words on paper. Unless this state of mind occurs because of a dire situation, not creating is in the opinion of many, a pure and simple cop out.
Bring it into Your Conscious Mind
Okay, maybe we’re being a bit too hard on the creative individual. In order to unblock writer’s block takes a bit of mind over matter. You need to want to write. This is where you have a discussion with your unconscious and ask it if it will please bring that material into your conscious mind.
How to Start to Create
Now, you can only have discussions with your brain on issues like being unable to create IF you really want to do so. For example, there are many who truly do not want to create. They think they want to, they may even believe that it is a feather in their cap about looking good in the eyes of others. Looking good to others is a motivation and not necessarily a bad. If you discover that this is why you do what you do, embrace it. Really give it a big hug and be willing to let go. This could very lead to your fingers on you computer keys to actually start to…Create!
This is your time to create. Your time to thank those essential workers who are making a difference. A friend of mine who is an essential worker is proud to be a part of a positive group of people.
How to Say “Thank You”
Saying thank you can be as simple as participating in the 7:00pm tradition here in the city of clanging pots and letting out hoots. It’ also a time to bring into focus what others are doing for us in your blog or even in your every day communicating to others.
NYC Create – This is Your Time to Create
Create with all your might your feelings about being in Manhattan, NY and being in lockdown. How has this been for you? How are things going. We want to know. So NYC Create!
NYC Create was originally started to celebrate the good fortune of being in New York City and being able to create. It still is and no amount of Coronavirus can take that away.
It’s been several weeks now since COVID-19 took its hold. But creativity continues to abound. In some ways it has allowed for being focused on new ideas.
Having to stay indoors, has given way to increasing the creative output daily. Of being able to…NYC create.