Ep. 022: The Hidden Path to a Creative Career (Cory Huff)

Every day we bring to our jobs unique talents and ideas that nobody else has.  When we have the opportunity to put that creativity to good use, our work becomes more rewarding and our employers and the customers we serve benefit. It is a myth that a creative career means a lifetime of poverty. Nearly 1.4 million Americans work in creative occupations. And while only a small number of those become famous household names, a vast majority maintain successful and rewarding creative careers. This week on Find Your Dream Job, we’re talking all about creative careers. We’re joined by Cory Huff, an actor, writer, and expert on the business of being a creative professional. Cory’s website, TheAbundantArtist.com, provides resources for creative professionals looking to better  market and sell their products and services. Cory shares tips on how to start and maintain a strong, independent, and financially sustainable creative career. In this 32-minute episode you will learn: Why a creative career doesn’t mean you’ll be a starving artist Why "business" and "marketing" can't be dirty words for a creative professional How to build a solid artistic career without being famous or “anointed” The irreplaceable value of relationships for creative professionals This week’s guest: Cory Huff (@AGoodHusband | LinkedIn)Actor and Owner, The Abundant ArtistAuthor, How To Sell Your Art OnlinePortland, Ore. Listener question of the week:  I really want to work for a specific company. I'm thinking about taking a lower level job to get my foot in the door, in hopes I’ll be able to move into the job I want. Is this a good idea? Do you have a question you’d like us to answer on a future episode? Please send your questions to communitymanager@macslist.org.  Resources referenced on this week’s show: Pixlr TheAbundantArtist.com Bohemians of the Latin Quarter: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme Matt Richards - Ekko Mobiles Chris Cornell How To Sell Your Art Online The Abundant Artist Conference | July 1-2, 2016 in Portland, Ore. Land Your Dream Job in Portland (and Beyond) - 2016 Edition If you have a job-hunting or career development resource resource you’d like to share, please contact Ben Forstag, Mac’s List Managing Director at ben@macslist.org. Thank you for listening to Find Your Dream Job. If you like this show, please help us by rating and reviewing our podcast on iTunes. We appreciate your support! Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo, www.freddytrujillo.com.

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