I’m afraid charging for my art will hurt my reputation

This is such a common question I wanted to share it here.  Isn’t it cheapening the real process of creating art (music, sculptures, writing, visual art, coaching) if I expect money in return? Andy asks: “Dan, I’m an illustrator and my illustration business is doing well, but I’m afraid I’m more passionate about helping other…

The Shallow Waters of Avarice

The lead-in question on the information requested when I coach someone personally is this:  “Briefly describe your current work situation.”  Here is a response I received:  “Antithetical to my personal and professional expectations.  Unfulfilling on multiple levels:  Lack of meaning and purpose; a myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar; a parasitic and never ending voyage…

Can my wife and I really make money doing this?

Joe from Pittsburg writes:  “My wife and I were married a year ago and we’re now expecting our first child! She would like to stay at home when the baby comes, but she’d like to do some part time work. We had a blast creating creative touches for our wedding and were wondering if there was…