I recently received an email from Lucy Chen, an artist in Sydney Australia who enrolled in The MAKING Art Making MONEY Semester about a month ago.
Lucy’s message prompted me to interview her.
By the way, Lucy got up a 4:00 am to do this interview.
I feel that the reason that some people who postpone their sign up to The MAKING Art Making MONEY Semester, or they don’t sign up, is because they think that can figure it out on their own if they follow your free stuff (and there’re tons!) and the resources you recommend.
That was what I thought, and that was what Jeanna (our new Australian student) and my other study partners thought. But people don’t know how much more depth there is in The Semester, and in what YOU have to offer to us as a Student of the Semester. Your knowledge, your experience, and insights are so vast and deep.
Even though you’re giving away so much for free, there is just so much so much more! I wish there’s a way to have people sitting on the borderline know that and get them to jump in early rather than wait.
I asked Lucy to explain how enrolling in The Semester was different from using my free resources, my Creative Live classes, and other on-line courses designed to help artists sell their art. Lucy said:
1. When people bought my art before I thought that they were just doing me a big favor.
That’s because I wasn’t clear on the value that I am providing.
The very powerful thing is I know the value I’m offering.
My customers and I are on the same level now.
It’s very empowering.
Emotionally and even spiritually.
The way I was trying to sell my art before was “disempowering” and it “made me feel small.”
I’m not so eager to eager to please anyone who is interested in my art anymore.
2. What you give in the Semester is so different than everything that is out there.
Other teachers teach just teach about selling your art on-line, building an art business, or building your audience.
There is so much depth in coming to know your Why, your mission, your Four-Part Code.
If you don’t know your Four-Part code all of your marketing efforts on-line and off-line and social media marketing will just “be random.”
Because if you look at successful artists, they always have a mission bigger than themselves.
Trying to sell your art on-line before you know your Four-Part Code is putting the “cart before the horse.”
You’ll waste a lot of time and money.
Lucy no longer hopes that she will be successful she has faith that she will be successful.
3. Another thing that surprised Lucy was getting to know me.
Initially, she thought,
This woman is very business oriented.
What surprised me so much is that you are such a spiritual person.
You are not just a business woman.
You are so active and caring and to the point.
You make us think for ourselves.
The Semester includes so much “emotional intelligence.”
And the community is free of “competition and jealousy.”
You will benefit from the free materials that I give, but it can only take you so far if I don’t have direct contact with you or you don’t have direct contact with our community.
Lucy’s words to you are simple
I hope people don’t postpone it anymore.
Where do you want to be five years from now?
If you don’t make a move now, right now, nothing will change.
Don’t wait. Someday is today. Apply now.