Many creative people feel a sense of shame when they make a lot of money, especially if they specifically create things for the purpose of generating profit. Many people believe that using their art to turn a profit is somehow “selling out” and they are often reluctant to do so.
Creative people like to feel a sense of integrity of over their creations. The idea of releasing something with the intention of making money often sits uncomfortably with them. But it should not do so – if you aim to make money, you are not a sell out.
You Are Not A Sell Out! You are just Keeping It Real. You got bills to pay !
It is something which many cult bands are accused of whenever they create a piece of work which finds mainstream success. It is no surprise that this happens because it appears to fans as though they have forgotten about their art during their quest to make money!
But this is wrong!
If a cult band continue to make music which does not become popular with the mainstream they risk being dropped by their record label. This means that the band may split up and stop creating the music that their fans enjoy listening to. Creating music while aiming to be successful does not mean that the band is giving up their art, but that they are finding a way to continue to create art.
This applies to you if you wish to share your gift with the world so that other people can benefit from it. If you don’t find a way to make money then you may end up having to put your gift to one side and that means no-one will benefit.
You are born with these gifts for a reason – if you do not find a way to make money then you cannot achieve the things you are meant to achieve with them.
Don’t allow yourself to be held back by the fear of selling out, make the money you need to share your gift with the world.
Making money from your gift isn’t selling out, it is the right thing to do. However in most cases, you may just need the money to “package” your gift in the first place. This is where building brand to not only share your gifts but also be inside the internet marketing networks could be the solution for you. There is nothing better than having an online business generating automated income that also allows you the freedom and time to support your talent career. They can work hand in hand.. they really can.