022: Outsourcing for Creatives

Season #1

One of the most common pieces of advice that business coaches give entrepreneurs is to outsource. A lot of discussion in the world of entrepreneurial coaching deals with how to build a team around you, how to delegate tasks to employees or contractors, how to work as a leader within that team. This is all excellent advice for entrepreneurs in more traditional fields, but what about artists? What about creative entrepreneurs, like you and me? If the product my business is selling is my creative energy, which by its very nature cannot be passed off to someone else, does outsourcing have a place? Can building a team help me to grow my artistic business? Today, we’re going to endeavor to figure that out together. We’re going to look at the role of outsourcing within your creative business. In this episode, you will learn:

  • What outsourcing looks like for creative entrepreneurs, and how that differs from the way traditional entrepreneurs think about outsourcing.
  • How to identify tasks that you can outsource within your creative business.
  • What the categories of “outsourceable” tasks are within your creative business, and how to think about outsourcing within each of those categories.
  • Why building a team of supportive personnel in your creative business could be the best business decision you ever make.

In this episode, I mention that registration is now open for the summer 2023 session of my Taming the Muse Group Workshop, and I reference two previous episodes of this podcast: 

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