sidequest

196 - How to Break Into New Territory (Side Quest Series FINALE)

As people who make THINGS, it's easy to be hyper focused on WHAT we make, but that should not be your only concern. WHERE you put what WHAT you make matters just as much.

If you put the best restaurant in the worst location, it's going to fail, and the same goes for your art. Where you share your art matters, and in this episode we share ideas on how to get the most out of WHAT you make, by finding the right way to distribute it.

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CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 5
This is part of our Creative Side Quest series. This series is about how to take a side project and add business and marketing strategy to transform it into a Creative Side Quest AKA your secret weapon for developing your creative career!

The Creative Career Path Handbook KICKSTARTER!!
Back the kickstarter here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/462109578/the-creative-career-path-handbook?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=creative%20career%20path

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CREDITS

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!
 

This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com
With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want.
HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

195 - A Super Underused Tactic for Career Growth (Side Quest Series Pt 4)

It's funny that with the internet we've never been more connected, and yet also never been more tempted to isolate ourselves!

In my experience, you can not build a thriving creative career or a powerful creative side quest without OTHER PEOPLE! You've got to get other people embedded into your personal projects to take them to the next level.

In this episode I will give you several tactics for involving collaborators in your side quest and why it makes all the difference.


CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 4
This is part 3 of our Creative Side Quest series. This series is about how to take a side project and add business and marketing strategy to transform it into a Creative Side Quest AKA your secret weapon for developing your creative career!

The Creative Career Path Handbook KICKSTARTER!!

Back the kickstarter here.

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CREDITS

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com
With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want.
HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP
 

194 - How to Make Work that Spreads (Side Quest Series Pt 3)

It's hard to get into art when it's being shoved down your throat.

So, how do you get your work in front of new fans, customers or clients without directly smashing it into people's faces? 

You engineer organic growth. You make work that people want to voluntarily share. In this episode I share everything I've learned about doing just that.


CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 3
This is part 3 of our Creative Side Quest series. This series is about how to take a side project and add business and marketing strategy to transform it into a Creative Side Quest AKA your secret weapon for developing your creative career!

The Creative Career Path Handbook KICKSTARTER UPDATE!
We are over 200% funded on our Kickstarter!! In this episode I announce a new stretch goal: if we get to $10k I will make the handbook full color and add 12 pages of bonus content!
Back the kickstarter here.

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NOTES
Ira Glass - The Gap
https://vimeo.com/85040589

The Personal MBA
https://www.amazon.com/Personal-MBA-Master-Art-Business/dp/1591845572/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533635384&sr=1-1&keywords=personal+mba

Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices
https://www.amazon.com/Driven-Human-Nature-Shapes-Choices/dp/0787963852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533635348&sr=8-1&keywords=Driven%3A+How+Human+Nature+Shapes+Our+Choices.

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CREDITS

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com
With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want.
HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

193 - How to Win Dream Opportunities (Side Quest Series Pt 2)

It's noisy and no one wants to be sold anything anymore. No company is looking for new untapped talent, they just seem to sit back and wait for the "best" to rise to the top of the internet.

In this climate, how is a creative person supposed to break into a new market or win a new dream opportunity? Are we just at the mercy of people discovering us? Or can we actively make stuff happen in our creative careers?
 
In this episode, I want to share a strategy for developing work that can tackle these tough problems, and give you an edge for breaking through into your dream opportunities.

CREATIVE SIDE QUEST SERIES PART 2
This is part 2 of our Creative Side Quest series. This series is about how to take a side project and add business and marketing strategy to transform it into a Creative Side Quest AKA your secret weapon for developing your creative career!

The Creative Career Path Handbook KICKSTARTER UPDATE!
We are over 200% funded on our Kickstarter!! In this episode I announce a new stretch goal: if we get to $10k I will make the handbook full color and add 12 pages of bonus content!
Back the kickstarter here.


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CREDITS

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com
With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want.
HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP

192 - The Lesson that Changed My Creative Career

GUYS!!! THIS MAY BE OUR BIGGEST EPISODE TO DATE!! I AM SO PUMPED TO SHARE THIS EPISODE WITH YOU!

1 - We launch a new series today called "Creative Side Quest" 

In this series, we will walk through how to take a normal creative side project and add 4 layers of strategy that will transform it into a Creative Side Quest AKA your most powerful marketing tool!

2 - Our Kickstarter launches today!!! We are upping the ante with our next order of the Creative Career Path Handbooks! If you missed one of these when they sold out, now is your chance! There are all sorts of rewards available, including new creative career coaching slots!

BACK THE KICKSTARTER HERE!

3 - The Creative Pep Talk Original Soundtrack Vol. 1 is live today!!! Alex Sugg has written an original score, inspired by the CPT vibes, the hero's journey and the Side Quest series and you can find it on Spotify, Apple Music or wherever you get your music! P.S. it's excellent instrumental work music!!!


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CREDITS

Thanks to Yoni Wolf and the band WHY? for our theme music.

Thanks to my man Nate Utesch and his band Metavari for all the other tunes! Metavari.com

Thanks to Alex Sugg for editing and the podcast!
www.alexsugg.com

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SPONSORS

Astropad App - Turn Your iPad into a Graphics Tablet! The episode art was made using Astropad!

This week’s episode is brought to you by Wix.com
With Wix, the web your playground. Start with a blank page and design your website in any layout you want.
HTTP://WIX.COM/CREATIVEPEP