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Creative Entrepreneur Podcast

Creative Entrepreneur Podcast

By Rosh Sillars
If you are a creative entrepreneur and want to grow your creative business - Than this is your podcast. It's time to discover your USC (Unique Sucess Combination). This podcast is perfect for creative professionals such as photographers, videographers, writers, designers. I discuss business, digital marketing, social media, SEO and PPC advertising. Hosted by Rosh Sillars Since 2008.
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Why Clients Don't Hire You
To grow your creative business you need new clients. Not all prospects will hire you. However, understanding why can be a big help. Knowing why clients will not hire you can help guide toward the people who do appreciate your work, trust you and will hire you. 
21:30
March 08, 2021
How To Grow Your Creative Business With Marketing
Marketing is an important part of our business, yet, many creatives don't think much about it. In this show I share some foundation ideas which will help you grow your creative business with marketing activities. 
22:03
February 26, 2021
Lazy vs. Professional Creative Entrepreneur
Are you a creative professional? Are you a lazy creative or do you have a professional creative business? What is the difference. Does it mean you work harder as a professional and a lazy entrepreneur does nothing. Let's explore this idea. 
20:14
February 18, 2021
Facebook For Creative Entrepreneurs
How can creative entrepreneurs use Facebook to build an audience, create a community and grow a business.
23:26
February 12, 2021
How To Use Video To Grow Your Creative Business
Video has become an important part of our marketing plan. It's not just for marketing and social media. Here is the link post at roshsillars.com
27:53
February 04, 2021
How To Manage Your Social Media
Creatives have many choices when managing social media. Channel building is a big part of our combination code platform. In this show, I share some tips and approaches to running and managing your social media to help drive traffic and become an expert in your field.  More information here.
24:16
January 29, 2021
A Better Way To Look At Goals
Goals don't have to dominate our lives, they help guide us. In this show, I share some of my experience and insight in to creating and achieving goals to make your creative life what you want it to become.  More at the blog: http://www.roshsillars.com/make-your-goals-happen-in-2021/
19:14
January 21, 2021
How To Be A More Productive Creative
Many of us are busy, yet, busy is not necessarily productive. Productivity moves us forward to grow our creative business which allows us to do what we love to do for a living. http://www.roshsillars.com
18:33
January 14, 2021
How To Start A Creative Business
How to start your creative business. In this show, I share some of the basics of starting your business, develop a plan and how to keep your business going for the long term. 
34:00
January 07, 2021
How To Restart Your Creative Business In 2021
Restarting your creative business in 2021 could be the scariest, yet, most important thing you can do to kick the new year off.  I have a series of content on this topic beyond the podcast, including a blog and YouTube video listed below.  Blog: Restart your creative business 2021 YouTube: Restart Routine - How To Begin Again In Life 2021
22:30
December 31, 2020
How To Keep Balanced As A Creative Entrepreneur
Balance is a difficult but important concept for creative entrepreneurs. It's necessary for long term survival otherwise you just might burn out or completely fail. Understanding balance offers creatives a better quality of life. 
22:23
December 14, 2020
5 Ways Google Can Grow Your Creative Business
Google is a powerful suite of tools which can help you grow your creative business. In this show I share a few ideas on different areas of Google that you can use to find new business
22:50
November 12, 2020
How To Increase Prices
Increasing your prices is tough. How do you go about it? In this show, I share some ideas how to go about increasing your creative prices and to establish your pricing strategy for the long term. 
20:25
November 06, 2020
How Processes Improve Your Creative Business
Creative Entrepreneurs know a little about processes. However, they don't dig deep to improve the processes which run and make their business better. In this show, I talk about processes and how you can apply them to grow your creative business.  http://www.roshsillars.com
21:40
October 23, 2020
Reexamining Social Media
Modern social media has been around almost 15 years. We are well past the days of Facebook and Twitter being the core of most social media activity. In this show, I explore where we are and the secrets to social media success today. 
25:53
October 15, 2020
The Biggest Mistake Creative Entrepreneurs Make
Creatives, including my photography friends make this mistake regularly. Many of my photography friends went out of business around the year 2000 because of this, many more during the great recession and more creative entrepreneurs are falling now. What is this mistake? Find out. 
21:48
October 05, 2020
Lets Get Out Of This Mess
Everything has changed since the last podcast. In this show, I share some of the first steps to surviving what is about to hit us as creative entrepreneurs.
18:18
May 07, 2020
Creative Entrepreneurs Marching Forward In 2020
In this show, I share some helpful insights for creative entrepreneurs. I talk about customer acquisition costs, augmented reality how we grow our business in 2020.
25:41
January 23, 2020
Taking Your Photography Business Full Time In 2020
This show I lay down some of the groundwork and concepts you need to consider if you want to go full time as a photographer or up your current photography business game.   Photography Pricing information
20:01
December 13, 2019
Pay The Bride To Photograph Her Wedding?
There is a crazy story going around about a bride asking to be paid to photograph her wedding.  Is it true? It got ugly, what would you do about it? Plus, I talk about preparing for 2020
19:59
December 06, 2019
The Crazy Ways I Got New Photography Clients
There is more than one way to earn new photography clients. In this show, I share some of my favorite ways I've gained new clients through the years.
22:01
October 04, 2019
Is The Future Fake Photography?
Photography technology is changing, will you have to create fake photographs to survive or may you already do! In this show, I dive into the topic of fake photographs and your business.
21:40
September 23, 2019
How To Get Your Photography Out There - Podcast 461
How do you get out there is a common question when it comes to starting a photography business. In this show, I expand on a topic with a few brainstorming ideas and concepts to get you started.
24:09
September 16, 2019
Photography Pricing
How Much Should Photographers Charge? How does a photographer figure out their pricing? I break down photography and what it takes to increase your prices. http://www.roshsillars.com/much-photographers-charge/
10:42
September 09, 2019
Is The Photography Industry Dead? (For You)
The photography business is always changing. In this podcast, I share my thoughts about the topic of the photography industry. Is it dying, is it dead? or is there hope?
23:08
September 05, 2019
What Is Google Saying About SEO : Show 458
In this episode of the Creative Marketing show I share some SEO insight. Should you take what Google says at face value.
25:07
August 26, 2019
Small Branding Opportunities For Photographers
You can learn from big brands. They leave clues with their actions. As a photographer, we need to consider how to leverage similar ideas which can benefit our business. Target has created a new brand called Good & Gather. This got me thinking about the smaller brands within our photography business brand.
21:14
August 19, 2019
Unexplored Modern Photography Opportunities
We are in the hay day of photography and new opportunities in the visual industry. However, not everyone is exploring the new opportunities available to photographers. In this podcast, I share a few ideas to help get your wheels turning.
22:31
August 12, 2019
Do You Have A Successful Photography Business?
How do you know if you have a successful photography business? This is the last of my series on the combination business scale.
14:09
August 05, 2019
Five Support People For Your Photography Business
In this show, I talk about the five people you need to support your photography business. How do you select them and why do you need people to support your photography business.
24:18
July 30, 2019
Earn Your First Photography Sale: Podcast 453
In this show, we talk about earning photography sales. Sales is often a dirty word, however, if you want to be a professional photographer, then you must understand sales.
25:10
July 22, 2019
Skyrocket Your Photography Business With Processes - Show 452
Processes help you improve your photography business in many ways. As photographers we think of processing our images, however, processes for our business expand well beyond Photoshop.
26:17
July 18, 2019
How To Start Your Photography Business Show 451
What is holding you back from starting or rebooting your photography business? Do you have a product or service which can support your photography business, what is stopping you?
22:59
July 08, 2019
Scaling Your Photography Business
I have a scale which I use to help me understand where a creative business is in their journey and what goals they need to focus on to take their business to the next scale level.
23:56
July 01, 2019
Business Mistakes Photographers Make
There are common mistakes which photographers make starting their business or running their longtime photography business.
21:20
June 24, 2019
Profound Facts About Being A Creative Entrepreneur : Show 448
A Creative Entrepreneur must have some skill sets to grow a business. I believe every successful photographer is a creative entrepreneur.
19:28
June 10, 2019
Examining Your Social Media Assets - Show 447
Social media is a big part of a photographers business. However, your social media needs to evolve. In this show, I ask what are you doing with your social media assets, how are you adjusting them and what are you going to do moving forward?
27:38
June 03, 2019
You, Them And Search - Show 446
Working through my next moves in multimedia social media.
18:29
May 20, 2019
Making Freelance Less Scary - Show 445
I share why I like Freelance, why it's important to be active in your creative community. I share what they really want from a freelancer and what to do when times are slow.
27:04
May 13, 2019
When The Market Is Saturated
We often feel the market is too saturated with people trying to do the same work we do.
16:43
May 06, 2019
31 Days That Will Change Your Life
31 Days That Will Change Your Life is about a series of videos launching in May 2019 for photographers and the business of photography.
27:11
April 29, 2019
How To Create A More Profitable Creative Business
I share ways to create a more profitable creative business.
29:26
April 22, 2019
Know Your Value Podcast 441
What Can Make Your Business More Valuable To Others?
23:10
April 15, 2019
How's Business?
Quarterly checkup. How's your business doing, I'm sharing my results.
19:24
April 10, 2019
The Process Of Growing Your Creative Business
What processes do you use to grow your business? In this show, I share some ideas about processes and how they can grow your creative business.
25:05
April 01, 2019
My Secret Social Media Strategies
In this live video, I share some of my best social media insights and I announce my YouTube strategy which I will officially release April 5th that I call the YouTube Video Suggestion Ladder (VSL). The podcast is edited however, I'll share the strategy again in two weeks on both the channel and podcast.
18:21
March 25, 2019
How Do You Generate Additional Business Income?
It's important to develop multiple sources of income for your creative business. We explore some ideas which can help strengthen your business.
31:14
March 18, 2019
What Is Your Pricing Strategy?
Pricing is a big topic for any business. In this video, I share pricing strategies which might make you rethink how you price your work, product or service. Share
37:40
March 11, 2019
Educate Your Customers Show 435
How to educate your clients, should you? are there some best ways to approach educating your clients?
36:36
March 04, 2019
How To Actively Find Your Next Big Client
How To Get A Big Client There are many factors to consider when trying to land a big client. In this video, I share some of the key ideas you need to consider to attract the next client of your dreams.
34:12
February 25, 2019
What Is Your And? A Fresh Look
What is your And?
22:01
February 22, 2019
How To Help Clients Find You - Creative Marketing Show 432
How to get clients There are three way to get clients that I talk about in this show. All three have helped me get clients and I look forward to sharing more ideas in future episodes as I transition my podcast to this channel.
24:06
February 11, 2019
How To Grow A Small Business Show 431
How To Grow A Business. Growing your business from a marketing perspective is important. Marketing is communication. If you can't communicate on many levels of your business, you may have trouble growing your business.
28:44
February 04, 2019
Social Media Marketing - Truth And Lies show 430
Social media truth and lies. Social can be a powerful tool for your business. However, there is also a disappointment in store for many. What are the truths and lies of social media? What do you need to be made aware of for your business? Is it a good idea to add social to your combination mix?
31:35
January 28, 2019
How To Get More Sales: Show 429
It's important to understand how to improve your sales. Not everyone feels they are cut out for sales, however, everyone is in sales at some level. If you want to grow your business, you need to understand sales. The understanding will help others sell your product and services too.
40:51
January 21, 2019
What Is Your Core And Why Is It Important For Your Business?
Do you understand your business core. What are you about? What is your business about? To understand your core skill, talent and offering is the foundation to developing innovative ideas.
29:01
January 15, 2019
5 Important Marketing Skills: Live Show 427
Here are 5 marketing skills which are important to help you succeed and grow your business. Some might say you could pick one and do just fine, however, I think you need all five to do it right and make marketing work for you.
35:16
January 07, 2019
What Will It Take To Succeed In 2019: Show 426
Success in 2019, what does it take to be successful in your business. How do you grow a company next year? In this show, I share insight for your growing a business and what to expect.
38:12
December 31, 2018
I Have To Be Honest About 2018 - Show 425
What happened in 2018 and how did I navigate through? The end of the year is an excellent time to review what is working and what is not working. This end of 2018 show is a good stepping stone to the 2019 kick off show, which will see some changes. I'm looking forward to supporting you in the next year.
29:60
December 29, 2018
Digital Marketing Tactics For 2019: Show 424
We need to think about tactics for your business. Digital marketing strategies and tactics are always changing. It's good to review what you are doing to grow your business. In this live video, I share what have been doing in the previous year and what I'll do in 2019.
33:32
December 26, 2018
How To Create Income Sources For Your Business: Show 423
It's important to create multiple income sources for your business. It's important to know your core, but what can you add to your business model to make it recession proof or at least to get hit with big swings in the day to day business world.
34:45
December 10, 2018
Business Tools For A Successful 2019
What business tools are you using for success? What tools are you going to use in 2019. In this video, I share some of my tools and some of the tools I may get rid of in the new year
41:35
December 03, 2018
Sean Adams - Amazing LinkedIn Opportunities For Creatives
My guest Sean Adams shares how photographers and creative professionals can use LinkedIn to grow their business. LinkedIn has improved from the old days. There are more opportunities than ever. Are you taking advantage of them?
28:16
November 29, 2018
How To Achieve Your Business Goals - Show 420
You can achieve your business goals. In this show, I share some insight on how to achieve your goals. Should you write goal lists? Do goals make you feel bad - what are the best practices of goal achieving?
31:46
November 26, 2018
Respect The Algorithms - What You Need To Know - Show 419
Social Media Algorithms are a mystery to many people, yet, there are a few things which you can do or strive to help you succeed at growing an audience. In this live show, I share how you can satisfy the algorithms of your favorite platforms.
28:14
November 19, 2018
Is The Market Too Saturated? Show 418
Is there too much competition? In this live show recording, I share ideas about how to spy on your competition and ways to separate yourself from the competition. There is more than one way to do it. We also had an excellent question and answer session about branding, being vulnerable, and separating yourself from the competition.
41:21
November 13, 2018
How To Overcome The Fear Of Starting: Show 417
Fear stops many people from living their dream and starting a business. This week I share some ideas about how to overcome fear and what you can do to move forward.
41:28
November 05, 2018
How I Got My First Customers: Show 416
How did I find my first customers for 4 different businesses? In this show, I share how I got my first customers. Some were online and some customers were earned offline. It's good to have a plan for both when trying to find new or your first customer.
20:57
October 29, 2018
3 Ways I Created A Six Figure Creative Business
Growing a creative business is hard. In this video, I share how I've done it multiple times. I share some stories related to what worked for me. I look forward to hearing your stories.
23:32
October 23, 2018
3 Things You Want From Your Business Show 414
It's important to know what you want from your creative business and why you are in business. In this show, I share the 3 things you want to gain from a business which you work so hard to grow.
29:48
October 15, 2018
Positive Cash Flow: Show 413
A positive cash flow is an important gage for your business success. How do you get there, and why is it important? This live video is about best practices which lead to a growing company. Tips and questions from the audience.
41:47
October 08, 2018
A Video First World Social Media Strategies – Show 412
When it comes to marketing, we are entering what we can call a video first world. A video is the starting point for our marketing. If we start where we can create more content pointing us in the right direction, we'll find more success. Video is often the answer.
40:49
October 06, 2018