033: Kick the Starving Artist Mentality with Money Mindset Mentor Denise Duffield-Thomas

with host artist Miriam Schulman

We all need to work on kicking the starving artist mentality in the butt.

It gets the best of us from time-to-time and it’s never good for us, our art, nor our business.

Because artists are notorious for having money blocks, I decided to invite a money mindset mentor to the show this week! Denise Duffield-Thomas joins us to share her experiences, and now expertise, on how to price your art, the downside of bartering, and using crowdsourcing to help you with your pricing.

Denise has written three books, two of which are bestselling books (links below), designed to help online female entrepreneurs to release the fear of money and set premium prices with their services. We’ll discuss all of this in the episode and help you to gain courage, make wise decisions with your art, and price your art correctly.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why you should never crowdsource your prices
  • Why you should never barter
  • How pricing your art too cheaply can backfire

Links Mentioned


You can also start your free trial on audible with schulmanart.com/audible.

About Denise Duffield-Thomas

Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business.

Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances.

Denise is an award winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money mindset into a First-Class life.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“Fellow artist here…This is fantastic information! Thank you, Miriam and Tyler! Going to try these tips to promote my own Insta account!
I already follow Miriam and now, I’ll definitely be following Tyler!”

~Devon, @devanryancarpenterart

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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