075: Hire Your First VA with Jen Lehner

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, I’ve invited Jen Lehner, a digital marketing and systems strategist, to discuss outsourcing. A lot of artists think they have to do everything themselves, but in today’s episode, we will show you what artists could and should be outsourcing, as well as how to get started!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • What it means to live your life in the front row!
  • Why every artist deserves an apprentice.
  • What kinds of tasks artists could and should be outsourcing, and how to get started.

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About Jen

Today’s guest is a digital marketing and systems strategist who works with authors, coaches, and entrepreneurs to create smart, automated, systems-based businesses.

She is an adjunct professor of digital marketing at Cleveland State University, and founder of the The Front Row mastermind, that was featured in Fast Company as “one of the top 10 Facebook groups to join before quitting your day job”.

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 or become better artists. 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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Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in an read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

Listener shout out of the week!

“The meatiest podcast for artists by far!!”
“Miriam gives fantastic tips to succeed as a creative entrepreneur in each podcast. It’s a must-listen event each week, I wish it was everyday♥️. Each episode is jam-packed with interesting stories, tips and tricks and special guests (Ashley Longshore, what!!!) that will keep you running back for more. Grab a notebook and pen, you’ll need it for the abundant info given freely.”
~Hulia Vasquez

I’ve been in the art studio making some new videos, a whole 12-part series called: Artpreneur Affirmations. I took each chapter title in the book and made an art journal page out of each.

You can't buy this course separately!

If you want to get your hands on it, the ONLY way you can enjoy it is when you pre-order the book, Artpreneur.

When you order a paperback copy through this page, you'll get instant Access to a dozen mindset sessions designed to help you bust through your starving artist mindset blocks and get you thinking like an abundant artist…in ten minutes or less!🙏

Thank you for being part of my world!🧡🧡🧡

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, 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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