080: Step Zero + Owning the Female Gaze

with host artist Miriam Schulman

I spend a lot of time talking to artists. I talk to them inside my private small group The Artist Incubator, which is my program for artists who want to make a living with their art. I talk to art students inside the Inspired Insiders’ Club, which is for those who want to become better artists. I also talk with artists who have taken advantage of my free Passion to Profit strategy calls.

AND the biggest question I’ve been getting lately is HOW exactly I got started in the very beginning of selling art – not generally, but specifically. I’ll be sharing stories of the first time I took money for my art as a student in college.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • What Step Zero looks like and how to get started
  • How I first took money for my art as a student in college
  • How to be empowered with choice and owning the female gaze

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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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“Here you go again. I am always so happy to hear what you have to say. #71 was life changing. Not only did I relate to your kitty but the message to listen to intentions instead of assuming what others are thinking really hit home. I am going to listen more and be more aware of what others true intentions. Always inspirational and encouraging and I cant wait to get started on my next project! Thank you thank you for being you!!”

~ Virginia Naegeli, @petportraitsbyvirginia

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4 thoughts on “080: Step Zero + Owning the Female Gaze”

  1. WOW! Loved this one, as a beginner I am often distressed at my inability, thank goodness I found you Miriam, and your honesty is so uplifting!
    Hugs from Australia ❤️❤️

  2. Another excellent podcast Miriam! Your always so willing to share your vulnerability and be totally authentic! I love how you turned that story around to regain your power and confidence!
    You’re always inspiring and you help me to have the courage to push through my own obstacles. Thank you!!! 🤗Tracy💕


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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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