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with host artist Miriam Schulman

Want to make more money from your art while staying true to your craft? First, we need to debunk the “do what you love and the money will follow” myth and come to understand that it’s more about what your collectors want. Then, we’ll explore how you may be unintentionally holding yourself back and how to overcome self-doubt. Prepare to go all in on your art career and level up your creative business with valuable insights and strategies from my own experience!

“Making money is less about doing what you love to do the most, and more about doing what your collectors, your patrons, or your clients love.”- Miriam Schulman

In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Aligning your art with what your collectors truly desire can lead to increased earnings.
  • Common ways artists undermine their success, plus strategies to overcome self-doubt and setbacks on your own creative journey.
  • Success comes to those who persevere. Embrace the idea that making a living as an artist takes time, and that you must be willing to put in consistent effort to get there.

“Doing what you love is important. But, you should know that to make money, you have to do what other people love.”- Miriam Schulman

“I want you to be obsessed with is not your art in the way that you want to do it, but your art in the way your collector wants to consume it.”- Miriam Schulman

Links Mentioned

🎨 Artist Incubator Coaching: Transform your art business by implementing the 5-part passion-to-profit framework so that you can finally earn a sustainable income from your art.

📖 Artpreneur, by Miriam Schulman: The go-to handbook for artists aspiring to turn their passion into a sustainable and profitable career. This book offers inspiring stories and practical advice that empower artists to embrace a confident mindset and follow a clear path to creative and financial freedom.

🎙️ The Inspiration Place Podcast Episode 272: Create More Collectors, Not Content 


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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.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, 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. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at

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Listener shout out of the week!

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Top quality guests and subject matter. A valuable support for all creatives at any stage in the journey.

~Tandy Pengelly, @tandy_pengelly_artist

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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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