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[E4C31] From Starving Artist to Thriving Creative Entrepreneur Using the Power of Online Business; Creative Web Biz – Yamile Yemoonyah

[E4C31] From Starving Artist to Thriving Creative Entrepreneur Using the Power of Online Business; Creative Web Biz - Yamile Yemoonyah



The Internet has liberated a legion of artists who would otherwise be “starving” and allowed them to build thriving businesses online. E-commerce platforms like Etsy, Zazzle and ArtWeb make it easy for artists to sell their work to global audiences.

If you are a creative spirit who longs to earn a living doing what you love, but is trapped in a 9-5 job you hate, because you’ve bought into the starving artist myth, let this interview with Yamile Yemoonyah inspire you.

Yamile is an artist whose online business allows her to work about 5 hours a day.

She tried the traditional school system, but after attending 4 colleges in 3 different countries, she finally dropped out to follow her calling to become a full time artist. As an introvert, the thought of schmoozing gallery owners and convincing them to sell her art was unappealing to her, so she decided to sell her art online right from the start.

She taught herself WordPress, online marketing, social media, SEO and everything else you need to know about running a profitable creative online business. In 2010 she launched CreativeWebBiz.com to help independent artists around the world start and grow their own online business.

In this interview, Yamile shares:

  • What it takes to live in Berlin as a location independent entrepreneur.
  • How she transitioned from website developer to business coach.
  • Her most effective online marketing channels.
  • How it’s possible to grow your business and attract clients while traveling.
  • Why you might want to avoid seeking local clientele.
  • And the power of organizing your week by business focus.

Mentioned in this interview

  • Germany’s Freelance Visa – here’s how you can get one as an American
  • Betahaus
  • Tim Ferris
  • Marisa Murgatroyd
  • Nathalie Lussier
  • 7 Reasons to Sell From Your Own Site Rather Than Etsy
  • Expo Board
  • Jennifer Lee’s Right-Brained Business Plan
  • Yawalapiti Tribe
  • Charity Water
  • Dynamite Circle

Where to Find Yamile

  • Visit CreativeWebBiz.com
  • Follow Yamile on Twitter
  • Like Yamile on Facebook

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Chief Evolutionary Officer at Entrepreneurs for a Change
Lorna Li is a business coach, entrepreneur and Amazon rainforest crusader, with a passion for green business, social enterprise, and indigenous wisdom. She helps changemaking entrepreneurs harness the power of the Internet to reach more people and make a bigger impact, while designing the lifestyle of their dreams. She is an Internet marketing consultant to changemakers, and works with innovative tech startups, sustainable brands, social enterprises & B-Corporations on SEO, SEM & Social Media marketing.
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