Be Ready for the Yes! (GWTW703)

Last night, I was lying in bed dreaming about the future: “What would it look like if I made my entire living from Getting Work To Work?” Yes, I was awake, not asleep. But as I thought more this morning, I realized I’m not the only one considering how to do this. With Hollywood on strike and corporate executive pay in the news, it’s an excellent time to remind people what they can do with their dollars in the world of independent artists. I wrote a blog post in 2018 with clear steps to support creative professionals. Five years later, it still rings true. But it’s not enough for people to support artists; the artists need to be ready for the support. And that’s what today’s monologue is all about. In the words of Jack Kent, “Be ready for the yes.”

Seven ways to get ready for the yes and receive the support from your audience:

  1. Prepare yourself.
  2. Make it easy.
  3. Get creative.
  4. Leverage the monetization options in your platform.
  5. Don’t give up.
  6. Show others how it’s done.
  7. Ask and invite often.

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