Posts in Money Matters
Money Making Ideas for Creatives

Do your dreams a favor, and find ways to earn money that don't work against the career you're building. Working from home or on jobs that offer flexible schedules is one of the best ways to do that. Not sure where to look? Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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What Should I Charge?: Rates for Performers, Dance Teachers, and Choreographers

Dancers know that we deserve proper compensation, and it’s time the rest of the world knows as well. Check out this list of tips and tricks on how performers, teachers, and choreographers can calculate their rates.

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Protect Your Pockets: How to Make Sure Your Dance Job Pays You

If you've been through a situation where you weren't paid for your work (like many of us have), the bad news is that you lost out on money that you were counting on and, in fact, earned.  The good news, however, is that you learned a valuable lesson on how brutal the business can be.

Whether you've experienced this or not, continue reading to discover 5 ways you can protect your pockets from this type of misfortune. 

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Dollars and Sense: How Your Mindset Affects Your Finances

What you believe about any given situation will always trump your actions surrounding it. In fact, limiting beliefs are one of the biggest obstacles you may face, and they get you nowhere fast.

If you truly want to reach your goals, financial or otherwise, it’s critical that you align your thoughts with your actions. Here are a few tips to help you level up your mindset, which will, in turn, help you level up your money too.  

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How Dancers Can Break the Paycheck to Paycheck Cycle

A lot of artists have the same problem. They work like mad, and yet they can’t survive those lean months between jobs. They live paycheck to paycheck, and are absolutely desperate for that next job because they don’t know if they’ll survive until it comes along.  Fortunately, I now know how to staunch the flow. Now I’m positively thriving, and I didn’t need more cash to do it.

So what finally worked? What do I now teach my money mindset clients?  Budgeting. I don’t care if you’ve heard it or tried it before. This one actually works. 

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How to Start a Dance Blog and Make Money Online

Blogs allow you to share your thoughts with people all over the world.  What's even cooler is that you can create and curate content on a particular topic and generate income while helping others at the same time.  In fact, blogs have become businesses themselves, propelling their creators into entrepreneur status.  Here are a few steps to help you start your dance blog and make money online. 

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Monetize Your Gifts: Let Your Passion Pay YOU for a Change!

When we follow our heart towards those things that move us most, AND we do them in service to others, then we've got some MAJOR purpose driven living going on.  And then, when your purpose becomes your money maker....that's FREEDOM living at its best!

To discover your money maker, you need to find the sweet spot where your passion and other interests meet the need you can fill or are already filling.  I explain it all in this video.  

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Know Your Worth: How to Set Your Personal Pay Rate.

How many times have you been asked to work for "exposure?"  I hope you know that all of your years of dedication and hard work are worth far more than that.  Check out my thoughts on the importance of self-worth, and find how to calculate your personal pay rate.

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Tax Tips for Dancers

When I started making money solely from my work as a professional dancer, tax time got so much more complicated. Get all your ducks in a row well before next year's tax season. Here are a few tips to help you do that.

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