We live in uncertain times. Lots of friction, dissent and finger-pointing. I don’t know about you, but I think music, art, poetry, prose and all forms of creative expression are more important than ever before.
That’s one of the reasons why, for nearly a quarter century, I’ve been on a mission to educate, inspire and empower musicians, writers, artists, and other creative people around the world.
And there’s something simple you can do to help with that effort.
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Let me explain …
My first book was published in 1992. Holding that book in my hands was a transformational moment, one that would steer the course of my life.
Now, 24 years later, I’m still being propelled forward by that vision.
If you’ve been following me for long at all, you know that I encourage artists to hone their craft, share their gifts, make an impact, and even support themselves with their music and art, if that’s what they desire.
I’ve dedicated my life to uncovering the best practices of the most successful musicians and creative entrepreneurs. I then share what I learn with readers, fans and followers like you.
Doing this has allowed me to grow a fairly sizable following and be self-employed in the arts for the past 13 years (as a writer/author, musician, visual artist, and improv comedy teacher and performer).
Over these many years I have freely given away about 80% of everything I’ve ever created — in the form of blog posts, podcasts, video clips, and more. (It’s important to me to make this work accessible.) The rest I publish as books, audio programs, online courses, and live events.
I’ve never relied on publishers or corporate backers to fund my mission. I rely on the meaningful relationships I develop directly with readers and fans like you.
And that’s where you come in …
I just launched this page on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bobbaker
What is Patreon? It’s a newer fan-funding platform for ongoing micro-support of your favorite creators.
Instead of supporting a big project one time like you would with Kickstarter, you can support someone’s vision on a monthly basis for as little as a few dollars a month. In exchange, you get access to special perks.
With Patreon, you choose the monthly amount, which then determines the rewards you get at various levels. You can change your amount or cancel at any time.
If you sign up this month, at any level, I’ll also give you digital access to one of my currently published books, audio programs, or online courses. Just name it and it’s yours!
Please take a moment and have a look at my page here:
Even though I’ve been at this a long time and have been self-employed since 2004, some months are easier than others financially. Your support will help me continue doing this important work that the world needs so desperately.
When I reach a certain level, I’ll also invest in better video and audio equipment that will allow me to get even more high-quality marketing advice and inspiring messages out into the world.
Thanks in advance for your ongoing support.
I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know!
P.S. Have I added value to your life? Through a book, blog post, podcast, video, course, workshop, or personal conversation?
Consider supporting my ongoing mission to educate, inspire and empower musicians and other creative people around the world: