About Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins is the best-selling author of Real Artists Don’t Starve and The Art of Work. You can find him on Twitter @JeffGoins.

Starving artist myth

How to Stop Being a Starving Artist and Start Charging What You’re Worth

When the prolific science fiction writer Harlan Ellison was asked to contribute an interview for a film project on the making of the TV show Babylon 5, he said, “Absolutely!” He just had one small stipulation: “All you’ve got to do is pay me.” “What?” the young woman on the other end of the call asked, as depicted in a video on YouTube. “You’ve got to pay me!” he replied. “Well,” she said, “everyone else …

How to Market Online: The Worst Advice You’ll Hear About Starting an Online Business

You’ve done the research. You’ve read the blogs. You’re prepared. Now, it’s time to launch your business. But as you take this giant leap, you just might fall victim to a fatal piece of “how to market your business online” advice. You might make a mistake that could cost you a lot of time and money. And it wouldn’t be your fault. Because all you’d be doing is following a popular piece of advice that’s …

Creativity: The Essential Discipline for Entrepreneurs

The world is changing. And we need more creatives. Period. The good news is that this doesn’t exclude you. As Dan Pink wrote in A Whole New Mind, right-brainers are on their way to ruling the world. And you can join them, if you take the time to cultivate your creativity. The Dawn of the Creative Age The Industrial Age is over. The reign of the factory has fallen. We now live in an age where …