When you’re passionate about one form of creativity or another, it can feel like you have a great blessing. Not only can you have a talent for your particular creative passion, but it also allows you to have a form of enjoyment and escapism. Expressing yourself through creativity can often be great for your mind, as well as your emotions. Whether you’re a blogger or a writer, an artist or a photographer, or many other kinds of creatives, you’ll know that your creative passion can allow you to open up a lot of doors. And one of those doors often leads to the business world.

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Not every creative person will like the idea of being in business. Sometimes, it can take away from the creativity or the enjoyment you get from your outlet. However, your creative passions can often open up a lot of doors for the future, in terms of your career, your income, and even your legacy. And above all else, your creative outlet can teach you a lot about the business world, whether you realize that’s what’s happening or not. When you're enjoying your creative outlet, you often carry out a lot of tasks that would allow you to enter the business world with ease.

It Can Become A Job

One of the first ways this can happen is that your passion for your creative outlet can often push your ambition. And when that happens, you can often find that you then go on to make a living from your creativity. Whether that means you land a job as a photographer, editor, or artist, or purposefully start your own business, you’re often forced to learn the business side of things as you go along.

It Can Lead To Self Promotion

Even if you see your creative outlet as a hobby alone, you may often find that you start promoting your work and even yourself. When you love what you do, you often want to share it. Whether that’s with your friends and family, or on your social media channels, you can often start to shout about your creative efforts. And when you start to do that, what you’re essentially doing is a form of marketing.

You Always Want To Improve

When you’re creative, you can often find that you’re never good enough (in your own opinion, no matter how wrong others think you are). So, that often leads you to strive to improve. And when you want to improve your creative outlet, you have to learn the ins and outs of it. When you’re a blogger, how you might want to learn how to become an SEO expert to improve your blog. Or when you’re an artist, you might want to go on a retreat to spark inspiration with different art styles.

It Pushes You To Find Balance

Sometimes, your creative outlet can be tricky to balance with your job (if it’s unrelated to your passion) and the rest of your life. But, when you do want to make enough time for your creativity, you’re always pushing to find the right balance between your passion, your work, and your life. This is a great skill for the business world, as when you’re self-employed, it’s often hard to learn how to separate each world.

You Learn What Your Audience Wants

When you’re working on your creativity, you often want to do what you can to connect with your audience. Whether they’re blog followers, readers of your writing or views of your photography or artwork, you often want to understand their thoughts behind your work, take on their feedback, and value their input. And when you start to take in what your audience wants, you’re becoming great at anticipating your customer's' needs in the business world.

It Encourages You To Sell

You’ll also find that having a creative passion can also teach you sales skills. When you produce artwork, whether it’s written or visual, you’re often in a position to then sell that work. And when it’s something you’ve created, and something that you have a true passion for, the art of sales can come easily to you. And when you learn how to sell your work, it makes the step into business that little bit easier.

It Can Open New Doors

Your creative outlet can often stay exactly what, but it does often open up a lot of exciting doors to your future. One of the ways that you’ll find that this happens is due to networking. When you meet other creatives, or people in your respective industry, you can find that you not only access buyers, but you could move into a range of different careers, like an artist becoming a curator for a show.

You Learn How To Deal With Customers

When you do produce work with your creativity, even if it’s in your spare time, you’re likely to encounter customers from time to time. Whether they’re art collectors, readers, publishers, or people looking to have a photoshoot, you’ll soon find out that you can deal with customers pretty well. And if you go into business for yourself, this can be an invaluable skill.

You Start To Understand Contracts

When your creative outlet really does open doors into the world of selling your work, you then start to learn about more complex things, like contracts. Because often, when you sell a painting, get a book deal, offer your photography services, or make money from your blog, you’re faced with contracts. And they can be a big deal. So, you soon learn how to handle them - giving you a great skill in business.

You Can Define Your USP Without Realizing It

And above all else, when you have a creative passion that you really care about, you often know it inside out. You know your skills and your capability, your niche and your experience, so, it’s easy for you to define what your Unique Selling Point (USP) is, even if you don’t realize that you do. And when you enter the business world, you’ll know exactly what you have to offer.

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Alex Roman

I'm a 26-year old independent graphic artist and architect based in Bucharest. I really love what i do!

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