Are you ready to turn your hobby into a professional and legal business?
In episode 405 of the Bokeh Podcast, Magi Fisher of Magdalena Studios and The Artists’ Lawyer joins us to discuss important considerations for when you decide to go from amateur to professional. Listen in as she highlights the importance of outsourcing, legally protecting yourself, and maintaining balance.
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Brand Position: Lawyer and educator for creative entrepreneurs. (2:06)
Customer Experience: Respect the relationships. (7:59)
Technique for Time: Outsourcing and systems. (9:24)
Tools for Systems: Dubsado, Calendar System, Bench for Bookkeeping, (10:40)
Inspiration: Being present. (19:12)
Magi’s Backstory (29:24)
Outsourcing Even When You Have the Time (36:43)
Making the Move to Full-Time (40:08)
Use real contracts.
Set up a legal entity.
Set up a business account.
Hill and Usher
Don’t Over-Invest in Education (46:11)
Legally Planning for Locations (48:52)
Consider How to Replace Your Income (50:37)
Quality of Life (53:41)