What advice would you give to someone who wants to turn what they make into a business like what happened with you all? I am 22 years old with several chronic mental and physical illnesses and feel very hopeless and alone and all I know is I love art and want it to be my life but have no idea what to do with it and get scared that I'm not good enough
Hello! Ok, firstly it’s hard to give any tailored advice without knowing what you’ve done so far/are planning on doing but I’ve got some general advice that might apply?
For creative based jobs it’s important to be honest with yourself about how much you can/should be doing in a day. Lying to yourself might make u feel better about doing less but it doesn’t help at all in the long run.
If you want to turn something into a job you have to treat it like a job. Take emails, spend a work day doing it, network, social media etc etc, sometimes imagining you have a boss can help, like, would my boss be pleased with what I did today (spoiler - the boss is U) or would they expect more of me etc.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Not enough time spent doing, maybe, but talent/skill is just time. If you’re worried you’re not good enough, keep practising, it isn’t an end of the road, it just means you gotta spend a little more time BECOMING good enough. U can do this. Do not give up.
lastly I guess, try and find like-minded people to help with your venture. With most creative-type jobs there’s room to pay more than one person if you go about it right, and it’s good have some team members to help turn it into a proper job yknow?
OH WAIT one more, THE MORE YOU DO NOW THE QUICKER YOU’LL GET THERE. I know, seems obvious right? but things don’t just ‘happen’ unfortunately, all your spare time you pour into building something will see you get there quicker. When we started SGC pretty much all of our spare time was spent working on new designs and comics, networking as much as possible, building the brand etc. If it can become your hobby that’s pretty handy. BUT OBVIOUSLY, take breaks, check in with yourself, and don’t push too hard, only u can know when too much is too much so make sure you listen to your brain.
Such ramble, hope that helps maybe a little?