Chase Jarvis has been getting real with a lot of topics on his show The Daily Creative. He's been answering questions from callers all over the world and doing it in an honest, straightforward way. If you haven't been following this, I recommend you start below and then head over to watch a whole lot more direct advice from one of the photography industry greats. In this week's episode, entitled "Dabbling Gets You Nowhere," Jarvis takes a question from my good friend Jason Teale that I think is something a lot of us struggle with.
The creative industry these days is a noisy place that is increasingly hard to stand out in. Teale has worked hard over the years to create his own work, a blog, educational materials, and a community around his photography. He asks Jarvis for advice on how to take all of this and monetize it. It's a hard question, but the work required from Jarvis' advice is even harder. Jarvis broadly asks you to define what you want to do, master it, and go from there. Of course, his answer is longer and deeper than that, so jump on in and enjoy the show.
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