Sunday, January 27, 2008

Making a living as a storyteller, Part 2

Another section of my white paper on making a living as a storyteller, continued from the last post.

Know that building a storytelling business takes time and effort.

When I left my job and moved 1500 miles to begin storytelling full time (tip: don’t do that), I read many business books that said it would take 3-5 years to establish a business. I thought, “Hmm, not for me. It should only take me a year to be completely self-supporting.” It took five years before my business was solid, and even then, some years have been harder than others. Good thing I had savings and a cheap apartment.

To be continued...

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