Would you like to earn extra income with your favourite creative hobby?

Are you considering getting out of the rat race and taking the leap to become your own boss as a creative entrepreneur?

Or, are you a creative professional looking to take your career to the next level?

At Backstage Business Academy, we explore extra income ideas for creative people and anyone who wants to make money with a creative passion, whether it is full-time, part-time or just for fun.

We believe if you can make money doing something that you love, you will be happy. The more happy people in the world, the better the world will be.

Backstage Business Academy will give you the tools, ideas and inspiration to pursue your creative passion in a practical way and develop a viable stream of income regardless of your financial goals.

Free Extra Income Ideas

The Showbiz Master Plan is Now Available for Entertainers

I am pleased to announce that my ultimate business guide for entertainers "The Showbiz Master Plan" is now available for sale
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The Showbiz Master Plan is Now Available for Entertainers

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Chatting Backstage Business on the Big Ben Show Podcast

I was a guest on the Big Ben Show Podcast discussing the backstage business of positioning your career, breaking price
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Chatting Backstage Business on the Big Ben Show Podcast

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Performing on Cruise Ships

Whether you are a singer, musician, dancer, variety artist or any kind of live entertainer, this is a great starting
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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Performing on Cruise Ships

The Business & Challenges of an Entertainer

This is a talk that highlights the business & challenges of an entertainer. I gave a talk at the Singapore Management University
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The Business & Challenges of an Entertainer

Interview with Korean-born Australian Electric-Rock Violinist Jane Cho

// This is an interview with electric-rock violinist, Jane Cho, based in Sydney, Australia. Jane Cho (www.janechomusic.com) In this 20-min interview,
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Interview with Korean-born Australian Electric-Rock Violinist Jane Cho

Audio Interview with European International Artistes Performing in Asia

// This is a 25-min audio interview with European quick change artistes, Sebastian & Kristina, who have performed across
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Audio Interview with European International Artistes Performing in Asia

Work Opportunities in Europe for Entertainers

// Are you an entertainer looking for work opportunities in Europe? This is an exclusive interview with Sven Rindfleisch, a
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Work Opportunities in Europe for Entertainers
 
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How to Sell a Handmade Product for Extra Income

In this post, we will explore some specific ideas on how to sell a handmade product for extra income. If you
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How to Sell a Handmade Product for Extra Income

How to Start Making Money with Your Hobby

You can make money from your hobby. If that is news to you, then I'm glad you are reading this. We all
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How to Start Making Money with Your Hobby
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How to Sell a Handmade Product for Extra Income

In this post, we will explore some specific ideas on how to sell a handmade product for extra income. If you
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How to Sell a Handmade Product for Extra Income

How Photographers Can Earn Extra Income without Side Projects

If you are a commercial photographer, whether full-time or part-time, your goal is to perfect your art and get paid at
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How Photographers Can Earn Extra Income without Side Projects

The Income Triangle for Creatives

In this article, I look at a concept I call the "Income Triangle". While I originally developed this for creatives such
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The Income Triangle for Creatives

Earn Extra Income Without Any Side Hustles for Creatives

Would you like to earn extra income without any side hustles or part-time projects? In this post, I explore an extra income
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Earn Extra Income Without Any Side Hustles for Creatives

Niche Marketing for Creatives

Marketing is the backbone of any creative entrepreneur. This article focuses on one specific type of marketing - niche marketing
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Niche Marketing for Creatives

How to Promote Your Website for Creatives

Building your website and simply waiting for visitors to stumble upon your website is not an effective marketing strategy. I
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How to Promote Your Website for Creatives

Killer Low Cost Direct Marketing For Creatives

// As a creative, you might consider marketing to be a chore (or a pain) and would rather spend
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Killer Low Cost Direct Marketing For Creatives

Earn Extra Income With SEO

In this post, learn how to earn extra income with SEO (Search Engine Optimization). If you are serious about generating income from
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Earn Extra Income With SEO
 
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How Musicians Can Make More Money Without Selling Out

In this post, we explore how musicians can make more money without selling out. If you are a commercial performing
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How Musicians Can Make More Money Without Selling Out

How Entertainers Earn Extra Income Without Side Jobs

In this post, we explore how some entertainers earn extra income without any side jobs. If you are a commercial
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How Entertainers Earn Extra Income Without Side Jobs

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Performing on Cruise Ships

Whether you are a singer, musician, dancer, variety artist or any kind of live entertainer, this is a great starting
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(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Performing on Cruise Ships

Pack Small and Play BIG

The holy grail for many performers, especially variety entertainers performing a stage show, is to be able to present a show
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Pack Small and Play BIG

Extra Income Ideas for Entertainers

As an entertainer, your primary income is derived from your creative product of bookings shows. Your creative product is dependent on
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Extra Income Ideas for Entertainers

The Death of a Performing Artist

Ok, this post is not as morbid as the title sounds. I am referring to a metamorphic death - career
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The Death of a Performing Artist

How to Book Gigs that Pay More for Life

In a previous article, I explored how to book more shows and make money as a live musician, comedian, magician,
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How to Book Gigs that Pay More for Life

How to Book More Shows

This article examines a simple but profound thought on every entertainer's mind - How to books more shows and make
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How to Book More Shows
 
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