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.

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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

Chart Your Creative Career from a Money Perspective

As a creative, we all have personal goals. We have dreams of using our art or craft to make an
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Chart Your Creative Career from a Money Perspective

Part 3: Introduction to Investing for Creatives

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on introducing investing for creatives. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Important
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Part 3: Introduction to Investing for Creatives

Part 2: Introduction to Investing for Creatives

// What Can You Invest in? If you read Part 1: Introduction to Investing for Creatives, you are likely convinced
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Part 2: Introduction to Investing for Creatives

Part 1: Introduction to Investing for Creatives

This article is an introduction to investing for creatives. Investing for Creatives - Why? This is the first thought entertainers may have
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Part 1: Introduction to Investing for Creatives

Big Picture Thinking for Creatives

// If you are a creative who pursues your craft at a commercial level; whether full-time, part-time or free-lance,
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Big Picture Thinking for Creatives

Who Creative Professionals Have to Satisfy

// As a creative professional, you will no doubt have your devoted customers, die-hard audience and fan base… even if
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Who Creative Professionals Have to Satisfy

How is the Value of a Creative Professional Measured?

// Every year, Forbes publishes a list of the world’s most powerful celebrities. To generate the list, Forbes estimates
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How is the Value of a Creative Professional Measured?

Art is Subjective, Publicity & Gigs are Not!

This in some ways is related to the article I wrote: "How is the Value of a Creative Professional Measured?" I bet there is
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Art is Subjective, Publicity & Gigs are Not!

Marketing Warfare for Creatives

Marketing warfare for creatives? Are we talking about creatives enlisting in the army? Not at all... but read on! The flank
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Marketing Warfare for Creatives

Market Positioning for Creatives

Winning a chess game is all about positioning. Winning a mixed martial arts fight is about positioning. Winning a pool match is
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Market Positioning for Creatives

Fighting from the Bottom – A Marketing Tactic for Creatives

A couple of years ago, I remember watching the Royce Gracie & Akebono Taro fight from K-1 Premium 2004 Dynamite!! show on YouTube. On paper and
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Fighting from the Bottom – A Marketing Tactic for Creatives

Exerting Professionalism for Creatives

"Good” can be the enemy of “great”.  A lot of creatives fall prey to being complacent and remaining just ”good” when they could
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Exerting Professionalism for Creatives

Earn Passive Income through Online Affiliate Marketing

You are probably reading this and have two questions on your mind. What is affiliate marketing? And what has it
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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

How to Improve Your Show for Entertainers

This article explores how to improve your show for entertainers and make quantum leaps as a performer. First, it is important
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How to Improve Your Show for Entertainers

How to Create a Promo Kit for Entertainers

This article explores how to create a promo kit for entertainers - the most important marketing tool for entertainers. A promo
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How to Create a Promo Kit for Entertainers

How to Find Agents for Entertainers

This is the second in a series of articles on how to find agents for entertainers. Read the previous article
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How to Find Agents for Entertainers

Working With Show Bookers & Agents For Entertainers

This is the first in a series of articles on working with show bookers & agents for entertainers. As an entertainer, show
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Working With Show Bookers & Agents For Entertainers

Music Design for Entertainers

It is important to learn the basics of music design for entertainers as music is an essential component of any show. Choosing
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Music Design for Entertainers

Why Some Entertainers Can Charge Much More than Others

This article explores why some entertainers can charge much more than others. To really fully understand this aspect of show business, the
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Why Some Entertainers Can Charge Much More than Others

Essential Business Documents for Entertainers

Here a couple of essential business documents for entertainers that you might be able to use. As a commercial performer, it
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Essential Business Documents for Entertainers

Winning Sales Letters for Entertainers

Sales letters for entertainers are important marketing tools for any Direct Marketing effort. Direct marketing, as the name implies, is a
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Winning Sales Letters for Entertainers

How the Market Has Changed for Entertainers

How has the market changed for entertainers? The global markets in 2015 have been experiencing a positive uplift for the past year
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How the Market Has Changed for Entertainers

Everything You Need to Know About Performing in Asia

This article explores everything you need to know about performing in Asia for entertainers. Whether you are an Asian entertainer looking to
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Everything You Need to Know About Performing in Asia

How to Build a Promotional Website for Entertainers Part 1

This two-part article discusses how to build a promotional website for entertainers. Your website is the single most powerful marketing tool
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How to Build a Promotional Website for Entertainers Part 1

How to Build a Promotional Website for Entertainers Part 2

This is Part 2 of 2 on an article on how to build a promotional website for entertainers. Read Part
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How to Build a Promotional Website for Entertainers Part 2

Your Entertainment Career Path: Act or Show?

When you embark on a career as an entertainer, specifically a live entertainment performer, you will either choose to create
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Your Entertainment Career Path: Act or Show?

3 Tips to Stand Out as an Entertainer

This article offers 3 tips to stand out as a entertainer, regardless of your art or craft. The tips are simple in
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3 Tips to Stand Out as an Entertainer

10 Ways Entertainers Can Be Original

In any performance arts field, being original makes the artist stand out. If you want to be a highly successful entertainer, you
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10 Ways Entertainers Can Be Original

Professional Production Cue Sheets for Entertainers

Professional production cue sheets for entertainers are required to ensure that the show's technical production team can effectively support an act
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Professional Production Cue Sheets for Entertainers

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

How Clients Choose a Headline Entertainer

// If you are interested to build your career with the goal of being a headliner entertainer, it is
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How Clients Choose a Headline Entertainer

Two-Year Plans to Chart Your Career as an Entertainer

Most self-improvement gurus and life coaches stress the importance of setting a long term goal or a dream. Some even
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Two-Year Plans to Chart Your Career as 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
Read More
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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