Support Savvy Painter

For many artists, the Savvy Painter is more than just a podcast. It is a community of artists who are all striving towards similar goals. It provides reassurance that when you are working alone in your studio, you’re not really alone.

I know from my own struggles just how important that is. We are all in this together.

When I started this podcast, that very first day when I had the audacity to hit the publish button, I’ll be honest. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into.

I just had this overwhelming urge to connect with other artists, hear their stories, and then bring that to you so that you are empowered to create freely and make a decent living.

As it turns out, creating a podcast and keeping it going is a lot of hard work. I mean really, really hard work.

Until I started my own podcast, I had no idea how much work it takes to keep one going. That’s why so many podcasts disappear so quickly.

Did you know the average podcast lasts LESS than 6 months, and even when you include mega hits like NPR’s Serial, or This American Life, all told, the average podcast get’s less than 300 downloads per episode.

Savvy Painter averages more than 10,000 downloads per episode!

Apparently I’m doing something right. And look, I know it’s not perfect, but I have somehow managed to keep this podcast going for more than SIX years- by myself.

I’m no Ira Glass or Terry Gross, but did you know they have on average 15 – 20 people working on each episode, doing research, coordinating guests, creating graphics, writing scripts, keeping the technology working, managing the website, handling promotions, marketing, and social media; and responding to listeners.

They have a whole team working behind the scenes so that the host can focus on the interviews.

Guess who does all of that for Savvy Painter? I DO! It’s just me!

They also have people who edit the podcasts, handle the sound engineering, write the show notes, upload the final episode for distribution, and upload and publish all of that to all of the podcast channels and the website so that listeners can just click a button and hear an episode.

I work with an amazing company, Podcast Fasttracks, who does all that for me. (Thank god. If I didn’t have them, I’d be curled up in a ball in the corner of my studio.)

Point being, there is a TON of work that you never see. And it is not cheap.

It costs about $1,000 a month to keep Savvy Painter going, and that’s only because I do most of it myself.

My guess is you had no idea what happens behind the scenes to make sure that you get an episode every other week without fail. I had no idea either before I started – which is probably a good thing!

So I am asking for YOUR help to keep this podcast going.

A small monthly donation makes all the difference.

Just the price of a cup of coffee, or the cost of single tube of a student grade earth tone paint – you can make a difference. At a minimum I’d love it if I didn’t have to explain to my accountant why I’m STILL doing that "little podcast.”

When I hear from artists like you, artists who tell me they kept painting because of this podcast, or that they were able to push past their own mindset barriers to find and follow their vision, it’s incredibly empowering and rewarding.

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Thank You,

to all who support the Savvy Painter Podcast.

I am so grateful for your support!