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Writer, Performer & Arts Advocate

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Washington DC metro area
Currently Reside In: (City, State, Country)
A County in the DC metro area
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Reader, Writer, Performer, Publisher, Literary Service Provider
Have You "Freed Your Inner Book" Yet?
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Owner of and co-founder of Liberated Muse Productions. Edited the first volume of literature from Liberated Muse Productions-- "Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul"

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Defining Your Value

"When meeting people they ask what is it I do, so they can decide if I hold any value..." -from the song "Economics", Teisha Marie

In today’s economy, being a creative who is sustained financially can seem more challenging than ever before. In 2008, I started a discussion on Much Should You Charge for a Performance Gig. I started the discussion because it was clear to me that many artists had no idea where to even begin when it came to charging a fee for their work. What I also have come to realize is that many artists don’t understand the nature of bartering either. I always stress that today it is essential that artists who plan to live off of their art become savvy in the business of their art. As I complete the book Manifesting Your Life as a Creative due out at the end of this year, I’ve been able to interview literary, performing and visual artists who attest to the fact that nothing is more helpful to them economically then becoming familiar with how you define your value. There really isn’t any way around it. If you don’t know your worth, or at least establish your your worth is, how do you expect others to do so?

Here are some tips to consider as you expand your ability to monetize your art and begin defining your value:

1.) Assess What You’re Putting In to Determine What You Should Get Out

When you are approached to perform for pay, do you accept the first amount of money pitched to you or do you know up front what the base pay should be? Base pay should include the minimum expense it…


Posted on January 24, 2011 at 12:46am

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Khadijah "Moon" Ali-Coleman is a writer, educator and performer. She is co-founder of LIberated Muse Productions and editor of the book Liberated Muse Volume I: How I Freed My Soul (Outskirts Press, 2009)
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At 4:51pm on October 31, 2008, Jeff Motley said…

I just wanted to ask you if you knew of any open mic poetry spots in the area. I would like to attend.

At 1:44pm on July 25, 2008, jawar said…
Good to meet you. The forums have some great discussions and is an excellent place to network with other writers and self-publishers.
At 9:12pm on July 20, 2008, Clevette Harris said…
Thank you for becoming a part of the BAS site. We welcome to our family. I'm sure you'll love it. Please join in and make yourself right at home.

Many blessings.
At 6:47pm on July 9, 2008, Universal Africana said…
At 3:07am on July 7, 2008, Diane said…
Greetings and welcome to the community, Khadijah. I look forward to networking with you.

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