Anybody can be an “artist”, but what makes an artist “successful” can be a mix of a few key elements.  I talk a lot about discipline and focus in An Insider’s Guide For Students, but recently published an article called: 5 Reasons Why Some Artists Are Successful that offers additional insight and explains why some artists are able to make a name for themselves. Since the article is a very good and simple read I think it’s worth your time to check out.  Hopefully you will relate to some of these reasons.

I can even think of a few additional reasons why some artists are successful myself.  The main thing that I think is missing from their list is: “Commitment to their craft and focus on the execution”. I can’t stress how important those two things are when you are trying to make a name for yourself and get paid doing the thing that you love.  But that is my thought, I’d love to hear what you think as well.  Feel free to leave your own thoughts on this in the comments below.