Making Ancient Wisdom Useful

Making Wisdom Useful

Art Gush was founded in conjunction with arts, spirituality and ancient wisdom. But at A.G. we believe that if you are going to speak about ancient wisdom there can potentially be great barriers of acceptance that can only be overcome by making that wisdom useful.

The idea here is that your internal belief is more important than the ritual itself.

In other words, lets say you want to get in touch with yourself via ceremony and you break out the incense and clay paraphernalia. You have recently been dumped by someone and you want to let the pain go that you are feeling. If you were to do a ritual now, immediately after a very painful experience of being “thrown out” out, chances are that no amount of cosmic candles are going to make a difference. You are in pain and hopefully one day that pain will.

Stopping Dark Emotions

But let us say that you discovered that your past lover was a psycho and had killed those of past relationships had. Will you still pine about this individual. If you are at least somewhat grounded, through the shock you will be more likely to stop experiencing the dark emotions.

Think of a Cake

In other words your belief changed. First you felt extreme love for this person and then on finding out more about who they really are, you can let them go faster, and now the incense is icing on the already tasty cake!


How to Turn a PowerPoint into an eBook

Make it a Journey of Success

Here at Art Gush we are known for our eBook creation consultations. We help point people to various paths they can choose from to make their eBook Writing Journey a success.

Going Viral

Let’s face it, content creation can be a challenging task. Studies have shown that almost 75% of video content creators have a hard time making engaging content. The blockade must be overcome to make content that can go viral.

Achieving Content

Coming up with content ideas is not the hardest part of the process. For many it is being able to develop content that the in presentation mode draws in the viewer. Achieving content that is visually appealing is not easy.

Create an eBook

And speaking of content, one of the most challenging tasks is creating an eBook. The eBook format many find difficult to achieve. Well the good news is that there is a more simple way to achieve goals and that is through starting in PowerPoint and converting it to a PDF.

Learning Curve

Indeed it is an unusual way of generating content and it is going to make a more “slide oriented” method for making it, but if you give a heads up to your readers that you are using PowerPoint, many people find it more desirable of a format because it mean keeping pages (slides) not long but simple. Because let’s face it, many want their learning curve to be as short and sweet as possible.

Letting Your Audience Know

Making an eBook is a powerful marketing tool because you can use it as a way to get people to sign up for your monthly or weekly newsletter, or even more frequent deliveries which is fine as long as you let your readers know this from the very beginning.


If you have been keeping a blog on a certain topic, but have not yet made an eBook, you can do so by repurposing your online content as first a PowerPoint presentation and then an eBook. If you are a teacher or professor as we are, it is a good idea to first test your content on a classroom of students, making note of where the interest lies. And once finding it, revising the PowerPoint content to reflect this prior to making it a PDF.

Your Promotion Strategy

If your eBook is really intended for promotion, a place where you can promote your slides is on a site call SlideShare. It apparently services 80 million users so it might fit into your promotion strategy.

Overcome the Challenges

And making an eBook doesn’t have to be a challenging process. First create the content in slideshow format, test on an audience if possible and then convert it to a PDF.

Wait to Make Committment

But what do you do with your eBook once it is a PDF? One possibility is to use it as a free giveaway in exchange for your audience signing up for your newsletter. There are many different services that you can use to do this, and like anything, it is usually best to try out a couple before committing to a particular one.

Your eBook

A fun way to create eBook content is to go to places such as the books section of Amazon and see what is a popular topic within your area of expertise, next possibly using this as the topic of your eBook/presentation.

Establish Yourself as an Expert

And needless to say, when you write and create an eBook, it establishes you as an expert in your field which is valuable especially if you are seeking readers or clients.


Although PDFs are still pretty popular, as you may know Amazon offers a different mode for their Kindle offerings. Although it costs money, Designrr can be a useful tool to convert your web posts into an eBook. Next you can output it in a variety of different formats including the one that can be converted into the Kindle on to publish on Amazon.

Ready to Help

It is important to remember just getting your eBook in the Kindle format on Amazon is not enough. You need to drive traffic to your book on Amazon if you want sales. This is where sites like USA create and Web Design Magician can help.


eBook Creation Consultation is the New Art Gush Direction

Yes it’s True

eBook Creation Consultation is the new direction of Art Gush and here’s why…

We are Consultants, Not eBook Creators

We’ve been getting lots of emails asking us why eBooks, even after all these months, are still not available on our site. Our response is that we have never stopped working, it’s just that it’s become clear we are more “consultants” than an eBook selling organization. For example, is currently developing an eBook entitled “How to Get New Customers” and it WILL be released soon. We are helping them develop their methodology.

We Have a History of Documentation Acting as Lessons

Meanwhile, addressing the issue a little further about why we have decided not to sell eBooks here is because, as you may know, we spent a year and a half on this very website doing a week to week detailed movie creation experiment.

About the Experiment

Basically, for those of you who were not with us yet, we set out to prove (along with our partner Thrillumentary) that it was possible for one person in the role of a solopreneur or an ArtisticPreneur, to develop, promote, write and film a motion picture with little or no budget.

Filmmaking is for the Young?

Despite the claim that filmmaking is for the young, our method was designed for someone over 50 or even later than life. The proof was in the form of lessons for others to do, that were also a documentation of the filmmaker’s process. Folks from all over the world joined the membership program that distributed this program called Art Gush. In other words, us! We had an amazing group of ArtisticPreneurs working with us.

Documenting Ongoing Filmmaking for a Year and a Half can be Overwhelming

For those of you were subscribed to the weekly updates, we thank you for your participation and feedback. And needless to say, it was in large part the fans who made this project a success. At a Platinum PIAs (now Awards Show we revealed live and via streaming video, our process and results. Our big discovery was indeed one person could do almost every job herself/himself. So when the exploration into movie making methodologies ended, we were…Exhausted.

We are Coaching Others

The truth of the matter is that we became overwhelmed but not because we are over 50. Taking on the making of, paired with the documentation of” is a big project for someone of any age. But we are not so tired to the extent that we cannot be coaches for others. Such is the case with and their very ambitious client creation eBook. And it turns out that also relies on for cheerleading and inspiration.

ArtisticPreneur Gives up its “Over 50 USA” Identity

As you may recall, the fine folks at ArtisticPreneur had been focusing for a while on the Over 50 USA crowd but got lots of feedback from fans that they didn’t want to see a focus on the AARP crowd but prefered instead that ArtisticPreneur live up to it’s name which is, well, ArtisticPreneur as in “Artistic” meets “Entrepreneur.”

Tackling a Problem

Combining Artistic with Entrepreneur to get ArtisticPreneur is a very specific demographic. And although it is inclusive of folks over 50 who live in the USA, going the “Over 50 USA” route was limiting.

The Over 50 USA Solution

The, I believe, quite brilliant solution (to the problem of the loss of a focus by ArtisticPreneur of “Over 50 USA” material) was to literally develop for the “Over 50 USA” crowd a website just for them. Called, what else:! So if you’re over 50 or want a preview of being over 50 is like, check it out.


Yianni Stamas announces that finally an eBook is available

Get your free eBook now.

Yianni Stamas here, paying a visit to Art Gush to announce that indeed an eBook is finally available but only for a limited time.

Get the Free eBook in Conjunction with Subscribing to a Newsletter

If you go to right here you will be able to sign up for the ArtisticPreneur Weekly Newsletter (real life tips on digital marketing) and in the process will be emailed your eBook entitled “35 Easy Tips for ArtisticPreneurs to Get New Customers & Fans Online.”

Only for a Limited Time

But this eBook will literally only be available for free for a little while. Why? Because ArtisticPreneur plans to make a different eBook available instead soon. The best of both worlds would be to get the eBook here right now and then later check out when the next eBook is online.

Newsletter will Give You eBook Updates

Also, a good thing about being signed up for the newsletter is that it will let you know when the next eBook can be downloaded. So go right now here to download your eBook and break a leg (a theater term for good luck)!


Digital Tools Muse to the Rescue?

As seen in this image, must we wait for the speedy Digital Tools Muse to come to our rescue before the eBook is released? Possibly. But it depends on who you talk to. Some ArtisticPreneurs are going to want to create the tools themselves which is the argument for releasing now rather than later the info product “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More New Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.”

A Month Later and No Movement

So it’s pretty much exactly a month later and we’re still in the same place: no movement made in getting Digital Downloads Store in place. We apologize for the delay, especially since based on your responses there is a demand and interest in the eBook entitled “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More New Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.”

Who’s at Fault?

We don’t want to place blame but as of yesterday the ArtisticPreneur crew at Yianni Stamas’ blog are openingly taking the responsibility for not moving on on the store. As is explained in a post here, the ArtisticPreneur group keeps facing challenges.

Some Details About the eBook

Since we have a copy of the impending eBook we thought it might be nice to give you some previews of what you’ll find once the digital product is finally released. First off, having read the entire digital product, it actually makes sense this hasn’t been published online yet because it references the need of some products and services which themselves are not available yet. That said, it doesn’t mean those products and services are actually needed from the specific vendor behind the eBook, but for some, creating these items could prove challenging.

So that May Explain it

Like we said, it could be a good thing the eBook has been held back since some of the resources you would need to implement the system aren’t even available yet. We did follow up with the vendor and asked them when the resources will be available. They were very nice but very vague about when the tools for the method could be counted on.

Back to Square One

So we’re back to square one, though at least with a little bit of insight. The digital product can’t come out until the optional resources are available. Without getting too specific about what these resources are, it make sense to have these available if the reader wants to get them. Again, you could read this info publication and decide that you could create for yourself the tools. And this just might be a viable solution for those who are handy at making digital tools and what not. But for all the rest of us, we probably would at least want the info as a door to maybe pass through if we decided to do as such.


Art Gush Fans Eagerly Await the First eBook Download

Yianni Stamas eBook
The Yianni Stamas eBook will be available soon (hopefully) because, Spoiler’s Alert, the publication has been written!

Still No eBook But Progress has Been Made!

Art Gush, once it is up and running, will be the online place to get instantly downloadable ArtisticPreneur eBooks that show you how, as an ArtisticPreneur, to get more customers, clients and fans.

Art Gush, because of their history of being a respected educational membership site, have been fortunate in gathering a group of supportive folks who recognize how valuable the forthcoming eBooks will be to their ArtisticPreneur careers.

Here’s an excerpt from our last Art Gush post:

“…But since it is our first of many eBook releases we want it to be just right. If you have any ideas on the kind of eBook topics you’d like to see on the Art Gush site we’d love to hear from you.”

It’s Good We Waited, Here’s Why According to Entertainment Entrepreneurship

Turns out it was a good idea indeed to spend the majority of last month combing through all of your suggestions and ideas for eBooks. It seems that you have a strong interest in getting more customers, clients and fans in conjunction with being an ArtisticPreneur. That was the through line.

We also got comments from some of you that you miss the Membership Educational Sit that Art Gush used to be. If you haven’t already seen it, there is an article in the new and improved Entertainment Entrepreneurship website, on the topic of how YOU can create YOUR OWN membership site!

Here’s an excerpt from that article:

“Even a single online course can potentially make a difference in the lives of thousands. And if you become an online course developer exploring the topic of art or entertainment, making a difference in the lives of others can be very satisfying.”

We’re Getting a Bit Off Topic so Here’s the Big News!

The big news is that the first eBook has been created by Yianni Stamas and company and is going to be entitled something along the lines of “Exclusively for ArtisticPreneurs: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” We’re a day late in reporting this because Mr. Stamas did so himself yesterday on his site, but we forgive him because he is the author of this, the first eBook.

Here’s part of what Yianni said on his blog yesterday:

“As some of you know, I’ve been putting together an eBook to be called something along the lines of “For ArtisticPreneurs Only: How to Get More Customers, Clients and Fans in 5 Easy Steps.” The book originally was in the form of a PowerPoint presentation that we did live at a summit event at State University of New York, Empire State College.”

The eBook is Still Not Up on Art Gush but the Book Itself has Been Completed!

Stamas would not give us any specifics on the publication other than that it fulfills its title. Nor do we know when the eBook will actually be uploaded to Art Gush and made available to the general public. I guess just like everyone else we’ll have to wait and see!


I want my ArtisticPreneur eBooks!


I want my ArtisticPreneur eBooks
Those “in the know” realize the value of Art Gush produced ArtisticPreneur eBooks. They are instantly downloadable and show you how to get more customers, clients and fans.

A sense of urgency is upon us. The feedback we’re getting is that people want their Art Gush produced ArtisticPreneur eBooks NOW. There’s a push that we’re feeling here Art Gush Headquarters to create and upload at least one eBook in the very near future. And of course we plan to do so. But since it is our first of many eBook releases we want it to be just right. If you have any ideas on the kind of eBook topics you’d like to see on the Art Gush site we’d love to hear from you.

Art Gush produced ArtisticPreneur eBooks are different from other eBooks due to the steps taken to create them. The thing that is unique about our eBooks starts with the fact that they are PDFs that were originally converted from being PowerPoint files. But not just any PowerPoint files. The PowerPoint files we use are ones that were actually part of live and online presentations that were done for Universities, Colleges and other Educational Institutions and Organizations. That’s why we like to say that our eBooks are “Student Tested.”

But When are the eBooks Going to be Uploaded?

Although we can’t name the exact date we’ll get something up on the Art Gush website (for instant download at a reasonable price), we will say this: we know the topic of our first eBook!

First eBook Topic

The topic of our first eBook is none other than “How to Get New Customers” or the extended title which is “How to Get New Customers, Clients and Fans.” This tends to be a popular concept for ArtisticPreneurs and is the throughline idea that will impact every eBook we create.

Contact Us

And again, if you have some ArtisticPreneur eBook topic ideas feel free to contact us.