Meet Cory Huff, the Abundant Artist
My apologies for a couple of spots during the interview where I lost communication briefly with Cory from technological issues. I felt bad for these couple of spots as Cory is an AMAZING interview guest. He’s positive and articulate.
How I Met Cory Huff
I had heard Cory, of theAbundantArtist.com in an interview with the Internet Business Mastery (IBM) Podcast hosts, Jeremy and Jason, and was impressed with his story about creating a 5-figure online business launch based on the niche of making money as an artist and breaking the myth of “the starving artist”. After joining the private IBM Facebook group, I had put out a call to action asking anyone in the group to let me know if they would like to be interviewed for my new podcast, yet to be published! I was thrilled to get an almost immediate response from Cory saying he’d LOVE to be interviewed by me. He’s a true gentleman and a joy to hear.
Cory discusses two key people that helped him on his journey to success. The following are some key points from the interview.
Most Important Points During the Interview with Cory Huff
- Advice from one of Cory’s key connections: “Whatever you do, you need to get to know as many people as you can and then write all their names and phone numbers down and ALWAYS stay in contact with them.”
- As a college student, Cory would read about someone in the paper he knew would make sense for him to connect to and he would just call them and ask about their job, how they did what they did and whether or not it was something he wanted to do. Most people would have no problem giving him 15-20 minutes of their time to talk with him. Of course, he played the “college student card”!
- He maintains his relationships by just keeping in touch.
- Cory’s simple system for keeping track of his connections – he discusses the steps in more detail during the interview:
- Make a list of those you want to connect to for success – check their skill sets and interests and see if they match what you are interested in for your own career
- Put into a contact database
- Keep in touch routinely
- Whenever he makes a connection, such as on LinkedIN, he thinks ahead of what he’s going to say. Make it easy for people to say “yes”. He recommends:
- Introduce yourself – just your name and very quickly about what you do.
- Ask of the connection a “single ask” and if it’s time sensitive, give them 2-3 times you are available and specifically ask them “which time are you available?”
Connect with Cory Huff
Resource Links from the Podcast
Internet Business Mastery: Great resource to learn how to create a business online.
Cory’s Recommendations for Whom to Connect with Next
On the Horizon
Cory mentioned that he is currently writing a book called “Marketing Art” – look for the release in 2016.