Nine Small Business Tools for Artist Entrepreneurs

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What small business tools do you use an entrepreneur? As an artist seeking to make a living, or at least generate income from selling your art and related products, you are a small business owner, and entrepreneur. This means you take on the tasks … [Continue reading]

Selling Art with a Back Story

THE SUPERMODEL AND THE BRILLO BOX Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art

I have been reading with fascination The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art, a new book by economist Don Thompson. As Georgia Adam quotes, “Don Thompson lays bare the world of … [Continue reading]

Bad Ass Awesome Sauce Replay

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Happy July 4th! Pour some bad ass awesome sauce on your art career. We are taking a break this weekend to celebrate our national holiday in the U.S. Here is a replay of an article first published in July 2012. If anything, the advice has aged … [Continue reading]

What Makes People Buy Your Art?

Artist John Colley at work in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza

What really makes people buy your work? Artist John Colley at work in Santa Eulalia, Ibiza It's an age-old question, "What makes people buy your art?' Editor's Note: Guest post author, Chris Davies, offers a unique a perspective from a unique … [Continue reading]

How to Improve Your Art Business

how to improve your art business

Here are useful tips to improve your art business. Know Who Buys Your Art. If your art is florals and landscapes, this is harder than if you are in a niche such as nautical art. Nonetheless, you need to define your buyers. Are they mostly women or … [Continue reading]

Top Ten Art Marketing Tools to Transform Your Career

Top Ten Art Marketing Tools

Essential Art Marketing Tools These art marketing tools are like building blocks. Learning to use them and interweave them with each other is how you can efficiently grow your art business. They are not the be all to end all. You still need great, … [Continue reading]

Seven Questions for Artists Considering the Art Print Market

Robert Laduke - giclee for the art print market

Will the art print market work for you? Before artists jump in the art print market, it is crucial they know the most important questions about breaking into it, and if it is right for them. Reading this post will challenge you to start organizing … [Continue reading]

Five Reasons Why Art Careers Fail

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Boost your success by learning why art careers fail. Art careers can fail for many reasons. Here are five common fails you need to avoid. Fail to choose success - Success never just happens. It is a result of choosing to be successful. As … [Continue reading]

Art Career Clarity | Successful Art Careers | Part Twelve

Art career clarity

Do you have art career clarity? Gaining clarity can make the difference between a marginally and a highly successful result for your art career. Can you easily describe how your career will look in one year? What about in five years, or oh my … [Continue reading]

Social Media for Artists | Does It Pay?

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Making social media for artists work for you. Social media is just a marketing tool for artists. Success is strictly about what you do with the tool rather than which tool you use. Nearly any social media program can deliver results when used … [Continue reading]