Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Truth about What Kind of Art Sells Best

The Truth about What Kind of Art Sells Best

Stop worrying and wondering about what kind of art sells best.

What Kind of Art Sells BestResearching to discover what the bestselling art subjects are wastes your time. More importantly, if you are using the information to slavishly mimic another artist, it can rob you of your creativity and dignity. That said, there are many reasons why artists might want to learn about what kind of art sells best.

Humans are curious…

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

How to Start an Art Blog

How to Start an Art Blog

Learn the Basic Steps to Start an Art Blog.

How to start an art blog

Congratulations! You have made the decision to learn how to start an art blog and are now trying to understand what do next. There are choices you must now make to get setup with your new art blog.

Announcing a New, Free podcast How to Write an Effective Blog Post for your Art Blog.

Perhaps you were encouraged to start an art blog by listening to one…

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy Art

5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy Art

Understanding Why People Don’t Buy Art Is Not Easy.

Why pepple don't buy artAs an artist who sells art, you gain fresh insights into the reasons people buy your art. This part is easy because they let you know. You can review the history of your sales and learn from the patterns what it is about you art that makes people buy it.

Some reasons people do buy art are:
  • They love it.
  • It makes for a perfect gift.
  • They like to…

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

20 Art-related Career Alternatives to a Full-time Art Career

20 Art-related Career Alternatives to a Full-time Art Career

Satisfying options for an art-related career.

art-related careerTo begin, I would never discourage someone who has the passion and wants to become a full-time artist to choose otherwise. It is a unique, noble and worthy way to make a living. That said, as with all entrepreneurial endeavors, going full-time is challenging, to say the least.

Success as a full-time artist is complex.

Becoming a successful full-time…

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market

How to Sell Art to the Affluent Market

Four Tips on How to Sell Art to People Who Can Afford to Buy It

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

how to sell art to affluent buyersI don’t need to tell you, there is a growing wealth divide in the US and elsewhere. The buying power for middle-income consumers is down. If this is your income strata, you are probably clipping coupons and more price conscious than before…

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Reputation and Relevancy Are Not Just SEO Hacks

Reputation and Relevancy Are Not Just SEO Hacks

Reputation and Relevancy Impact Your Art Career.

Reputation and relevancyMajor search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo use reputation and relevancy to match web pages to search queries. Google is known to have 200+ algorithms it uses to rank web pages, but the most important are reputation and relevancy.

What Do These Terms Mean?

Before we get into definitions, let’s start with what Google wants from webmasters.…

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Selling Art |Seven Costly Mistakes

Selling Art |Seven Costly Mistakes

Learn to become more successful when selling art.

selling art successfullyIf you are like many other artists, success at selling art is a challenge. There is no shame if this describes you. It just means you are typical and have room to improve.

  1. Failure to ask for the order – this problem relates to one of several things, which together sometimes compound the problem. You don’t ask because you are afraid. You prejudge…

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Benefits of Slight Celebrity

Benefits of Slight Celebrity

Succeed with a Small, Loyal Tribe.

(Editors’ note: This is a repeat of a very popular post from the Successful Art Careers series. Look for new original content next week.)

Art Careers Power of Public SpeakingStudy the lives and work of most visual artists and you will find they on average create 1,000 originals in their lifetime.

While the math of 33 pieces per year for 30 years determines the estimate, your mileage may vary. For…

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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Myth of The MuseWaiting for Your Muse Can Kill Your Career.
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Myth of The Muse

Waiting for Your Muse Can Kill Your Career.

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