Are You Ready to Take the Leap of Faith and Become a Professional Artist?

Have you always wanted to be a professional artist, but you’re waiting for the right time? Maybe you intend to become a professional artist when you feel you are good enough, or when you’re in a better financial position, or when your kids have grown up and left home. When will that be? 5 years? […]

Top 10 Reasons You Need Your Own Artist Website or Blog

Have you been thinking about setting up your own artist website? Are you interested in starting your own art blog? If you are an artist, there are lots of very good reasons for setting up your own website or blog. Here are just 10 of them: Professionalism Owning your own artist website or art blog […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Thrive and Prosper in the New Economy

There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of the western world as it has struggled to make sense of the momentous economic catastrophes unraveling all around. Security, certainty and jobs have been sucked into a […]

8 Top Websites for Art News and Information

Would you like to know the top websites for art news and information? Would you like the best sources for art events, happenings, receptions and opening? There are many ways to engage in the arts; through gallery visits, buying art, attending openings and receptions or becoming a museum member. But with the information overload it […]

Are You Making These 6 Mistakes on Your Artist Website?

I look at a lot of artists’ websites and in my meanderings around the corners of cyberspace I have found that there are some issues that come up again and again. I would say that there are a core of common mistakes on some of these websites, all of which have the potential to seriously […]

Gary Bolyer’s Top 5 Kick-Ass Money-Making Art Blogs of All Time

Do you want to know the top 5 money making art blogs of all time? Do you want your art career to totally kick ass? Are you ready to start really making some money with your art? Then you must read these top 5 blogs of mine. Making money is sexy.  Making art is sexy.  […]

6 Ways to Make Money With Your Art Blog

If you haven’t seen it, Daniel Lyons, a talented blogger known for two years as “Fake Steve Jobs,” has an editorial that explains why none of us can make money blogging. Big traffic, no money. Fake Steve Jobs’ best month came with a traffic spike. His actual identity was revealed in the New York Times, […]

2 Best Crowdfunding Sites for Artists: How to Raise Money From Patrons and Strangers

Are you looking for money to fund your art project?  Do you have a great idea for a creative venture but don’t have the bankroll to get it going? You may have reached out to friends and family, but right now in these tough economic times they may be unable to help. So is this […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Sell Your Art on Auction Websites

Have you ever been tempted to put some of your art on auction websites? Or have you ever put your art on auction websites and wondered why it didn’t sell or went for such a low price? If  you’ve been thinking about selling your art on auction websites or even if you have tried it […]

Why Some People Almost Always Make Money Selling Their Art

Have you ever wondered why some people make money selling their art and why some struggle? There is a reason why some artists make money selling their art. Have you ever known an artist whose work was incredible but they never seem to sell anything? Or what about the opposite? Have you ever seen an […]

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