The Day I Went from Cheapskate to ‘Succeed at Any Cost’

It was raining the day I arrived in New York City.  It was a cold rain on Friday, May 1, 1998.  And I wondered if the inclement weather was an omen, a sign of things to come. I stepped out of La Guardia airport into the cold drizzle and hailed a cab.  It took about […]

What An Artist Can Learn From Watching the Evolution of My Blog (The Evolution Continues)

If you remember a couple of months ago, I wrote a post called What An Artist Can Learn from Watching the Evolution of My Blog. In that post I told you all about how I first got started with WordPress.  I mentioned how I started out not knowing anything about blogging. And I also told […]

How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”  – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day toward your artistic goals? You can’t imagine how important these really are. Most of us have a very distorted notion of how things […]

Why Artists Are the Luckiest People I Know

“Picasso was drawing like an angel in the crib.” – Louise Nevelson, Sculptor Artists are the luckiest people I know. That may sound a little funny to you, but it’s true. Without question, artists are the luckiest people. Here’s why I say this. A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house socializing with a […]

7 Simple Keys to Successful Art Blogging

Are you ready to take the plunge toward successful art blogging. A blog for artists is a great tool for being found online and gaining a larger audience for your work. Blogs are ideal because they can be completely free, search engines love them, they are easy to start and simple to manage. Many artists […]

Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World: Beware the Vanity Gallery

Chelsea Art District in Manhattan If you are like most artists who take their career seriously, you are willing to give almost anything a try.  And if you are like me, you put a lot of care not only into creating your art but into the business side of your art. You love to create, right? […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

Some artists will almost certainly prosper in the coming epic years. Artists will almost certainly prosper who are prepared and who plan ahead for the coming revolution. 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 […]

8 Reasons Your Art Blog or Website Isn’t Making Any Money (And What To Do About It!)

Have you wondered why your art blog or artist website isn’t making any money? Is your art blog failing financially? You’ve probably been working hard on your art and putting your work on your art blog. You want people to read your art blog, of course, and look at your work. And sure, you want […]

Why Your Mailing List is Your Most Important Asset for Selling Your Art

What is the single most important tool in building your art business?  It’s your mailing list. In the simplest terms, a mailing list contains names and contact information of people you know or might like to know. For the artist, a mailing list usually begins with friends and family, and then expands to buyers and […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Make More Money Using Email Newsletters

What is the best way to increase your income on the internet if you are an artist? There are a lot of options to deliver your content, images and messages online. Blogs, social media, static Web sites and user-generated content sites like Squidoo or Ezine articles all provide an opportunity to get the word out […]

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