Are You Failing Enough in Your Art Career?

“The way to succeed is to double your rate of failure.” – Tom Watson, Founder of IBM Are you failing enough in your art career?  Have you made enough mistakes this week? Those are funny-sounding questions, I admit. Nobody likes to fail or make mistakes.  But the truth is unless you are failing, and failing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Some Artists Almost Always 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 artist whose work was not that great but they sold things all the time and for really high prices? You’ve probably wondered how this could be. Some artists, […]

Artists: Are You Digitally Sharecropping?

Too many artists are building someone else’s business.  They are essentially digitally sharecropping. Are you one of them? Sites like Etsy, eBay, Artfire, FineArtAmerica, and others (which I call Art Malls) make it easy to create the illusion of having a ‘web presence.’ When they upload all of their work to an Art Mall site, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are you a Real Artist If You Have A Day Job?

How do you define being a real artist? Are you a real artist if you have a day job? Are you a real artist if your primary source of income is not from your art? Many artists definition of success rest solely on being able to support themselves entirely from their artistic endeavors without having […]

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