Of Artists and Alchemy (Part 2)

Intel makes chips out of sand, and Microsoft literally creates software out of thin air. Neither of them has to steal anything from anyone to do it, either. It’s called alchemy. The creation of something out of nothing. 100 years ago, we didn’t have cars, airplanes, TV’s, computers or skyscrapers. Now we do, and we […]

Of Artists and Alchemy

Listen up, because I’m about to explain one of the most critical, most fundamentally misunderstood realities of economics. This simple truth could change the way you see everything. The essential reality is that making art and creating a successful art business is alchemy. Remember the alchemists from the middle ages? They sought a formula to […]

The Magic of Building Trust Online

A very long time ago, back in my Amway “pink Kool-Aid” days, I remember meeting a prospect at Perkin’s or Denny’s or one of those coffee-and-pancakes places that are just one step above McDonald’s. This guy, I honestly don’t even remember his name, was one of hundreds of “coffee meetings” I plowed through. I barely […]

The 4 Formulas for a Star Art Business

Most companies will not “ring the bell” on the Star Report quiz. Only 25% of start ups are niche leaders and only 20% of those are growing fast enough to be called “stars”. That means only 5% qualify as true stars right from the beginning. However, if your art business doesn’t “ring the bell” it […]

Can Your Art Business Be a Star?

Got this from a reader of my ebook How to Sell Art Online: The Complete Guide… “I am doing everything from selling to invoicing. Difficult to even have the time to think about (strategic) things. Had I not read the book over Christmas, I probably would not have taken the time to read it at […]

Do We Like Being Hamsters on a Wheel?

The alarm clock meep-meeps at you at 5:45am. You hit the snooze once or twice, and then roll out of bed and rub the 5 or 6 hours of sleep from your eyes. Shower Dress Coffee Commute Then it’s straight to the inbox, the voice messages, the texts, the snail mail, the faxes. A flurry […]

Does Your Outdated Art Marketing Need Disrupting?

When you call a cab company, a 56 year old woman who smokes 3 packs a day says “hello” in a scratchy voice and puts you on hold. She tells you your cab will be there in 45 minutes. 55 minutes later you call back, wondering where your ride is. She says “I’m sorry, sir, […]

Reject the Rejection for Art Career Success

In 1902, an aspiring young writer received a rejection letter from the poetry editor of The Atlantic Monthly. Enclosed with a sheaf of poems the twenty-eight-year-old poet had sent was this curt note: “Our magazine has no room for your vigorous verse.”  The young poet rejected the rejection and went on to see his work […]

Top 2 Art Marketing Ebooks

So, you want to sell your art? Here are my top 2 bestselling art marketing ebooks. Check out these art marketing ebooks and learn how to sell your art online and in art galleries. Secrets to Selling Art: What You Never Learned in Art School About Selling Your Work You’re going to want to know […]

Professional Artist or Employee? It’s Your Choice

How do you view change? Is it frightening and intimidating? Or is it an opportunity for positive transformation? When Charles Dickens was a small boy, his father was sent to prison for poverty. As a result, the theme of imprisonment appears repeatedly in his many articles and novels. In one short story he wrote about […]

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