Why Your Art Won’t Sell Itself

I hear from a lot of artists. They usually say something like this to me: “Gary, my art speaks for itself.” No, it doesn’t. Sorry. Your art won’t sell itself. When I hear them say they “hate marketing,” I ask them why. Many reply with some variation of “I hate being self-promotional” or “My art […]

More Art Sales Through Persistent and Consistent Effort

Would you like to have more art sales online? Do you want to move your online art business forward this year? One major thing that nobody EVER talks about with growing an online art business and having more art sales online (as an artist, entrepreneur, or anything) is how LONG things take. One of the […]

Bionic Rats, Hyper-Evolution and the Future of Your Art Business

At first… it was just genetically modified rats. Then it was genetically modified rats with Monster energy drinks. Then it was genetically modified rats with energy drinks & bionic arms and legs. Then the rats got nuclear reactors. Then they got GPS. With smart phones and internet connections. Then they got Rat Rockets and Rat […]

Computer Pants, Sunsets and the 4-Foot Commute

A few musings on a pleasant afternoon in late November… I’m looking out my home office window right now at an absolutely gorgeous sunset. The Creator is really showing off. And I get to kick back, put my feet on my desk, and savor the equinoctial majesty. My friend David called me from his car […]

The Best Way For Artists to Make Money Online

I’m all about giving it to you straight. The #1 reason online artists fail is because they never find a way to make money. Plain and simple, if you want to want to be a successful online Artist/Entrepreneur, you have to create a business that generates revenue. If you are looking to provide value to […]

Is Your Traffic Obsession a Cry for Help?

“It’s five times more expensive to sell to a new customer than it is to sell to an existing one.” We’ve all heard the cliché hundreds of times, right? And yet, most entrepreneurs would rather spend time and money chasing after new customers. Getting us to focus on conversion and follow-up and selling to current […]

What Does It Take to Earn an Art Sale Online?

What do you think it takes to get your customers to actually make a purchase of your original art online? What does it Really take to earn an art sale online? Sometimes it can take just a little bit of luck, like being on the right page at the right time. Sometimes, it’s random. Most […]

Can Your Art Business Add a 3rd, 4th and 5th Gear?

“We had a really difficult problem. Gary pulled our online art business apart and put it back together again. It’s going to completely transform our business. It’s going to take about 30% of the time we currently spend on our business and it’s going to at least double our income” -Daryl Grant, after finishing the […]

Is the artist “ocean” you’re fishing… really a pond?

There is a saying in advertising, “Don’t think like a fisherman, think like a fish.” Great advice. Always ask, “If I were my prospect (art collector, art buyer, art student), what would I want?” But I’m going one step further and ask, “What ocean are you fishing in?” See most online artists and marketers define […]

Is Your Art Business Goal Oriented?

What are your goals for your art business this year? Did you break them down into quarterly, monthly, weekly, even daily milestones? If not, why? How will you know you’re on track if you don’t have a way to measure your progress — even an informal method? I don’t bring this up to make you […]

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