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 […]

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 […]

Top 2 Art Business Online Courses

Do you want to make more money selling art online? Are you ready to take your online art business to the next level? Are you ready to go “Pro” in your art career, say goodbye to your boss and work in your PJ’s or nothing at all? Then take a look at these top 2 […]

Enter to Win 1 of 5 Copies of How to Sell Art Online

To celebrate publishing my new eBook and my dedication to smart online art marketing, I’m giving away 5 copies of How to Sell Art Online: The Complete Guide. Click here to Enter the Contest Now!!!! In this book, you’re going to learn how to balance driving value for your audience and when to ask for […]

Is Your QWERTY Holding You Back?

Do you know what QWERTY is?  Unsure? Then just glance down at your computer keyboard.  The first six letters at the top left spell it out—QWERTY. Do you know that these letters were arranged that way to make the job of typing more difficult? The first commercial typewriter, developed by Christopher Latham Sholes in 1873, […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

“Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”  – Tennyson There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last few months or so 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 […]

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, […]

Are You Waiting for a Magic Bullet in Your Art Career?

Do you ever find yourself looking for more information than you need? Do you catch yourself reading and reading (and clicking and clicking) and never taking action? Are you caught in analysis paralysis? Always continually getting ready, making plans, trying to figure it all out in your head so that you will be totally and […]

Is Your Art Business Ready for the Coming Decade? I’ve Got a Secret to Share With You

“Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Are you ready for me to tell you […]

Do You Make These 5 Costly Mistakes Selling Your Art?

Have you made mistakes selling your art? Do you wish you could make better decisions when selling your art? Have you ever sold a painting for too low a price and wished you hadn’t done it? Or have you ever sold a painting to a friend or family member and then was remorseful or even […]

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