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15 TIPS TO START YOUR ART BUSINESS

After years of going from gallery to gallery, schlepping my portfolio around and getting rejection after rejection, I decided to call it quits. I stopped. I quit. I threw all of my artwork into the trash and was done. And that lasted about 2 weeks. I came back to my senses and remembered that I created artwork because it is what I love to do. I didn’t create artwork to sell it. That may seem like…

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Create An Artist Newsletter

If anyone tries to tell you that email is dead, please don’t listen to them. Email and your email newsletter are an essential part of your artist tool kit when it comes to communicating and connecting with people who enjoy your artwork. So, really, just don’t listen to them and keep reading on and create an artist newsletter! Before we get started, I should mention that over the last 15 years I have tried a ton of different newsletter…

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Benefits of Having An Artist Page Over A Personal Profile On Facebook

After posting last week's article about how to setup a Facebook artist (fan) page in three steps, I received a number of comments/questions from people who didn't quite understand why it was so important. So, I thought I would take a few minutes and go over some of the reasons why a self-representing artist needs a fan page. Before we get into the reasons why it is important, let's first look at some of the comments that I… Continue reading
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How to Set Up an Artist Facebook Page in 3 Easy Steps

Introduction When I finally decided to tackle posting these articles to try and help artists become more self-sufficient, I wasn't sure where to even begin. And then it hit me, the Facebook Artist Page. When I talk with other artists, it is often assumed that the first thing you really need is a website. While you do need a website, there are some other things that should be taken care of first. 1.) An Artist Fan Page and… Continue reading