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How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”                                – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day in your artistic journey? You can’t … Continue reading

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Why Artists Are the Luckiest People I Know

“Picasso was drawing like an angel in the crib.” – Louise Nevelson, Sculptor A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house socializing with a few people at a little get-together. One of the people at the party was … Continue reading

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7 Simple Keys to 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 … Continue reading

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Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World: Beware the Vanity Gallery

If you are like most artists who take their career seriously, you are willing to give almost Chelsea Art District in Manhattan anything a try.  And if you are like me, you put a lot of care not only into creating … Continue reading

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Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years 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 … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Your Art Blog or Website Isn’t Making Any Money (And What To Do About It!)

Sure, you want comments. And subscribers, and shares, and likes. But you don’t really care about any of these things. You want what they will eventually lead to … Money. Yes, traffic is good, and so is reader engagement. But … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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