Here’s the list: a countdown of the ten most-read business articles published on Artsy Shark this year. Enjoy, and please share!
Body painter Paul Roustan shares his marketing strategies ~ writing a book, selling photos of his work, and commercial pursuits. This post went viral.
A new smartphone app called Color911 is making palette selection and sharing super easy for artists and their clients. This post went viral, too.
Painter Carroll Swayze analyzed an entire year of income and expenses – art shows, sales, customer profiles, everything. What she learned changed her entire way of doing business. How she is now working smarter, not harder – and why you should be, too.
Attorney and intellectual property specialist Emily Danchuk goes on a rant, exposing contract language from the big guys (such as Anthropologie, West Elm and Crate & Barrel) that exploits artists and opens the door to copyright infringement. Lots of comments on this one.
Photographer/Artist Garry McMichael clearly explains the most common errors in photographing your artwork. The good news is that most are easily corrected, and will help you improve your images and presentation.
Use this popular platform to show and sell your art or handmade work, through “comment buying” on Spreesy. Best part is, this service is free (you pay merchant services fees.)
Online art sales are more mainstream than ever, and this marketplace is exploding. Are you taking advantage of the opportunities offered by selling your own art online?
This year, retail giant Amazon jumped into the handmade marketplace, inviting Etsy sellers to check out the opportunity they offer. Will they eclipse Etsy? Will artists embrace this new option? Would you?
Are you operating under the false assumption that you’re not actually losing money in your art business? Harriete Estel Berman explains “opportunity cost” and the bottom line. Many artists need a reality check about their income. Do you?
Prices matter. This article shares when to list prices on your website, when not to, precautions to take, and an alternate way to let your audience know if they can afford your art.