My Career as a Children’s Book Illustrator

Successful full-time children’s book illustrator Jody Wheeler opens up about getting into the business and how it has evolved.

How One Artist Exploded Her Social Media Following

Potter Julie Spako didn’t start out to become a social media start, but she found a method of building an enormous following on Instagram and Pinterest, which has increased her sales.

New Report on the Working Artist

This groundbreaking new report explodes myths about visual artists. It measures their impact on the economy and society, and reveals the importance of business education to their success.

How an Entrepreneur Built an Online Wearable Art Business

Israeli entrepreneur Shahaf Gal runs Bones and Balloons, a fun, contemporary clothing and accessories company that sells wearables featuring colorful collage designs.

Artist Success: Turning Publicity Into Sales

One article led to another and news stations near and far (an Australian outlet put together a video about my work!) wanted to learn more about what I do.

How Focus Changed My Photography Business

Embracing a cause and a purpose took this photographer from unknown to memorable. Dawn Whitmore shares her story and how she gained traction in a niche market.

Art with a Cause

Championing a cause through their work allows these artists to make a statement, draw interest to the concerns they address, and inspire collecting by people who value and support that cause.

Small Business Entrepreneur Thinks Big

People are very receptive to the story behind the product.

Artist vs. Scammer

Here’s what happened when one artist almost got ripped off by a scammer – and what you need to know to protect yourself, too.

How Artists Earn: Teaching

Many artists cultivate multiple ways of earning, and have found that teaching is a popular option that can take various forms.

How Artists Earn: Tattoo Art

Turning what is, initially, a customer’s thoughts into a creative design good enough for them to get tattooed permanently onto their skin is what really makes it worthwhile.

Working with a Chain Retailer Yields Big Sales

by Carolyn Edlund Bill Kaufmann and Cynthia Mosedale of Linden Hills Pottery seized an extraordinary opportunity to partner up with a popular chain store to sell their work – with amazing results.     I recently spoke with Bill Kaufmann about their experience in setting up a display and selling their production ceramic work through an […]

How Artists Earn: Art Commissions

Taking commissions isn’t for everyone; it requires a mindset where the artist is excited about the collaborative effort involved in producing a personalized piece of art.

How Artists Earn: Art Licensing

Artists who license clearly benefit from multiple contractual agreements, each one producing a stream of income.