How I Launched a Sustainable Business as an Artist

Glassblower and guest blogger Jake Pfeifer grew a solid business selling his work. Here’s his story and best advice for other new entrepreneurs.     Creating glass art pieces is my life’s work.  I have known this since I was 14, when I visited an open air glass blowing studio in Bermuda while on a family […]

How a Hard Look at Business Changed an Artist’s Life

This was the most important thing that I have ever done for my business. It was astounding what I was spending to make what I thought was a living.

Beware of Art Gallery Cash Flow Problems!

A savvy artist protects herself upfront. Before you drop off your work, be sure you have a good contract with the gallery!

How to Run a Phenomenally Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

I was shocked at total strangers and distant acquaintances whom I barely spoke to who threw themselves into our campaign with gusto.

Should You Quit Your Day Job?

There are many ways to earn money as a self-employed artist. Just be sure that you understand clearly that as an entrepreneur, you are in sales, plain and simple.

Have You Considered Leasing Your Artwork?

A downpayment is taken at the start of the lease, and monthly payments are made through auto-pay rather than go through the hassle of invoicing.

Making a Profit with Your Art

If it’s important to you to become a full-time artist, you must take a hard look at the potential ways you can sell and what you need and want in your business

The Price is Right

Discounting out of fear that you won’t sell might bring in a little extra revenue, but it isn’t going to make you feel any better.

Why Artists Must be Ready for Online Commerce

71% of art collectors have bought art online sight unseen.

CERF Study Provides a Craft Industry Snapshot

This report is chock-full of thought-provoking statistics and information that any artist can use for planning, loss prevention and legacy building

It’s Not All About the Money

There aren’t many artists I know who are creating work just for the money. In fact, it’s pretty much the opposite.

Tips for Launching a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Typically, the final week is when your network will come together for your cause. Let people know that you are closing in on your fundraising goal and deadline.

Copyright Wars: How Big Box Store Theft Culture Hurts Artists

Guest blogger Emily Danchuk is an intellectual property attorney and founder of Copyright Collaborative, a web-based subscription program designed to educate, empower and unionize artists across the country in the fight against intellectual property theft.   I think it’s safe to say that the word “infringement” conjures up visions of Chinese factories and dusty marketplaces in […]

All Systems Go

If your business isn’t producing for you, most likely there is a little tinkering to do under the hood with the systems in your business.