How Artists Earn: Wholesale and Online Retail

That’s what makes wholesale such a great foundation for a business. Instead of having to convince 20 people to buy your thing, you only have to convince one person – the store manager or buyer.

New Online Marketplace Offers Unique Seller Opportunities

iVANZi created a business model where they act as a go-between for the artist and the retailer, in some very interesting ways.

Add a Turnkey Element When Selling Art

Why should an artist consider convenience and “ready to use” as an element to build into their offering?

How to Wholesale Your Art or Handmade Work

Now, The Arts Business Institute has launched a new series of online courses called Wholesale Academy.

Problems Getting Paid? How to Never Get Stiffed Again

Make it clear from the very beginning that you require timely payment of your invoice, or monthly check, etc. or that you will take action, and then do it.

Selling Art in the Wholesale Marketplace

Success depends on leveraging your property (every design or painting) beyond the sale of the original.

How to Build Profitable Relationships with Galleries

When a gallery or retailer is invested in your concept, and your work, there are quite a few ways to work together.

A Talented Artist Builds a Big Business

by Carolyn Edlund Artist Roza Khaminova’s collection of scarves and wearables has exploded in popularity. How has she dealt with scaling her business and dealing with knockoffs?     When she first opened her business on Etsy, Roza Khaminova never expected to start a small business that would experience explosive growth on an international basis. She started out […]

Selling One-of-a-Kind Art at Wholesale

Even though each sculpture is individual, he does take orders for similar sculptures with the same theme. However, they will have different fabrics and details.

How Sublimation Printing can Scale an Art Business

Taking this step means she is now poised to enter new marketplaces for her work, and is ready to build a strong business with potential to sell volume and gain repeat orders.

Upcoming Workshop on Wholesaling

Interested in pursuing opportunities in the wholesale marketplace? Join us for a one-day intensive workshop for artists and makers.

From Concept to Market: One Artist’s Story

What does it take to take a product idea all the way to the mass market? This artist shares her experiences.

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 an Artist Created a Full-Time Business

I love creating artwork, however, selling originals I learned early on was the limiting factor if that is all I sold.