Artsy Shark Success Guides 


Learn Powerful Strategies for Building Your Creative Business

Each course is comprehensive, self-paced, and designed specifically for artists and makers to learn practical steps to launch and grow successful small businesses. 


Pricing Strategies for Artists Online Course


Is pricing one of your biggest challenges?

Do you know what your art is worth, and are you selling it at the correct prices? How can you position your work in the market to be saleable and profitable, too? This online course takes a deep look at the realities of costs, margins, and markups, with specific strategies to maximize your prices while attracting collectors who appreciate and understand the value of your art. This course retails for $97.

Topics include:

  • The formula for calculating expenses and arriving at a base price.
  • Why this formula is essential for fine artists and makers – no matter your market or how you are selling.
  • How to control costs and become more efficient, increasing your margins.
  • Adding perceived value to your work to increase your prices.
  • The truth about markups – for selling wholesale, selling retail and consigning.
  • How to price your fine art, and when to increase your prices.
  • Strategies for working with art galleries.
  • Discounting strategies and pitfalls.
  • The importance of pricing consistency.
  • How to scale your product offerings to gain repeat sales and increase profits.


Sell More Art with a Dynamic Portfolio


Are you ready to take your art career to the next level?

Every artist must present their work professionally in order to be taken seriously, sell their work and reach their goals. In a highly competitive marketplace, artists need skills and resources to make big impact with portfolio submissions as well as marketing. This course retails for $147.00.
Topics include:
  • Developing and self-curating your portfolio
  • Taking photographs of your artwork
  • Managing, editing and protecting your images
  • Supporting materials and how to write them
  • Creating an artist media kit
  • Getting juried in
  • Creating a photo email signature
  • Image checklist for your marketing toolbox
  • Resource directory of online tools, and much more!



Learn practical strategies in this comprehensive course on Marketing Strategies.

You will receive written content, checklists, five videos, case studies, self-evaluations and a huge Helpful Resource section with clickable links to tools and tutorials to make your marketing even more effective! This course retails for $147.00.

Topics include:

  • Getting Ready to Market Your Work
  • Creating an Outstanding Presentation
  • Developing Your Artist Story, Concept & Brand
  • Understanding Your Target Audience
  • Developing Niche Markets
  • Strategies for Motivating Buyers
  • Using Traditional and New Marketing Methods – Online and Off
  • Getting Press
  • Networking and Strategic Alliances
  • Creating an Effective Art Website
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing Strategies
  • Setting and Reaching Your Goals


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