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.

Top 10 Art Business Articles of 2016

Here’s our annual list of our most popular business articles for artists, published in 2016 …

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.

Where to Sell Art Online

So, as an artist or maker who wants to jump into online sales, what are your choices? Basically, you can choose to participate on a third-party website which offers art for sale, or you can use your own art website to sell your work.

Are You Consigning Art Without a Contract?

I explained to the artist that this verbal agreement was worth the paper it was written on. She needed to get a written contract immediately, or to retrieve her work and get paid for the inventory that was sold.

Simple Ways to Add Value and Boost Your Sales

Designed to entice, this is adding something that makes them say, “Wow, this is great. I want to buy this”.

New Online Opportunity for Greeting Card Designers

Blow allows shoppers to write any message inside the birthday card in their own handwriting and then have us drop that real, signed card into the US Mail a few minutes later.

How Artists Can Work with Interior Designers

Artists can build long-term business relationships with designers, but should understand that every designer has as their priority the needs of their customers.

Art x Business Bootcamp at RISD

This November, RISD will present their bi-annual Business Bootcamp for artists, taking place at the Renaissance Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Handmade Marketplace: Virtual Chambers of Commerce

I see a natural progression happening for artists. They look for a place to sell and start out on one of the big marketplaces. They learn the basics, gain confidence, and branch out on their own.

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 Customized Element When Selling Art

by Carolyn Edlund How your customer – and your creative business – can benefit when you offer customization.     I recently published an article about the benefits of offering turnkey elements when selling art. Turnkey means streamlined, ready to use, complete in every detail. And that’s important, because a purchase should be straightforward and easy […]

Are You Overwhelming Your Customers with Too Many Choices?

If the collection of work that you have for sale is unwieldy and tends to overwhelm customers, you must cut through the clutter and make some hard decisions.

3 Things Your Collectors Need to Know

Collectors don’t only need to know that the art they are considering is right for them.