An Artist’s Journey

It really comes down to having a track record of exhibitions, a strong body of work and regularly putting yourself out there.

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 to Boost Your Art Website Rank with Backlinks

The more highly ranked the other site, the more “link juice” it provides. Google’s search engine likes to see backlinks that come from authoritative websites, which helps to distinguish yours as worthy of a visit.

Upcoming Art Business Workshops – Winter 2017

Ready to grow your creative business this year? Join us at a professional development workshop this winter.

How to Determine if an Art Exhibition Space is a Good Fit

A signed contract from both parties, the artist and the venue, is a must to make sure every transaction is transparent and both parties are protected from the unforeseen.

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: Art Licensing

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

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.

Keep Your Art Collectors Coming Back

Sometimes artists say they “don’t want to bother people” or feel uncomfortable following up with prospects who didn’t make the purchase.

3 Art Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

It can be challenging to select work for a portfolio presentation that will make maximum impact and be memorable.

How Artists Can Build Credibility

Artists who are recognized as experts usually have a niche to focus on. They become a specialist in an area of their choosing.

The Art of Silence

Silence can be your friend, and a great tool to move from the sale to the close.

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.