Art Marketing – The Push and the Pull

 

Forget everything about your art marketing for a few minutes, and just think of two concepts. Push and Pull. Push and Pull Marketing is not new, but let’s talk about it and the marketing of your art.

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7 Ways to Earn Money when Art Sales are Slow & You Need Cash

I am writing this article after having a recent conversation about art sales with an artist whose work I really like. I have seen this artist at shows, he’s been around for years and years, and I think his work is fantastic…but after I was done talking with him I felt a little depressed…

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20 Art Marketing Tips for Selling More Art

This post on art marketing is the third of a three part series featuring information  learned from seminars I attended at the Oil Painters of America Annual Exhibition. The first post in the series featured two great artists and 20 great oil painting tips. The second post in the series featured Internet art marketing  strategies you can use. In this third post, I will present to you relevant art marketing strategies that are being used now…

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20 things I learned in the Sign Business that helped my Art Business

As it turns out, the Art business has a few things in common with the sign business. Having spent many years in the sign business, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with hundreds of every day people on a custom sign just for them. I have also had the opportunity to do many commissioned paintings and murals, art shows, auctions, etc., and I’ve noticed a few things… [Read more…]

Make Compound Interest Work for You

Compound Interest is a powerful thing. Albert Einstein wrote about compounding being the most powerful force in the universe. Benjamin Franklin espoused the virtues of compound interest as the best way he new to become wealthy. People use it every day to their advantage, and you should too. [Read more…]

You Define Your Own Success

How do you define success? Have you given yourself your own definition, or do you let people define your success for you? As a creative person, whether you think you are successful or not, whether you are younger or older, whatever creative field you are in, it is up to you to go for your own dreams and define you own success. Other people will try to define you and put you in a box that fits their idea of success, and that may or may not be your definition of what you think success is.

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The Rule of 72

Before we get to the rule of 72….If you’re a creative person and you are working hard at your craft and your career, you probably just want to create and not mess with a lot of the other day to day life tasks. But it is important to keep an eye on those day to day tasks, including your money and your financial future. Please take a couple of minutes to read about the rule of 72 below, it is simple, easy, and fast, and it can help you when you take a break from your work to think about finances in your later years… [Read more…]