The business of how to sell art and promote yourself as an artist has gotten both easier and harder in the past few years. Easier, because there are so many ways for you to sell art online and make a name for yourself through blogs and social media. Harder, for all the same reasons. How do you know what path is right for you?
In this eBook, The Business of Art: 4 Free Articles on Starting and Promoting Your Art Business, we've collected the wisdom of four artists who have been successful in the art business realm. These savvy artists offer blogging tips and advice on how to use Etsy, how to price your art, and how to market your art.
In The Business of Art: Are you ready to sell? Kelly Rand takes you through the process of deciding whether you're ready to sell your art. As co-founder and executive director of Hello Craft, a non-profit trade association for crafty entrepreneurs and author of Handmade to Sell, Kelly's article can help you understand the business of art realities.
If you want to promote your art, whether you sell or not, you might try blogging. Art blogging isn't for everyone, though. In Adventures in Arting: Blogging, artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer offers suggestions for how to get and keep an audience as well as other blogging tips.
You may have heard that Etsy.com is the best place to sell art online. But you need to know how to use Etsy and how to market your art to make the most of this online store. In How to Make Etsy work for You, Lindsey Murray McClelland elicits tips for success from Timothy Adam, author of How to Make Money Using Etsy.
|Is blogging right for your art business?
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer offers tips and advice.
Finally, one way to get exposure in the public, expand your art network, and even sell art is by participating in an open studios event. Cloth Paper Scissors Editor and experienced open studios host Jenn Mason offers her advice on how to go about it with tips on everything from how to price your art to how much food to order.
If you have an art business or are thinking of starting one, or even if you just want to get better known as an artist, The Business of Art: 4 Free Articles on Starting and Promoting Your Art Business offers a wealth of useful information.
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