Demystifying Social Media for Artists

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Okay, let me say this right off: there is no social-media magic bullet. None. I know, because I spent months trying to find one. A word of introduction: "I've been using social media in its various forms for more than a decade, but it's only in the past year and a half that I really stepped up my efforts. The results couldn't be more obvious - sales and commissions are up by close to 300%." ~Bret Taylor I read countless articles, went to … [Read more...]

Tips for Selling Art on Facebook: A Success Story

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In order to help other artists and myself, I am always on the hunt for great success stories of other creatives. Recently, one of my valued readers shared her success story with me. After reading the popular FineArtTips.com post entitled, How to Sell Art on Facebook - One Artist's Way, Kelli tried out some of these Facebook selling techniques herself and the results were phenomenal! I am so grateful to have helped a fellow artist in some small … [Read more...]

6 Free Ways to Promote Your Art Business Online

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Guest author:  Zuly Gonzalez As a cash-strapped small business owner, I had to come up with creative ways of promoting my business online. And by creative, I mean free ☺ There are many ways you can promote your art business for free, but there is one thing that ties them all together. And that’s you. You are an artist, an expert, an industry leader…you know your business, and you know it well. So why not leverage your expertise when … [Read more...]

How to Use Your Art-Making Skills to Create a Compelling Video

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Youtube and other video sharing websites are a great way to market your art, make art or craft demonstrations and share your artistic knowledge. Creative marketing advisor, Stacey Cornelius helps take the mystery out of video making by explaining how you can use your art-making skills! How to use your art-making skills to create a compelling video Guest artist/author: Stacey Cornelius Online video like Youtube and Vimeo are gaining … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Image & Following

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With the popularity of the new guest article I wrote, Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Image & Following for The Top 10 Blog, (it's even been re-published on the popular blog, HolyKaw.Alltop.com) I thought I better share it with my own readers! In the article below, see if you are putting your best tweet forward. Do you measure up to these 10 tips for brushing up your Twitter image and following? Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter … [Read more...]

A Customized Storefront Blog for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs

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Over the past few weeks, I have posted some useful articles geared toward teaching the basics of blogging for the artist and creative entrepreneur. My good friend and popular guest blogger, Jason Dirks of Meylah is the owner of a wonderful and eye pleasing new online blogging platform designed for artists, handmade crafters and photographers, etc. If you are considering starting a new blog and improving your art/craft income, please check this … [Read more...]

10 Great Ways to Market Art & Develop Your Brand

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Artists need to take charge of their art careers now more than ever. Nowadays, being a successful artist also includes being a savvy business person as well as a talented and creative producer of your craft. In this guest article, John R. Math shares this great list of of ways that you can market art and develop your brand. This list of suggestions is forever changing as technology and the public’s tastes shift. It is in no particular order of … [Read more...]

How One Artist Created a Successful Art Campaign

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Giving back to the community with the gift of art is a great way to benefit others as well as yourself. My good friend, abstract artist Matt LeBlanc, has shared some great articles with us in the past. However, this post is different and very inspiring. On his own, Matt has created a successful art campaign to raise money for a charity he believes in, the fight against cancer... Matt lost his sister to this heartless disease when she was only … [Read more...]

Inbound or Outbound: Which Direction is Your Art Marketing Going?

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So . . . you are an artist, craftsperson or creative entrepreneur with work that you’d like to sell. OK, that’s great. Now you want to do some marketing. But which direction is your marketing going, inbound or outbound, and how do you know the difference? Inbound vs. Outbound Outbound Marketing: Interrupts people during their lives and says “look at me, listen to me”. Outbound marketing is old school (think advertising in magazines, … [Read more...]

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Valley Artists Travel in Cyberspace & Abroad to Promote their Art

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By SABINA DANA PLASSE Mountain Express Staff Writer Even when their work is finished, artists' creativity never slumbers. For painter Lori McNee and theater-and-puppet artist Johanna Marvel, their creativity has led to new frontiers in cyberspace and international street performances. McNee, a Wood River Valley resident for more than 20 years, had always loved art but did not pursue a career as a painter until she was married with … [Read more...]


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