Professional art business tips and advice for aspiring and professional artists

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

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 tremendous popularity among both art lovers and search engines. [...]

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Image & Following

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 [...]

Take Time to Unplug: Disconnect to Connect

After getting out of bed this morning and pouring myself a cup of tea, I quickly 'connected' to my blog's lifeline to you through my iMac computer. It is time for me to 'plug' back into the cyber world and get back to work, even though I am aware of the importance of knowing when to unplug. No matter what business you are in, I think you will find this little post interesting... One of the mind-boggling [...]

Alternative Investing in Art Recommended Rather Than Stocks

Tired of the economic slump we artists have been enduring, any good news concerning the art market is encouraging and worthwhile to pass along to my fellow artists and art enthusiasts. This week, CNBC announced on their blog, Alternative Investing:"Investing in Art Can Mean Pretty Profits." In the image on the left, Henri Matisse's "Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose" (1911) sold for $46,457,480 at Christie's and was record-shattering. Please read on even though this article primarily pertains to 'investment art' [...]

2015-06-15T11:07:08+00:00 November 5th, 2010|Art Business Tips, General|2 Comments

A Customized Storefront Blog for Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs

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 out... Here's what Jason has to say about Meylah: Meylah is the [...]

10 Tips to Bring Visitors to Your Art Fair Booth or Open Studio

Guest article by artist/author: Benoit Philippe Recently, I took part in a local open studios event, in a public space, together with seven other artists and I tested a number of strategies to bring visitors into my art booth and keep them there to look at my art. The tips below will be helpful for artists taking part in an art fair or open studio. 1. Make your mailing list work. This one is obvious, but requires [...]

What Social Media Means to Me

By now, most of us know about Social Media and its benefits. People gain information, education, and news instantly. Social Media is free or relatively inexpensive and accessible to enable anyone to publish or access information. Social Media allows private individuals to reach small or large audiences.  A blog post may reach zero people or millions of people! But in case you need a little more persuasion, Tony Hastings of  'The Top Ten Blog' spells out the main attributes [...]

10 Great Ways to Market Art & Develop Your Brand

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 [...]

Is a WordPress Blog Platform Right for You?

Are you an artist or creative person who wants a blog? After reading, 5 Simple Steps to Start a Blog, you are now ready to begin. But, there are so many blogging platforms out there...so, how do you decide which one is right for you? Below is a quick overview to help you decide... Before we get started, I just want to say that I wish I understood the following information before I started blogging about 1 1/2 years [...]

2012-11-23T22:16:31+00:00 September 27th, 2010|Art Business Tips, Blogging Tips, Fine Art Tips, General|8 Comments

5 Simple Steps to Start Your First Blog

There are many benefits to you as an artist to start a blog. A blog is a great way to promote your art and you, to sell your art and to offer customer service. There is no better place to connect with a potential customer then on your blog. Your goal as an artist online:  *To make your customer feel as comfortable with the process of getting to know you the artist, learning about your art and hopefully [...]

2016-02-27T14:41:27+00:00 September 22nd, 2010|Art Business Tips, General, Guest Articles|14 Comments