Scientifically Proven Tips for Managing Procrastination

Most likely if you are reading this post, you are procrastinating. In fact, I am avoiding important work this morning and have been procrastinating by writing this post! Quite often, it is what we need to do that we most feel like avoiding. Wikipedia defines procrastination as the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending [...]

Things Successful Artists Do Differently

Two words, success and successful, have sparked heated conversations between artists on this blog. I've learned that the definition of a 'successful artist' is subjective, and tends to vary from person to person. Nevertheless, there truly are things that most successful artists do differently. Things Successful Artists Do Differently Follow Their Effort: Successful artists know their strengths, and that's where they focus their efforts. In this world, the value of hard work cannot be substituted. Effort is the life-force and core reason [...]

How To Harness The Power of Crowdsourcing to Grow Your Art Business

Crowdsourcing is a buzzword we hear a lot about these days. But, what is crowdsourcing and how can artists use it? On his popular blog, Jeff Bullas explains, “Crowdsourcing is the name used to describe how companies access resources from large groups of people around the planet."  In the post below, fellow artist and marketing guru, Todd McPhetridge generously shares his expertise with Fine Art Tips once again. This is Part 1 of a two part series that explains how artists can effectively use crowdsourcing to [...]

Small Business Resolutions Worth Keeping

Someone once said, "Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits." To avoid this, I am kicking off the new year and getting a handle on some of my bad habits by creating small business resolutions worth keeping! I am gaining control of my email inbox: This is a biggie. On January 1, I had nearly 15,000 email messages in my inbox! Over the past two years, blogging, social media, my art and [...]