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Payment in Exposure

Payment in Exposure

As a creative you have probably have been lured by opportunities of free exposure, networking, or some other intangible benefit. This is called “payment in exposure” or PIE. The offer to work for exposure runs rampant in the creative realm. Artists are constantly asked to…

Artist Website Planning Tool

Artist Website Planning Tool

Need a jump start to get your website created? I created this free artist website planning tool to help artists and creatives determine their website needs. Perfect for a new website (or even a website refresh)! It’s a simple checklist to look at your options…

5 Easy Steps to Sell Online without Needing a Website

5 Easy Steps to Sell Online without Needing a Website

Having your own website is critical these days with the drastic shift towards e-commerce. While creating and launching your website is easier than its ever been, that doesn’t mean that everyone knows where to start, or is ready for a full website. While tech knowledge…

Why You Should Never Have an Art Sale

Why You Should Never Have an Art Sale

Discount sales and markdowns are a way that retailers get customers into stores, but how does work with artists selling art? This blog post outlines 3 reasons why you should never have a sale, and suggest a couple of areas where an art sale can…

8 Tips to Launch an Art Business

8 Tips to Launch an Art Business

Thinking about starting your own business? Launch an art business is often the biggest step, however, this blog post outlines some tips to help art entrepreneurs along the way.  If you’re past the launch stage, check out this blog post instead to begin scaling up…

An Update: Where has the Art School Blog been?

An Update: Where has the Art School Blog been?

Hello Artists and Creatives! It has been a while since the last current post on What Art School Didn’t Teach You. It’s time to fess up where I’ve been….at art school. Well kind of, I actually was enrolled in a Master’s program studying Arts and…

2 Strategies to Scale Up Your Business

2 Strategies to Scale Up Your Business

Businesses change overtime, some years are prolific, and other years are slower. During the slower years, it’s important to prepare yourself for the next big year. And if you haven’t had your big year yet, consider this time a build towards that first year in…

10 Ways to Increase Sales of Artwork

10 Ways to Increase Sales of Artwork

Looking to increase sales of artwork? Its time to figure out some strategies that will assist you with your art entrepreneurship tasks! Selling more artwork gives you the financial resources to pay the bills, cover the costs of materials and hopefully afford to make more…

Why Etsy Free Shipping is a Problem

Why Etsy Free Shipping is a Problem

Have you heard of Etsy’s new free shipping yet? This new rollout happened in July. If you are an artist, small business or creative entrepreneur selling on Etsy, this change affects you. Etsy just announced that they are changing shipping to meet buyers demands. Essentially,…

Why You Should Never Have an Artist Newsletter

Why You Should Never Have an Artist Newsletter

It’s time to scrap the idea of a newsletter update….Nobody reads newsletters. Especially those monthly newsletter updates every creative business is sending! Sure your parents, spouses, family, and friends may want to read your updates, but your true art fans, buyers, and audience doesn’t want…