Searching for Content for Your Artist Blog

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In my last post, I made the case that your blog is a gold mine for you. What I didn’t say is that it’s only a gold mine if you are consistently committed to blogging and to improving with each post. You can only fulfill this commitment with rich content. [...]

How to Use iPhoto + 1 App for Your Art Inventory and Exhibition Entries

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Were you, like me, crushed when FileMaker discontinued Bento? I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t prepared to restart the search for new inventory software. Instead, I asked, how I can maximize what I’m using already? [...]

New to Art Biz Coach and Art Biz Blog?

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The Art Biz Blog is the blog for Art Biz Coach, which offers services and products to help artists build profitable businesses. One of my goals for Art Biz Coach over the next year or so is to simplify and streamline. I want to make it easy for new visitors to figure out where they should go on my sites. If you’re new here, I offer 6 tips for finding your way through the 2400+ posts as well as the artist services and products. [...]

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Book Review

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, a book of 40 artist essays edited by Sharon Louden.

I highly recommend the book Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, a book of 40 artist essays edited by Sharon Louden. From these successful artists, you’ll discover: You are not alone . . . The life of an artist doesn’t get easier with success. More people depend on you as you add to your list of obligations . . . [...]

Have a Good Day with Me - Time Sensitive

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Today, February 3, is my birthday and I hope you’ll celebrate with me. It would be meaningful to know that you had a really good day on February 3. So I outlined 8 (my favorite number) things that I thought would make for a next-to-perfect day. [...]

Artists and Health Insurance

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I thought we should get a pulse on health insurance since everyone else is talking about it. Deep Thought . . . .Do you have health insurance? Did you get it for you as an individual or through work or a spouse? Have you tried to access health insurance through the HealthCare.gov site? Or have you used a state exchange? [...]

Hottest Art Biz Blog Posts of 2013

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I have published 145 posts on this blog in 2013 – so far.

As is custom, Deep Thoughts received most of the comments, but there were also some surprises – including the most commented-on post of the year.

The Hot Winners

Exploring lower-priced work to increase your income. Affordable Art as an Option

What do you do after being rejected? Rejection Rituals

Some connections can be detrimental to your art, your emotional well-being, and your growth. Beware of Poisonous Relationships

There are a lot of “organizations” around that are disorganized and, therefore, dysfunctional. 10 Reasons to Burn Your Art Group Membership Card

You teach people how to treat you and your art. 16 Ways to Demonstrate Your Art Has Value

New to the gallery scene? What Artists Should Expect from Galleries at Openings

Not surprisingly, What Galleries Should Expect from Artists at Openings had much less engagement.

The upside of working with galleries. Why [...]

Mind Mapping Your Ideas and Events

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I seem to be recommending mind maps to artists with great frequency these days, so I thought it would be useful to review what they are and how you can use them in your art business. A mind map is a tool for brainstorming or organizing your ideas. Mind maps are great for creatives and artists because they put words and ideas in a visual format. [...]

Happy Birthday to This Blog

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The Art Biz Blog is 9 years old today! To date there have been 2,400 posts and 24,000 comments. Thank you for being a reader. And a special thanks if you participate in the discussion here. [...]

Why I Teach Artists How to Get Organized

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What is someone who wrote a book on self-promotion doing teaching an organizing class for artists? I teach Organize Your Art Business for two reasons. 1) You Need It . . . Well, maybe not You, but artists in general need to have access to this information. When you are disorganized, your business suffers. When you are disorganized, you miss deadlines and commitments. [...]