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.

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Why I Teach Artists How to Get Organized

Piles of Paper

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.

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How to Feel More Abundant in Your Life and Art

Buy $10 bouquets in a bunch at the grocery store and divide them into small glasses or vases to spread the joy of fresh flowers.

I recently wrote about the importance of embracing an abundant mindset in your marketing. Now let’s look at some ways that you can start feeling more abundant that will help you break out of that frugal mindset. How do others treat you? How do you treat yourself? How do you treat others?

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Twitter Tweekly for October 20 2013

@abstanfield on Twitter

Love this performance artist on #TED Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again on.ted.com/coY8 . . . Stand Up Bag from @evernote is brilliant evernote.com/market/feature… One of my members shares how she gave herself a big challenge janetvanderhoof.com/2013/blog-2/ch… @JanetVanderhoof

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2 Big Events: Tonight and Friday August 30

There are two important events I want to make sure you hear about before it’s too late. 1. Tonight! Free event! Artists & Arts Writers: A Dialogue about Connecting and Attracting Arts Writers . . . with Leanne Goebel, Philip Hartigan, and Paul Klein . . . Google+ Hangout and livestream. Sign up using your Google+ account (for reminders) or to watch the livestream (no G+ account needed to watch). . . .

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Why You Should Read Eric Fischl's Memoir

Eric Fischl Painting

Eric Fischl was one of the first contemporary painters I remember embracing in the 1980s. I loved his memoir, Bad Boy: My Life On and Off The Canvas, and suggest that every serious artist should read it. Here’s a quick video review of the book.

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Best Gifts for Budding Artists

Art Biz Coach post on Facebook

Last week I posted this question on the Art Biz Coach Facebook page: A kid just graduated from high school and is headed to art school. What would you give him as a graduation gift besides fair warning? Some people were glib, but most of my fans too the question seriously.

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5 Ways for Artists to Get More Pinterest Followers

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Guest blogger Beth Hayden says more and more artists are jumping into the world of Pinterest every day. If you’re one of them, and if you’re like the new pinners I know, you’ll inevitably start wondering, “How do I get more Pinterest followers?” Building a Pinterest following takes time, so you’ll need patience. These five suggestions should get you started.

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If Your Blog And Website Are Separate

ArtBizCoach navigation menu

If your blog is very separate from your website, you might want to model what I just did on the new ArtBizCoach.com and ArtBizBlog.com sites. It was a last-minute decision, but a big Duh moment. . . . We used the same navigation menu for each site. The only difference is the logo. Otherwise, visitors feel like they’re on the same site. This is a game changer for me. It’s a solution for something that’s been bugging me for years.

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Do You Need a Marketing Foundation or a Focus on Implementation

Upon announcing my plans for the No-Excuse Art Marketing Bootcamp and the Art Biz Incubator, a number of artists have asked which option is best for them. Only you can decide, but I can help by giving you a comparison.

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