The secret to making a living as an artist is that there are no secrets. Artists find their own paths and each path is unique.
There are some qualities, however, that you must have:
And … a willingness to learn, adapt, and grow.
It also helps to have a positive outlook, people skills, and a grateful heart.
Elizabeth St. Hilaire has all of these – in spades. I have always admired her business savvy and work ethic.
I was delighted to spend 3 days with her recently. During a hike together, where we talked mostly about art and business, I blurted, Hey! We should do a podcast while you’re here.
So we did.
In this podcast, Elizabeth breaks down where she generates income (teaching, licensing, art sales, books, and DVDs). She also outlines the various teaching models that are available to artists today.
Community is essential for artists. Not just for your well-being, but for the well-being of your art.
In this episode, Michael Keen and I talk about his background with artists’ communities and the value of community. In particular, community can provide:
– Constructive feedback
As you’ll hear, other things came up.
This month I asked artist/author/coach Cynthia Morris back to the podcast to discuss a topic that comes up often with my artist-clients. See if this sounds familiar.
You have things you don’t want to do. It’s painful to even think about tackling them, but you know that you need to work through them in order to move forward.
How do you do it?
In this episode, Cynthia and I talk about how to accomplish things in your art career and business that you don’t enjoy doing.
I was particularly interested in the discussion we had about happiness v. satisfaction.
Listen in and then please leave a comment to let us know you’re listening.
With today’s post, we’re introducing a new feature: a monthly podcast.
My previous Art Marketing Action podcast was an audio version of the weekly newsletter, which you can still find online here and on iTunes.
I’m not sure what will happen in the future, but I am committed to deliver at least one content post a month in audio.
Are You Impatient About Your Art Career?
In this podcast, I talk with artist/author/coach Cynthia Morris about how to set up your art career for success – so that you’re in it for longevity, and not for instant gratification.
These topics came up (talk about thinking big!):
- Empowering yourself
The Art Marketing Action podcast was produced for 3.5 years and was ended in November of 2010. Here, I share 5 of my favorite episodes from 2010.
Audio version of the post with the same name. During this Thanksgiving holiday, take a moment to acknowledge a debt of gratitude for what you are grateful for in your life.
Audio version of the post with the same name. There are many free gifts with value-packed content relevant to your art career and business available through ArtBizCoach.
Audio version of the post with the same name. Not embracing email, blogs, and social media? Not to worry – artists can achieve amazing results with traditional marketing.
Wednesday I announced the end of the Art Marketing Action podcast. While it was time to move on, I learned plenty of lessons from trying something new. I know a lot of you are trying audio and Internet radio. Maybe these thoughts will be of some benefit.
Audio version of the post with the same name. We can only work so hard before maxing out. That’s when it’s time to move on to something new. In order to innovate, something that takes time and energy has to go.