You and I Have a Lot in Common

Alyson Stanfield in Judith Barath's Studio

At least I think we do. We are probably both solopreneurs – meaning we run our business without additional employees. As solopreneurs, we alone are responsible for our failures and successes. We often have to figure stuff out on our own or are too stubborn to ask for help.

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When Marketing Your Art Feels Unnatural

If you are struggling with the thought of marketing your art, stop thinking about selling so much – share, don’t sell! Sharing is authentic and comes from your heart. You don’t have to be a salesperson or do anything that isn’t natural. All you have to be is confident in your work and enthusiastic about sharing it with others.

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13 Truths About Marketing Your Art

1. No one can promote your art more effectively than you. No one knows it better than you and no one cares about your success more than you. 2. If you don’t believe it can happen, it won’t.

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Twitter Tweekly for August 12 2012

A funny kids’ tour of MoMa, a Rothko paint-by-number kit, using video with Pinterest and much more in my bi-weekly roundup of top tweets from my Twitter stream.

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Beware of “I Am Not”

Stop defining yourself in the negative, and define yourself in terms hopes and aspirations. How you choose to define yourself will influence how others look at you and think of you.

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Make It Happen - Like Santa

Katherine Tyrell

Instead of making excuses, ask yourself: “How can I make this happen?”

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Business You Is Looking After the Artist You

spiegel-heidi

Guest blogger Heidi Spiegel has created two characters: the Artist Me and the Business Me. She says one is committed to making art, while the other believes in the art enough to support and promote it.

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Feel Better About the M Word

Carolin Peters, Mind, Body, Spirit

Marketing. There’s something about that word that shakes us up. Marketing is something that direct-mailers and telemarketers do. They didn’t teach marketing in art school and you certainly won’t read about it in art history books or artist biographies.

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Deep Thought Thursday: Scary

With Halloween approaching, I can’t help asking about fears. What’s scary about being an artist and how do you get past that fear?

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Art Marketing Action: Resist the urge to be The Fixer

You can offer all kinds of tips and advice to other artists, but it won’t do any good until the artists are ready. You can’t help people who aren’t prepared to receive.

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