I’m discussing artist ethics in tomorrow’s Art Marketing Action, which led me to think . . . I have a code of ethics, too! I’ve just never written them down. I’m still working on this, but this is what first popped into my head as my business code of ethics.
I pay all of my bills and invoices on time.
I attempt to meet or exceed the expectations of my clients.
I admit when I am wrong.
I meet all deadlines.
I do my best.
I acknowledge when I’m not able to help someone or don’t think I’m a good fit as a consultant. I provide alternative resources in these circumstances when I am able.
I am accepting of all art forms. Even when something isn’t my thing, I acknowledge its right to be created and someone else’s right to create or own it.
If someone sends me an unkind email, I delete it, remove them from my mailing list, and restrain myself from responding. That person is not my audience, but I know that a response from me won’t change his or her mind.
I try hard to find the kindest way to say something.
I do my best to make my clients and subscribers look good.
I credit every resource (including images) I use.