Maria / November 19th, 2014 / 10 Success Principles for Artists, Entrepreneur, More Money

Ten Costly Mistakes Artists Make

Ten Costly Mistakes Artists Make

Something happened recently that got me to thinking about why some artists are successful, and others are not.

We got a gig for Drew to paint standup paddleboards for our favorite Scotch company (don’t you love it when you are …

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Maria / September 19th, 2014 / business of art, More Money

Planning for Cash Flow and Profit; Necessary Components for a Successful Art Business

Planning for Cash Flow and Profit; Necessary Components for a Successful Art Business

Live Painting Events are Fun!

“Without Profit, your business will die.” 

There is a reason that some artists are successful in business, and some are not.   The successful ones put effort into learning, and applying, business sense when running their …

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Maria / July 20th, 2014 / 10 Success Principles for Artists, Art Marketing, business of art

How to Become a Famous Artist and Leave a Legacy

How to Become a Famous Artist and Leave a Legacy

“At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.”   Famous Artist, Salvador Dali

Many of the artists that I consult …

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Maria / June 7th, 2014 / business of art, licensing, Written Agreements

What to do When your Client Won’t Sign a Contract for an Art Commission or License Deal

What to do When your Client Won't Sign a Contract for an Art Commission or License Deal

Turtle Beach Painting by Drew Brophy

A reader wrote and described a common challenge that artists face:

My biggest problem is deals and contracts, and how to close a deal with clients in a way that we both win. 

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Maria / May 3rd, 2014 / Art Marketing, business of art, licensing

Want to be a Successful Artist? Sign Your Name!

Want to be a Successful Artist?  Sign Your Name!

VENUS by Drew Brophy

The more your name is seen on your art, the more you will be remembered as an artist, the more the phone will ring, the more people will visit your website.

Two questions I get …

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Maria / April 2nd, 2014 / business of art, Personal

Calling Your Own Shots; the Freedom of being a Creative Entrepreneur

Calling Your Own Shots; the Freedom of being a Creative Entrepreneur

 

Drew and his WD mural, in our temporary, make-shift studio!

One of the advantages of being an artist and working for ourselves is that we get to call the shots on how, when and where we will work. 

The

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Maria / December 1st, 2013 / business of art, More Money

Where the Money is Hiding and the Thriving Artist Summit

Where the Money is Hiding and the Thriving Artist Summit

In 2008, when everyone was hit hard by the recession, Drew and I were still going strong with our business of selling and licensing art.

But our revenues gradually started to decline, as many of our best clients and licensees, …

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Maria / November 13th, 2013 / Art Marketing, business of art, Entrepreur

How to Get Over your Fear of Making Sales Calls – For Creative Entrepreneurs

How to Get Over your Fear of Making Sales Calls - For Creative Entrepreneurs

Many of the creative entrepreneurs that I consult with have trouble making calls to customers, galleries and agents.  They fear rejection and being told “no” so much so, that they avoid the process of getting new business altogether.

I’m going …

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Maria / September 22nd, 2013 / business of art

Five Magic Words that will Transform an Artist into a Powerful Business Person

Five Magic Words that will Transform an Artist into a Powerful Business Person

If I had a dollar for every time an artist said to me “I don’t have a business mind,” I’d be posting this while lounging on my yacht off the Mediterranean Coast right now!

Anyone can develop the basics of

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Maria / August 18th, 2013 / business of art, Deal Making, Murals, Pricing

Art Business Answers – Should You Send a Sketch to a Client Before Payment

Art Business Answers - Should You Send a Sketch to a Client Before Payment

An artist recently asked:

Should I email a client a sketch for their mural, before I’m paid anything?  I worry they will take it to another artist and use it.  Should I send it with a contract?

This …

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Maria / July 16th, 2013 / business of art, Entrepreneur

How to Handle a Friends Request for Free Digital Art

A reader sent me this email, asking for help: . “An old friend asked if they could use one of my painting images for his company’s website and newsletters.  He’s a nice guy, and I want to be generous.  But….

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Maria / June 19th, 2013 / art licensing, business of art, Written Agreements

Should You Send Your Art Images to a Company in China?

Should You Send Your Art Images to a Company in China?

Drew Brophy, painting art for a children’s line of products

One of my readers asked: 

A company from China saw my art online and loved it!   They asked me to send 3 images they can print on fabric. 

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