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Is $100,000 a year a lot for an Artist to Earn? Insights from a professional surf art Agent – Maria Brophy’s Interview

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Is $100,000 a year a lot for an artist to earn?

Is there a way to convince a client that they can afford something they say they can’t?

These are two of many great questions answered in my interview with Bill Jordan.  It’s worth a listen, as Bill asked me to share the strategies that my artist hubby Drew and I have used to create a thriving art business selling Drew’s artwork.   Bill asks terrific questions and pulled information out of me that I hadn’t shared before.

The interview is broken down into two separate videos.  The 2nd half of the 2nd video is where most of the golden nuggets of business wisdom comes out.

Please, if you watch the videos, leave a comment or question on Youtube and let me know what you thought!

Video #1:  Is mostly us talking about my background in business and life.  Other topics we discussed were:

  • Being nervous in a big, important meeting
  • What are the natural traits of a successful artist
  • How to compete with other artists and become known for what you do
  • How Drew approaches a large mural project and how he got into painting sacred geometry art
  •  Attracting companies for Art Licensing and how it works – how to draw companies to you

 

Video #2:  In the start of the video, we talk a lot about how Drew and I have managed to travel abroad while making money selling art.

The meat of these two interviews is in the 2nd half of this video, where I share a lot of my advanced secrets to selling art and dealing with clients.  It’s worth listening to the 2nd half all the way to the end, if you can’t make it through the first!

Topics discussed include:

  • Setting the intention for what you want
  • How an artist can create a passionate campaign to become world recognized
  • Is $100,000 a lot of money for an artist to earn
  • How to create passive income and why it’s crucial to become wealthy
  • Advice for high maintenance clients
  • How to handle a client that can’t afford what you charge
  • Utter Magic for selling art – if you make it this far into the video, you will learn what the top performers do and say when dealing with clients

Please, if you listen and enjoy the videos, hit “like” on it at Youtube, and leave a comment or question.

Let me know if you enjoyed listening to this and what you got out of it.

Thanks!

xxoo Maria

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6 Comments Is $100,000 a year a lot for an Artist to Earn? Insights from a professional surf art Agent – Maria Brophy’s Interview

  1. Lance Klass

    Maria, you’re a wonder! Your articles, emails and other work on behalf of educating artists about the business of art licensing make your blog essential reading. How ever do you find the time to do so much for the industry?

    Congratulations on yet another fine addition to your growing “library” of helpful information for artists!

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  2. Ricardo Roig

    I appreciate your desire to help artists succeed and enjoy following your success as well as growing your business. These videos were really hard to follow though, a little “jumpy” and not as clear as the other materials I’ve read and viewed. It would of been nice to watch an edited down version. A little more confused leaving the video then I was before I started. Will keep posted and reach out once I find the right clear and definitive questions to ask you.

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    1. Maria

      Hi Ricardo, thanks for the feedback. Sorry the video quality wasn’t that great – it was a weak wifi to blame!

      But, please feel free to ask me any questions, here in the comments, that might help you gain some clarity on some of the topics. Thanks!

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