March 7th, 2009
July 4th, 2015
There are good reasons why to use free images to make graphics and designs for your blog and website. Learn how I use Canva & Pixlr for quick & easy images.
June 27th, 2015
You have to carry your water. Hope is not a plan. Expecting others to do it is how to fail. As your career grows, you can hire someone to carry your water.
June 20th, 2015
If you look, my art career advice never makes wild promises about flashy unrealistic success. It's how to create a profitable, sustainable lifetime career
June 13th, 2015
When you follow these 5-steps to make sure you are not planning to fail, your are career will flourish. Use planning to put your career under your control.
Knowing your lifetime art collector value helps you make smart decisions about your marketing. Use it to know where and how to invest in your marketing.
May 30th, 2015
The secrets to successfully make online art sales are similar to success selling art offline. It takes individual effort by the artist to make it happen.
May 23rd, 2015
Artists who work on learning skills they can use to sell more art have the most successful careers. Learning to sell is a necessary skill you can improve.
May 16th, 2015
There are powerful and compelling reasons why artists should blog. For effective communications and list building, blogging for artists is the best tool.
May 9th, 2015
Here are seven questions when answered correctly that will make your art career amazing. It's all about putting together a marketing plan and acting on it.
May 2nd, 2015
Do you know how to choose success? It's not something that comes easy to everyone. Fortunately, you can practice until you learn to make the best choices.
April 25th, 2015
Want to control your destiny as an artist? Stop worrying about getting found. Turn it around and start working on finding collectors who will love your art.
April 18th, 2015
For artists, I believe the answer to, "Why do you make art?" is complex, and no single answer will apply across the board. I think it is part of who you are.
April 11th, 2015
Discover the three things successful artists and businesses of all sizes use to fuel their growth. Get started toward greater profitability and efficiency.
April 4th, 2015
Here are some useful ideas, links and tools you can use to help you grow your art career and start selling more art. Pay it forward and share the love.
March 28th, 2015
Finding new, efficient ways for selling more art is a constant challenge for visual artists and fine art photographers. You can find support and help here.
March 21st, 2015
Artists who communicate well with words generally do better in their careers. Successful visual arts understand that communicating in writing is necessary
March 14th, 2015
Personal branding is not optional if you want to make the most from your art career. You can choose to ignore, but others and won't which leaves you no say.
March 7th, 2015
It is crucial to your career success to learn how to sell more art at shows. Mastering the intricacies of selling art at shows will boost your art career.
February 28th, 2015
Visual artists have unique advantages. You can learn how to use them to help you create new opportunities to sell more art and take control of your career
February 21st, 2015
Framed art makes a finished product. A frame enhances the beauty of the art contained within. Most direct buyers and nearly all galleries prefer framed art.
February 14th, 2015
Selling art is about getting connected. The Art Marketing Mastery Workshop shows artists how to find collectors, get and stay connected and sell more art!
February 7th, 2015
Often, making a few minor adjustments helps you to sell more art at shows. Sometimes, you just need an outside opinion to get better results.
January 31st, 2015
Artists who work at local marketing give themselves advantages. Their easiest sales will come from their local market, at a lower cost per sale delivered.
January 24th, 2015
Productivity is indispensable. Whether you desire being highly creative or or earning a generous income, or both, productivity is an essential ingredient.
January 17th, 2015
Artists who embrace and follow the 8-steps to art marketing mastery give themselves the best opportunity to create a rewarding career.
January 10th, 2015
Your art career is only as good as the actions you take to make it so because no one else is in line with big plans and fast actions to make you successful.
January 3rd, 2015
There are many ways to find art collectors. Visual artists can use the ideas in this post to work on building their careers by selling direct to collectors.
December 27th, 2014
When you build lasting relationships with art buyers and collectors, and growing a list of responsive email subscribers, you have complete control. You set the rules, and you do your branding. Your marketing message is precisely what you want it to b...
December 20th, 2014
Artists can get found online, but using that as your primary marketing vehicle is not a recommended way for you to build a profitable long-term art career
December 13th, 2014
Are you enjoying the success you deserve and desire in your art career? You can, but you probably need to change things up. Discover new ways to market art.
December 6th, 2014
As an artist, you need to know the basics of copyright for artists to protect yourself from abuse by others and to avoid legal mistakes with your art.
November 26th, 2014
Giving thanks should come easy because we are blessed with so much. We have talent to make art, build a business, and share creativity. Blessings to all!
November 22nd, 2014
Not taming production problems is a curse for many otherwise talented artists. If growing your career is a goal, then you must learn to work efficiently.
November 15th, 2014
Learning about buyer social styles and how to use this knowledge in selling situations will enhance your ability to establish rapport and close more sales.
November 8th, 2014
For visual artists, daily blogging provides multiple benefits for their art buyers and them. It brings buyers into the conversation between art and artist.
November 1st, 2014
Finding art collectors is integral to your art career success. The more direct buying collectors you have, the more control you have of your art career.
October 25th, 2014
When I started using Grammarly my copywriting improved. So did writing sales letters, magazine articles and book pages. It's not perfect, but it is helpful.
October 18th, 2014
When you first believe then act on the principle that fame sells art you will find it works, often in an exhilarating way that propels your career higher.
October 11th, 2014
Learning the most efficient ways to price your art is essential to your long-term success as a visual artist. Both your profit and reputation count on it.
October 3rd, 2014
Successful artists have developed consistent, efficient methods for pricing art. Getting in the sweet spot of "just right" pricing will help you succeed.
September 27th, 2014
You can use lists of art business post links found here to help you discover new ways, and be reminded of traditional methods to boost your art career.
September 20th, 2014
Networking for artists is a powerful, affordable and effective tool. The easiest sales are always to those who know you, or know about you. Go get them.
September 13th, 2014
The first rule of the art business is make art people want to buy and find efficient, effective ways to sell it to them. Without sales, it is not a business, it's a hobby.
September 6th, 2014
Selling art in interior design centers is different than selling art directly to interior designers. It is a potentially lucrative wholesale proposition.
August 30th, 2014
Tina Mammoser's experience with her Kickstarter Art Project is an excellent example of how visual artists can create success with crowdfunding.
August 23rd, 2014
Artists who create a following by selling art to interior designers gain many career advantages. You can learn to enjoy success selling to designers.
August 16th, 2014
How do you feel about making art for money? If you are at odds with making art and making money from making art you might need to align your authentic self.
August 9th, 2014
An important part of competing in today's art market means is becoming a content creator. Alyson Stanfield provides useful ideas on how to create content.
August 2nd, 2014
The power of a great backstory in successfully selling art cannot be underestimated. An intriguing story and compelling art create winning art promotions.
July 26th, 2014
Finding new ways to promote your art business is easy. All you have to do is look here, or how other artists, creative types and small businesses do it,
July 19th, 2014
Effective use of small business tools is essential to your art career success. These tools help you organize and manage your entrepreneurial operations.
July 12th, 2014
Learning methods for selling art with a back story will help artists increase the value of their art. Collectors and galleries always want something to say.
July 4th, 2014
Bad ass awesome sauce is all about attitude. It is a state of mind. When you feel it in your career, others will, too! Use it generously and share often.
June 29th, 2014
What makes people buy your work is a question artists will always ponder. Creatin an excitement about your work is one way to generate interest and sales.
June 21st, 2014
Learning to use these tips and techniques will cause a dramatic change in how you can improve your art business. A steady, methodical approach is a winner.
June 14th, 2014
These art marketing tools are like building blocks. Learn to use them and interweave them with each other is how you can efficiently grow your art business.
June 7th, 2014
Before artists jump in the art print market, it is crucial they know the most important questions about breaking into it, and if it is right for them.
May 31st, 2014
Art careers can fail for many reasons. Here are five common mistakes why art careers fail that you need to avoid. Do not let this happen to your career.
May 24th, 2014
Gaining art career clarity can make the difference between a marginally successful and a highly successful result for your art career. Time to start is now
May 17th, 2014
Social media for artists is just like any other marketing tool. It is all about what you do with the tool rather than the tool itself. Knowledge is power!
May 11th, 2014
In order for the majority of visual artists to maintain lasting art career success, a growing base of direct buying art collectors is recommended.
May 3rd, 2014
Making successful art commissions need not be stressful or a money losing proposition. Taking your time to prepare is the key profitable art commissions.
April 26th, 2014
Selling art opportunities are on the rise. Consumer confidence and optimism in the housing market mean you need to take steps to be in line for your share.
April 12th, 2014
If the your current art sales suck, don't start by studying what kind of art sells best for a solution. There may be other reasons stifling your art sales.
April 6th, 2014
Success comes quicker and easier when you begin by learning the basics of how to start an art blog. Making good, informed decisions is the best to get start.
March 29th, 2014
As a small business owner, you need as much information as possible about why people don't buy art. You need to know why your work sells and why it doesn’t.
March 22nd, 2014
Many talented artists enjoy a dual art-related career. They have found satisfying related work and use their spare time to create beautiful works of art.
March 15th, 2014
How to sell art by thinking logically like top retailers. They have begun focusing on the next level above the middle class, which is the affluent class.
March 8th, 2014
Success is an ongoing project that needs tending. There are no shortcut hacks to building reputation and relevancy in your online or in your offline life.
March 1st, 2014
Practice the suggestions here and put them to use, you will be well on your way to selling art better and making more money from the sales you complete.
February 22nd, 2014
The aim of becoming a slight celebrity is to build awareness for you and your art. People like to buy from people they like, and admire. They root for locals.
February 15th, 2014
A muse does not make the difference between the average person and successful artists. Work inspires you. Talent, action and ambition make success happen.
February 8th, 2014
With your email marketing, you control every aspect of how it works. You can send on a schedule best suited for your art marketing. It gets the best results.
February 1st, 2014
For artists, cost savings are an attractive feature of accepting Bitcoin. Another feature is its potential to protect sales transactions for art sellers.
January 25th, 2014
There are many ways to boost your art career. Here are five ways, when worked together, that will bring you satisfying sales results and recognition.
January 18th, 2014
One of an art print publishers most crucial tasks is to find new artists and fresh looks. They take seriously that finding the ideal artist is critical.
January 11th, 2014
Working with fine art print publishers can open up new sources of passive income for visual artists, including entrée to the licensing and design markets.
January 4th, 2014
Successful artists use art marketing to communicate their offerings, promote their brands, identify new prospects and strengthen bonds with their customers.
December 28th, 2013
Whether you are a new artist or a seasoned pro, using microbusiness marketing and social media is how to increase your brand awareness and meet your goals.
December 14th, 2013
Your art career is in your hands. The resources you find here can help you make informed choices about how to help you achieve your art marketing goals.
December 7th, 2013
Finding leverage points to help you take quantum leaps will make for enormous differences in your art career success. LIft yourself above your circumstances
December 1st, 2013
On this Thanksgiving, I wish to thank you for reading my blog, for using your creativity to bring beauty and light to the world.
November 23rd, 2013
When your work comes from the heart of your creativity, excels in its presentation, and touches buyers, it motivates sales and fattens your bank account.
November 16th, 2013
The path to success is accepting failure is part of the process, knowing what goals you want to achieve, and then systematically working to accomplish them.
November 8th, 2013
Choosing decisive action is a key component to your art career success. Either choose to establish goals and work to meet them, or your career to chance.
November 2nd, 2013
The decision to go with open editions or limited editions in your art career is important. It needs to be thought through carefully. What's your opinion?
October 26th, 2013
It is never too late to find out and believe you can be great. When you do and you take action to match your belief, you start up the path to career success.
October 19th, 2013
Understanding how art prints differ, and how each versions is defined is crucial for any visual artist who seeks to be competitive selling art prints today.
October 12th, 2013
Creating a successful art career is as much about running a profitable small business as anything. Consistently doing the right things is how to succeed.
October 5th, 2013
The impact and importance of social media for artists cannot be easily dismissed. We will tackle how artists should use social media to grow their business.
September 28th, 2013
Successful art marketing is both about doing the right things and avoiding the wrong things. Success comes by focusing your energy on productive activities.
September 21st, 2013
Looking for art trends is actually just looking for inspiration, isn’t it? Chuck Close's unique perspective on inspiration is you should just get to work.
September 14th, 2013
Keeping your website current is crucial to your online marketing. I recently overhauled my BarneyDavey.com website to make it more functional for my users.
September 7th, 2013
You cannot afford to miss the importance of websites for artists. Your website is the hub of your digital identity. It is your base marketing sales platform
August 31st, 2013
For a successful art career, you need talent, hard work, persistence, patience, self-belief, the will to do things out of your comfort zone, and a plan
August 24th, 2013
Lori Woodward is highly unique as an artist and a writer offering art advice. Artists who study her art career and follow her blog can learn much from her.
August 17th, 2013
Visual artists who want to learn how to sell art prints will find How to Profit from the Art Print Market, 2nd edition, an easy way to get the inside scoop.
August 10th, 2013
Visual artists can put their art career success on permanent firm ground by building a base of 100 collectors who buy directly from them. Seize control .
August 3rd, 2013
The luck of visual artists is they need only a small tribe of followers to create art career success, and they can use powerful marketing tools to get there.
July 27th, 2013
Pricing art, like art itself, is subjective. There is no set method of pricing art. Success and profitability are tied to setting proper expectations.
July 20th, 2013
Making giclee prints of your work is not a cure for original art that is not selling. If your original work sells well then consider adding giclee prints.
July 13th, 2013
Learning how to sell art successfully can be done by anyone if they are determined and willing use proven techniques, that are both ethical and effective.
July 6th, 2013
The artists I know who have enjoyed the greatest prosperity have abundance thinking, but they are also pragmatic doers. They act on their own self-belief.
June 29th, 2013
As an artist, you clearly are a creative person. Ask yourself how your creative marketing rates. Does it stimulate a desire to own your work?
June 22nd, 2013
Remember, the interior designers market is more than 10 times larger than the gallery market, and your “fame” is less important to designers than collectors.
June 15th, 2013
If visual artists do not know what business you are in, you are destined to pay a hefty price in lost sales. Building direct buyers is imperative..
June 8th, 2013
The good news is now that you know all visual arts careers have competition you can forget about it and work on building your growing art collector base.
June 1st, 2013
In a fine art career, one keeps from becoming a wandering generality and instead becomes a meaningful specific through vision, goals, self-belief and action
May 25th, 2013
When you look at the art business more closely, you find most successful artists are hardworking people who take their craft seriously and their business just as seriously.
The opportunity to use art marketing to seize control of your career is now. Conditions are right, tools are plentiful, buyers are ready- you should be, too.
May 12th, 2013
Selling art is the heart of your business success. Steadily increasing art sales is how your business thrives. Selling art using email marketing rules.
Email marketing for artists is the most effective way to build a loyal following and directly sell to collectors. The best time to get started is now.
April 28th, 2013
There is great power in knowing what you want your art career to become in the future. Use it to take control and shape your career. It is your destiny.
April 20th, 2013
At the heart of the success of every small business is an effective marketing strategy, including art careers. Art marketing drives sales and awareness.
April 13th, 2013
As with many things in life, there is a balance point where differing interests meet and good results follow
April 6th, 2013
The reason why personal branding is important is easy. If you fail to brand yourself, someone else will do it for you, and you may not like what they say. .
March 30th, 2013
Setting goals is essential the success of your art career, just as it is with any business, large or small. Be warned, failing to plan is planning to fail.
March 25th, 2013
Bob asks Barney Davey tough questions and digs for information about the fine art photography market, the print market, art marketing and social media.
March 16th, 2013
Regarding art careers, there are more ways to put your passion and creative talent to work creating work than you imagine including corporate art consultant.
March 9th, 2013
Email marketing for artists is a must for any comprehensive strategy designed to develop a successful art career. Get practical advice and useful ideas here
March 2nd, 2013
Clarity in you art career is a blessing. Whether you found your path early, or came to it later, you can achieve a rewarding art career.. Get started now.
February 23rd, 2013
There is plenty of time left in this year for you to start tackling art marketing opportunities, and to get a Virtual Assistant with your art marketing.
February 16th, 2013
Understanding and using email marketing design techniques increases your readers' interest. Effective design will keep them reading your email messages.
February 9th, 2013
Is your art career where you want it? If not, don’t feel alone. Many artists find scattered, ineffective marketing plans steer their art careers off course.
February 2nd, 2013
Implementing an effective email marketing services for visual artists is crucial to their long-term success. Discover the best options for artists here.
January 26th, 2013
Experienced artists know successfully selling art takes persistence and talent. Art sales rarely are impulsive purchases. Discover new techniques here.
January 19th, 2013
Email marketing for artists is essential to grow a successful self-sustained art career. Artists need to develop ways they can sell direct.
January 12th, 2013
Email marketing is the most efficient, effective and affordable art marketing method for visual artists. A good email list is a powerful profitable asset .
Technology trends are making dramatic changes to consumer habits. Artists need to be part of and understand the pitfalls and opportunities of the trends.
December 29th, 2012
Art marketing trends are evolving. Fine artists and fine art photographers seeking an advantage will use Social, Local and Mobile techniques to get ahead.
December 22nd, 2012
I wish for Peace on earth, goodwill to each of you all. Many, many thanks to you for reading my blog.
December 15th, 2012
Canvas prints is a rising search term. It has eclipsed "art prints" in Google search traffic. Understanding search trends improves art marketing results.
December 8th, 2012
Selling art is a learned skill. You can improve by following simple suggestions. Join Jason Horejs and Barney Davey's free podcast for selling art tips.
December 1st, 2012
Changes affect us in nearly every way. For visual artists, changes can be obstacles, or opportunities. Dealing with them head-on is the way to succeed.
December 1st, 2012
Changes affect us in nearly every way. For visual artists, changes can be obstacles, or opportunities. Dealing with them head-on is the way to succeed.
November 24th, 2012
For visual artists, photographers and graphic designers there is real value in understanding color trends and color theory.
November 17th, 2012
The secondary art market continues to evolve just as all other aspects of the visual arts business do likewise. There is no standing still.
November 10th, 2012
Domain names for artists are highly useful for both online and offline marketing purposes. Choosing the right one is very important.
November 3rd, 2012
A somewhat ugly truth about your art career success is that it often is less about what you know, and more about whom you know that matters.
October 27th, 2012
Blog topics for artists is sometimes made easier with outside inspiration. This post on blogging for artists is the second on blog topics for artists.
October 20th, 2012
Selling art is rarely simple. Successful art sellers use every technique available to makes sales happen. The "Be Back" is an easy-to-use, powerful one.
October 13th, 2012
Learning how to sell art prints is an acquired skill for most artists. Use the link in the post to get a free download of Chapter One of How to Profit from the Art Print Market here. Also, take advantage of the free email consultation offer.
October 6th, 2012
It is a great time to be an artist. Learn to celebrate and utilize the blessings you have.
September 29th, 2012
Having perspective in the business part of your art career is equally indispensable to having it in your creative side. Used properly, perspective helps create an achievable, believable vision for how your business will evolve over time.
September 22nd, 2012
Working with a corporate art consultant can be lucrative. You can learn how to effectively reach and influence them here.
September 8th, 2012
If you depend on marketing to strangers before your warm market, you are adding degrees of difficulty to making your art career successful.
September 1st, 2012
Don't fall prey to your fears. Use your courage to overcome them and let it lead you to the success you deserve!
August 25th, 2012
When we are down, we are not out. It will be in keeping the faith in our ability and creativity and staying in touch with our desire to succeed that will be what pulls us back online, syncs our actions with our goals, and drives us to our ultimate su...
August 18th, 2012
Goals are necessary, but they are just words. Desire is about actions. The more you consistently act on your goals, the more your success becomes reality.
August 11th, 2012
In Art Making & Art Marketing, Use the Rule of Threes - You can find it and the power of its use evident everywhere.
August 4th, 2012
Thinking small is a common reason for any small business to fail, or fail to grow.
July 28th, 2012
Bad Ass Awesome Sauce is a way to describe your confident attitude and unique style. Pour it on. Make it good -- no excellent -- no superb... well, you get the drift.
The primary reasons for blogging by artists is it helps find new customers and retain existing customers. Blogging gives your customers a chance to know you on a different level than you can achieve through a static website.
If you learn to be effective at the local / regional level, you will create a solid foundation to help fund more extensive marketing efforts. Grassroots marketing does not require a large budget. It requires you learn to be pleasantly persistent in...
June 18th, 2012
Successful art careers happen to artists who have their heart in their business, and their business in their heart. A common trait of top selling contemporary artists is they put as much passion and importance into their business as they do into m...
June 8th, 2012
If you are managing your "art career time" efficiently, you will have more time for marketing... and for your studio, too.
May 30th, 2012
Successful art careers happen on purpose. When you encounter an artist whose career has blossomed, you know with certainty that two fundamental components of a successful art career have been mastered...