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4 Video Mistakes Artists Keep Making with Zach Wolfson

Whether you’re chasing the Instagram algorithm for reels, streaming live on YouTube, or pulling together a video bio for your website, it’s more valuable than ever to make good videos.

It hurts to admit that even bad videos play better on social media than a static photo, but as long as you’re going to the trouble to make a video, why not make it better?

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Oil painting of young girl and boy digging in the sand on the beach | on Art Biz Success

The Art Biz Podcast ep. 129: Seeking Validation and Earning Credibility as an Artist

Artists crave validation by others. You want your work to be appreciated. This is perfectly normal. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.

All of that validation adds to your credibility and must begin in the studio. Ultimately, you need to understand that your work is valid by the mere fact it exists. Outside validation is more likely to come after you find self-validation.

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Abstract painting by Lauren Rader

Work Differently to Facilitate a Breakthrough

The word “breakthrough” implies that something has to be destroyed so that something new can be created. Consider what you want to change: What needs to break?

Here are 6 ways to expedite your breakthrough, which all involve disrupting your routine or trying something different. Keep working and be open to possibilities throughout the process.

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©Helen Klebesadel, The Watchers. Watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 inches. Used with permission.

Building an Art Business Is a Choice, Not a Sacrifice

Nobody said you had to be an artist.

It's a choice you made. And whether or not if feels like you have control over what happens from here, you have control over a host of other choices that will contribute to or sink any chances of success.

Stop thinking of them as sacrifices. You're pretty blessed.

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