I get it. And you aren't alone. It's hard to increase the size of your list these days. Hard, but not impossible.
Nobody wants more in their inboxes. You don't. And I don't.
But we all want to hear from people whose work we admire.
You can't give up on trying to grow your list because it's only going to get more difficult if you delay action. Besides, you really need to start thinking of your list in broader terms—beyond email only.
As you'll see, your list is already far larger than the email addresses you have.
But it's absolutely worthless if you aren't using it and intent on growing it.
This season's program covers a wide range of strategies for growing your list, but the biggest benefit of this program will be in giving it your attention and using our community for support and accountability.
I love how much great information you share with us! I love the structure of the assignments, which helps me actually DO the work. You have given me so much for my hard-earned money.
Before signing up with you, I was just floating around in a void, not knowing how to manage being a professional artist. I cannot even describe the difference you have made in my art life.
— Connie Nobbe
This course put me back in control of my email list. I have started using autoresponders to follow up with new email subscribers, and look forward to getting to know collectors and potential buyers so that I can personalize my relationship with them.
I use to dread keeping track of lists and personal details but now I know it's relationship building, which feels much better. I’m building friendships instead of asking for sales!
— Pattie Byron
YES TO ALL THIS!
Alyson leads monthly training sessions around topics that will help you grow your list—selected because they are substantial topics that might lead to more questions and, therefore, need more immediate feedback.
Our seasons are all about implementation, but we draw from our extensive library to provide these lessons when you need them. Topics are outlined on the schedule download.
The Art Biz Success team of Alyson and 3 artist-mentors are actively generating and participating in the conversations with our committed artists.
Nearly every week we facilitate live Zoom sessions with breakout rooms so you can talk about what's on your mind with other artists.
Impact sessions are live training in addition to the on-demand learning modules.
Alyson will be able to answer questions and provide feedback directly to you as you're doing the work.
All sessions are 4 - 5:15 pm Eastern Time (New York), with recordings usually available within 2 hours.
Get an overview of what's available to you, receive access to our sites, and make a plan for a successful season.
Recorded and ready for you!
OFFERING A FREEBIE TO GROW YOUR LIST
Freebies are a great way to attract more followers, but there is a lot involved in doing them right. You'll have a complete system if you ever want to take this step.
DELIVERING A 5-STAR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Adding more people to your list means taking care of them and making sure they stick around. Let's make a plan for that.
We'll wrap up with any final training that needs to occur, and Alyson will answer any questions about growing your list and customer experience.
Thanks again for being so committed and engaged with your students.
When I signed up for this course I did not expect the level of attention you provide to us, it makes a huge difference and exponentially increases the value!
— Lynn Mitchell
I just signed up for my 4th year. Working with you keeps me on track. As you say, we can't do it all. Staying in the Art Biz Success community gives me the opportunity to review and improve.
I've been lurking in the shadows of for years, but I'm now ready to come out of the shadows and shine my light.
— Teresa Beyer
Alyson Stanfield is the chief instigator at Art Biz Success. She's the author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, leader of Artist Planning Sessions, and the host of The Art Biz podcast. She learned the value of lists when she worked for a U.S. Senator (long long ago!) and in art museums for 10 years. Art Biz Success is here because Alyson has been committed to growing and nurturing her list. She loves sharing this experience with her artist-students and -clients.
Will you be offering this again?
Short answer: Probably, but not anytime soon. It will be at least 2 years. Longer answer: There are 3 seasons a year at Art Biz Success and we'll be rotating them so we can cover all of the major topics that will help you grow a sustainable and profitable art business. Read about our new seasons on the current schedule.
How long do I have access to everything?
You have access to all of the learning modules, recordings, and bonuses forever (or until we choose to remove them, at which time you will be notified). You have access to our community forum through December 31, 2021.
What technology do I need?
You can watch the recorded lessons on any device that is connected to the Internet. The live Impact Sessions are conducted over Zoom webinar (not the standard Zoom where you can see all participants). Connecting Sessions take place over Zoom meetings so you can chat with other artists in the breakout rooms.
Can I get personal feedback on my business?
I'll respond to as many questions as possible on the live Impact Sessions, and the artist-mentors in our community will do the same during those connection sessions. We hope you'll post questions to the community forum so that we can all benefit from the dialogue.
Will I be able to download everything?
Absolutely! You can download the videos, audio files, transcripts, and bonuses. They are yours to keep forever.
What is your refund policy?
If you sign up for a program and discover isn’t the right fit, you can receive a full refund MINUS $25 if you notify us within 30 days of your purchase. After that, there are no refunds. If you accidentally submit a duplicate order, you'll be refunded all but $15 for the duplicate transaction. (Go easy on the payment key so this doesn't happen.)
Art Biz Success programs require a commitment to improving your art business results, but they only work when you implement what you're learning. Best results happen when you use our community for support and accountability. By signing up, you recognize this responsibility.
What is included?
The GROW YOUR LIST season includes:
To focusing on something that will make a huge difference. Just $357.
or 3 payments of $127 ($381)
*Growing your list by 10% is a challenge, not a promise. I wouldn't issue it if I didn't believe it can be done, and I'll do whatever I can to help you follow through with your intention.