At year's end, a look back at the top posts here from the past year.
Top 6 Most-Commented-On Posts
Yep, It’s Art and It’s for Sale
Many artists seem are shocked when people don't understand that your work is for sale. And, yet, you're not doing enough to clue them in.
A perennial favorite! This is my annual reminder that if you don't make art, you have nothing to promote or build a career on.
Take advantage of the fact that everyone who comes to your open studio, booth, or exhibition probably has a camera in their pocket.
Are These 4 Time-Stealers Robbing You of a Successful Art Career?
Many readers could relate to being distracted.
Earlier Work Hasn’t Sold: What to Do?
Let's face it: there is a lot of art out there and artists are not good at curating their own work. Unless your work is highly sought-after and in museum collections already, you are doing a disservice to your family by leaving it for them to deal with.
17 Surprising Ways to Lure People to Your Website
Hopefully you've learned that people don't come just because you build it. You have to entice them to your site.
Top 6 Strategic Marketing Posts You Should Pay Attention To
How Artists Can Apply Youtility Marketing
I love the concept of Youtility marketing as described by Jay Baer in his book. I think it could be beneficial for certain artists to take advantage of it – because so few of you are.
If you’re waiting for the knock on the door, you’d better like your day job.
Capture Attention With a Whisper
In a world of so much noise, it's the personal touch that will make a difference.
A Cheat Sheet for Your Art Marketing Tasks
What you should/could be doing daily, weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, and annually to build your art business.
This Is Only a Test: Marketing Experiments to Improve Results For Your Art Business
What could you tweak to get better results?
5 Steps to a Magazine Feature of You and Your Art
Because I want to stress the importance of good photos of you in your marketing – whether they land in a magazine or only on your website.
Top 6 Motivational Posts To Get Your Juices Flowing
Are you a good employee in your art business? Are you doing the work that you'd expect to pay someone else to do?
The Truth About Why Nobody Came To Your Art Show
Your attendance was poor because you assumed too much. Click the link to see what I mean.
Speak Up On Behalf Of Your Art Career
People have as much control over your art business as you give them. Asking questions and being assertive empowers you and also helps you build stronger relationships.
Powerful Questions That Lead to Progress
If something isn't working in your art business, it's time to evaluate.
Out of Practice: The Physics of Your Art Business
It takes longer to restart something than to keep going.
Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary
Big ideas are big motivators that yield big progress.
All art featured here is by members of my Inner Circle or former Art Biz Incubator.
7 thoughts on “Top Art Biz Blog Posts of 2014”
Merry Christmas. It’s Christmas afternoon. We spent the evening and morning with our family. My sons and my daughter-in-law are funny, and we laughed our heads off, listened to beautiful music, and gave one another so many presents. What a lovely day. I feel blessed beyond measure to have such a sweet family, to have wondrous friends like you.
Merry, Merry Christmas.
Oh, thank you, Barbara. It sounds like a lovely holiday for your family. Happy New Year! (You can tell I was offline for a bit.)
I usually read your blog via Networked Blogs, but both yesterday and today under your feed there a bunch of very odd… ah… articles? about mostly naked people comes up under your feed. You might want to investigate.
Tara: I emailed you. Would love a screen capture of this.
Looking good today (Jan 6)
This seems like a perfect time to say:Thank you! Thanks for inspiring me, for having tons of great advice, for being such a cheerleader to Artists in all different media and at different stages in their Art career. This past year has brought me much success and the largest commission I have had in my career, next year will be so incredibly busy!Wishing you a very good 2015.
Luise: Congratulations on your success in 2014!