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Creative Thursday

Why I Don't Recommend Selling in Collections

Why I Don't Recommend Selling in Collections

Are you feeling frustrated that you aren't getting any traction in marketing and consistently selling your work?

 

This might be why... Not all marketing trends are the best strategy, especially for Artists starting out.

With a new "Art expert" popping into my social media feed every other day, there's more noise than ever out there with a million and one recommendations and marketing strategies to try, one of which is the trend that encourages selling work in Collections.

In today's podcast episode I'm breaking down why I disagree with the trend of recommending that you sell and release your work in Collections, especially if you're just starting out.

And if you want to go deeper on this strategy in an upcoming LIVE Masterclass I'm teaching next week, you can learn more and save your spot at Dailypaintingmethod.com

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The Exact Strategy I used to Grow a 6 Figure Art Business

The Exact Strategy I used to Grow a 6 Figure Art Business

In almost 300 episodes I haven't shared EXACTLY how I started my Art business, how is that possible?

 

The truth is that business owners can get so distracted by shiny squirrel syndrome (listen to this previous podcast episode no.) and all the latest marketing strategies, that we can miss the most obvious one that's right in front of us, and forgetting to stay focused on what works (easily!) and double down on doing more of that.

 

Exhibit A - me, Marisa right here mentoring you and forgetting to emphasize what was the most important foundation to growing Creative Thursday, the specific strategy that took me from selling 1 greeting card an entire holiday season to growing a 6 figure Art Business.

 

In this episode, I'm sharing the practice that helped me

  • stay consistently connected to making my Art
  • find my Artist voice
  • grow my following + my email list
  • find my Collectors many of whom are still collecting my work today
  • and generating consistent revenue with Art sales

 

And if you want to go deeper on this strategy in an upcoming LIVE Masterclass I'm teaching next week, you can learn more and save your spot at Dailypaintingmethod.com

 

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Artist Success Stories

Artist Success Stories

Sharing inspiration from your fellow Creatives with Artist Success Stories with you in today's episode with 4 guest Artists and Expansive Artist members.

My favorite kind of conversations to have ~ as we do! we touch upon a lot of topics on this journey of an Artist:

 

  • how the decision to stick to a higher price resulted in a loyal collector
  • why the work of the Artist is equal to the work of a health practitioner
  • how to make time for what you want even when you have a full-time job and are raising children
  • a check-in question to help you keep focused on track
  • tips for how to get started
  • how to stay confident and not give up on the roller coaster days
  • how to stay fulfilled + connected to your Art when you're juggling responsibilities including parenthood

 

Enjoy!

And come join us in The Expansive Artists!

The doors are open for the last time this year! Join us at https://theexpansiveartists.com/

before Tuesday, October 18 @ 11:59 pm PDT

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My Art's on TV!

My Art's on TV!

Have you ever wondered how Art gets chosen for TV + film?

 

As an Artist whose work is featured in the 2nd highest grossing feature film of all time, The Avengers Endgame, I'm going to break it all down for you in this episode.

 

It's not just because I live in Los Angeles that my Art has found its way onto countless walls in both film and tv over the years (although it does help!)

 

There are a variety of ways you can get your Art seen in the entertainment industry.

 

I'm sharing the scoop from what you can expect to be paid, to the rights you want to be aware of, all to help you decide whether you actually want your Art featured in film and tv.

 

Save the Date: Sell A Piece of Art this Week Workshop happening 10.10.22

 

Join us for the Sell A Piece of Art this Week Workshop

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My Biggest Takeaways from the Profitable Artist Plan + 4 Ways to Adapt to ALL the Industry Changes

My Biggest Takeaways from the Profitable Artist Plan + 4 Ways to Adapt to ALL the Industry Changes

Are you frustrated with all the changes?

 

Do you find the resistance creeping in along with a wish to just keep things the same for a while, already!

 

I see Artists coping with similar struggles over and over, and it doesn't help that there are also a lot of shifts happening all at once in the creative and online industries.

 

If we want to keep following through on our plan, it's time for a different approach again.

 

I've recognized an important shift you can make starting today that may help you let go of ALL those same struggles.

 

In today's podcast episode I share with you my biggest takeaways after hosting another session of the Profitable Artist Planning Workshop along with the top 4 trends I see happening in our industry and my suggestions on how you can adapt to the changes to continue experiencing the success you want.

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How to get seen on Social Media with Not Your Average Marketing Founder Zach Spuckler

How to get seen on Social Media with Not Your Average Marketing Founder Zach Spuckler

Does posting to Social Media feel like a waste of time?

 

Like it's getting harder and harder to be seen, let alone know if you're reaching your Ideal Collectors?

 

There may be an important step you're missing, and an opportunity you haven't even considered, especially if you're just starting your business as an Emerging Artist.

 

However, I've found that a lot of well-established Artists are also missing this incredible opportunity to get their work seen by the right people.

 

In today's episode, my guest, Facebook + Instagram Ads Agency Owner and Marketing Coach Zach Spuckler is back on the podcast to

  • talk about the changes in internet marketing and how they affect the organic reach of your business
  • how to efficiently grow an online business especially if you're starting today and
  • how to be open to + exploring new possibilities with your marketing can rapidly increase your chance of getting your work in front of YOUR people just waiting to connect with you

 

So that you can build a profitable business with more time to do what you do best, Make your Art.

 

Zach and I are hosting a FB Ads for Artists workshop this Friday, September 9 if you want to learn a step-by-step strategy for reaching your Ideal Collectors with Facebook + Instagram Ads.

 

You can get all the details and register to join us right away.

Since this is an implementation workshop with more hand-holding and personal marketing guidance, registration is limited to 50 spots.

 

You can join us here: https://cart.heartsoulhustle.com/facebook-ads-for-artists-sept-22/

 

You can find all things Zach Spuckler on instagram

@heartsoulhustle

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What qualities separate a Struggling and a Thriving Artist?

What qualities separate a Struggling and a Thriving Artist?

When you think of a Thriving Artist, what qualities do you think they embody?

 

In today's episode, I'm joined by 3 Artists, Marie Delage Carlson, Heather Harrington, and Yvonne Sellick.

 

Alumni from our first sessions of Artful Selling joined me to share with me not only the qualities that they believe separate the Struggling from the Thriving Artist but also what has made the difference for them as they continue to gain more momentum and Art sales in their Creative businesses!

 

  • from leaving graphic design to becoming a full-time Artist,
  • to getting comfortable with selling once and for all
  • how selling is easy once you get clear on 1 thing in particular
  • to booking more commissions for happy customers all in a row
  • to growing in confidence

 

And more. As is often the case with my conversation with fellow Artists, we touch upon a lot of details involved with this courageous Artist journey we're all on together.

 

The Doors to Artful Selling are OPEN! but only until Tuesday, August 30, @ 11:59 pm PDT

Join us!

https://artfulselling.com/

 

Here's where you can find and stay in touch with our guest from today's episode:

 

Marie DeLage Carlson

@fleur.de.lys.art on instagram

Heather Harrington

@lifeandwhim on instagram

Yvonne Sellick

@yvonnesellickart on instagram

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Let's talk about the Slow Build when it comes to growing your Art Business

Let's talk about the Slow Build when it comes to growing your Art Business

How does feeling more calm with less overwhelm sound when it comes to growing your Art business?

 

Yes? tune in!

 

Today's episode is another special edition of Creative Business Coaching over Coffee where I go LIVE on Instagram and share business guidance.

 

On this call, we covered such a variety of topics I decided to split this one into two parts, with this being PART 1.

 

Inspired by a recent comment our Expansive Artist member Linda shared with me, today I want to talk to you more about what it means to apply the Slow Build to growing your business as an Artist.

 

I also share some tips on how to start planning your Holiday launch product offerings.

 

If you catch this episode early you can join me LIVE TODAY Thursday, August 17 @ 10 am PDT over on Instagram @creativethursday for another session of Creative Business Coaching over Coffee

 

And if you want help creating your Profitable Artist Plan without relying on Social Media...!

Join me for the Profitable Artist Workshop + Coaching Week starting Monday

https://profitableartistchallenge.com/

and be sure to grab your copy of the 1st edition Creative Planner before it's SOLD out!

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If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

If I Could Only Do 1 Thing Differently in My Art Business it Would Be This

Hello Creative Friend, I've got you!

 

While I don't regret it, I do look back and recognize the sometimes subtle, singular decisions I could've made that would've been a game changer in growing my Art business.

 

In today's episode, I'm sharing with you the 1 thing - if I could only pick 1 - that I'd do differently.

 

There's no need to repeat the Artist struggles and yet I see Creatives ignore this recommendation again and again.

 

So this is it! my invitation to act on this 1 simple suggestion that has the potential to radically change the success you'll see in your Art business from this point forward.

 

And here are more ways I can help you, starting TODAY 💖

  1. Come join me LIVE TODAY Thursday, August 11 for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday @ 10 am PDT. Same day + time next week too!
  2. Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5-day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Click here to register, and you can also upgrade to grab your Creative Planner (including domestic + international shipping!) before the workshop begins.
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At Square One Building Your Art Business? 3 Steps to Get Started

At Square One Building Your Art Business? 3 Steps to Get Started

You don't want to skip this part!

 

It can be easy to get too carried away with more advanced steps to building your Art business that you completely forget to be thoughtful in the order and care you take those early steps.

 

When you rush, and try to figure it out by yourself you just cost yourself more frustration and time in the long run.

 

Save yourself that agitation now and ask an experienced Mentor you trust for guidance.

 

Just like one of our Expansive Artist members asked me during our monthly Q&A. It's such a good one that I wanted to share my answer in this week's podcast episode.

 

Some ways you can get coaching from me over the next month:

  1. Come join me LIVE for Creative Business Coaching over Coffee on Instagram @creativethursday next Thursday, August 11 + 18 @ 10 am PDT
  2. Join me for the Fall session of the Profitable Artist Plan 5 day Workshop + Coaching week, starting August 22. Invite to register 💌 is coming soon, so stay tuned! If you aren't already on the Creative Thursday email list, be sure to join so you're first to know about all the upcoming workshops.

 

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