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15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 1)

15 Ways to Profit from Your Art (part 1)

Continuing the topic of generating multiple revenue streams in your business, in this episode I'm sharing part 1 of 2 episodes with a list of 15 proven ways to profit from your Art.


Everything I'm listing in this episode and the one coming next week are all proven ways I've generated revenue in Creative Thursday over the past 16 years.


It's a well-known fact that for a business owner to have peace of mind, you want to have multiple revenue streams, some more passive than active, and what I'm emphasizing today is to have recurring revenue built into (at least 1, if not more) of those streams too.


My friend and business coach Stu is hosting his 1X annual FREE Workshop all about how to turn what you know, love, and do into recurring revenue in your business, and part 3 is today! You're not too late to join us, and he's also hosting a Masterclass this Sunday to catch everyone up at 8 pm ET


Jump in and join us here


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What happened to Etsy? and 3 Tips to Selling Art Online

What happened to Etsy? and 3 Tips to Selling Art Online

Did you hear about what happened to Etsy sellers last week?


After 16 years of selling Art online, getting an early start also selling on Etsy, there's one non-negotiable that I emphasize to ALL of the Artists I have the opportunity to work with, and I'm sharing it with you in today's episode.


The recent Etsy events reminded me just how important this one tip is an inspired 2 more I'm sharing especially if I were getting started selling my Art online today.


In this episode I talk about:

  • the most important assets in your business and how to protect them
  • the trends that are happening in online selling and how to prepare for the changes coming
  • how to get noticed faster than when the algorithm chooses to feature you, and without paid ads


If you want to put these tips into practice as soon as next week, Come join us! I'm hosting my Sell A Piece of Art Workshop + Coaching Week and you're invited.


Click the link below to register


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Letting go of You’re Limiting Beliefs as an Artist - with guest Artists Jeanette Bergstrom, Erwin Ong and Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson

Letting go of You’re Limiting Beliefs as an Artist - with guest Artists Jeanette Bergstrom, Erwin Ong and Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson

How do you go from owning that you’re ready to be an Artist to having your career as an Artist support you in owning a house in France?


Yes it’s possible! But first...when setting out to accomplish your dreams


Ask yourself if you’re taking advice from people who are living what you want to live?


Or listening to people who tell you, you can’t accomplish your dreams versus the ones who tell you, you can?


We're celebrating 300 episodes today and since the original mission of the Creative Thursday podcast was to share my journey as an Artist wanting to become a Professional not only to share what I was figuring out with you but to inspire all who are wanting to be creative and/or build a business doing work you love to do just that ~

I thought there’s no better way to celebrate the 300the episode than sharing Artist Success Stories with you


Featuring our guest Artists

Jeanette Bergstrom, Erwin Ong, Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson


In this episode we talk about:

  • How to let go of limiting beliefs when it comes to creating your Art and building your Art Business
  • Why there isn’t only one right way to become a Professional Creative and how to choose the path that is right for your Artwork
  • What’s equally as important to share as sharing your Art?
  • The simple strategy that grows your email list and your Art sales


You can find all things

Jeanette Bergstrom on instagram

Erwin Ong

@duckamuck on instagram

Marie-Laure Delage-Carlson on instagram


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When You're Not Feeling Creatively Inspired, Try This!

When You're Not Feeling Creatively Inspired, Try This!

What's your go-to when you're just not feeling inspired?


How do you get back into that Creative flow?


In today's episode, I share a story about a recent experience that I almost talked myself out of multiple times, which ended up being a game changer for me on so many levels, from learning new skills to, to future business opportunities to energizing my Creativity flow even more!


Because, as you may know, I've been painting up a storm this month and have never been so excited to making Art again.


And TODAY in celebration of a return to prioritizing creativity, for the first time all year, I'm releasing a group of original paintings. My "Coming Back To Art" Collection is launching @ 11 am PST via email first. Join the list and view the new collection as soon as they're released at or click here.


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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

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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!


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


Marie DeLage Carlson on instagram

Heather Harrington

@lifeandwhim on instagram

Yvonne Sellick

@yvonnesellickart on instagram

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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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Do You Discount Your Art?

Do You Discount Your Art?

Are you in it for the long game or the quick sale?


Or? are you wanting to offer an affordable option to your loyal Collectors?


Maybe you're prolific and running out of room to create new work?


Perhaps, you're getting ready for a studio move?


What if you want to celebrate an important anniversary with your Collectors!


All reasons that you might consider having a special sale around your original work and yet do you really want to discount your original work?


Important questions to answer and in today's Creative Business Coaching over Coffee, I'm joined by Southern California Artist Kat to talk through all of these options when she asked whether to discount her work or not after her gallery exhibition?


I also opened today's episode with some thoughts and how to navigate the following your dream path during such uncertain times.


You can find all things Kathleen Kaller on instagram



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Why Not You? with Artist + Photographer Marie-Laure Delage Carlson

Why Not You? with Artist + Photographer Marie-Laure Delage Carlson
Why me? or Why not me?
Be honest, when you're thinking about your dreams, which question pops into your mind first?
Then ask yourself what example are you setting for your kids, for generations to come? Do you want them thinking the world is filled with possibilities or to not bother trying because what if it doesn't work out the way they thought?
When we give ourselves permission, the ripple effect is powerful because it gives someone else permission too.
In today's episode Marie shares her journey of embracing her artist from motherhood, building a business as an herbalist to fully leaning into the work that's been calling her since she was little.
Join us for the 2022 Artful Selling session, by signing up for the waitlist here

You can find all things Marie-Laure Delage Carlson at:

on Instagram


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Choosing the RIGHT Online Shop Platform

Choosing the RIGHT Online Shop Platform

Are you afraid of making a “wrong” decision when it comes to building your online shop?

One of the questions I get asked the most by the Artists I mentor is “what website, e-commerce platform do I choose for my online shop?” followed by “how do I know for sure, that it's the right one for me?”

So often our fear of making the wrong decision keeps us from making any decision at all, which in turn keeps us in a holding pattern ~ what I refer to as paused versus progressing.

In this week's episode, I'm getting super practical and sharing my top 3 online platforms, and I step you through exactly why these are my favorites.



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