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Posted on January 7, 2015 by | 0 views | comments
How Visual Artists Can Use Social Media to Get Famous Attention. We all love attention, but as you know, it's extremely difficult, especially when you're an up-and-coming artist. Competition is fierce, and with the Internet reaching to more remote parts of the world, talent that never got exposure ...
Posted on December 16, 2014 by | 17 views | comments
53 Freelancing Mistakes That Are Costing You Clients, Cash, and Credibility When you're first getting your feet wet as a freelancer, there are plenty of questions floating around in the air. "How much do I charge?" "What do I do if my client doesn't pay?" "What rights do I own in the work I create?...
Posted on December 15, 2014 by | 3 views | comments
It seems like there are endless ways to promote your ideas, projects and products, so finding the most effective and efficient channel for whatever it is you want to get out can prove to be challenging. As a creative, you clearly don't have time to shuffle through social media account after social ...
Posted on November 20, 2014 by | 4 views | comments
Creating a product video can be a serious pain the ass, especially if you are on a tight budget and pretty much all the equipment and software you need to do it is nowhere present in your home. It helps to have a friend in the business of videography, but of course, we can't all have friends with s...
Posted on November 7, 2014 by | 0 views | comments
As your baking starts to gather the attention of more and more fans, you may quickly find yourself growing outside your own kitchen. At this particular point in your career, however, you may find that leasing a space, purchasing equipment and hiring staff to help maintain it all might be too much. ...
Posted on November 4, 2014 by | 3 views | comments
In the popular blog called Brain Pickings, Maria Popova provides a brief overview of Austin Kleon's book, Show Your Work! Topics include sharing, collaborative thinking to develop brilliant ideas, learning from others, appreciating life and much more. While the article is a bit lengthy, she provide...
Posted on October 28, 2014 by | 4 views | comments
Guess what! You're in luck. We went all the way back to 2008 to resurrect this topic on artists and email marketing. What's that? You didn't know artists could do email marketing? Well now you do, and MailChimp has been kind enough to offer some really great tips to get you started and to keep you ...
Posted on October 23, 2014 by | 1 views | comments
Have you ever been faced with the difficulty of trying to attract the attention of galleries? If you've been a serious artists, the answer is most likely a yes. In this post from Fine Art Views, Clint Watson discusses exactly why galleries do what they do. On top of a brief background on how galler...
Posted on October 22, 2014 by | 2 views | comments
Nope, it's not tax time yet, but there's no harm in thinking about it a little earlier this year. As a self-employed individual, there are a variety of deductions you can take related to your profession. While this list is not exhaustive, it does provide a good overview of some items to consider. B...
Posted on October 21, 2014 by | 0 views | comments
From famed author Timothy Ferriss comes a helpful post about licensing your ideas to companies for a stream of income. Why license? In a nutshell, it's much easier than manufacturing yourself. You don't have to deal with suppliers, logistics and angry customers. Instead, you give someone the right ...
Posted on October 17, 2014 by | 0 views | comments
Congratulations, you've been hired to design product packaging for an up-and-coming manufacturer. Now, what do you do? If you haven't worked on product packaging before, you could lose valuable time trying to figure out some helpful tips for putting out an awesome finished design. Fortunately, you ...
Posted on October 16, 2014 by | 6 views | comments
Fans are important. You know that, and we know that, but if you're an emerging musical artist, we both know finding your fan base can be a struggle. Today, any combination of tools and methods can be used to increase your fan base, but you could end up spinning your wheels trying to find out which ...