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Understanding “Opportunity Cost”
The principles behind “Opportunity Cost” are review and explained in this article. It’s a very simple concept, but it also can be deeply nuanced. It’s the most important key to helping you make decisions that will give you the best opportunities for the highest profits. It’s valuable to every single small business owner – including artists. In fact, it might be especially valuable to artists!
Part Three of Three: Tools I Use Almost Everyday
This is the third and final in the “Tools I Use” series. It will come as a big surprise when you discover just what this is. It’s one I use several times an day and have been using for over 25 years. Keep reading!
Part Two of Tools I Use Almost Everyday
In part two of the three-part series, I take a look at the wonderful and highly rated graphics design program called Canva. There is a multitude of ways that this can help your business and help you get your message understood. It’s a powerful way for you to be powerful in everything you do. And with a few tips and best practices you can rock your visual content creations.
Part One of Three – Tools I Use Almost Everyday
There are tools today that will save you time and money and make your life so much easier. This is going to be a short series – just three articles – but you will get a lifetime of smart ways to keep your business running professionally. All three of the tools have Free forever plans so you can ease into deeper sophistication when you are ready to really propel yourself to full-time success!
It’s Easy, But It’s Never Simple
It’s easy to learn how to play checkers. But it’s not simple to win a game. There are lots of easy-to-learn and accessible tools all around us these days. But taking what we learn and actually putting it to work for us in our business is never simple. This article stands as a reminder that “easy” is almost never “simple” and gives some examples of what to be on the look-out for when you are trying to gain knowledge and grow your business.
Art Selling Articles
Find your Authentic Voice & Find Homes for your Art.
Face-to-Face Selling Made “E’asy”
Find out what “Love’s got to do with it”!
The Final Post (for a little while)
As I sign-off for a brief hiatus, I leave my artist community to ponder their awesomeness and their responsibilities to humanity-at-large. You are definitely not selling a commodity. This post will set you on fire, increase your self-worth, and give you the confidence to find homes for your art.
Part Four: Slow Everything Down, Regroup, Breathe
There is a long list of do’s and don’ts that need your attention and patience as a presentation moves from the Awareness Stage, to the Consideration Stage, and finally to the Decision Stage. Sometimes the decision is made to put off making a decision. But nothing is final. Nothing is going to happen or not going to happen unless you are actively involved in every bit of this moment of indecision. Let’s examine that list of things to do in detail at this critical junction.
There is nothing more important than being agreeable. When they say they need to think about it (The Dreaded Six Words) you must not become panicky, show disappointment, lose faith, or drop your card in their hand and scoot them off. Just be agreeable. This article will help you with this easy, but not simple, skill set.
Do you know why they should buy your art?
Sometimes we lose track of the obvious. We get all up into the big stuff and forget the small stuff – like why someone would WANT to buy our art. If you can give yourself a nice list of why owning your art is important, you are more likely to pursue finding homes for your art. I have a list!
The Six Dreaded Words
The Six Dreaded Words can be the moment of truth for many of us. If you don’t know what to do and what to say when faced with a premature end to a presentation of your art, this is one of a series of articles that will help you. Let’s explore this important subject!
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