Grow Your Business (aka – The Art Marketing Blog)

Dozens & dozens of articles to help you learn what it takes to Find Loving Homes for Your Art!

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A Unique Source of Income for Artists

I wrote a blog about Patreon for Artsy Shark that was published last week. I don't usually follow my guest blogs with one here on the same subject unless I think it's a super good subject. This definitely qualifies. Patreon is still a very new world for...

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Failing at Snail Mailing

I have a big mess on my hands as I write this. Some of you will be getting a postcard - hundreds actually with special news. For those of you reading this who purchased my "E's of Selling Art System - Guidebook, Worksheets, and Flashcards" it naturally means I had...

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Hurricane Lane (is in my lane!)

With a hurricane just hours away from my front door, I was reminded of how important our to-do lists are and how important our connections are. I explore an amazing case study of an artist who “gets it” and is finding loving homes for her art. She shows us all a thing or two about authentic marketing strategies.

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New Apps to Keep You Off Apps

What does the future hold for online marketing in a world-wide trend that appears to be moving to minimized our time online? In this article, I will challenge you to think outside the box, the phone, the tablet, the watch, and the laptops in your world. What’s coming, to an app near you, may change everyone’s relationship to our current technology.

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Do You Need a Value Proposition?

While the business schools universally teach their graduates to create strong value propositions for their businesses and their products, artists often ignore the concept. Some don’t know what a value proposition is and don’t know it’s just as essential to their success as with any business. This article explores a checklist of missed opportunities and offers solutions for artists who need to fill the value gap.

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The Benefits of Watching Television

Are you paying attention? Are you digging into the behind-the-scenes work that goes into advertising? This post invites you to become hyper-aware of what advertisers are up to and how you can gain from their multi-million dollar budgets. And there is a very insightful to-do list and a very special offer, too. It’s a limited-time offer, so go check it out right now!

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Don’t Start at the Beginning

Want more sales? Want a more effective online strategy? Drop the beginning – the origin stories. They don’t care about you nearly as much as you imagine. Let it go. Be less self-aware. It turns out that the easiest way to avoid worrying about what they think of you is to simply walk people directly to the cliff and hang out on the edge with them. Get right into the middle, the thick of it, as soon as possible.

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New Rules! Email Gets Serious in EU and Beyond with GDPR (Part One)

This is part one of two posts on the subject of the new privacy and consent regulations coming on May 25th, 2018. Yes, you need to read this. Yes, even though the General Data Protection Regulations are being enacted in Europe, you might have someone from Europe land on your site and or join your email list and that means you are now in charge of their “data” and you must follow these new rules. It’s a small world afterall!

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