So You Want to Be a Licensed Artist – 4 Things to Know First

I’ve often spent well over an hour perusing the housewares, stationery, and party supply sections at Target and other stores, and thought, “My art is this good! Why shouldn’t I be doing this?” Which is all fine and dandy, however what I would keep telling myself as to “why”, is that it’s because for this Read More …

Start Selling Online for Under $10

No, seriously. You can. I promise. And it’s not rocket science or brain surgery or other super-hard-job-you’ll-never-have. Now, before I go any further, let’s just get a few basics out of the way. Don’t bother reading this unless you meet both of the following criteria: You make stuff. Art, books, scarves, e-courses, printables, graphics, soap, Read More …

5 Additional Streams of Income for Artists. I’m Working on #3, Myself.

The most popular post on this site to date is The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Etsy/Zibbet/Artfire Business. It’s the one most often linked to in the forums of those sites, and the one I get the most questions and feedback about. I love that people are finding it so helpful! Recently, someone posted the Read More …

7 Reasons Your Artist Site Is Boring The Heck Out Of People (and How To Fix It)

You may read through the following list and choose to believe that none of this applies to you and your site or blog. You will be wrong. 99.9% of you? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. It’s not entirely your fault, though. See, you’re a “creative”. You make things, paint things, forge things out of wire or metal… Read More …

Using Pinterest to Your Art/Craft Business Advantage – The Series

So it dawned on me earlier this week, that of all the boards on my Pinterest account, my absolute most popular one is my “Polymer Clay Stuff” board. Of course, the reason for this is that I’m obsessed with polymer clay, and as an artist (because I have my business side and my creative side, Read More …