Why You Should Never Have an Art Sale

Why You Should Never Have an Art Sale

Discount sales and markdowns are a way that retailers get customers into stores, but how does work with artists selling art? This blog post outlines 3 reasons why you should never have a sale, and suggest a couple of areas where an art sale can…

10 Ways to Increase Sales of Artwork

10 Ways to Increase Sales of Artwork

Looking to increase sales of artwork? Its time to figure out some strategies that will assist you with your art entrepreneurship tasks! Selling more artwork gives you the financial resources to pay the bills, cover the costs of materials and hopefully afford to make more…

Why Etsy Free Shipping is a Problem

Why Etsy Free Shipping is a Problem

Have you heard of Etsy’s new free shipping yet? This new rollout happened in July. If you are an artist, small business or creative entrepreneur selling on Etsy, this change affects you. Etsy just announced that they are changing shipping to meet buyers demands. Essentially,…

Pricing Considerations

Pricing Considerations

I once met an artist who refused to price his work. He wanted the potential buyer to set the price. He also wanted the maximum dollar amount he could get for the work. I asked him, if someone walked into your space today how much…

Christmas in July: Preparing for Holiday Art Sales

Christmas in July: Preparing for Holiday Art Sales

Believe it or not, its time to start planning holiday art fairs, marketplaces, and  pop-up shops. Even if calls-for-art haven’t quite posted yet, these opportunities will be happening soon. Preparing now will help increase your likelihood of participating in these events by being prepared. While pop…

The Business of Selling Art

The Business of Selling Art

This is a long post but packed with so much key information, every point can be its own blog post. But this post here offers a general overview on the business of selling your art. There are many venues to sell art work, the gallery…

E-Commerce for Artists

E-Commerce for Artists

E-Commerce (electronic commerce) is commercial transactions using credit cards over the internet and is an important aspect of managing the finance of your art business. With the US representing half of the world’s fraudulent credit card transactions, its important to get familiar with how to…