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Indirect or Direct? Only 1 Way Builds Reliable Art/Photo Businesses

Indirect or Direct? Only 1 Way Builds Reliable Art/Photo BusinessesThe pandemic has shown us that fine artists and photographers who sell “indirectly” can have the rug pulled out from under them at any time.I start nearly every consulting session with this exact rant because it’s the single most game-changing concept I can share with artists who […]

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ARTISTS: Are you thinking like a startup? Your success depends on it

ARTISTS: Are you thinking like a startup? Your success depends on itStruggling to get consistent sales as an independent photographer or artist?Don’t resign yourself to the path of the “struggling artist” – with a simple change in mindset, you can start building an art business that will last. OUR FACEBOOK LIVE SCHEDULE Tuesdays and Thursdays: […]

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coronavirus art industry

A message from Art Storefronts CEO Nick Friend

MARCH 18, 2020A Message from Art Storefronts CEO Nick FriendOur statement on COVID-19 and what we have done to help independent artists maintain their livelihoods in this uncertain time.The coronavirus will impact every industry, and unfortunately this means the art industry will be impacted as well.How exactly? Given that festivals have already canceled, major sporting […]

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Dispelling the SEO Myth in 4 Minutes

Dispelling the SEO Myth in 4 MinutesIt’s been over 10 years since many business professionals realized search engine optimization (SEO) had run its course as a viable strategy.Yet to this day, leagues of artists and photographers tell us they are considering investing in costly SEO workshops and consultants under the assumption that doing so will […]

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artist secrets

VIDEO: The 6 Themes Successful Artists and Photographers Live By

The 6 Themes Successful Artists and Photographers Live ByI talk to a lot of fine artists and photographers. Thousands. When I look at what I’ve learned from the most successful ones, there are a few things they all seem to have in common.And it’s not talent, niche, or pricing. It’s deeper than that. I share them all in this […]

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marketing advice video for artists

VIDEO: Selling Art? Marketing Is ALL That Matters

Selling Art? Marketing Is ALL That MattersFor artists and photographers looking to earn a better living from their work, nothing matters more than marketing. 

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rebranding art

Ask a Mentor #10 – What to Ask Yourself Before Re-Branding

Ask a Mentor #10 – What to Ask Yourself Before RebrandingReady for a new look? Rebranding can breathe new life into your art business…or it can be a giant waste of time. Here’s my thoughts on how to know when it’s the right move for you.

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professional artist advice

VIDEO: The Importance of Perseverance in the Lives of Artists and Photographers

The Importance of Perseverance in the Lives of Artists and PhotographersOne thing all truly successful artists have in common? An unshakable sense of perseverance. But staying motivated through hardships and disappointments is easier said than done. Here’s what I’ve learned as an entrepreneur about the importance of pushing forward.

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attract art buyers advice

Ask a Mentor #9: The Best Way to Get Traffic from Art Buyers?

Ask a Mentor #9: The Best Way to Get Traffic from Art Buyers?What’s the best and most effective way to get traffic from art buyers to your website? Well, it depends…

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art distribution

VIDEO: Owning the Distribution of Your Artwork

Owning the Distribution of Your ArtworkFor centuries it has been a sad fact that a very select few at the top of the art industry (the ones that control distribution) are the ones profiting from art sales. Today, things have changed.

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