Build Your Art Business Locally

The easiest place to sell your work might be right near your home. Use these tips to meet local business people, contacts and collectors.

How Artists Can Add Multiple Streams of Income

One reason for cultivating more than one method of earning is to keep your income steady throughout the year.

Art Sales Strategy: Create Urgency

These selling strategies help to create a sense of urgency, encouraging buyers to pull out their wallets and make the commitment to buy now.

4 Ways Artists Can Lose Customers

Whether you are in person at an art show, trade show or exhibition, or sharing your work on social media or your website, you have literally seconds to engage people with what you do.

What to Do After You Close the Sale

Collectors in general are very pleased to get to know the artists whose work they own.

Provide Solutions for Your Customers

Consider your target customer carefully to identify how they think, and what they perceive to be a problem or a need.

Selling to the Heart

There are strong emotional reasons for customers to make that purchase of your handmade work.

Partner Up for Your Next Open Studio

Adding more artists to your sale doesn’t diminish your slice of the pie. The goal is to make the pie larger!

Hobbyists and Mass Producers Don’t Matter (unless you let them)

When you stop being concerned about what everyone else is doing, you can focus your energy on your highest priorities.

How Trunk Shows Can Grow Your Handmade Business

A trunk show is an event where you as the artist or designer make an appearance at a gallery or a retail store and sell your work directly to shoppers who attend.