Since I decided three years ago to start an art business, I’ve struggled to find my niche. First I wanted to draw landscapes. Do you know how hard it is to draw a rock?
Then I thought, why not animals? Everyone loves a good wildlife picture. Then I realized I lacked serious skills to make that work.
Then there was my love of photography. Awesome idea, become a landscape photographer! Still, need to improve that skill. In the end my quest to figure out what I wanted to create and be known for hurt my success.
Why? Because I was lost. I wasn’t choosing success. Continue reading Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.
Art, photography, images tell a story. But what about the story behind the image?
Anyone can post an image of their art or a really beautiful photograph. But it’s the story behind the image that separates the artist from everyone else.
You as the artist create because you want to. You want to share and you want to teach. Customers and art lovers look at your work, not just for the beauty, but for the experience.
Your writing sells that experience. That experience starts with a good, strong and clear introduction. Continue reading How To Write A Killer Intro For Your Art Post
Have you struggled to write quality content? Have you wondered where to start?
Writing good content isn’t easy. It’s a skill requiring time to learn. It takes practice.
But who has the time? Especially if you’re an artist, you want to spend your time creating. Not writing content.
Think of content marketing as a necessity that drives traffic to your site, gets potential leads and eventually gains conversions and customers. That’s great and all except you draw or paint. You don’t write.
You want the conversions and the customers to buy your art. But how do you write content?
This post is the first in a series of posts for writing content for creatives (and really anyone else). Today, I’m going to give you five tips on how to write a killer headline for your content. Continue reading How To Write A Killer Headline For Your Content
Do you want to tell a story with your art? Or are you just trying to make a buck? If you’re just selling art to try to make some money, good luck. This post isn’t for you. But if you want an actual creative business, keep reading.
When I’m creating art, I’m really trying to tell a story that’s come to my mind.
Stories aren’t just for writers. Storytelling is as integral to the visual artist as it is for the aspiring novelist. But what’s even more important, is telling your story is key to your content marketing as an artist. Continue reading Selling Your Art Through Storytelling
We all know Twitter is one of the largest and most well-known social media platforms. According to Statista.com, Twitter had 317 million monthly active users in 2016. As a microblogging platform, there is power in a simple tweet. Everyone from the average person to politicians to athletes takes advantage of that power for better or worse.
But is Twitter still relevant for visual artists? Continue reading Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists