Every month I get a handful of emails from artists who are looking to create a reliable stream of income online—painters, craftsmen, musicians and actors (to name a few) who want to sell what they create over the Internet.
Selling art, however, is not easy and something that I have yet to experience myself, which is why I’m excited to welcome Cory Huff from The Abundant Artist to the show.
Cory’s blog and mission is to help all types of artists understand how to use the Internet to help them sell their artwork and start a business. More importantly, he helps empower artists to take charge of their art business, and to not let others dictate whether or not their work is good enough to be sold.
One of the negative aspects of art school, Cory explains, is that they don’t talk about how once you graduate, you’re on your own and you have to adapt an entrepreneurial mindset. Unless you understand that not only are you an artist, but you’re a business person too, you will not be able to share your art with those who may benefit from experiencing it, and you won’t have the money to create more of it.
Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, there’s golden information within this episode that will surely help take your online business to the next level.
Artists! Where Are You?!
If you’re an artist of any kind (or perhaps you’re friends with an artist who may benefit from listening to this episode and introducing themselves to the rest of the SPI community), please leave a comment in this post, introduce yourself and the artwork that you create, and feel free to leave one link (just one!) to a gallery or somewhere where the rest of us can catch a glimpse of the art that you produce.
You can be a painter, sculptor, musician, actor or actress – any type of artist, I’d love for you to connect with each other here in the comment section, and I think it would be pretty awesome (and inspiring!) for everyone to see what everyone else is doing and creating!
I so look forward to seeing your art!
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