Tag: artist

Three Steps to Figuring Out the Ideal Client for Your Creative Business

Before I get knee deep into this, I wanted to address some of the jargon I’ll be using to describe various concepts and ideas and get it out the way first. When I refer to prospect, I’m talking about anyone...

/ November 11, 2016

Is Promoting Your Art Desperate?

Self promotion and marketing have a bad reputation. Drawing attention to ourselves, our art, and our brands feels like we’re showing off or sends the message that we are desperate for work, love and attention. People construct zany narratives to...

/ November 8, 2016

Promotion Ideas that Work, from 9 Varied Creative Pros

With so many platforms now available to us, we are lucky to have so many options when it comes to getting our work seen by the right audience. But as some strategies will obviously be more effective than others, we wanted...

/ June 1, 2016

On the importance of self confidence for meandering art-makers

Something I’ve experienced personally, as well as a thing that comes up a lot amongst the creatives I’ve talked to over the years is lacking belief in oneself and one’s work. I still suffer from pangs of low self confidence. Sometimes...

/ November 24, 2015

5 Steps To Stop Feeling Like an Imposter

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from bow-tie making entrepreneur and designer Tim Aton, who writes more good stuff, over here. I wonder if you’re familiar with the term ‘Imposter Syndrome?’ It can wreak havoc on any designer’s self...

/ November 7, 2015

What Problems Are You Solving? How Great Artists Think Like Entrepreneurs

How comfortable are you with the idea of calling yourself an ‘entrepreneur’? Even if the word itself is a little trite, the basic meaning behind it is solid enough for the purpose of this conversation. Anyone working as a creative...

/ September 10, 2013

Being Completely Ready to Attract New Clients and Win New Work

Looking for clients for your creative service? Do you have absolutely everything in place in order for your business to work in the best, most effective way possible? This comic shows you what's important. Read more on 'Being Completely Ready...

/ July 4, 2013

Reasons to Get Excited About Your Creative Product

Are you excited and proud about the creative work you do? Here are some reminders as to why you should be... Read more on 'Reasons to Get Excited About your Creative Product'...

/ June 17, 2013

For Money or Passion? Why You Need to Do Creative Work for the Money

The idea of doing creative work to make money, over doing it for love has often been met with scorn and heated opposition. Understandably so. I want to talk about why, in most cases, people are wrong to resist the...

/ June 11, 2013

Creating Value: How to Make a Creative Product that Gets Seen and Sold

As people in the creative industries, one of the most vital parts of what we do is the product or service we provide. Read more on 'Creating Value'

/ May 16, 2013