If you’re an artist just starting out or trying to emerge into the art marketplace you may be wondering how to get noticed and make money with your talent. Often there is a lot of myths and mystery surrounding this process. What’s worse, many artists believe they will somehow be magically discovered.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. These misconceptions do more to perpetuate the myth of the starving artist and will hurt your chances to succeed if you adopt them. I can tell you from experience, succeeding as a professional artist depends on one key factor.
So what’s the big secret? You must create a demand for your art work.
So how do you do that? Well, it’s really not difficult, yet many artists struggle with this task, because it requires a different skill set. Think about it. You love to create art. That passion, drives you to develop your craft and create art that means something to you. It’s fun and rewarding on a personal level… and that’s the dilemma.
Making art comes easy to you. Learning “How To Sell Your Art” is the real challenge and many artists just don’t have a clue where to start, but that’s okay. Here’s why. Even though you have never been taught those skills, you can learn them.
This ability to market your work is vital. Believe it or not almost 75% of small business owners struggle with the same challenge. Like you, they are good at what they do, but lack the skills to get their product or service in front of those who might be interested. This is the reason why many business owners go bankrupt and the number one reason why many artists struggle and never reach their true potential. Marketing, is the key to your success.
Understand that if no one knows you exist, it will be very difficult to sell your art and build your reputation as a professional artist. In fact, you’ll continue to struggle. Although that sounds like common sense, many artist will fall into this trap. I want you to be realistic and realize you control your level of success. Furthermore you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just follow in the footsteps of other artists and learn from their experience. This is the fastest route to success in your profession. I hope you believe that truth.
Although there are many ways to effectively market your fine art work, this format prevents me from going into great detail. That’s why I wrote a book, “How To Sell Your Art” specifically for artists who want to earn more money and get the recognition you deserve for your talent. If you are serious about your art, I urge you to follow the link below and get a copy of this invaluable guide.