Artists get more sales. If you missed my 5 day Marketing Challenge we learned how to define our customer and learned better ways to create value.
Have you ever thought of reaching out to other artists in your area to see how perhaps you could work together or share resources? Form co-ops and small groups of artists.
Secondly you have to decide who is your avatar meaning who do you want to serve? I know art appeals to a lot of people not everyone is going to buy your art. You really need to know who they are to have the kind of sales you want to have otherwise you will struggle a lot.
I know I’ve been there myself or thinking, that was an ugly piece of art and yet someone will buy it and think it’s wonderful. We can be our own worst critics.
We all would like money come to you easily and effortlessly, no matter where you are or what you are doing and not willing to spend some time on deciding what customer we want and who they are.
We all would agree that is would be a wonderful thing. Putting all our eggs in one basket is something I have learned that hasn’t really worked well for me. Which may be keep hunting up the wrong tree.
Earlier this year I decided that hunting for work, spending my energy on this task was wearing me out.
A friend of mine asked me, “How’s it working for you?”
My answer was of course “It’s not.”
What I felt in that moment, was I could let go of my struggles and worries. Struggling wasn’t getting me anywhere. I was given an incredible opportunity to live with a friend and just re-focus, get my stomach and legs back, spend time just to think about where do I want to take my art business? Be an Artists get more sales
I have many ideas and things that I want to do.. It’s not just about food, it’s about inspiration, it’s about Kindness, it’s about being passionate and what I do and want to offer. How can I merge this with my art?
It’s about supporting other Start-Up Entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in our world, or maybe it’s just making a difference in our local economy. Creating jobs, helping people have money come to them, to have other revenue streams, help them launch their passions.
I bring this up, because if we are struggling then maybe it’s time to give it up, surrender it. Life ought to flow. It also means we need to listen to ourselves, take risks, be open- minded to new opportunities that present themselves.
Since saying, “YES,” I have found many opportunities to meet new people, gigs and other adventures have come to me. When we have obstacles or mountains sometimes we feel, “I give up!”
It’s ok, just to give up for a time or rest. It’s an opportunity to look at the situation and find a way around it, or through it or just learn to LOVE what’s in your way. Once it is released or a resource or idea or solution will come to you.
I remember a friend of mine who wanted to make some extra money as she was just covering her rent. I suggested this idea of not struggling and just focus on who and what she wanted to do.
It was like the doors and windows immediately shut.
If you want more money or another revenue stream or sales and you just feel stuck, then you also need to be open to new ideas. Check out the Marketing for Artists on FB.
Say Yes more often.! How could this work for me?
It’s going back to creating your customer profile, avatar the kind of person you want to sell to. The kind of person who you like and they like you. the kind of person you can develop trust and more engagement with. The kind of customer who will follow you around, share your art, and events. And be an Artists get more sales
Be careful what you ask for. As you will likely get it.
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