Whether my business is good or bad (and right now, it’s very good) is more about my mindset than about plunging stock prices. With new products on the drawing board, a membership site in the works, and fascinating new people in my mentor program, I won’t let anything stop me.
Then there are the artists whose business relies more on people’s disposal income than mine does.
Many are incredibly creative types who can’t figure out how to sell their artwork even when the economy is booming. Whether you’re a jeweler, potter, fabric artist, painter or woodworker, don’t let yourself wallow in all that self-defeating chatter you’re hearing about how bad things are getting.
Join me in January for the smARTist telesummit, hosted by art marketing expert Ariane Goodwin. I’m making a return appearance because I had so many tips to share during the last teleseummit that I barely scratched the surface. This time around, I’ll be talking about social media.
Nine out of 10 artists I talk to, for example, are astonished when they learn that other artists are selling artwork galore by creating interesting videos showing themselvs at work in their studios. Then they upload the video to video-sharing sites like YouTube, which pull in traffic to the artists’ websites. Stay tuned for details next month on how to register for the smARTist telesummit.
Until then, Ariane is offering a special “Last-Sale-Ever-Discount” for the 2008 Audio & PDF Program. You can save $60 but only if you order by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, Oct. 31. After that, the 2008 program goes back to the regular price.
Hope to see you at the opening reception Dec. 4 where you can get a taste of the telesummit and decide if you want to join in the fun, or miss the party.