with host artist Miriam Schulman
Pictures alone will not sell your art. If you want to sell your art online, you need the right language. In this episode I look at the words that you use on your website. I am excited to talk to Kimberly Houston, a copywriter and web marketing strategist. She helps creative business owners stand out in an overcrowded market and has experience of working with artists.
We talk about the 3 pages you need on your website and how to structure those pages. We discuss the importance of story, why you need a call to action on every page and whether you need an artist statement.
In this podcast, you will discover…
- (04:18) The 3 pages every creative needs to have on their webpage
- (05:11) The elements you need on your home page
- (06:40) Why the copy on your website is important for SEO
- (08:05) What should come first – the copy or the design?
- (10:10) Why the about pages needs to be about your audience as well as about who you are
- (12:02) That it’s important to have a call to action on every webpage
- (14:03) How a website is always a work in progress
- (15:01) Discussing the page you sell your work from
- (16:39) How to deal with multiple collections of art on your galleries
- (18:38) Writing copy for an individual piece of art
- (20:12) That people want to know the story behind the art
- (21:13) How I repurpose copy from my Instagram for my website
- (22:22) That people tend to prefer conversational, story based copy
- (23:19) That one of the biggest mistakes, Kimberley sees is writing in the 3rd person
- (25:47) How there are so many things an artist can write about that would be interesting to creators
- (27:44) Do you need an artist statement on your webpage?
- (30:33) That you have to stick with your email list
APRON GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
In celebration of completing the first 6 months of my podcast, The Inspiration Place, I’m giving away an Inspiration Place apron!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a sincere review of The Inspiration Place on schulmanart.com/iTunes or Apple Podcasts.
2. Screenshot your review
3. Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #theinspirationplace and tag @schulmanart OR send the screenshot to me in a DM on Instagram
Last day to enter is February 11th 2019
Winner will be announced ON INSTAGRAM on February 12th
Kimberly Houston is a copywriter and web marketing strategist who helps creative business builders stand out in an overcrowded market and get more get more bookings, business & sales with personality-driven web copy + results-driven marketing strategy. Her motto? “Creative integrity and profit are not meant to be mutually exclusive.”
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About the host, Miriam Schulman
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and I’m the founder of The Inspiration Place where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired. See the art I create at art.SchulmanArt.com or learn how to paint with me at TheInspirationPlace.net
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Listener shout out of the week!
“I learned so much listening to this podcast [with] David Burkus. I will find him on my Audible now to read his book! Thanks for these wonderful tips in podcast form Miriam, I love working in my art journal while I listen to inspiring material. Feeling so productive!”
You want to feel absolutely unstoppable in 2020? 🙋 Good.
Here’s what NOT to do:
❌ Start goals & projects that don't align with your life purpose
❌ Keep beating yourself up for past mistakes.
❌ Continue holding on to old emotional baggage (regret, anger, upset, resentments).
💜That's why we spend an entire week decluttering our hearts, minds and physical space during the Painting with Words Course 👉 schulmanart.com/ENROLL
If you want to MOVE FORWARD, you have to let the old baggage GO.
This process is so powerful and it's worked for me and the hundreds of art students who have already taken this class.
Not only do these exercises help you
✔️ EVOLVE into the next best version of yourself-- but you also
✔️ have FUN doing it at the same time
✔️ while learning new art skills. (check, check, check)
But MORE important than the art, is the TRANSFORMATION that this class has helped my students.
During Wednesday night's live training (you can watch the replay here) Carol had this to say about her experience with Painting with Words:
"I had some big health issues a couple years ago. My life was crazy, spiraling out of control, and I was constantly living in fear. I almost backed out of the course but after the first couple of lessons I knew it was going to save me! It gave me a way of working through my fears and attending to the next steps I needed to take. There is no doubt in my mind that you, Miriam, provided just what I needed. You have a place right up there with my doctors and therapists who helped me get through to the other side."~Carol
That's why I say this course is more than just an art class... it takes the self-development to a whole new level-- and if you've tried other forms of self-development and they haven't worked for you, perhaps this is just what your artistic soul is crying out for.
You deserve a FRESH start.
If you've read this far, then you at least owe it to yourself to check it out while enrollment is still open.