with host artist Miriam Schulman
Selling your art in a way that attracts true fans is very much like dating. When you meet someone for the first time, you typically don’t ask them to marry you. You get to know them a little and maybe even ask for their phone number. It’s the same with your art collectors. When you meet an art collector for the first time, you get to know them and find out what they like. Ask them questions and then ask them to join your e-mail newsletter. Expecting them to invest in a large painting the first time you meet them is unrealistic. It MAY happen, but it’s better to treat this person like you would meeting someone for the first time.
I’ll be explaining a little more of that in the episode today and using the dating metaphor to help you to build that relationship with art collectors in a way that will be natural and long-term. We’ll also discuss the real role and usage of social media. Some of us tend to use social media incorrectly and expect certain results that just won’t come with social media alone. But don’t worry! I will show you how to best utilize social media while, at the same time, utilizing some traditional marketing tools and strategies! We discuss it all here on today’s episode!
I hope you enjoy this episode and get out there and create romance in selling your art!
In this podcast, you will discover…
- What I mean about the “romance of selling art!”
- How to romance (build that true relationship with) your customers and art collectors.
- Understanding the real use for social media for your art
- Some tips on marketing, in addition to social media.
This is some of the artwork currently in the collection of Joan, the art collector mentioned in this episode!
- TIP Episode 12: Building an E-mail List
- TIP Episode 30: How to Sell at Art Shows with Tracy Lizotte
- TIP Episode 27: Drawing Everyday with Jennifer Orkin Lewis
- The Inspiration Place Facebook Group
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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“Love the podcasts! How do you always know where I am in my art Journey?? I definitely have a perfectionism tendency and it can be so binding. Changing old habits after 67 years is apparently not easy, but I’m learning and I’m trying! Thank you again, Miriam for all of your inspiration, encouragement, and having your finger on my pulse!”
Calling all artists...This episode is sponsored by The Six Figure Artist, an art business coaching division of The Inspiration Place. For many people, when they hear "artist" they think of the “starving artist.” I want you to know that I’ve gone on to create a 6-figure career as an artist, and I want to take down that "starving artist" myth. My specialty is helping other artists take their talent and create a thriving business out of it with practical strategies that go beyond the inspiration shared on this podcast. If you want to profit from your passion or you want a clear strategy to ramp up your existing creative business but you’re spinning and don’t know what to do next, I can help you. To schedule a free discovery call, sign up at schulmanart.com/biz