040: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion with Alyson Stanfield

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Want to know the best way to market your art? It’s all about building personal relationships. Joining me in conversation today is artist business coach, Alyson Stanfield.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why you don’t need to live in an “art town”
  • Why email is great…but sometimes picking up the phone is better
  • Why getting involved in your community can help you sell art…and we’re not just talking about your art community

Links Mentioned

Alyson’s New Book

About Alyson Stanfield

Alyson Stanfield has been helping artists become more productive and profitable at Art Biz Success since 2002. She is the founder of the Art Career Success System, which turns your business tasks into routines that you can use at any point in your art business and career. She recently released the 4th edition of her book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio: The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion, and is excited that it’s available in print for all of the artists who didn’t like e-books.

Facebook: Art Biz Success

Instagram: @artbizsuccess

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion or become better artists. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released in February 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies


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Listener shout out of the week!

“Miriam Schulman has monetized her creativity – without ‘selling out’ or losing her inspiration. her success and down-to-earth advice will motivate you to express more, create more, and become the inspiration for others.”

~Annie B.

Have you been trying to sell your art for months or years but haven’t gained the traction you need to support your art business?

Spending all day creating hashtags on Instagram isn’t going to get you what you want. 

Which is why I’ve created a BRAND-NEW free Masterclass called, “How to Sell More of Your Art (Without Being Insta-Famous)”

You’re going to learn:

☑️ Why your success isn’t measured by your social media following

☑️ The BEST way to grow (and nurture) an audience full of collectors

☑️ Why most artists get stuck when they try to sell their art

☑️ The 5 “P”s of profiting from your art

And SO MUCH more…

Save your spot now 👉 schulmanart.com/masterclass


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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