101: 5 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Art Sales

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking about all the ways you’re sabotaging your own art sales.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why it’s important to own your desire to be a financially successful artist
  • The 5 factors that are contributing to under-earning disease… especially for women
  • Why your desire to be Martha Stewart is killing your dreams

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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 October 2022. 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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“Valuable and tangible insights for creatives”
“Miriam and her podcast are full of insights for both new and seasoned creatives alike. I especially enjoy how she brings her personality and personal stories to the show. Tangible takeaways don’t have to be boring and she’s leading the example of how this can be done. Episode 91 is a great reminder to slow down on the Zoom meetings and screens so I can recharge my very own creative batteries. x”

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Want to discover how to sell more of your art and art classes online?

I have a FREE guide called the “The Artist Profit Plan” to walk you through my framework, including the 5 things you DON'T need to thrive in your art business (and 5 that you do!)

Click here to get instant access: 👉 schulmanart.com/profit

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  1. I definitely connect with what you said in episode 101. To wrap my mind around the fact that someone could even want to spend money on my art beyond what I might think it is worth is very difficult. This comes at a good time for me as I have just been asked to make commissioned quilt and I have never done this before. I have made lots of quilts, but I have always given them away as gifts or donated to charities. I was told that she would pay whatever I asked, though I am thinking that I should get a little more clarity in the form of a price range. I don’t usually keep track of my time working on quilts (it is a very time consuming project normally). The time it takes can vary a lot depending on complexity. She gave me free rein on what to do, but that is actually harder than having some guidelines. It will be small because it is for a baby (a boy).


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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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