2023 IP Podcast - Episode 256 - 3 Art Selling Mistakes to Avoid - rectangle

with host artist Miriam Schulman


I just got back from a week in Israel, and it was an amazing time with my family. In this episode, I’m sharing The Tale of Two Shopkeepers. One failed to sell me pieces I wanted to buy, and another sold me two pieces of something I didn’t even know I wanted. Two very different shopping experiences, and two different results.

In this podcast, you will discover…

Here are some of the selling points I noticed as a buyer that may help you sell your art:

  • Being helpful isn’t pushy.
  • Don’t put obstacles up for your customers.
  • Focus on the experience of your customers, not the transaction.

“Stoke your collector’s passion while they’re in the throes of the experience.” – Miriam Schulman

I also introduce a new segment to the podcast called “The Art World Remembers,” and I answer a question from one of our Artist Incubator clients.

The stories I share in this episode are reminders for the next time you talk to your clients, and to give them an experience that will lead to your next sale.

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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. 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.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, 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. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. 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!

Informative and helpful!
Miriam has a way to use her time with you wisely by asking her guests great questions to glean great advice! I found myself taking notes and bookmarking my favorite episodes to revisit!

~ Emyanngirl via Apple Podcast


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity 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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