While there’s a widespread belief that artists don’t make money. That’s actually a myth.
Not only is it possible, but it’s actually common and easier than you might imagine to make a consistent income from your art.
While there are some artists who struggle and never really gain momentum and sell their paintings, others are generating consistent five (or six!) figure incomes from their work.
What makes the difference?
What stands in the way of the struggling artists are emotional triggers such as doubt, and fear about what you need to do, And all the doubt leads to confusion and overwhelm.
And the artists who DO succeed have figured out how to plan for success.
If you aren’t sure what to do next, then you’ll probably end up doing nothing, or worse, spend your time spinning doing the wrong things.
So if you’re having trouble focusing on what to do next, it could be your fear and doubt getting in your way.
Now, you’d be surprised at how many people make a living as a full time artist.
And the truth is, they're following a specific process.
If you're wondering how to skyrocket your success as a professional artist, step-by-step...
If you're ready to start investing in your art career...
You're in the right place. I've done it and I can show you how to do it too using the specific process that I've developed...
The Production Plan: Consistently build a body of artwork
The Prospecting Plan: Build a list of people who want what you've got
The Profit Plan: Learn how to price for profit
The Promotion Plan: Develop a sales and marketing plan
The Productivity Plan: Organize all of this so you can focus and stop spinning!
Let's work together to attract high end commissions, build your email list and learn exactly what to say to close the sale. Not only will you overcome overwhlem but you'll gain practical strategies and a clear way forward for implementing them.
Get a backstage pass to how I run my 6-figure art business. Let’s cut through all the noise online, and you'll learn what really works to sell your art and fill your art classes from an artist who's actually doing it.
By application only.
When I first approached Miriam, I seemed to be spinning my wheels and not moving forward. I'd worked hard to create a body of work but was disappointed that I couldn’t create sales to go along with that.
Coaching appealed to me because I could get personal access to Miriam, not just a scripted course. Within a short time of following her advice, I sold a piece of art! It's great to have practical steps to follow. I have a plan and a path to go down.
Although this is a journey and a work in progress, I feel so much more positive because I can see the light.
I'm enjoying the personal touch that Miriam gives to each person and the way she pushes us forward. I would recommend it to anyone serious about selling their art.
~Sue Grilli, Atlanta, Georgia suegrilli.com
Before working with Miriam, I was feeling scattered and not sure where to start. I was all over the place. No focus and no plan. However, I hesitated about signing up for coaching because I wondered if it would fulfill my needs. I decided to join the Artist Incubator program anyway because I admire Miriam’s business sense and her warm direct approach to teaching.
Almost from the start, I felt like there was guidance I could trust and the structure helped me focus plus the group offered extra support. It’s a very structured and yet warm, supportive and safe environment. I feel like I have a solid plan now. The program gave me a template to reach my goals and dreams. I’m still in the early stages but that’s ok. I know I’ll get there. Instead of chasing my tail like I was before I’m showing up and working in a direction.
~Tracy Allegro Quincy, MA @tracyallegro on instagram
Hi, I'm Miriam Schulman, and I would love to help you discover a short cut to success. In case you're curious about me, let me tell you a little bit more about myself. I live my creative life with gratitude in New York's backyard. After witnessing the devastation of 9/11, I abandoned my hedge fund job to work on my art full time.
I noticed that the difference between starving artists and successful artists is that successful artists plan for profit. THat is why I created The "Passion to Profit Plan" framework. I've made it my mission to not only help artists grow and develop their skills as artists but to develop their art businesses as well.
My watercolor and mixed media paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines & home decor books and collected worldwide. In addition, the Hudson River Museum and Katonah Museum of Art have carried my artistic accessories in their gift shops. My art has been published in art magazines such as Art of Man, Art Journaling Magazine by Stampington, Professional Artist magazine and The New York Times.
"I didn't have any hesitations about signing up for coaching because Schulman seemed to be doing the things with her art that I would also like to do, promote it regularly and selling it on a consistent basis. Before joining the program, I felt hopeless because had no system to market and sell my art. Since I’ve joined, I’ve begun a new series of paintings and making adjustments to my website and marketing efforts to rally around that one singular focus. Essentially, I stepped into my confidence as a Fine Artist and was ready to finally announce to the world that I was working on a series of paintings that could be purchased and collected. My art business looks like a running machine now. Each week I make progress on building my inventory, sharing my story, and gathering people that are interested in what I'm doing. Essentially there's fuel on the fire now.
"It feels empowering, like I'm actually shining my light out into the world and taking people on the journey of creativity. We all deserve a little bit of magic and now I'm helping to bring that into the world. The Artist Incubator exceeded my expectations because Miriam actually cares about helping people. She genuinely gets excited to help people get out of their own way and move forward with their dream to make a living as an artist. She's genuine and down to Earth which is important. Working with artists can be a delicate operation that requires sensitivity. Although she's aware of that she helps you move past your self-imposed roadblocks with a tough-love approach which only a trusted friend can deliver. She walks that line and it's effective. I'm on fire right now because I know what it takes to make this career happen and it's liberating." ~Peter Bragino, bragino.com
If you want to grow as an artist and profit from your art this year, the FIRST step is to have a call with me. We'll chat, see if the Artist Incubator is a good fit for you, and answer all of your questions about the program.
So, if you're ready to profit from your passion in order to:
"The thing I respect about Miriam is she has first built a successful art career over the last ten years selling online. Now, she is sharing her marketing knowledge with you. She doesn't hold anything back and is eager to let you in on her time-tested secret strategies that will really show results. Anyone can benefit from Miriam's proven track record, especially artists and other creatives."
~Blenda Tyvoll, blendastudio.com
"I really appreciated the walk-through the process of creating better keywords for my Etsy shop. You also inspired me to post daily on social media. I was able to build my Etsy shop with new branding and increased my sales. Thanks for your help creating a plan to sharpen the shop's focus and look."
~ Natasha Papousek, NatashaPapousekArt
"Right from the start, when I met Miriam I knew she was going to be someone who could help me move my business forward. I was getting tons of traffic to my blogs but needed to find a way to capitalize on it. She gave me specific suggestions on how to build my email list. Her creativity as an artist is very apparent when you talk with her as she is always coming up with great ideas to draw in customers and convert the sale. Her first suggestion added nearly 200 people to my email list in less than 6 weeks!
In addition, Miriam graciously helped me see how my email designs were actually hindering my customers from taking action. I knew she was right and her advice motivated me to make some changes. Even though I’ve only just begun to update my emails, I can already see a difference in how professional my marketing appears. I believe this will be a game changer for us. With my email list growing daily and my marketing attempts more suited to my audience, I am looking forward to watching my business grow. I appreciate Miriam’s gifts, talents and abilities and look forward to working with her in the future."
~Jacki Alcorn, PrimitiveStarQuiltShop.com