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Paying Yourself First

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Paying Yourself First

The stereotype of “starving artist” exists for a reason, but I just came across a talk by a local KC artist and gallery owner that wants to challenge that concept. Vanessa Lacy presented the concept of “Profit First” for artists via a free Facebook Live.  I started watching the video and I’m only halfway through, but I can already tell it’s changed the way I’m thinking about money in my art biz. I’m definitely guilty of not paying myself at all from my art sales. Part of this is because I have a full time job with a good income,...

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Buy me a coffee on Ko-Fi

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Buy me a coffee on Ko-Fi

Ko-Fi is a site that allows artists and creators to collect donations from fans. If you don't have space in your house or budget for a piece of artwork, you can still support my art with a $3 donation on Ko-Fi. Of course, every newsletter sign up, blog comment, post like, and social media follow cost you even less at $0 but mean the world to me!

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B-School: One Size Fits Nobody

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B-School: One Size Fits Nobody

Marie Forleo's B-School is an intensive, expensive program promising to walk you through how to get your online business started or existing business growing. It's focused on creating your business's value-aligned marketing through 6 weekly modules. In February 2020 I signed up for B-School. A different online entrepreneur that I like quite a lot and have been following for years was swearing by it, and offered (what I thought at the time) was a very nice bonus incentive for signing up through her. I knew it was an affiliate program and she would get paid for my purchase, but that is...

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Weekly Summary - March 12, 2021

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Weekly Summary - March 12, 2021

Why hello again, Friday! Thank god it's the end of the week! Unfortunately, I don't have much progress to report again this week. See last week here. Usually I get a lot of art-ing done on the weekends, but last weekend I took an intensive class that was intended to build a business and website in 48 hours. That...turned out to be an extreme oversimplification, to say the least. With as much copy writing as we had to do (it was taught by a copywriter, so there was an emphasis on that), most of the class was only able to...

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There is no "art emergency"

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There is no "art emergency"

“Buy fewer, better works of art. Buy the best you can afford. Take your time. There is no art emergency.” — Liz Klein (art adviser) I came across this quote as I was reading an older New York Times article about how to buy art. It took me a minute to pull my eyebrows back down to their normal spot after seeing the prices thrown around (tens of thousands & millions of dollars?!?!), but once I recovered I just had to share this quote with you. Because it's so, so true! Please take this advice to heart: there will never be an art...

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