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Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist.
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Now displaying: April, 2023

Looking for art career inspiration and ideas while you’re working in the studio or schlepping your art across the country? Alyson Stanfield helps you be a more productive artist, a more empowered artist, and a more successful artist. https://ArtBizSuccess.com/podcasts/

Apr 27, 2023

Meeting people and building relationships is the most important thing you can do for your art career, especially when your goal is to be a full-time artist. This means you have to get out of the studio and socialize.

In this solo episode, I discuss:

  • Why everyone you meet is a potential buyer, collector, friend or fan.
  • Where you can network, and why you shouldn’t bother with artist organizations that aren’t a good fit.
  • There are many art worlds. You have to decide where to build your relationships.
  • Why it’s critical to network in real life, not only online.
  • Why it’s important to be authentic and genuinely interested in people.

I leave you with a challenge of meeting 1 new person a month. If it’s true that everyone knows about 150 people, imagine the potential from 12 new people a year.

To read the transcript, see featured artists, and leave a comment, visit https://artbizsuccess.com/being-seen

Sponsored by The PEOPLE PLAN: A Success Workshop to Establish Strategic Connections for Your Art Biz. https://artbizsuccess.com/peopleplan

Apr 20, 2023

My utter bliss is to help artists make business systems that streamline their lives so they can spend more time in the studio. So when Skip Hill said he needed a system for following up with his collectors and important relationships, I knew I wanted to help.

In this episode of The Art Biz, I walk Skip through the steps to create a plan for nurturing his relationships.

We go through these steps to create his plan:

  1. What do you want to happen?
  2. By when does it need to happen? Or … How frequently does it need to happen?
  3. What do you need to have/acquire/learn to make that happen? And/Or what tools and technology will you use for the process?
  4. Who do you need to enlist to help?
  5. What are the exact steps needed to make this system hum?

The steps in that last question provides the fuel. Miss a step, and your system crashes.

To read the exact steps we created for Skip, see images, and leave a comment, visit https://artbizsuccess.com/skip-hill-systems

Sponsored by The PEOPLE PLAN: A Success Workshop to Establish Strategic Connections for Your Art Biz. https://artbizsuccess.com/peopleplan

 

Apr 13, 2023

Before the internet, artists were completely dependent on others to show and sell their work. We need to take a moment every now and then to be grateful for having the world at our fingertips. For being able to instantly send images of our art out into the world. For friends around the globe we would never have met 30 years ago.

In this episode, I talk with artist Barbara Muir, who is unabashedly happy about being online. She reminds us of all the good things that happen because we are so connected. Key topics:

  • A brief rundown of the opportunities that have come Barbara’s way through her blog.
  • Commitment to a blogging habit—now boasting more than 3,000 entries.
  • Her practice of making a daily list of 6 things.
  • The sweet ritual of leaving nightly letters to her husband.

To see images, full show notes, and leave a comment, visit https://artbizsuccess.com/muir-online-podcast 

Want to make sure you stay connected online and off? Check out The PEOPLE PLAN: A Success Workshop to Establish Strategic Connections for Your Art Biz. https://artbizsuccess.com/peopleplan

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