Stop Procrastinating

How to Stop Procrastinating Art Business Tasks

I have strong procrastination tendencies – I sometimes think that if it weren’t for the last possible moment, I wouldn’t get anything done. Better time management and organization have helped…

Five Essential Tips for Running a Successful Art Business

The word “artist” conjures a certain romantic picture in many people’s minds. An artist is creative, expressive, and perhaps a little bit eccentric😊. Artists are often seen as free spirits…

Collective Wisdom: Finding Your Bread and Butter

In speaking with a number of artists who have built financially successful careers, I have observed that many of them have stabilized and strengthened their art business by creating a…

Difficult customers

How to Work with Difficult Customers

There are times when sales come easily. The stars align and you have the right piece for the right person at the right time and everything clicks together. You and…

9 Tips to Help You Better Manage Sporadic Cash Flow in Your Art Business

Managing cash flow successfully is one of the greatest challenges for any small business. It is a particularly difficult issue for artists and galleries where sales often spike and dip. Artwork doesn’t tend to sell in regular patterns, and because of the high value of many pieces of artwork, when sales do occur they often cause a real spike in an artist’s or gallery’s income.

This irregular cash flow can cause logistical (and emotional!) problems for those of us in the art business. I would like to share a few things I’ve learned over the years about managing cash flow in the hopes that my experience might help make you a better manager of your cash flow.

Hot Take: Why Artists Should Focus On Quantity Over Quality

Occasionally, I get into trouble by suggesting something that stirs up controversy among RedDotBlog readers. I suspect this post might put me in a little hot water, but this is…

Gallery Shows: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In a recent Art Business Academy Q&A session, we discussed the ins and outs of gallery shows and receptions. I thought I would share some of the key points here,…

Crafting Professional Emails for Better Art Business Communication

As an artist in the digital age, chances are you have to write emails on a regular basis. You might have to use email to approach galleries, maintain current gallery…

Collective Wisdom | The Artists Who Won’t Go Away While I’m Trying to Sell

On RedDotBlog, we’ve often talked about different scenarios in which you might be trying to sell your work. For many of you the opportunity will come at an open studio…

Quick Tip – Get More Engagement from Your Followers: Ask Them Questions!

Are you ever disappointed by the lack of engagement from your followers when you post new art to social media, share a blog post, or send out an e-newsletter? If…