- Not enough time? That’s no excuse because unlike other courses, The Semester is self-paced and it does not end, it’s on-going. Students receive unlimited access and can participate according to their schedule and commitments.
- Not enough money? That’s no excuse either because if you actually do the work, The Semester is an investment that could pay for itself many times over.
I basically created a Kick Starter campaign before it existed.This simple sales and marketing effort not only funded my trip to the south of France, it funded a side trip to England to see my family and I made profit. It was my first taste of making art and making money. My patrons were absolutely delighted with the paintings that I created for them and some bought more. It was so easy to execute because I was going to be painting anyway and I was actually more inspired by thinking of who was going to receive each painting. What did this marketing effort cost me? Well, I had to buy:
- some paper
- Determine what amount of money you would like to make.
- Create a product a.k.a. Art.
- Make something easy to execute on.
- Create something that will add value for your customers in some way. You can just personalize it.
- Choose a price point that your network will easily say yes to.
- Do the math. I only needed ten people to say yes to fully fund my trip.
- Imagine that you’re sitting across from someone who you think would be receptive.
- Tell them what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, what you would like to do for them.
- Record this imaginary conversation, then transcribe, and edit it.
- Product Development
- Project planning
- Follow through
WHERE TO START TO SELL YOUR ART
"Learn The 8-Part Road Map that I used to sell $103,246 of my art during my first year as an unknown artist, without feeling like a sell-out"
- Ann Rea, Artist Mentor