Author Archives: mbostic

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Slow Down to Go Fast by Peleg Top

Is the rat race running you ragged? You’re not alone, but multitasking and running at lightening speed aren’t necessarily the best way to run your creative business. In “Slow Down to Go Fast,” Peleg Top discusses how slowing down, cutting out multitasking and increasing mindfulness can actually make your business more successful. Read an...

how to take stock photos

Taking and Making Stock Photos by Rohn Engh

How to Take Stock Photos Want to start a stock photo business or add stock photography to your existing business? Rohn Engh, author of Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos, offers tips on how to take stock photos and avoid the pitfall of creating trite stock photography. You can read an excerpt from the stock photo...

T8214_i_Usdollar100front

Payment Options: How to Accept Payment for Your Art by Daniel Grant

So you’re ready to start selling your art, but have you thought through the logistics of accepting payments from your customers? There are a variety of payment options, each with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages. In “Payment Options: How to Accept Payment for Your Art,” Daniel Grant takes you through the benefits...

T8214_6_3

2016 Photographer’s Market Exerpt: Starting a New Business

Starting a New Business: Photography Edition Starting a new business can be a daunting task for photographers. How do you deal with taxes and record-keeping? Where will you work? What about lease agreements? How can you avoid failure? In her article “Breaking In: Starting a New Business,” Vik Orenstein answers all of these questions...

new year's resolution

New Year’s Resolution: Sell More Art

Learn How to Sell Art Now that the holidays are past it’s time to settle in and get down to business fulfilling our New Year’s resolutions. What improvements to your art business did you resolve to make this year? Improve your social media skills? Learn how to sell art more effectively? Begin a Kickstarter campaign?...

micro funding

Micro Funding for Artists

Do you have big art dreams but a small bank account? Are you intimidated by the prospect of applying for a bank loan to launch or improve your art business? You don’t have to give up on your dreams just yet. In “Micro Funding for Macro Dreams,” Sean J. Miller explains how artists and...

2016 Artist's and Graphic Designer's Market

Selling Without Begging: Tips for Selling Art by David C. Baker

Tips for Selling Art If you’re like most creatives, selling is probably your least favorite part of running your business. But selling doesn’t have to be painful, and it certainly doesn’t require begging. In his article “Selling Without Begging,” David C. Baker offers six tips for selling art without begging. You can read an...

social networking

The Social Life: Working the Network by Grace Dobush

Social Networking Tips You may well be engaged on various social media platforms, but do you know how to use these outlets to network and promote your art? If not, you’re not alone, and social media guru Grace Dobush is here to help! In her article “The Social Life: Working the Network,” Grace offers do’s and don’ts...

Incite 4 mixed media art contest

Incite 4 Mixed Media Art Contest Now Accepting Entries!

Entering an art contest is a great way to gain exposure for your work. If you when a cash prize or another award, even better! The Incite Mixed Media Competition is now accepting entries for its fourth annual art contest. This year’s theme is Relax Restore Renew, and all winning entries will be published...