BLOG*November 24, 2015

Shopify has some great forums on business practices. The following was a good one on adding an affiliate program to your shop. The goal behind an affiliate program is to reward those who promote you. Orlando Chavez inquires, “I want to start an affiliate program for my store. I would...

BLOG*November 5, 2015

It is always good to know in advance the dates for your Holiday Sale Opportunities. These are the important ones through the end of the year: VETERANS DAY – November 11 THANKSGIVING DAY – November 26 ***BLACK FRIDAY – November 27*** SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – November 28 ***CYBER MONDAY –...

BLOG*October 25, 2015

“You’re rushing out the door for another day at the office, and catch your reflection in the mirror. You look awesome obviously, but you’re not ready yet. Don’t get me wrong. That yellow cardigan is on point, and your peter-pan collar is just too cute, but something is missing here....

BLOG*October 1, 2015

When you have finally built that line of products up to a point where you are ready to license them to other stores then ARTSETTERS can help you simplify the process. ARTSETTERS brings the entire wholesale process online. Their solution allows you to be discovered on a global scale, without needing to...

BLOG*September 22, 2015

I like to say that your newsletter is a package of goodies that you send straight to your fans mailbox. The goal is to have the receiver open and even more importantly, want to open your email messsage and then actually read it. We are bombarded by so much info...

BLOG*June 29, 2015

Freelancing is an option for artists who want to work in the industries of publishing, film, games, etc.  while they build up their patron/collector base. Graphic Designer James Grieg has put together an email course called “Before Going Freelance” that helps you get your head around some of the details...

BLOG*October 14, 2014

Get your hashtag mojo on! #HashTagMojo These little symbols have power to move your visibility up the search engine chain in a big way. It’s all about metadata folks. There are some great resources and articles about how to use hashtags effectively. Overall view on hashtags- Here. Trending hashtags- Hashtags.org And why its...

BLOG*October 21, 2012

Roxana Villa Roxana has been working very hard at building her botanical perfume company, Roxana Illuminated Perfume for almost five years. It’s been growing year after year. When preparation meets opportunity, look out! Roxana is being celebrated on the front page of Etsy as a Featured Seller and with it...

BLOG*October 15, 2012

© Greg Spalenka It is amazing how much time can be taken up by doing research. After a day of scanning the internet looking for venues and blogs to connect with, checking out supplies, seeing what others are doing can sometimes feel like wasting time. But it isn’t! Market research...

BLOG*October 1, 2012

©Greg Spalenka Whenever artists decide to go it alone, make their own way,  fear comes along for the ride. As freelancer for so many years I understand where this fear comes from. The goal of being secure in your finances, being safe in general  (food, clothing, shelter) are real considerations...