BLOG*April 22, 2016

This post is two fold in that the concept of creating a job is more fulfilling than finding a job and using Facebook sponsored ads to get your message out can be a nice synergy. I am big fan of niche marketing and core audience participation. Using tools like Facebook...

BLOG*February 26, 2016

“In our obsession with optimizing our creative routines and maximizing our productivity, we’ve forgotten how to be truly present in the gladdening mystery of life.” – Maria Popova When was the last time someone you know, over the age of 18, complained about having too little to do? “Busy has a...

BLOG*February 10, 2016

Make work play. It is such a simple concept yet, difficult to comprehend in our competitively driven society. Yet this is how some businesses arrive at their success; through play. Two magician brothers Dan and Dave Buck started their online shop selling a small selection of advanced sleight-of-hand magic videotapes and then broke into...

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*August 14, 2015

I present Artist As Brand classes predominately at Colleges and Universities. However, when I have the opportunity to work with small groups of people, or even better with one or two individuals then the focus goes incredibly deep and it is amazing what can be be revealed! Joan Marie is...

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...