Yesterday Cory Huff and I hosted the last of three “Game-Changer Calls” for artists. We’re both sick to death of the Starving Artist Myth, and decided to combine our unique super-powers and join forces to make a difference for artists, starting with these calls.
If you didn’t get a chance to hear the calls, here’s what we covered: on Call #1, Cory interviewed me about how I built an art career that ironically left me pretty demoralized (and in debt!), and how I turned my life around by listening to my heart and following my true Blisses.
On Call #2, I grilled Cory – an internet marketing and social-media whiz as well as an artist himself – about how the Internet has forever changed the way that artists interact with collectors and art buyers, and how artists can take advantage of the Web’s utility to form direct connections with fans. That call was packed with information, specifically around the 5 things every artist needs to sell art online.
And finally, in Call #3 yesterday, we gave three artists’ websites a live critique, offering concrete suggestions for specific steps to make them more effective at building a fan base and selling their work.
I have been so touched by the response to these calls! We’ve gotten emails from all over the globe, thanking us for the information, the encouragement, the inspiration. Artists of all kinds really resonated with our message that yes, artists really can take charge of their own career and create the life they want.
We’re not done yet.
It is our distinct pleasure to now share with all of you that Cory and I are continuing our work changing artists’ lives with the launch of ArtEmpowers.Me, a community for creative artrepreneurs who have a burning desire to turn their passion into a career.
At the end of last year, I opened the doors to the Thriving Artists Project, my gift to artists and creatives – a membership site offering community, support, tools and inspiration to bust the Starving Artist mindset. I’m thrilled to now share with you ArtEmpowers.Me. It’s everything that tTAP was, combined with Cory’s years of experience and expertise in marketing and social media for artists, and all the lessons and content he created for his own membership site, The Abundant Artist Community.
Now we’ve merged our two communities into something even better: ArtEmpowers.Me
ArtEmpowers.Me is built to help artists of all stripes learn how to sell their art and creative work online, and turn their art business into a satisfying career. All while maintaining a sustainable creative practice – because a successful creative career requires that you get creating in addition to getting business savvy!
I like to think that between the two of us, we can get you sparked, stoked, creating, and thriving from your art!
If you’re curious to see what it’s all about, check out ArtEmpowers.Me, and let me know if you have any questions!
PS – Please share this post with anyone you think could benefit from it. Together we can change the game for artists!