Jump to content

How can I grow my art business?


jess watson

Recommended Posts

I have one son and as of next week he is going to go to a creche/daycare from 11am to 5pm. I volunteer at a homeless shelter that teaches art from 3pm to 5pm

 

So I have 4 hours spare per day every weekday. This is so I can set up working for myself. Since May 2009 I have been selling art and fashion on Etsy. I have made about $1500. I have been trying to get into an art gallery for about 6 months with no luck. What I need advice with is which direction I should go in for these free hours. I promote my Etsy shops via twitter and facebook but that only takes up a few minutes here and there. I blog and comment on blogs and that can use up an hour or so.

 

Do you think I should just stay at home and paint?? I mean a big part of me being successful is going to be having a great product and I obviously need to stay creative. The problem is that when I am painting I become scared that I am not promoting my work and that I am painting for nothing - because I wont be letting anyone know about my paintings.

 

One last thing, this recession killed my sales on Etsy so I need to find a bigger way to make money through art also

 

thanks for reading and I appreciate any comments at all . cheers!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would definitely create an online web site for yourself if you haven't already. You can register you own domain (such as link removed or whatever) and host a web site for relatively low cost. You could always use a template web site building tool if you have no HTML experience too.

 

Once you have that as a foundation you can start putting it on business cards, etc, and running search engine campaigns to target the right customers.

 

Just some ideas.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...