How to Get People Pounding Down Your Door to Buy Your Creative Work

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You know, those people who will love your writing, art, music, or other creative work so much that they’re the first to buy whenever you release something new?

The people who open your emails as soon as you send them.

The folks who tell all their friends how much they love your work.

The fans who buy multiple items you’ve made or several tickets to your shows to give as Christmas gifts.

Maybe you’re trying on your own to attract enthusiastic followers through your website, social media presence, or personal interactions.

But you could be running into one or more of these problems: [Read more…]

Struggling to Sell Your Creative Work Online? You Might Be Missing This Key Ingredient

So, you’re trying to sell music, books, jewelry, or art from your website.chefs_woodleywonderworks_flickrcc

You’re religiously sharing on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Maybe you’ve even got a presence on Amazon, iTunes, Fine Art America, or Etsy.

But you’re not getting great results – and you’re not sure why.

After all, you’re doing what “they” advise – posting three times a day, asking interesting questions, and sharing funny memes.

But still… all you hear is crickets. [Read more…]

06 – PR Basics for Creatives with Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR [Podcast]

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Ever wonder how creatives get publicity?

Or – would you love to be your own PR person?

In this episode of the Make Creativity Pay podcast, I talk to Ariel Hyatt of Cyber PR publicity about how artists should approach PR. Learn what activities are a good use of your time and money, why PR is a long run game, and what you can do to best prepare for exposure.

Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher or iTunes, rate, and leave a review to let me know what you think!

Your feedback helps others to find the show.
And as always, please share if you know someone who needs to hear these great interviews.

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04- The Truth About Selling, Selling Out, and Competition in Creative Fields with Paul Jarvis [Podcast]

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Paul Jarvis has made a career as a professional creative.paul-jarvis

He’s the author of 5 books as well as a musician and a web designer. He’s been doing web design for over 20 years with such high-profile corporate clients as Yahoo, Mercedez Benz, and Microsoft, as well as with online celebrities Danielle LaPorte, Marie Forleo, and Kris Carr.

His latest book is called, “The Good Creative – 18 Ways to Make Better Art.”

Paul offers some great insight on how to sell if you hate to sell, why to focus on relationships rather than networking, why “selling out” is crap, and how to succeed with cooperation.

Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher or iTunes, rate, and leave a review to let me know what you think!

And as always, please share if you know someone who needs to hear these shows.

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02 – How Photographer David Molnar Grew His List By 12K in 3 Months (with Tips for You) [Podcast]

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Don’t miss this interview with photographer David Molnar who grew his opt-in email list by 12,000 subscribers in three months.david-molnar

 

Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher or iTunes, rate, and leave a review to let me know what you think!

Your feedback helps others to find the show.
And as always, please share if you know someone who needs to hear these great interviews.

 

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How to Boost Your Email Signups with Irresistible Incentives

You’re trying to grow your email list.

You wish it was easier and more straightforward.

You know that having that having a solid, engaged list of fans is essential for writers, performers, crafters, and creatives of all kinds.

You’ve seen how excited, loyal fans will pull out their wallets and buy from you, and that the effort you invest in building your list opens doors to greater opportunities.

So you put out the signup sheet at your shows, display the business card fishbowl in your studio waiting room, and add the “sign up for my newsletter” box in your website sidebar.

But progress is slow – and you’re not sure why.

Are you doing something wrong? (Not exactly.) Do people just not like you? (Doubtful.) Or are you missing something important? (Most likely.) ;)

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10 Steps to a Killer About Page for Artists and Creatives

Have you ever wondered if you can really be any good at this marketing thing?

You’re a writer, musician, artist, photographer, entertainer, or crafter.

You’ve got the website, but you’re pretty sure it’s not the best it can be.

You imagine attracting hoards of raving, loyal fans, but you’re not sure how to find them.

You’d love to sell more stories, more songs, or more sculptures – or maybe grab publishers’ or gallery owners’ attention.

You have this nagging suspicion that your website could work harder for you, boosting your marketing efforts even while you sleep or drive the kids to school.

But you don’t know where to begin. You don’t like selling, and you HATE writing about yourself.

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