It is hard to belive it is already May and Mother's Day is May 9th! Do you have a great handmade product that would make any Mom, Grandmother and even a Mother-in-law thrilled to open? If so I invite you to share with the Marketplace readers by
leaving a comment about your handmade product and
why it would make a great gift and
listing a DIRECT link to a blog post or product listing of the item.
The link must be a direct link to the individual handmade product either listed on your blog or an online shop. Comments will be moderated and those listing a link must meet all three requirements above especially the direct link to an individual handmade product in order to be published.
Click on today's resources to find a wealth of information to jump start or build on what you have already accomplished as an artist and/or creative entrepreneur.
If you have a recommendation for one of our many features, we would love to hear from you. And don't forget everyone that contributes to the MP Blog whether it be an article, a link, a book, a product, a recommendation or a sponsor has their name put into a random drawing every few months for a reward. The reward may be a product or book we have reviewed, something that has been gifted from an artist or business owner (gifts are given credit in a blog post) or may be a gift certificate or cash prize.
The Business Side of Art has been a part of the Marketplace from the beginning but I didn't feel some of the links listed were getting the attention they deserved.
So back last spring/summer when I started making my plans and goals for the future of the Marketplace, one of the things I wanted to do was give credit and attention to those that have paid their dues and earned the right to give us as artists and business owners advice.
The advice they share on their respective blogs, websites, books and workshops is from many years of experience. If you are looking for information on selling, marketing, getting your art into galleries or shops, making the most of your blog/website and etc., check out the links listed below for great resources.
These are just a few of the great links we will be sharing with you on the 4th Thursday of each month.
Alyson Stanfield, Ancient Stories Retold in Modern Artifacts, Art Biz Blog, Ask Harriete, Christine Goldbeck, Clint Watson, Debbie Overton, Fine Art Views, Harriete Estel Berman, KC Will, Kelly Watson, Luann Udell, Marketing Mindset, MMCA Marketplace, One Woman Marketing, Robert Genn, Tammy Vitale, The Painter's Keys, Women Art Life Weaving it all Together
Although it is in the mid 70's and sunny here in SE Georgia I know many of you are cold and maybe even had enough snow to last you until next winter. Why not take advantage of these winter days and join the Winter Biz Sessions?
The excitement of the holidays are over and now it’s just kind of … blah. When people get a case of the "blahs" they can lose passion for everything… including their business!
There will be a new guest each week, and she will give a presentation on a business topic, such as how to wholesale your products, promote your business by doing a "blog world tour," how to increase your sales by creating better website copy, what NOT to do when starting your website, and to start working as a freelancer, and more!
Eash session will be recorded, so you don't have to worry about missing any of them. The recordings will be sent to those who register. You can register now for only $10.
Do you want to send your art career soaring? Then why not join Alyson Stanfield's Art Career Blast Off class starting June 3rd through 26th. The class is a blend of motivation, coaching, and practical business tools you can use to take your art career to a new level.
Click on the image above to learn more about the class.
Have you noticed our "Learn & Find" section in the upper left sidebar is growing? Do you find yourself searching your favorites for that one linkyou know you bookmarked? Now you can bookmark MMCA Marketplace for your "go-to" art needs. Our list of online workshops, art retreats, tutorials, challenges, art supplies, art DVD's, and information on the business side of art will be continually growing, as will the Marketplace members list of favorite books. We hope to provide you with a place to find all your art needs, one-stop, quick and easy! If you are an author or host of any of these events and would like for the Marketplace to consider adding your link, please contact us.