In the Art Marketing Minute Podcast, you’ll learn how to sell your art, how to market your paintings, and everything else you need to know in order to have a successful art career. Each episode answers questions from artists by host Eric Rhoads, author of “Make More Money Selling Your Art,” publisher of several art magazines and newsletters, and author of ArtMarketing.com.
In this Art Marketing Minute, Eric Rhoads explains how much art education you might want to consider if you want to make a living as an artist, and if you should consider hiring an agent or representative to help you sell your art.
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This is the Art Marketing Minute with Eric Rhoads, author of the Amazon best selling book, “Make More Money Selling Your Art.” In the marketing minute we answer your questions to help your art career brought to you by artmarketing.com, the place to go to learn more about marketing. Now, here’s your host, arts magazine publisher, Eric Rhoads.
In the marketing minute I try to answer art marketing questions from our audience. Email your questions to me at [email protected]
Here’s a question from Jim in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Jim asks: I’d like to grow more as an artist but, at 22 years old, I am unsure if I need to complete an actual degree. How much art education should I get?
Jim… I’m going to get in trouble here… with schools, with parents,… but I don’t think a degree matters unless you plant to teach in public schools or colleges, though it would be nice to have anyway….. The key to making a living as an artist has nothing to do with a degree and everything to do with how good you get and how good you are at marketing. Want to make a great living, take courses and get a degree in sales and marketing, then go to a great atelier like grand central, Incamminati, Florence Academy, etc… and become a great artist.
The next question is from Linda in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Linda asks: Is there such a thing as having a sales rep or agent for my art, to help me market and sell my paintings? I feel like I could use some help and would prefer to hire a professional. Where do I start?
Linda…. Reps or agents are present in all the arts…. Big in Hollywood, in fact there you must have an agent, not so in art but there are many art agents. In theory they help you build your career, build your brand and awareness and get you into places to sell your work. They are worth their weight in gold if you get a good one. Once you become successful you may wish you were not paying a % of your income but remember they built you,… and made you rich.
Remember to Submit Your Question: What questions do you have about selling your art? Email Eric today at [email protected] (include your name and where you’re from) to hear your question answered on an upcoming Art Marketing Minute Podcast.