But that simply isn't true anymore.
There are so many opportunities out there now for you as an artist to create the work you love..... from originals, prints, commissions, licensing, wholesaling, art on products, workshops, classes, memberships and more
AND you can reach the EXACT customers who love what you create, via the internet
You DON'T have to rely on local footfall
AND you don't have to pay huge commissions/fees
Because you no longer HAVE to go to shows, exhibit, find gallery representation, or trade time for money
Instead you can reach tens of thousands of your ideal customers, in a way that feels good!
You lack confidence and doubt yourself
You know what you want to achieve but you are unsure of where to start
You love making art but you have little-to-no clue about how to market your work and feel totally overwhelmed with social media
You don't know how to find your ideal customers or how to make your work stand out
You are not tech savvy so the whole idea of making sales online leaves you staring blankly into space
Someone that has a proven track record in setting up and scaling their own successful businesses.
A broad understanding of different types of business offerings because if you want to know how to run profitable workshops/courses, or if you want to understand how to create a thriving print business, you need someone with experience that can guide you.
Someone who has achieved results not just for themselves but for other artists too .... as knowing something and teaching it effectively are two COMPLETELY different things.
And that person has to care deeply about the success of their students with testimonials to demonstrate this.
Someone who will walk with you until you reach your goals.
That someone is me.
I have built (and sold) two multiple six-figure businesses and I love helping other artists sell more art and build businesses doing what they love!
Having pushed aside my creative dreams to be for waaaaayyy too long (because I believed the whole starving artist rubbish).
I'm now super passionate about making sure that not a single talented artist out there misses out on success, just because they don't think it's possible or they don't know how.
I built my two businesses from scratch, as a single mum (one award-winning), have a Masters Degree in Business, and have advised everyone from architects to mathematicians, graphic designers to language specialists., bringing in over £5m in business support funding to a University business department....but my passion is artists ......that's what I am and that's what I love!
And the good news for you is that my passion for all things art, makes your results even more incredible!
Hi, I'm Amanda
DEFINE what your future as an artist looks like and exactly how to get there, quickly and in a way that feels aligned with you and your values
GET CLEAR on your STYLE and discover the type of work that excites you so you get to sell what you LOVE making! Every. Single. Day.
Create multiple streams of income by identifying what product and/or services you want to offer in your art business, ensuring you never have to worry if one of those income stream dips slightly
OVERCOME confidence issues that are holding you back, so that you can make braver decisions that bring jaw-dropping results!
TAKE DROOL-INDUCING PHOTOS that makes your work look desirable, aspirational AND naturally ATTRACTS your ideal customer
PRICE your work so that it's marketable, PROFITABLE and an easy YES for your customers whilst you achieve your worth! No more discounting to attract bargain seekers.
GROW your list adding hundreds, if not thousands, of engaged prospective buyers to your email and social media following........because the bigger your list the more sales you can make.
Set up automated SYSTEMS that take care of your sales and marketing, so that you have more precious time in the studio to CREATE.
LAUNCH products or collections in a way that feels good and results in sales!
I'll show you how to BUILD the business YOU want, in a way that works for you
If you want results like these, it won't happen from 'trying to figure it out' on your own.
Building a profitable art business can take years and that's if you ever make it.
In fact, I've seen it time and time again, that trying to figure it out on your own is likely to cause more stress, wasted time and usually ends up with you doubting your art, or even worse, giving up altogether. This makes me so sad, when it was simply an issue of not following the correct path.
Keep wasting valuable time and effort, trying to figure it out alone. HOW WILL YOU FEEL IF 3-6 months FROM NOW YOU'RE NO FURTHER FORWARDS?
Use the next 10 weeks to implement the exact steps that have worked for me and lots of other artists..... and watch as the sales start to flow in
Raise your prices and charge your worth without your customers blinking an eyelid
Feel confident talking about your work when someone asks what kind of art you create
Know that you are creating good work that has a positive impact on others and you are being paid well for it
Get into that lovely creative flow state safe in the knowledge that you know regular, profitable sales are happening
But without a blueprint it's like being in a maze without a map, you constantly take wrong turns that cost you valuable time and energy, not to mention knock your confidence when you make embarrassing mistakes.
So why not fast-track your results with no trial-and-error.....learn from my successes (and failures!) and get there in half the time by following a proven framework that has worked for me and so many other artists.
Feel happy and relaxed, and have time to spend with your family & friends, rather than working two jobs just to make ends meet
Have the money to invest in developing your skills as an artist with courses and new materials
Never get stuck implementing any of the course info with these invaluable small group calls where I answer your questions, provide insights and help you see what may be blocking your progress. With student work reviews and the chance to HOTSEAT your issue
THIS IS INVALUABLE because I am there to catch you if you go off-course. You get total peace of mind that you're always heading in the right direction under my guidance.
I only want students in this programme that are ready to take action and do the work.
This programme has over 20 years of business experience within it that ensures that you get phenomenal results. I know that the information and instruction contained in the programme will give you everything you need to take your art career to the next level and beyond.
I also know that if you do the work, you'll make way more than your initial investment back.
The programme is ONLY for those committed to giving it their all.
However, if you do decide that the programme isn't right for you then I offer a 14 day money back guarantee so that you can be safe in the knowledge that the programme is risk free. To qualify for this refund you must have completed at least 3 of the lessons but not more than 10. That will give you a good enough idea of whether it's right for you.
With the right roadmap you can dispel the 'starving artist' myth and create a business that not only makes sales whilst you sleep, but puts you in the same league as artists you've always aspired to be like
As the online art market grows can you afford NOT to be a part of it?
I'm not going to feed you bull here - you will need to spend some time setting up systems and connecting with your potential customers.
BUT if you do it right, a lot of it is set on autopilot (like your new customer email sequence) and I also show you the very best time-saving, hassle-free tools to leave you time to do what you're best at - creating!
In today's marketplace, the opportunity to sell online means you can reach so many more potential buyers. But your future buyer has to *see* your art and *resonate* with you. So, you need to have a plan in place for how to stand out, connect with potential buyers and create the connection that have them coming back for more.
Good news: You do NOT have to become an expert marketer - you need only to implement this system (without being 'salesy') and you will go a long way to creating a raving fan base.
The programme has been designed with artists and makers in mind. No matter your experience with technology or business, you will be able to process everything in actionable pieces - I meet you where you are. You can choose your approach according to your comfort level - there are options for basic set ups and also more advanced set ups.
Plus I give you all the step-by-step tech walkthroughs making it super simple. AND you have access to the weekly calls for support, if you do get stuck.
You have access to the programme for life so can pursue at your own pace, and revisit the material. Depending on your starting point e.g whether you have an existing website, etc., you could complete the programme in as little as 10-12 weeks. You also get 6 months support from me with the option to extend should you want/need to.
Most people will want to take a little longer and I'd say the average would be 12-16 weeks. You also have access to the Private Community (not on FB) and weekly Q&A calls.
Not if you want results quickly. Sure you can take the time to figure out how to sell some art. But this course shows you how to sell art profitably and consistently. Sales do not just happen on their own. You need a system in place to identify what works and replicate it, because you are building a sustainable business not a 'one hit wonder'.
You need to know what makes the difference between success and failure, how to structure your business with multiple streams of income and how to do it in a way that sustains you and your art practice.
Honestly - a lot! Although, I've structured the programme so that you can go through it without road blocks, everyone's journey is different and there are always questions and potential hiccups.
You get regular check ins at the end of each module so I can make sure you're on the right path.
The 6 x monthly Q&A sessions are live and we coach through ideas, opportunities and problems.
We also have a private community where you can chat with and support each other and both me and a student ambassador are in there almost daily too, answering your questions.
If you can't make the live calls they are all recorded and placed in the membership portal so you can view them at your convenience.