Let me start off by saying THANK YOU! 2014 has been the busiest, most exciting, stressful, fun and overall successful year of my life and I owe so much of that to YOU!
On September 17th, 2014 I finally started taking the advice of some very intelligent artists and began blogging every day (Monday-Friday). It was a hard habit to start but I had heard such great results from others who had done this so I knew it was worth a try. I had no idea just how much success it would bring my business! and so fast too!
To give you an idea - before I started blogging everyday, I would receive 1-2 commissions a month and MAYBE sell one ready-made painting or print from my shop, making the majority of my money from small art shows and festivals. Now I'm getting thousands of clicks to my site, frequent sales from my Store for small paintings and calendars, and for the months of November-December I got SIXTEEN commissions! All I can say is that if you are an artist and you want people to know about you, START A BLOG. Be consistent. Write EVERY DAY. I've learned that I have to spend 50% (sometimes more) of my work day marketing (sharing the art that I'm making, posting to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.) to remind people I'm here and I want to make art for them. The best part about all of this is how YOU have responded...
I just scrolled through every blog I've written from Sept 17th to now, checking out which ones received the most clicks, the most likes, finding out which ones interested YOU the most. I am beyond pleased to see that the blogs that I spent the most time on, the ones I really poured my heart into, are the ones you liked the best. When it comes to business, to art, to blogging, I don't think there's anything better than that. Thank you!!
In case you're curious which posts I'm talking about, here are the most popular ones from 2014!
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Happy New Year everyone!!
Hi friends! Welcome to the blog! I'm Mandy and I'm an artist, blogger & founder of the "Artists to Know" interview series. Here you'll find photos of my latest art adventures, furniture makeover projects & advice from successful artists!
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