How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur Selling Your Art

  • by J.D. Rockefeller
  • Narrated by Susan Crawford
  • 0 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An artist doesn't need to starve for their passion. Outdoor shows, brick and mortar locations, the internet and the availability of more venues has made it easier for creative entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their work. Selling artwork is, however, a competitive endeavor, and that has forced artists to produce beautiful and quality work that is competitively priced. To be successful with your ambition, you need to crunch the numbers, gradually build your business and create sales in low-cost venues before you move on to bigger arenas. Selling artwork or anything for that matter is an important business skill. Not everybody possesses the gift or talent to venture into the life of selling. However with this in mind, we should at least be able to sell one thing: and that's ourselves.
For an entrepreneur, your ability to convince potential buyers that you are someone capable of doing business with is vital for success. There's no secret between the connection of art and money. A shocking idea is one that states that no artist is destined for starvation and poverty. If you are a passionate and creative artist, you can make some good money from your work, feel great about it and generate a massive following of supporters for your career. And that's true! You may ask yourself why so many artists falter in the quest to make a living from art? The positive thing however is that many artists fail simply not because they don't have the creativity or talent to produce great work, but rather because they haven't been adequately trained to represent themselves properly to build customer bases and actually sell their amazing work.

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Basic Review

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I listened through to the end of the book looking for the "gem" that I might take away from giving my 30 minutes to this listen. It didn't happen. It is entry level information and didn't provide me with a piece of actionable advice. If you haven't read any books on selling artwork you might find this useful.


Has How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur Selling Your Art turned you off from other books in this genre?

No, I plan to keep looking and listening.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator was fine


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

none really, slight disappointment that I didn't have the opportunity to jot down one fact when listening.


Any additional comments?

The description of the book provided by audible says it all. If you read that you can save yourself 30 minutes.

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- Lorraine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-24-2015
  • Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller