Ink Tuesday, Month 2: My First Sale, the TikTok Algorithm, and More

Starting a brand from scratch is thrilling, but after that initial enthusiasm wears off, things get progressively harder. Especially when you don’t see much success posting online to keep you motivated. It’s easy to get frustrated making artwork no one sees. This is part of what I experienced during Month 2 of Ink Tuesday, my 365 project where I freehand paint for 52 weeks straight. Even though I didn’t see the kind of growth I wanted during September, I’m stillRead more

How to Make Your First Sale—and the Next

A mysterious voice in a cornfield somewhere in Iowa once said, “If you build it, they will come.” The same is true for your Artist Shop, but when they come, will they buy? Luckily, you won’t have to wait for an apparition to answer that question if you follow a few simple tips on how to make your first sale. There’s a lot of variables in converting visitors to customers, but the following suggestions can help you lure fish inRead more