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Top Five New Year Resolutions for Creative Entrepreneurs

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 "Most people don't bother to write down their goals, though they carry them in their heads. But writing them down tends to create a little magic - you end up reaching your goals when they are down on paper. Even when you write it then forget about it." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 11 hours ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Don't Make This Mistake When Selling Art - Connecting with Collectors Series

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 "Make it easy for your collectors to buy your art. Solve their problems for them. Ensure that their experience with you one of ease and joy. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 3 days ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Price a Wall Mural - Developing a Price Sheet and Proposal

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 "Determining what to charge for a wall mural can be tricky. But once you get a structure in place, pricing murals will be a smooth process." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by theartedge 19 days ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Ten Costly Mistakes Artists Make

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 "If you don't know what your business model is, you become subject to everyone else's idea of how your business should be run. Know what you want for your art and your future, know how you want your art to be seen, and make sure you are in complete control of your own art business and career." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 1 month ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Planning for Cash Flow and Profit; Necessary Components for a Successful Art Business

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 "There is a reason that some artists are successful in business, and some are not. The successful ones put effort into learning, and applying, business sense when running their business. Sadly, the quality of art you produce only plays a small part of your success. More important than the art is your business skills. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 2 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Should you License your Creations or Produce them Yourself

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 "Can I do both licensing and create my own line - yes you can. The two can work very well together. Marine Artist Wyland has been doing it successfully for years - he sells prints and original paintings and sculptures and at the same time has licensed products on the marketplace. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 3 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Calling Your Own Shots; the Freedom of being a Creative Entrepreneur

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 "One of the advantages of being an artist and working for ourselves is that we get to call the shots on how, when and where we will work. The only limitations that we have are those that we place on ourselves. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 3 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Become a Famous Artist and Leave a Legacy

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 "It's up to you to tell people what you want them to remember about you, your story and uniqueness. If you don't tell people what you want them to know, they will make up their own stories about you. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 3 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Price Your Original Artworks

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 "Even though I've been managing the art career of my husband Drew for over a decade, it wasn't until recently that we established a solid pricing structure for Drew's original artworks. - See more at: http://mariabrophy.com/business-of-art/how-to-price-your-original-artworks.html#sthash.GP2pmo3R.dpuf" (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 5 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What to do When your Client Won't Sign a Contract for an Art Commission or License Deal

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 "For larger deals with multiple designs and payments, especially where there are royalty payments involved, you MUST have a written agreement. There is no exception to that rule. There are too many details at stake for both you and the client." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 6 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What You Do is Your Art

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 "Seth Godin's writing's drill this point over and over again. One day he'll brainwash me just enough that I'll stop giving into what he calls the resistance and continue to do what he encourages: shipping. And I encourage all of you, too: Kill the resistance. Create your own form of art. Ignore the voices of doubt. And put your art out into the world. " (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by theartedge 7 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Want to be a Successful Artist? Sign Your Name!

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 "The more your name is seen on your art, the more you will be remembered as an artist, the more the phone will ring, the more people will visit your website." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 7 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Calling Your Own Shots; the Freedom of being a Creative Entrepreneur

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 "One of the advantages of being an artist and working for ourselves is that we get to call the shots on how, when and where we will work. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 7 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Stop Tolerating What Holds you Back

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 " It's very important to clear out the negative people from your life. Their feelings and thoughts are contagious. Your life is too precious to pollute it that way." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 9 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Should you go into Debt to Sell Your Art?

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 "When an artist gets to the point where they are selling more than they can handle, it's exciting! But it's also distressing if you don't pay attention to the profit you are REALLY making, and making sure the cash is flowing in quicker than it's going out." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by theartedge 11 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Get Over your Fear of Making Sales Calls -- For Creative Entrepreneurs

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 "The key to getting over being nervous is to FOCUS on THEM and what they need. Forget about yourself. Genuinely be interested in that person, their company, and what's important to them. When you show that kind of interest, the person will talk more. They will feel your warmth over the phone. They will begin to trust you, once they realize that their needs are important to you." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 11 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Where the Money is Hiding and the Thriving Artist Summit

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 "In 2008, when everyone was hit hard by the recession, Drew and I were still going strong with our business of selling and licensing art. But our revenues gradually started to decline, as many of our best clients and licensees, went out of business. OUR INCOME DROPPED BY 40%. Then it continued to tank..." (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by theartedge 12 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Get Over your Fear of Making Sales Calls - For Creative Entrepreneurs

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 "Many of the creative entrepreneurs that I consult with have trouble making calls to customers, galleries and agents. They fear rejection and being told no so much so, that they avoid the process of getting new business altogether. " (Maria Brophy)

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6 points by theartedge 13 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


The Making of a Good Art Licensing Agreement

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 "I think that taking the risks despite the complications is what is necessary to move forward. It's really just trusting that it will all work out. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 13 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Self Promotion is NOT a Dirty Word - 11 Ways to Market Yourself

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 "Remember that consistency is key. If you decide that making videos is a good place to start, make a dozen or more. The best thing to do is make a video regularly, say once a week, for at least a year. Over time you'll start to gain a viewership, and you'll eventually see the marketing value of it. But you have to be patient, because the value of it doesn't always show up right away." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 14 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Become Well Known and Recognized - How to Find Your Niche

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 "Focus your art or services in one local area. Become known as the artist of your town or the glass blower of Charleston and over time, you will be the first person that comes to mind for local projects. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 14 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Five Magic Words that will Transform an Artist into a Powerful Business Person

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 "Your customers WANT to be told how things work with you; it gives them confidence in you and it lets them know what to expect. " (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by theartedge 15 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Five Magic Words that will Transform an Artist into a Powerful Business Person

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 "You may never become a master negotiator, but you can learn simple tricks that will allow you to run your creative empire like a business, without the struggles that many artists suffer. " (Maria Brophy)

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6 points by theartedge 15 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


LICENSING YOUR ART TO A SKATEBOARD COMPANY (Or any Company)

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 "If you are new to licensing and your art isn't very well known, you might have to charge on the low end to build up your portfolio. But please, don't do this for long, because then you'll lower the bar for all artists. Be sure that once you've got a few successful deals under your belt, you start inching your prices up to where they should be. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 15 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


One easy tool that will create brand awareness for artists

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 "Artists that leave their names off their work are making a big mistake. It's extremely important to claim your name on your artwork, it's packaging, and anything else related to it. " (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by theartedge 16 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Art Business Answers - Should You Send a Sketch to a Client Before Payment

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 "A good client, one who won't take your sketch and hire another artist to paint it, is one who is happy to sign your agreement and pay a deposit. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 16 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Make Sure Your Art is Remembered Like Picasso's

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 "Many artists aspire to have their artwork, style and name easily recognized just like Picasso's. It doesn't happen overnight, and for many artists, unfortunately, it will never happen. " (Maria Brophy)

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7 points by theartedge 16 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Self Promotion is NOT a Dirty Word - 11 Ways to Market Yourself

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 "Self-Promotion sounds like a dirty word to some people. I know many who have a livelihood that depends on marketing, yet they resist it. But if you look at all of the people who have found success without the backing of a big company or a trust fund left by a wealthy uncle, you'll find that self-promotion was a necessary piece of the puzzle. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 17 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Handle a Friends Request for Free Digital Art

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 "Exchange use of the artwork for TRUE promotional value. And place limits on what they can use it for, and for how long, in writing. (You should always specify limits, 100% of the time, with everyone, anyway.) - See more at: http://mariabrophy.com/business-of-art/how-to-handle-a-friends-request-for-free-digital-art.html#sthash.s0R2SpH4.dpuf" (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 17 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Become Well Known and Recognized - How to Find Your Niche

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 "There are many different paths you can take to become well known and established. Just like anything else in the world of being a creative entrepreneur, one-size does not fit all! " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 16 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Should You Send Your Art Images to a Company in China?

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 "Payment and a written agreement is especially important when sending your art to someone in another country, where the culture and laws are different from ours. " (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by theartedge 18 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Achieve a High Value Goal in 6 Steps

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 "A high-value goal is one that will change your game, increase your income, or up-level you in your industry. A high-value goal will make your life significantly better in some way. - See more at: http://mariabrophy.com/business-of-art/how-to-achieve-a-high-value-goal-in-6-steps.html#sthash.WvnBDHSp.dpuf" (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 18 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Thrive as a Professional Artist

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 "The best way to keep your personal integrity as a professional artist is to make sure you never do anything that goes against your personal values in exchange for money. For every single one of us, selling out has a different meaning, because we all have different values. Only you can determine if you are selling out or not; no one else can decide that for you." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 19 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Why Artists Should (Not) Be Paid for Their Artwork

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 "Nothing makes me spit nails more than the idea that some people under-value the work of artists." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 19 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Five Steps to Closing a Deal - Artist's Trade Show Follow Up

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 "Many artists wonder if they should use their own contract or if they should use the clients'. It's always best to have your own contract, for the obvious reason that your own contract will protect you best. I find that often a client's contract is not a good thing for the artist, because it will have a lot of Red Flags in it, or it will be missing some key components that protects the artist. " (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 18 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What to Charge for Art Licensing -- Royalties Advances and Flat Fees

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 "Many artists have a hard time financially because they just don't know what to charge. Often, artists will turn down a good opportunity because they are paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake and charging too little. And when it comes to licensing your art, there are many different ways to be compensated." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by theartedge 19 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


One easy tool that will create brand awareness for artists

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 "Artists that leave their names off their work are making a big mistake. It's extremely important to claim your name on your artwork, it's packaging, and anything else related to it." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 19 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


One easy tool that will create brand awareness for artists - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "Artists that leave their names off their work are making a big mistake." (Maria Brophy)

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6 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 20 months ago Tags: artists | art | signature | branding | | marketing | learning | name | stencil | logo | | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


An Open Letter to Jeremy Scott - Did you Rip Off Artist Jim Phillips? How to make it right.

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 "There's a line that should never be crossed, and that's when your inspiration is so close to the real thing that you are mistaken for the real thing!" (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by theartedge 22 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Achieve a High Value Goal in 6 Steps

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 "A high-value goal is one that will change your game, increase your income, or up-level you in your industry. A high-value goal will make your life significantly better in some way." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by theartedge 22 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How Taking an Adventure can grow your Business - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "Leap, and the net will appear." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 22 months ago Tags: action | artists | change | experience | fear | goals | happiness | inspiration | perseverence | risk | | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


WHO ARE YOU? YOUR PERSONAL BRAND IN A FEW WORDS

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 "Your persona is your brand. Your story is your brand. And your brand is what attracts your fans to you." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 23 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Achieve a High Value Goal in 6 Steps - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "Deadlines make goals happen!" (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 23 months ago Tags: accomplishment | action | artists | goals | habits | success | productivity | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What to do when you are turned down for a project or job

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 "The next time you feel rejected by a potential client, or gallery, or licensee, look at it this way: No doesn't mean no, it usually means not now, but maybe later. And a maybe is an open door!" (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by theartedge 23 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What to do when you are turned down for a project or job - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "When a customer tells you "No" it doesn't mean "no" it just means "no for now."" (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 24 months ago Tags: | artists | collectors | clients | customers | projects | | learning | success | opportunities | perseverence | rejection | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Find Your Niche | Maria Brophy

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 "Niches are at the heart of every successful business, product or service." (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 25 months ago Tags: artists | creativity | experience | learning | marketing | mastery | niche | | perseverence | productivity | quality | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Thrive as a Professional Artist

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 "You can design your career to be what you want it to be. And that, in my opinion, is the most important message we can give to anyone in any profession." (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by theartedge 26 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Thrive as a Professional Artist - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "To thrive as a professional artist or a professional anything, you have to make a profit and keep your cash flowing." (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 26 months ago Tags: artists | accomplishment | action | goals | learning | marketing | happiness | perseverence | productivity | sales | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Have Faith in your Stupidly Brilliant Ideas

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 "I loved this article, because it is a common problem I see every day, and Christine explains it so eloquently, and gives you tools to remedy the killing of great ideas." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 27 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to File Your Copyrights and Keep Track of Them

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 "I'm not going to sugar-coat it; the copyright office in the U.S. has made it a tad confusing. But don't let that deter you. After you file a couple of these, you'll get used to it and it will be smooth sailing." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by theartedge 27 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


When is it time to Quit - Throwing in the Towel

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 "To become known as the expert of your trade takes years of commitment. And even the most successful people have to deal with challenges. Business isn't a cake-walk for anyone." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by theartedge 27 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What to Charge for Art Licensing - Royalties Advances and Flat Fees

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 "Many artists have a hard time financially because they just don't know what to charge." (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by theartedge 27 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Artists Beware of these Red Flags in Contracts

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 "There are certain red flags to look out for in any contract. There are also necessary terms/clauses that should be in every agreement you sign." (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by theartedge 28 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to get People into your Art Studio

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 "There are countless things you can do to draw attention to your studio space to make people aware that it's there, and in being aware, they will be more receptive to attending your shows and events." (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by theartedge 28 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Printed Portfolios are a thing of the past. How to Show Your Art on the iPad. - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "Goodbye, Print Books? Showing Your Art on the iPad." (David Billings, aka Sparky Firepants)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 29 months ago Tags: artists | portfolio | iPad | | faso | websites | marketing | artwork | | learning | opportunities | success | All Quotes by David Billings, aka Sparky Firepants


What to Charge for Art Licensing - Royalties Advances and Flat Fees - Maria Brophy | Maria Brophy

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 "With confidence comes more deals, and no more lost opportunities." (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 32 months ago Tags: artists | artwork | licensing | royalties | | money | learning | pricing | success | income | | opportunities | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to handle a client that wont pay | Maria Brophy

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 "Usually it's their own fault for not getting a deposit up front and for not writing up a proposal or agreement." (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 32 months ago Tags: artists | artwork | illustrators | clients | | experience | discipline | learning | money | responsibility | reality | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to get People into your Art Studio | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "There are countless things you can do to draw attention to your studio space to make people aware that it's there, and in being aware, they will be more receptive to attending your shows and events." (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 33 months ago Tags: | artists | collectors | goals | exhibits | shows | | marketing | learning | openings | studio | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Self Promotion is NOT a Dirty Word - 11 Ways to Market Yourself

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 "IF YOU DON'T PROMOTE YOURSELF, WHO WILL?" (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by theartedge 35 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Who needs you? The first step to Creative Deal Making with Whales | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "The challenge with whales is that you have to swim out to them; otherwise they don't know you exist." (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 35 months ago Tags: | accomplishment | action | artists | collectors | goals | learning | marketing | sales | subjectmatter | perseverence | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Should you go into Debt to Sell Your Art?

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 "IT'S EASY TO THROW MONEY ON A CREDIT CARD TO KEEP YOUR THING GOING....it's harder to do what you SHOULD do, and that is, to pay attention to the numbers on paper." (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by theartedge 35 months ago Tags: | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Don't Make This Mistake When Selling Art - Connecting with Collectors Series | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "ONE MAJOR KEY TO CONNECTING WITH COLLECTORS: SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM!" (Maria Brophy)

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5 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 35 months ago Tags: | action | artists | collectors | experience | learning | marketing | quality | sales | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Waiting tables vs. Painting Dogs - whats the Sell Out | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "Selling out is when you agree to do something that goes against your personal values, just for money." (Maria Brophy)

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7 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 40 months ago Tags: | accomplishment | action | artists | authenticity | experience | learning | inspiration | opportunities | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Self Promotion is NOT a Dirty Word - 11 Ways to Market Yourself | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "Self-Promotion sounds like a dirty word to some people." (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 41 months ago Tags: accomplishment | action | artists | learning | marketing | promotion | | perseverence | productivity | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to get Free Press - The Art of the Press Release | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "The hard to swallow truth is this: The most successful people are not necessarily the most talented; they are the best marketed." (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 41 months ago Tags: | action | accomplishment | artists | experience | learning | marketing | sales | success | writing | press | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Why you should have a Death Wish | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "Every two years or so, I reach a point where I question my very existence." (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 42 months ago Tags: | action | artists | experience | inspiration | perseverence | quality | reality | success | wisdom | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


THREE REASONS TO EXHIBIT AT A TRADE SHOW | art licensing - Maria Brophy

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 "If you want to create stronger, better partnerships, get out of the safety of your work space and go meet people!" (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 43 months ago Tags: | action | accomplishment | artists | tradeshows | licensing | | exhibits | marketing | opportunities | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Stop Tolerating What Holds you Back | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "There are roadblocks and attitudes that we should never tolerate, if we are to be happy, thrive and do what we were meant to do in life." (Maria Brophy)

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Artists Beware of these Red Flags in Contracts | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "My number one advice, though, is this: Hire an attorney that specializes in Art Licensing (do NOT hire Uncle Bob who does business contracts) - and have an art licensing template made up for yourself." (Maria Brophy)

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What You Do is Your Art | Creativity - Maria Brophy

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 "Kill the resistance. Create your own form of art. Ignore the voices of doubt. And put your art out into the world." (Maria Brophy)

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Have Faith in your Stupidly Brilliant Ideas | Guest Post - Maria Brophy

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 "Asking people about your idea is often just "Procrastination-by-Inquiry." You aren't going to know if it's good until you start DOING something about it." (Christine Kane)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 45 months ago Tags: | artists | accomplishment | action | experience | fear | goals | perseverence | success | All Quotes by Christine Kane


Dont be a Monster - How to Get a Gravatar | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "A Gravatar (a globally recognized avatar) is an image that follows you from blog to blog appearing beside your name when you comment on Gravatar enabled sites." (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 45 months ago Tags: artists | blogs | avatar | photo | | websites | learning | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Make Great Things Happen - Write A Letter From Your Future Self | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "When you set your intentions, out loud and in writing, your subconcious mind picks it up and believes it and stores it away." (Maria Brophy)

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Make Great Things Happen - Write A Letter Your Your Future Self | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "Some would call that little bit of magic "the law of attraction", but I think it's more like this: when you set your intentions, out loud and in writing, your subconcious mind picks it up and believes it and stores it away." (Maria Brophy)

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69 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 46 months ago Tags: accomplishment | action | artists | writing | goals | happiness | inspiration | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Success Formula From Live Painting Artist Michael Pukac | 10 Success Principles for Artists - Maria Brophy

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 "Don't let failure make you quit. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again." (Maria Brophy)

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How to Avoid Entering into a Bad Business Deal | Entrepreur - Maria Brophy

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 "Sometimes we get so excited about an opportunity that we forget to do our homework." (Maria Brophy)

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Webinars Coaches and Seminars - Are They Worth the Money | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "Seminars, workshops and retreats could be just the thing to send you into expertise level yourself." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 47 months ago Tags: learning | advice | wisdom | | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Should you License your Creations or Produce them Yourself | art licensing - Maria Brophy

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 "Licensing allows artists to do what they do best: create art." (Maria Brophy)

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Disregard Obstacles and Break on Through to the Other Side Part II | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "I want everyone to know that they can design a lifestyle that they love, no matter what obstacles there are." (Maria Brophy)

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Disregard Obstacles and Break on Through to the Other Side Part II | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "I want everyone to know that they can design a lifestyle that they love, no matter what obstacles there are." (Maria Brophy)

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2 points by GayleFaucetteWisbon 47 months ago Tags: | action | artists | change | happiness | inspiration | learning | quality | success | motivation | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


What to do when life gets messy like peanut butter | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "So the next time things get messy, and you feel disappointment, decide to make the best of it. Find peace with it. Because the moment you find peace with it, things will begin to flow in a better direction." (Maria Brophy)

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Top Five New Year Resolutions for Creative Entrepreneurs | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "If you don't know what you want, then you can't get it. To get what you want, you have to decide what you want." (Maria Brophy)

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When Disaster Strikes Say Thank You | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "You never know when the tides going to bring something wonderful to you. Sometimes it will arrive disguised as disaster or grief. Often it ends up being the answer to something you've been asking for." (Maria Brophy)

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Breaking Through to the Other Side | Motivation - Maria Brophy

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 "You cannot have what you want when you put energy into the things you don't want." (Maria Brophy)

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The Internet is Spiritual and Other Things I Learned at Blog World | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "Every day I look at artists' websites. The first thing I look at is their artwork. The second thing I look for is the little tab that says "blog". " (Maria Brophy)

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Why Artists Should (Not) Be Paid for Their Artwork | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "Charging for your artwork enables you to make a contribution to the world with your art. It allows you to develop your style and to get better and better at what you do." (Maria Brophy)

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HOW TO CREATE ANYTHING Even when you're scared, inexperienced and don't believe in yourself | Creativity - Maria Brophy

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 "Every big project or goal can be broken down into baby steps. Little lurches forward. Sometimes they're clumsy. Sometimes they don't even seem to make an impact. But this is how anything gets done." (Christine Kane)

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1 point by smlacyart 50 months ago Tags: fear | action | inspiration | creativity | | All Quotes by Christine Kane


Four ways keep your supporters coming back | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "Giving a little extra something will keep your customers and fans something to remember you by. And they'll come back again and again." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 51 months ago Tags: marketing | sales | collectors | collectorclan | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Say Yes! To All Opportunities for Media Exposure | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "You should jump on any opportunity to be featured [in the media]. And by jump, I mean get the journalist what they need, NOW. They work on a deadline, so respond immediately and send photos and be prepared BEFORE they call." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 51 months ago Tags: publicity | marketing | sales | opportunities | | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Are your prices confusing your customers? | Pricing - Maria Brophy

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 "Are you confusing your customers with your pricing? Or do you have a consistent structure, based on either time or a per project basis? Clients, much like children, feel more secure when there's structure that they can count on." (Maria Brophy)

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Smile and you'll get more customers | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "If you want to make and keep customers, you have to smile. It's that simple." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 52 months ago Tags: | attitude | mastery | sales | collectors | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


The Illusion of Rejection and How to Deal with It | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "We all have to find the people that get us, that understand what we are doing, and that appreciate it." (Maria Brophy)

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Ten Keys to an Artists Success | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "Behave like a professional: You are 100% responsible for your own career" (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 52 months ago Tags: | success | artists | attitude | passion | discipline | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Eight Things You Must Do When you Sell An Artwork | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "Be sure to let your collector know that you appreciate their love of your art, and that you are happy to see the piece go to a good home. " (Maria Brophy)

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4 points by smlacyart 52 months ago Tags: | sales | marketing | action | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Painting a Wall Mural: Ten Ways to Please Your Client | Murals - Maria Brophy

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 "Make the painting so awesome and the process so smooth for the client that they are compelled to tell everyone they know." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 53 months ago Tags: | marketing | professionalism | | collectors | quality | productivity | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


How to Price a Wall Mural - Developing a Price Sheet and Proposal | Murals - Maria Brophy

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 "One of the most common challenges for artists is determining what to charge for a project. Developing a structure & system will make it so much easier for you." (Maria Brophy)

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The Price of Opportunity and Playing Art Banker | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "Artist's have to be responsible for their own financial situation. And the best way to take control is to look at your numbers." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 54 months ago Tags: | money | business | | habits | attitude | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


WHEN IS IT OKAY TO COPY AND SELL ANOTHER'S WORK? PLAGIARISM AND THE GOLDEN RULE. | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "One of the oldest sins in art is knocking off someone else's creation and selling it. " (Maria Brophy)

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How to Never get Ripped Off AGAIN - For Freelancers | Written Agreements - Maria Brophy

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 "Handling your business wisely is a decision you make, not a gene that you're born with!" (Maria Brophy)

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Focus on Desire Not Fear - Jump on that Horse | Creativity - Maria Brophy

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 "Starting big projects is so much easier than finishing them." (Maria Brophy)

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How to Price Your Original Artworks | Art Marketing - Maria Brophy

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 "When you're first starting out, it's a good idea to make your work as affordable as you can while being able to cover your costs and make a small profit. Don't charge so little that you don't break even." (Lori Woodward Simons)

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Is your art an Influence or a Knock Off? | Personal - Maria Brophy

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 "This is the beauty of the forces of the human race giving and sharing. We help each other and we pass information and beauty and art around the circle." (Maria Brophy)

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The problem with Donating Art and the Solution | business of art - Maria Brophy

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 "There are many great charities in the world, and they need your art! But there can be problems with donating art to charities." (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by smlacyart 55 months ago Tags: charities | | marketing | success | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Stupid Advice From Smart People | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "There are many ways to make art, to earn a living, to live your life. Your life doesn't have to be dictated by how everyone else is doing it or has done it." (Maria Brophy)

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Should you Sign an Exclusive Agreement - What to Consider | Written Agreements - Maria Brophy

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 "The bottom line is that when you sign an agreement, pay attention to the important words that can bind you. Know what you are getting into, and what you are giving up." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 56 months ago Tags: | galleries | contracts | business | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Over-Extending Yourself Keeps you from the Gold | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "Focus on your art, your family and your projects. Allow yourself the freedom to make a few mistakes and continue to take risks. That's where the rewards are." (Maria Brophy)

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3 points by smlacyart 56 months ago Tags: | money | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Agent or No Agent? How to get Started in Art Licensing Part 2 | Guest Post - Maria Brophy

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 "If sharing half of your licensing revenue is more appealing than spending 60-70% of your time in sales and marketing mode, then finding an agent is probably the right decision for you." (Maria Brophy)

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An Entrepreneurs Challenge - Doing Business with Friends | Written Agreements - Maria Brophy

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 "The next time that a friend asks you to quickly draw up a masterpiece logo for their car washing business, work up a price quote for them in writing. This will avoid the problem of a possible misunderstanding and eliminate wrong assumptions that can embarrass you." (Maria Brophy)

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How to get Started in Art Licensing Part 1 - Is it Right for you? | Guest Post - Maria Brophy

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 "While most artists create from their own internal desire and inspiration, there are many external factors that will influence your creativity and career path in art licensing" (Jeannette Smith)

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1 point by smlacyart 56 months ago Tags: licensing | business | All Quotes by Jeannette Smith


8 Philosophies for Success from Actress Camryn Manheim | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "It's good to Have A Plan (You can only get to a destination if you have a route to follow.)" (Maria Brophy)

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ARE YOU A SHEEP OR A WOLF - ANOTHER CHOICE YOU MAKE | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "The main driving force for success isn't just the greatness of the idea or the level of talent, it's the PASSION and COMMITMENT and the TIME YOU PUT INTO IT. " (Maria Brophy)

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WHO ARE YOU? YOUR PERSONAL BRAND IN A FEW WORDS | 10 Success Principles for Artists - Maria Brophy

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 "Your persona is your brand. Your story is your brand. And your brand is what attracts your fans to you." (Maria Brophy)

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1 point by smlacyart 57 months ago Tags: brand | | stories | marketing | All Quotes by Maria Brophy


Being Exceptional is a Sacrifice - Writing that Book is Hard | Creativity - Maria Brophy

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 "If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. And the "hard" is why it's such a big deal to pull it off." (Maria Brophy)

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Beware of the Online Art Contest - You Lose, even if you Win | Written Agreements - Maria Brophy

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 "Don't be lured by contests that trick you into losing all rights to your art." (Maria Brophy)

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Are you Selling or are you Making a Contribution? It's all in your head. | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "What if we SHIFT our thinking and instead of calling it "selling" we call it "making a contribution?"" (Maria Brophy)

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The Art of the Deal - Feel the Fear and Make the Deal Anyway | Written Agreements - Maria Brophy

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 "Often we let opportunities pass us by because we are afraid of the risk involved. Don't be scared - make your decisions based on your logical research and move forward." (Maria Brophy)

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Should you be a Sucker or an A-Hole - You Decide | Philosophy - Maria Brophy

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 "There comes a point where you have to ask yourself "what am I worth" and if your clients don't value the work you do then it's time to walk." (Maria Brophy)

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10 Principles for an Artists Success | 10 Success Principles for Artists - Maria Brophy

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 "Commit to your craft and don't look back. Never give up. Realize that you can live the lifestyle that you dream of. It's within your reach. Remember that you are making a contribution to the world, and it's important." (Maria Brophy)

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