10 ideas to become a successful and best-selling artist

10 ideas to become a successful & best-selling artist

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Ideas to become a successful and best selling artist
Are you an artist struggling to sell your work? Are your creations not generating enough sales? Is your art not getting noticed? May it be visual art or musical creations, it feels bad when your hard work is rejected in art galleries or music studios. It completely turns you off. Now, what’s the solution? Worry not! Set the rejection point as the foundation for your success. Even the senior veteran artists who are now successful at some point once encountered rejection. It’s not a new thing; it existed even before. To grow your career as an artist, you need to have confidence in yourself, unshakable belief and tons of motivation. Below are the 10 ideas you can follow to become the next best-selling artist.

1. Take ownership, keep the control of your life

As an artist, you should be the only one responsible for your success. Ownership is about the initiative, and accountability is about following through. It’s not about you and your goals. It’s all about acknowledging your actions. As an artist, you should see your career as a business empire. A business empire requires professionals in charge of sales to market its products. What I mean is, you can be a very talented broke artist. Market your artwork to potential buyers until your brand or business is recognized locally, then countrywide then worldwide.

2. Strive for success and be determined

10 ideas to become a successful & best-selling artist
As Dwayne Johnson once said, “don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals.  Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams”. Be aspired to achieve and rise above your present condition and you will reach extraordinary goals. As Walt Disney said, “if you can dream it, you can do it”. You should set your own goals while taking any risk. By this, you will learn from your experiences. Consider investing in yourself since you are worth it. Make yourself a priority, and others will see you as one. Be passionate about everything you do but mostly about your passion and your art, and work toward improving it. Once you follow the desire of your heart, you will see a positive change in your career. To become the next best-selling artist, you will have to take action right away and find inspiration in senior artists.

3. Believe in yourself

Do you want to be the best-selling artist? It doesn’t come just like a nightdream. You will have to work hard for it, every day of your life. Put extra efforts in marketing your craft, presenting them and showcasing them on public occasions where your potential buyers may be. More importantly, you will have to trust in yourself and identify your strengths and weaknesses. In this way, you will be able to know where to improve. Your goals should be realistic and attainable. For you to achieve your dreams, you will have to believe. Trust goes hand in hand with belief. Once you trust and believe yourself, you will be the next successful artist to be emulated. Stay focused.

4. Dedicate time for production and creation

10 ideas to become a successful & best-selling artist

Priorities first. Being an artist comes with a great challenge to surpass. You will have to work extra hard to keep your dreams alive. You have to schedule time every day to create your art. Research shows that successful artists spend most of their time in studios polishing their art skills while crafting badass arts. As an artist, you should not be afraid of work. Like in any business, for you to keep your customers, you will have to bear with their wants and expectations. Consider drafting a schedule that can guide you to meet your commitments. Devote yourself to compelling motives and attach yourself to the main objectives of the art.

5. Learn social media and e-marketing

Nowadays, nothing beats the internet. Every entrepreneur has considered taking his business online. Data shows that the internet has almost 5 billion users a day. Imagine all those people? Let’s say they are all your potential buyers. Can’t you see what you are missing when your business is not digitalized? Company and agencies have learned about this hack and are moving their services online. Now, as an artist, you can also sell your services or products online. Make the difference. You can venture into a designing niche and sell your services in exchange for money. You can also upload your works of art on your website and market them. Upload your arts on your Facebook page and advertise them. By this, you will have increased your chances of becoming the best-selling artist.

6. Tell your story, share your daily experiences

10 ideas to become a successful & best-selling artist

Another criterion of winning the heart of your audience is inviting them to know you better. By interacting with the audience, you will note their pain points and solve them the right way. You will get the best response to use whenever you meet the same challenge in the market. Use this chance to explain the value of your art. Once you tell your audience your story and your background, they will automatically be attracted by your works of art, and your sales will potentially increase. It is a way of winning peoples trust. When interacting, be honest and let them judge you as per your story. The more people you interact with, the more your audience increases. Try to be interviewed by journalists for major newspapers and magazines or television channels.

7. Give up on Perfectionism

For you to become the bestseller in the art industry, there are certain aspects that you need to overcome. One is perfectionism. You don’t need to be completely perfect to succeed in the artwork. Wipe away that notion from your brain and go on, no matter the critiques. It is through mistakes that we learn how to improve and perfect them. Do your work and expose it to the public to give out their reviews. When you keep waiting to craft the perfect art, you will never take your business to the next level. Perfection doesn’t exist since everything is subjective in the art world but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything you can to achieve major quality in your art.

8. Diversify your sales

For your art to sell, you have to consider going after the true buyers, not getting? This is what I mean; you will have to display your products near your potential buyers to get their attention. Once they are attracted, they will end up being interested and buying. Now you have to note that art sales are a number game. The more you expose your arts to a larger audience, the more buyers you get. You should learn from successful artists. Some of them started showcasing their works in art festivals and outdoor shows. It is by this way they built the foundation of their brands. Consider attending art festivals where you can showcase your works. You can also approach galleries with your works. Remember, most of these successful artists have appeared in more than one gallery in many locations. It has boosted their exposure.

9. Improve your skills daily

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Consider polishing your skills daily to boost your self-confidence. It is the type of confidence that grows with knowledge. Learn and practice as much as you can. This way, you will gain confidence in understanding the art world. Sign up for art classes to gain more knowledge and stay updated in the art world. Consider reading newspapers and specialized magazines and blogs trends to expand your artistic view and boost your creativity. Give up on excuses, and feel the passion of your art. This way, you will feel justified and reasonable since you are doing the right thing for yourself. Build a connection with anyone who has a way out to success.

10. Get results. Forget this "it will be ok" mindset

Never let your mind limit you. This is what I mean: You should permanently delete the notion of saying your skills are not enough to start immediately. Embrace that mindset of being unstoppable and ready to try and learn new things. This way, you will emerge as an innovative artist who can sell no matter the situations. Learn to accept challenges and unexpected events and strive to overcome them. The ‘not enough’ mindset will always limit you at the start of your career. You lack confidence? The best solution to this is to start immediately, with or without skills. You have to understand learning is a process. Start now and learn while working.

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