Five New Business Resources

We are back with five new business resources for the week of September 20. We are making these posts items you can use anytime, with the free portions denoted on the date. This week we have included two short blog posts to read because sometimes that is all the time you have to learn. 

Below is the current week of resources:

Use Anytime

Seven Ways to Boost Your Confidence as an Artist 

An article posted on Artwork Archive. Seven things to think about and work on as an artist to help you gain confidence in yourself as an artist. Some suggestions are as simple as getting up and moving to give yourself a break from a piece of work which you can’t get quite right. It is a quick read and worth the few minutes of your time.

Staying Connected to Meaning in Your Work – Leo Babauta writes on Zen Habits the importance of working with your why and staying connected to it during your day. The past six months have taken its toll on us, and it is essential to take time each day to reconnect with why you are doing what you do.

September 20

Beginners Photography Crash Course- Available for free on CreativeLive this day and on-demand for a fee after this date. Photography skills are becoming more critical as we begin to sell more through online markets. If you have a DSLR and need to know more about taking photos, this is the class for you.

September 26

Build an Etsy Storefront Which Sells– Available for free on CreativeLive this day and on-demand for a fee after this date. If you have an Etsy store or are thinking of setting one up, this is an excellent class for you. 

September 25 -October 1

Fine Art Summit – This multi-day virtual conference starts on Saturday, September 25, and runs for seven days. We include this resource again because the event takes place this weekend. The daily content is available for only 24 hours. There may be a way to purchase the content if you want to view it after this period.

“This event will bring together world-class professional fine artists and artist career experts to teach you how to avoid pitfalls and make the best use of your time and energy. Available for FREE in the last week of September.”

 Which of the five new resources for the week will you use? Will we see you at the summit? We already have it on our calendar!! 

Do you have a favorite resource or a go-to place when you need to learn something? We would love to add it to our list and share additional training pieces with the artists and makers.

Want to review last week’s resources? Here is the link to see what we recommended you do last week.


If you are an artist or maker who sells through in-person events, we would appreciate you taking a brief survey. We want to be responsive to your needs and are wondering how best to help you.


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