I received my copy of I’d Rather Be in the Studio by Alyson Stanfield today. I bought it by faith (I’ve only read a few online excerpts), and I am loving it so far! This is the type of info I’ve needed to get my business up and running. I am an artist, but so far, I’ve not been a good business person. Self-promotion always seemed hokey and self-absorbed to me: that is, until my sales started falling off. I truly appreciate the support of my family and friends. But my goal is to expose my creative self to the world, and if I end up with 100+ faithful supporters and collectors, I am golden! That’s over 100 people who are touched by what touches me, and that’s a beautiful thing.
I also bought a book called The Compete Guide to E-Mail Marketing by Bruce Brown. I haven’t started that one yet: I need to have a few other ducks in line so that I can hit the ground running! My goal… to revamp my site, organize my studio, and send out my first email blast… all by January 18th! That’s fair to me, especially since I work full-time right now, and have a family. I believe in myself, my art, and my talent. And I’m beginning to believe in myself as a strong, committed, successful business person, too!