Tuesday, February 8, 2011

There are other ways to sell...

 a variety of tables that I made.
Home Shows are not the only way to sell. There are many others. I
sold my pieces in three different shops in my town and created a different style for each shop. One might get my arbors, another would have furniture and the third, "little art" and gallery pieces.
Each shop felt special and catered to. Retail shops and galleries have their own space restrictions and when I could I would develop items for sale which could be used to display other's artwork. I decorated these shops and they loved it.
    If I were a "real painter" I would have my work all over town! It is easier to do than you might think. Just ask!  There is blank wall space everywhere and I would make everywhere my gallery. I think my dentist and doctor and the little cafe I go to would all like art for their walls, especially if I offered to change it out every two or three months. People like changes, the unusual, to feel special. Everything in the business of selling is not about selling. Some is about name recognition and acceptance.  People think "if it's good enough for my doctor, then it will look good in my home".
 One of "My Ladies"
   

I once loaned one of the "Ladies" that I make to a local restaurant to display their own business cards on.  My cards were not there at all, no mention of my name.  But people ask. I made sure every waitress knew who made her and they would send me business and I would leave a big tip.
     If you have a fear of making something and not getting paid this will probably stop you and that is too bad. Fear will stop you every time.

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7 comments:

Clipped Wings said...

That's so true. Fear is a great killer of creativity.

Barbra Joan said...

BE FEARSOME!, NOT FEARFUL !
hows' thats sound ?
Your right , its the ones' who have NO fear ..they get there.

PAMO said...
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rama said...

Your ideas are good.It pays to have a good business sense.

AutumnLeaves said...

Fear is indeed a force to be reckoned with.

Chez said...

'Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.'
Rabindranath Tagore
Your creations show pizazz StonePost.

Asma said...

its great that you enjoy your work and you are one good buisnessman:D
gr8 thoughts:)