„5 websites to take your art career to the next level.”
Being an artist is awesome. The satisfaction, of producing a piece of art that you have dreamt about , obsessed over, abandoned and owned back again, is hardly comparable to any other feeling. However when your art is your source of sustenance, just producing quality work is not just enough. You have to be almost a marketer , an advertiser , an accountant and a lawyer at the same time.
While this might seem overwhelming, creatives who have been able to build successful careers have tackled this seemingly insurmountable task and you know that you don’t have to always make this journey alone. You can build on the what others have done before you. The internet is a beautiful place and fortunately the art community is kind and sharing. Here are 5 websites that have valuable information to help you not only establish your art career but also to help you flourish.
1. ArtBiz Coach. Brainchild of author, speaker , entrepreneur and teacher Alyson Stanfield, this website has a lot of great info about starting your art marketing and a great place to stay in touch and get introduced to other artists who will be going through the life the same way you are.
2. Buffer. Managing your social media can be overwhelming. Its like you are trying to get into the same space and attention that a team of people who manage social medial for a big organizations do. Thankfully, Buffer takes some of that load from you.
3. Millo. This website covers the entire length and breadth of issues and concerns that you might have while running your art career as a solopreneur.
4. DIY Musician. Covers a wide range of topics from music tips and tricks to using social media to promote your music. They also organize a conference which is the best opportunity to network with peers.
5. Music Think Tank. Like they say. This is where the music industry thinks This is a podcast which covers topics such as social aspects of the artists and conducting day to day business.