Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Promote thyself! Cardinal Sin?

Since we've been on the subject of promoting your art biz...
I was reading in an etsy forum yesterday how some sellers are "shy" about giving out their business cards. I can relate, but to an extent you must remember you're just letting them be AWARE of this really cool thing you're doing. You're not bragging or pushing a sale on them, just raising awareness. Which good promotion is about. Promoting yourself gets a bad rap though. Unfortunately a lot of people think it's bad form to promote yourself. To that I say PSHAW! In this world if you don't take action for yourself it'll never get done. The old saying "if you want something done right you have to do it yourself" rings true. No one is just going to stand up and shout out to the world what an awesome little painting or tshirt design or whatever you just did. You have to do it. Don't let your business or dreams suffer because of some made up etiquette. I have to be a little aggressive with my band and art, any good artist needs to be in this competitive world. Being pro active is only common sense.
In honor of promoting yourself some more FOA links!

1 comment:

pocket park said...

Hi there, found your post on Blogged. I totally agree about promoting yourself. I used to be REALLY shy, and then realized, 'm not pushing sales - I'm just sharing my hobby with others. (Or should I just say obsession.)

With that in mind...