Art Business Info: NEWS
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What's the best way of an artist creating a good impression with a business card?
What size should it be and what do you need on a business card?
The Business Cards for Artists page on this website provides a summary of:
I've also includes links to articles which make suggestions around design
Plus some options for suppliers of business cards.
As an artist, do you have any recommendations about:
Read more about Marketing for Artists
I've created a new page about Web Content for Artists. It's particularly relevant to those artists who use their websites to market their various artistic activities e.g. making art and selling it. commissions and tuition.
My credentials for creating this page are that I've probably inspected and reviewed information on over 10,000 art websites while blogging about art on my main art blog Making A Mark. I've often got the impression that artists managed to get their images online and write something brief about themselves and then rather ran out of steam - or were not too sure what to do next.
As you know this website is about the art business side of art. I've also noted that some artists have a number of different ways they interact with others - but lack the relevant business pages that really need to be present as well.
So this page aims to provide a resource and get people thinking about how they can improve their website. It also maybe highlights some issues some artists have never thought about.
The new page Web Content for Artists covers and provides brief guides to and TIPS about:
The Privacy Page is especially relevant to all those artists who have dealings with anybody living in the European Union - given we are now just over a month away from the new General Data Protection Regulation coming into force (see Data Protection for Art and Artists).
The reason for emphasis on the Terms and Conditions pages is that I see far too many websites which neglect the fact that any business interaction with customers via the website involves explicit or implied contracts and all the relevant legislation and regulations relevant to such business. In particular, I see far too few which really get to grips with their terms and conditions of business.
This is intended to complement other pages in my Website for Artists sub-section of MARKETING which are (at present):
In the interests of updating and improving content, I'd be interested to have your FEEDBACK about the new page. You can either comment on this post or use the feedback form on my "contact" page
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There's a bonus for the lots of "hobby artists" living in the UK who make money by selling their art - but n0t a lot. You may not have to pay tax on that income!
Why not check out if you're one of the lucky ones?
HMRC updated its guidance Tax-free allowances on property and trading income yesterday (6th April 2018) for the 2018-19 tax year
Here in brief are the rules:
However you must still KEEP PROPER RECORDS. HMRC can charge you a penalty if the records you keep aren’t accurate, complete and readable or if you don’t retain them for the required period of time.
If you use the trading or property income allowances you must keep a record of your income.
Art Business Info. News for Artists
To become a successful artist you need to get on top of the business side of being an artist.
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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This website provides a compendium of resources about the art business for artists. It helps artists learn how to do better at being business-like, marketing and selling art and looking after their financial security.
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