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Ep. 079 Making the most money you can this holiday season

Ep. 079 Making the most money you can this holiday season! Ramping up for the hottest Black Friday sales event of the season I have done my share of art shows, craft fairs, vendor events and more. The best recipe for amazing sales is all in the attitude. Listen to this episode to learn how! Wishing everyone a fantastic Thanksgiving and prosperous sales for your art events this Black Friday weekend! GET THE CRAFT FAIR TOOLKIT NOW! Click here to get the toolkit! Check these episodes out...

Duration: 00:14:38

Ep. 078 Attention all Crafters and Holiday Vendors

Ep. 078 Attention all Crafters and Holiday Vendors Get yourself better prepared for amazing holiday season sales! This week I am going to give you the kick in the butt that you need to get better prepsared and organized with your holiday vendor experience. This episode focuses on the do's and don'ts, understanding the facilitation of these shows and what you need to consider to bring, howe much and to maximize your space and get a better ROI. If you need the extra boost, please listen to...

Duration: 00:23:40

Ep. 077 A Pocket Full of Chaos. True Confessions of Holiday Craziness

Ep. 077 A Pocket Full of Chaos. True Confessions of Holiday Craziness When the floor is coming up and the ceiling is coming down. This week I am confessing about some of my own craziness in my art business. Most importantly I feel blessed to have a job that is my living and allows me to manage my own schedule.... however sometimes this is not always the case! I refer to this as "A Pocket Full of Chaos!" I am an artist and I also struggle with a lot of the things that get overwhelming in...

Duration: 00:20:32

Ep. 076 Business is Business, Rockstar Mentor is NOT just for artists anymore!

Ep. 076 Business is Business, Rockstar Mentor is not just for artists anymore! I have received some great feedback and emails lately in regards to the show. Some peeps have found and recommended the show to non "artists' per se' and the consensus is that the Rockstar Mentor Podcast and mentoring website is for anyone in business! A recent email sent to me from Jodie R. who is a paralegal in the New York area who commutes to work everyday found the podcast and she is pursuing her passion...

Duration: 00:18:30

Ep. 075 Interview with Quilt Textile Artist Annette Kelley

Ep. 075 A passion for quilting and creating beautiful textile art with my dear friend and quilt artist, Annette Kelley. "A friend is worth a thousand stitches"... I am not too sure who wrote that quote, but the meaning is so evident in todays episode of the Rockstar Mentor podcast! Annette has been creating for years and her quilts and other textile works are an amazing feat to behold. She creates truly from the heart with a vision and a passion. She does not really sell her works, but...

Duration: 00:34:52

Ep. 074 Artsy Interview Pow WOW with Natasha Wescoat

Ep. 074 Artsy Interview Pow WOW with Natasha Wescoat and Sonya Paz When two artists chat it up and talk shop on this weeks episode of the Rockstar Mentor Podcast. I am pleased to say that I chatted it up with published artist Natasha Wescoat on the show. I always find it enjoyable to chat about the art biz with other artists. Natasha and I met each other many moons ago in approx 2004 when were were both in the EBSQ eBay art selling art group, one of the first online art sales platform...

Duration: 00:43:03

Ep. 073 How to Negotiate like a pro! Kwame Christian Interview with Sonya Paz

Episode 073: How to Negotiate like a pro! Kwame Christian Interview with Sonya Paz on the Rockstar Mentor Podcast! Are you stuck when it comes to asking for the sale and how to start negotiating? Listen up for strategies and logic to fuel your pitch! Today's episode I have the pleasure to interview new friend and podcaster Kwame Christistian! I met Kwame recently at Podcast Move For more information on Kwame Christian, of the American Negotiation Institute visit him at: Kwame Christian...

Duration: 00:35:30

Ep. 072 Artful Interview with Randal Wark of Yoda for Rockstars

Episode 072: Artful Interview with Randal Wark of Yoda for Rockstars Today's episode I have the pleasure to interview friend and fellow artful podcaster Randal Wark! I met Randal Wark back in 2006 at the West Coast Art & Frame show in Las Vegas. At that time Randal was podcasting, loooong before the crazy podcast craze! Here we are 11 years later bringing valuable art resources and we discuss so many great resources and tips for artists and musicians. For more information on Randal Wark,...

Duration: 00:43:30

Ep. 071 The worst habits for artists do and how to fix them.

Episode 071 - The worst habits that artists have and how to fix this. Today's episode I will be going over some of the worst habits that artists can have and how to correct and overcome these. From failure to launch to failure on following up, copycat artists and failure to build personal relationships. You want to be in the art biz, then let's get serious on the business of art. This episode will reference several past episodes as a reminder touch base on amazing subjects from the...

Duration: 00:25:36

Ep. 070 Inspiration Mashup. What is inspiring to you?

Episode 070 - Inspiration Mashup. What is inspiring to you? Today we hear from artists, musicians and the romantic to learn what inspires them. I also want to remind everyone that Hurricane Harvey left thousands of people without homes or with damages homes. You can help the American Red Cross with a donation for relief to help these people. You can text "HARVEY" to 90999 to donate $10 quickly, or visit the American Red Cross website to make a larger donation, every little bit helps,...

Duration: 00:23:48

Ep. 069 RSM and Podcast Movement 2017 recap, lessons, MaiTai's and takeaways

This episode is a summary of Podcast Movement 2017 which I attended last week in Anaheim, CA. I had the opportunity to meet many great movers and influencers in the podcast community. This episode is dedicated to all of the great folks that I met and got inspired by! Here are a few of the great people mentioned in this podcast are, some of my San Jose peeps are Lori Krein of the upcoming podcast "Remodel your Marriage", Tina Deane Coddington of the "Healing Business Podcast", Esther...

Duration: 00:15:24

Ep. 068 The right things to do when contacting galleries

Episode 068 The right things to do when contacting galleries Which Galleries are the best fit for your artwork Today's question comes from Deanna from Connecticut where she asks about how to best seek out the right art galleries for her artwork, how to get a call back and how to communicate with art galleries. One thing I want to point out is how to be best organized with your art gallery submission and search. Keep a spreadsheet and make notes of who you contacted come out when you...

Duration: 00:09:36

Ep. 067 Preparing your Basic Exhibitors Tool Kit on a Budget

Episode 067 preparing your basic exhibitors tool kit on a budget It's always great to find things on sale especially when you're an artist and you were trying to keep things as far as cost to a minimum. Whenever you can purchase items for your art business that are on sale, this is the perfect time of the year to do that. "Back to school sales" at your local drugstore or a variety store will save you money in the long run. Things that you use on a daily basis such as paper, envelopes,...

Duration: 00:11:12

Ep. 066 When your art is too hot to handle!

Episode 66 When your art is too hot to handle Keeping it cool while doing shows in exhibiting your art For the full summary of these show notes visit me at and Please visit our website to sign up to be on the front lines of amazing information and free downloads that I have prepared especially for you. Visit me on Twitter: Visit me on Instagram:...

Duration: 00:12:54

Ep. 065 Grow your tribe to have the best team for success!

Episode 065 Episode 65 hiring your tribe... Grow your tribe to have the best team for success! The topic for today's episode 65 we will be touching on hiring. How to hire, when to hire, when is it the right time to grow your team and to select the right candidates to be able to fulfill your desires and expectations. Now it's not easy sometimes because you want to hire someone that is going to be able to take the torch and excel with this job. As an employer or someone who is paying for...

Duration: 00:23:35

Ep. 064 Schmolitics! Does talking politics effect your business bottom line?

Episode 064: Ahhhh the heated subject of taboo topics, i.e., conversations of politics, religion and everything controversial. Will discussing these in a business arena affect your customer base? Is your art all about a passionate subject? Do you want to keep your passionate opinions and beliefs quiet and separate from business, or do you like the soap box approach based on who you are and what your passions are. It’s all very individualistic. This podcast is based on my general...

Duration: 00:13:15

Ep. 063 Gaining Instagram Followers the Right Way

Episode 063: Gaining Instagram Followers the Right Way, the pros and cons of paid Instagram followers. Be patient and wait for the real deal and work it right. Are you new to Instagram or are you a seasoned Instagrammer? If you are new to IG, then you most likely have already started searching for friends, fellow artists, celebs, musicians, trends and more! It's literally hashtag mania! And when they say a picture is worth a thousand words, they aren't kidding! If you are seasoned, then...

Duration: 00:21:36

Ep. 062 Elevator Pitch - Your 30 seconds to success

Episode 062 You Have 30 Seconds to Make a Good Impression Have you ever had an opportunity present itself to impress a "mover and shaker" in the art world, a gallery curator or an influencer and you don't not know what to say, or find yourself rambling on and regretting not being prepared? Everyone, including artists should have an elevator pitch that will knock the competition out of the park! Polish up the skills you need to have the best 30 seconds to impress and be the art Rockstar...

Duration: 00:12:40

EP. 061 Return policies and necessary tools to protect you and your art!

Episode 062 the nitty gritty on return policies and how to protect yourself, your art and your sanity! If you are selling your art and you don't have policies in place you are doing yourself and your business a disservice. This podcast today will help you think outside the box on where your policies are and what you need to do to incorporate them into your business. For the full summary of these show notes visit me at...

Duration: 00:15:46

Ep. 060 Q&A on Having fun while marketing, Art Suppy Destash and News;etters

Episode 059: Fan Mail Questions and Answers! We are tackling questions today from Janet in College Park, PA question on how to have fun developing your art business. Jeff from Columbus,OH on keeping extra art supplies that are not being currently used. Should I save or sell and how to deal with this. We also have Sriptii from San Francisco who asks about email newsetter providers, Constant Contact or Mailchimp, what is better based on her budget for just starting out. UPDATE:...

Duration: 00:12:50

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