Free & Recommended Tools & Tips for Visual Artists

Resources for Artists

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Artists will find recommended tools and resources for artists. They start with the extensive archives of the Art Marketing News blog, which are a treasure trove of useful art business information and advice. You can subscribe below. I publish helpful free art marketing tools regularly like the 7 Essential Marketing Tools Artists Need report. I trust you'll find these resources helpful. Some are affiliate links, but are also tools I use myself, and the price is the same.

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Resources for Artists I Use and Recommend

It takes a great collection of useful tools lot to build a thriving, active online business. I use and recommend these artist resources without hesitation. Most of the artist resources listed contain affiliate links. When you use them, I get a small commission, but you don't pay more. Instead of advertising, the company pays me to introduce them to new potential customers. Your support in using these links helps me pay the bills and to keep publishing Art Marketing News at no cost to artists.   

ConvertKit - Email Marketing for Creators

ConvertKit offer flexible segmentation that is at the heart of sending personalized, targeted email sequences. It is superior to Mailchimp because it was built to use tagging and autoresponder software. Convertkit uses tags that allow you to include or exclude people on your list when sending a broadcast or series of emails. It is free for the first 1,000 subscribers, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a try. 

Teachable - Online Course Platform for Creators and Coaches 

I've used Teachable for years to present my courses. There are artists teaching watercolor, oil painting, and photography courses there using it to publish highly profitable courses. 

Evolve Artist - the Most Impressive Realism Painting Course Ever

If you want to learn how to paint in the style of realism, check out Evolve Artist. It is the most professional, well-designed, and thorough painting course I've ever seen. Use this link to take its free painting course.

Thrive Themes - the best WordPress Theme with Plugins

My sites, and WordPress sites are built on Thrive Themes. It provides themes & plugins that are designed to make your entire website convert more of your visitors into subscribers, customers & clients! It replaces nine plugins. Everything is included in one price. It updates every month. Here is an impressive example

LightningBase - Fast, Reliable, Affordable WordPress Hosting

My sites, and WordPress sites are hosted on LightningBase. The support is excellent. They will transfer your current WordPress site at no charge. 

ThriveCart - Independent, Flexible Shopping Cart

I have used ThriveCart for years and love it. Robust shopping cart to sell digital and physical products. It collects taxes and calculates shipping. Excellent customer service. Use it to create high-converting cart pages and one-click upsell funnels. You can add bump offers, trials, and recurring payments

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Find Links to Resources for Artists that I Use and Recommend Below

There are three ways to support my efforts to help artists learn marketing so they can sell art comfortably and lead productive happy lives as an artist. The first is join my weekly blog as a subscriber. It's free. The second is become a patron of the Art Marketing Toolkit. Lastly, use my affiliate links listed below when you are going to purchase the artist resources I use and recommend.

Art Marketing News Is a Labor of Love

Helping artists lead fulfilling lives is my mission. I began publishing this free weekly blog in 2005 with the goal of teaching artists how to market their art and enhance their lives as artists. When you join my newsletter you'll get the 7 Essential Marketing Tools Artists Need pdf.  

Help Yourself and Help Me Help Other Artists

Marketing your art is easier when you acquire skills a little bit at a time. You learn how to sell your art and operate your art business on your terms and timetable with methods that work for you. Our goal is to keep things productive but pleasant. That's what leads to a well-lived artist's life.  

When you join the Art Marketing Toolkit, you become a my patron. You get practical advice and useful information about current art marketing trends and ideas from me in our private Facebook group.

Everything that is presented to help artists build their knowledge, confidence, and marketing skills is organized and archived there. You can access the everything 24/7 and work on them on your timetable.

Each week on Friday, there is a new live Zoom session where we talk about the previous week's PDF download. You can get your questions answered live or watch the recording on your time and ask questions later in the group discussion. It's only $4.99 per month with no contract. I made it affordable because I'm more interested in helping artists lead happy lives as an artist than trying to make money from them.  

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Books by Barney Davey 


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I am the author of six bestselling art marketing books. Order them them on Amazon.

  • Straight Advice: How to Market Art Online
  • Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career
  • How to Sell Art to Interior Designers
  • The Zen of Selling Art
  • How to Profit from the Art Print Market
  • How to Price Digital Fine Art Prints