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200 Business Priorities

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 29, 2019

 

Topic: Business Priorities

 

Points of Interest:

There’s a time for spending money on your business, and a time for saving. What are those priorities? John and Lisa help you determine what will actually benefit your business right away.

 

Links Referenced

Framebridge

Fine Art America

Giclee Today

Pixels

Wix

Weebly

Squarespace

Wordpress

Adobe Premiere Pro

PowerDirector

Adobe Premiere Rush CC

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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Stay sharp!

111 Should You Keep Your Day Job?

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 3, 2017

 

Topic: Artists: Should You Keep Your Day Job?

 

Points of Interest:
John and Lisa have received many questions from artists who are wondering about the right time to quit their day jobs. In this episode, you’ll hear candid stories from both hosts and sage advice about the big decision to make art a full-time career.

 

Links Referenced:

Will Stoller: Unmask Art

https://www.youtube.com/user/UnmaskArt/videos

 

Beginner’s Colored Pencil Course

http://sharpenedartistacademy.teachable.com/p/beginnerscpcourse

 

Cafepress

http://www.cafepress.com/

                    

Merch by Amazon

https://merch.amazon.com/landing

 

 

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John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

086 Setting Art Goals

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 9, 2017

Topic: Setting Art Goals

Points of Interest:

As the new year kicks off, many people are making resolutions and setting goals. John and Lisa share 8 tips for setting art goals this year, and encourage developing goals that are specific, measurable, and time sensitive. With the right goals, you’ll find that you are driven and focused on moving forward!

 

Download the Goals Workbook!

 

Links Referenced:

Lisa’s DIY Dry Erase Board video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqLqQa9ChFs

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

076 How to Set Up Your Email List

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: October 30, 2016

Topic: How to Set Up Your Email List 

Points of Interest:

This episode is dedicated to all things email: why an email list can be a great tool for your brand, how to get it set up, and how to get people to sign up once it’s in place on your website. John takes the high-tech approach while Lisa prefers simplicity, so you’ll hear tips and suggestions from both ends of the spectrum.

Here’s a semi-comprehensive list of email providers you can use (there are hundreds out there):

-Mailchimp - Very easy to use and free to get started
www.mailchimp.com

-Aweber - Very easy to use

www.aweber.com

 

-Convert kit (affiliate link) Very easy to use and more flexible than Mailchimp and Aweber.  Super easy pricing structure because it's only based on list size and you still get all the features of a huge list.  This is the provider that John uses and recommends.

www.convertkit.com

 

-Campaign Monitor

www.campaignmonitor.com

-Zoho Campaigns

www.zoho.com

-SendinBlue

www.sendinblue.com

-Constant Contact

www.constantcontact.com

-Infusionsoft

www.infusionsoft.com

-Ontraport

www.ontraport.com

-Campaigner

www.campaigner.com
-Emma

www.myemma.com

-RedCappi

www.redcappi.com

-GetResponse

www.getresponse.com

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!