Category Archives: education

Quality Of The Art /Five Keys To Marketing

The quality is your focus whether you’re buying or selling. Market quality art work is a learning experience I learn new things every day. When you head down this path know that is time consuming yet worth every minute.

Marketing your own work is something to consider. You can also outsource because of how much time it takes. You do have to do your part unless you can spend the funds to let someone catalog your inventory.

A few years ago when I looked into marketing on the internet I found a lot of help in marketing others products. I don’t market any thing except my art now. I know that my work is unique and of the finest quality because I created the art work. The companies I worked with were great I just wanted to focus on sell my own product. It has taken time to photograph and index every piece. I don’t really know if I have recorded all the work I have seems like I find something new every day.

Finding out that unless you can afford to outsource, you better get started. I wasted precious time trying to find out how. Well now I know that you have to help yourself. There is a lot of quality information out there and which to chose is work in itself.

By helping others marketer their products I could learn what I needed to do to market my own. Now I am on my own I respect those that helped me along the way because I was so hungry for knowledge I knew it was going to cost me some change.

Many of my post show you how you can market on the internet and they’re free because I want to share the information. Lets go over some key points that will help you get started.

5 Keys To Market Any Product

  1. Find a need or desirer for your product (art)
  2. Document information on your product (art).
  3. Post, tweet, chat talk about and show off your products to everyone everywhere.
  4. Direct people to where they can purchase your products.
  5. Deliver

Show your patience’s because there are many people out there that want what you have. It takes time to get the word out. Focus your attention on the groups of people that love what you do and have.

It takes time patience to document every thing that you want on your website or page. Remember even if you outsource the information has to come from you. That means photos, sizes or any pertinent information.

It doesn’t matter where you advertise if you don’t have a place to send your customer. You need a page or a website that your viewers can access at any time, a place to show off your stuff. The better your stuff the longer they will stay.

People buy things they like from people they have a connection to, so chat, tweet, post tag and just remember to be honest. Keep the line of communication open so there is no mistakes on what you’re offering. Deliver your product.

People have a desire to have beautiful things that are of the highest quality. They want things that are unique. Remember that it is not always about how many you sell but the quality and uniqueness of your product.

 

Grazing

My paintings show the quality of my work. You can see more here http://debradehoffanimalartist.com

 

Creative People Love SEO Who Knew

Creative people understand and love SEO, they know it’s a great way to show off their skills and their art. It is one of the way to get people to your website, because it’s where they can find you. Believe me It is not as hard as you would think.

How Creative People Make It Works.

  • First of all                                                                                                                                           Artist that use SEO rank on the top pages of the search engines in the niche and under the category they want people to find. Website are a creative persons playground and  a platform to show off your work.
  • Second                                                                                                                                                        People want to see you on the first few pages they search. Website that show relevance to search engines are seen by more people. New people will click on the first pages of the search pages to find what there looking for they don’t want to go down the search hole.
  • Third                                                                                                                                                        Be creative by adding constant valuable content on your site. By constantly adding value, you will finally get the attention that leads to a high search engine ranking. Search engines look for keywords, key word phrases, categories and tags that rank your website and decides which ones get the most traffic.
  • Fourth                                                                                                                                                  Artist who show off their expertise’s on their website are not only creating valuable content they also get to know your skills. You have an advantage here because as a creative person have so much to share with the public. Share the process of building a piece of art, adding a few creative photos and videos helps. Don’t forget to add categories and tags to improve York visibility. Your ranking will climb. As an artist you have so many opportunities to add content with an insight that some people can only imagine. Being creative is a gift.
Creative Photo Art Ad

Creative ad draws attention make them and use them on your site.

Linking your website to your social media is another great way to get the attention of people you want to visit your site. The goal is to get people to your website. You do that by being constancy adding valuable content on your website. Sharing yourself with others on social sites and lead them back to your website.

In addition to that be your creative self and you will attract people and they will want to see your website. They will want to stay exploring you website which in turn leads a more relevant website. So you are more valuable to the search engines.

Finally get creative it’s your website. Connecting it to your social media is a must. Look at it as weaving a great store front that is always changing. Your post is where you capture the attention of the public.

The more people like your website the more they will want to come back and share it with family and friends. So people may not want what you have but that doesn’t mean they don’t know someone who will.

Servers Get Your Product Out

Using domain name servers to get your products out there can give you the control you desire. Ownership of your own little piece of the internet. My product is my art so I am constantly juggling creating a piece of art and adding it to my website.

A number of years ago I was traveling to fine art shows. My customers base was good but limited. My goal was to get my work seen. So I got a computer.

I started fumbling around the inter-net until I could find out what I needed to get on line. I am self taught on the computer and I work my way around just fine.

I network doing shows and  through social media, I’m doing what I can to get my product in front of as may people as I can. The product end up in front of the customer. Not everyone wants your product and that’s okay not everything is for everybody, but they wont know that if they never see it.

A website is a place to show my products and direct people to a place where they could get to know me, learn something and see my products. My product is unique so chances are if you get it out there people are going to want it or know someone who would.

Getting a website is just one of many ways to use the internet. I used go daddy for my domain name server (DNS)  there are other site you can buy a domain. Your domain name is your turf on the internet, the companies that register them are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.

You can build your website where you buy your DNS or you can host it somewhere else. I use Host Gator and WordPress for my blog. I connected my blog to my social media, These platforms help me have control and take ownership of my DNS. You pick a theme, a theme is a platform to showcase your blog which in turn will show case your product. So the goal is still the same get your product or service in front of as many people as you can. You will find it is so worth your time to use the internet.

Marketing to Emotions

The greatest ads in the world are based on emotions. Fear, love and everything in between, from cards to beer. The advertising business is all about tapping into your emotional memory.

These ads enter your world without you realize it. They tap the feelings that you may or may not know. There are subtle ads that are worn on labels, such as clothing, shoes, handbags and food. These might be the smartest of all because they make you feel as if you’re a part of the popular crowd.

We know that we want the best that life has offers to offer. Those that can afford the best enjoy showing off. There is nothing wrong with that. Just as there is nothing wrong with not caring about anything except the fit.

I personally don’t care to pay someone to wear their name. I am more about the fit. Although as a marketer I do have to a line my thinking to reflect the brand I am marketing.

What that means is I am going to hit you with whatever it takes to get you to buy into the product at hand. It may be to helping a company get its brand started. I am going to recruit you buy the promise of being part of a special group of people who what you to succeed because we can all make this company together. Growing up from the ground floor means being on the top of the earning machine.

To get in make as much as you can fast, I can promise you a chance to win a new car or a trip to the Caribbean as an incentive to recruit other to share this business model. Great pay just for sharing and showing others how to do the same.

Sounds like the greatest opportunity, you buy a certain amount of the product to share and the company gives you a web site, access marketing training and the advertising material. With a meeting once a month and all you have to do is share.

This is a great business model. It does work if you are prepared to put your time and effort in, because there are no free rides. You are starting a business by help others get there brand out to the public. There are business opening up every day that rely on this type of business. Once the business takes off be prepared to move onto the next company.

This business model plays on the urgency of not being left behind when it comes to making large amounts of money and it is there to be made. They have the support you need to succeed.

You’re looking helping them but all so helping yourself by getting what you need to achieve your business goals. A win, win is what you hear as you rise up the latter to success.

The thing is that most people fall prey to believing that they can do it. These people help build up these companies but never make the money they thought they would make. Most of the time it is because they don’t have the mind set you need to make money and move on.

You see they join thinking this is their ticket to working with people they like and selling a product and company with will be loyal to them for years to come. There is only 20 percent of the people recruited will become that marketing professional that lives a six figure life.

Market Your Art Work

So, I started this website to sell my art work and found that just because you build it…doesn’t mean they will come. Well, that’s only in the movies.

There are only a few things left to do. One of them is to build both sides simultaneously. The other thing is to work on one site at a time. Okay, so I decided that it’s time to overhaul the marketing side by hearing it towards one specific thing and that is showing artists or anyone how to use marketing tools to promote their website.

The one thing that most of us want more than anything is to get our products out in front of people. One of the best tools has been social media. I’m not just talking about the social media on the computer. There is social life every time you leave your front door and you interact with the people around you.

I think it’s because we try so hard to make an impression so that people will remember us and share what we have with others. I am an artist and most artists that I know generally would rather be working in a studio. Not that we’re antisocial. It’s just our creative side is so strong and one we are in the flow It’s hard for us to do anything else.

One of the most important things an artist can do is learn how to market their product. We put our heart and soul into each piece of art work. We create and sharing it with the world is easier than ever. The world is an open marketplace with so many places where we can share our works of art.

We went to take our product and getting in front of as many people as we can. So naturally the computer is our friend. As we go through the steps of getting your work out there. Remember that each your work is your business. It’s what you make of it.

Start with the first step is start taking pictures of all your work. Every single piece of art work you have created take a picture of it. Take pictures of your art work as you doing it’s not as hard as you think everyone has a camera phone, and if they don’t take a picture with any camera you can find even if you have to use the one on your laptop.

The goal here is to show your art work or product to as many people as possible. Start by opening up accounts on any social media site that you find will honor you as a person and your work.

Start posting the pictures on the social sites that you have joined. With each picture you post make a comment of whatever is closest to your heart. You want people to know about your product, your art work. Now while you’re doing this it is to be distracted by the web. You’re going to have to look at this more as an opportunity and dedicate a specific amount of time to it.

There are so many ways that you can communicate and be creative on the Internet that is very important to remember why you’re here. The opportunity to express yourself as a person comes out in your artwork and as much time as you are willing to put in.

 Creating a place where people can see your work and buy your work can be done any where you want it to be.

Motivational Seminars And You

Seminars are life changing event for the people who go with no expectations. Keeping an open mind is the key to unlocking the mysteries that keep you from moving forward. They help you unravel the patterns and break down walls you have put in place to avoid dealing with change.

These seminars designed to motivate you to think differently. They help you pin point how you fit in to your life story and show you that you have accountability for the choice and actions you take. Looking in from the outside they see that your circumstance. They show you that it is your perception of the role you play. They show you how to see things differently. What if the way you think has to do with the way you seen your situation and just by changing your thoughts you can see a different outcome? We carry baggage that we would like to forget and we tell ourselves that we have moved on but have we? They give you the tools to change your thinking, give up the baggage and rewrite the future.

If you talk to people who have been to these seminars that will tell you that it was great, life changing and they wish they would have gone sooner. They say the speaker seemed to talk directly to them, that’s because we are the same deep down. We have the same insecurities and we all have felt like a victim at one time in our lives. We walk around with defensive attitude to cover our vulnerability.

They help us to free ourselves from the pressure we put on ourselves by showing us who we really.They do this by bring out how truly capable we are and give us the confidence to make choices without fear or regret.They take the focus off how we feel and what we have to do to change it.

Why these seminars are not part of our childhood education is beyond me. If great motivators like Tony Robbins or Brain Tracy were to bring their talents to the class room we might see grow ups needing less therapy. There are seminars near you they may not have Tony Robbins or Brain Tracy, but they are helpful and designed with the same concepts and teachings that the masters use.

As you think about whether a motivational seminar is right for you, ask yourself this: Am I stuck in a rut unable to see the way out? Do I get tired of hearing my story played over and over in my head like a bad movie? Are my friends tired of hearing my whining? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may consider going to one of these seminars. It may just change who you think you are and open options that you did not know were possible.Think about how your business will benefit after you look and think with accountability in your role as a business owner.

Leadership Starts With You

Leaderships start with knowing wanting something is not the same as needing it as. Needs are food water and shelter. Wanting is an emotional reaction to pleasure. So what does this have to do with our identity?

Every person has needs and wants. Parents step into the roll of leadership they give their children what they need and what they want to support them. We are exposed early to outside influences that affect the way we think. It is the media and judgment from our peers that cause us pain or pleasure. This may trigger confusion on the difference between what our needs and wants really are.

Seeing, hearing, smelling and touching are the tool we inherited to survive. Listening with your senses started at birth, how we react to what we need as babies is natural. As we grow and understand how to get what we want, our parents place boundaries on us and introduced us to discipline. A child learns early that they are at the mercy of their family and will learn how to respond to get what they need. If you’re told repeatedly that you need and deserve something even when you don’t, you won’t understand the difference between a need and a want. Disciplined is setting the boundaries.

Discipline is training a state of improved behavior, improvement of physical power and self-control. Our brain is the key to getting what we need and want. If you are a victim to your emotions then you need to discipline your brain to act instead of reacting to the emotional triggers around you. You have to practice everything so that your brain knows what it has to do on its own. Just knowing you have to do something, is not enough.

Example: I am over weight because I have bad eating habits, there for I have to practice good eating habits to change the bad habits. I have a bad temper. No you have a bad habit triggered from an emotional behavior. You will only have self-control when you practice it. He is the best player on the team because he practiced until he could act with complete control over the game he plays.

Your brain will tell your body what to do when you practice it. If you don’t replace bad habits with good habits they will control your life. A computer is like a brain, unfortunately our brain doesn’t have the software to improve its performance. You are not what anyone tells you, you are what you tell yourself. All you have to do is listen to what you are telling your brain to do. If you tell yourself you don’t know how to something, you won’t. Your brain will not know what to do until you educate it to do so. Discipline yourself by practicing what you have to do and then act on your training.

Just because you put the uniform on doesn’t mean that your brain will tell your body how to play the game. You have to do your home work! You have to practice, know the game inside and out, then and only then you are ready to play in the game.

People fall victim to the world around them. You want to stand out in the crowd you have to practice discipline. In order to practice you need to find the training. You are not a player until you get in the game.

It is your life and your choices that define who you are, be accountable to yourself. Practice it, so you can stand out as a person of excellence. If you want what I have and are not willing to work for it, you can’t have it. Don’t throw a fit to get where you want to be. I had to change the way what I was doing to get what I need to live the way I want. I study it and practice it until I gained the skills to act without emotion when making decisions. , standout and be the example. People will follow your lead.

Training Is Self Discipline

Sometimes I think people buy training material and set it on the shelf and hope it will jump into their brain. Well good luck with that. Give yourself permission to do what you have to. No one can change your situation, but you.

The person that is actively seeking to improve their life will do what needs done. Make up your mind to travel a path of self-control. Start today by picking a challenge. See what needs done, do it and stay consistent. By not dwelling on your problems your train your mind up to change yourself and the problems will take care of themselves.

I want you to feel good about yourself. So every day when you open your eyes, stretch, take in a deep breath and say to yourself. Good morning! I am grateful for everything in my life. As an adult, I have the choice to do what’s right.

You will start to see small changes in your life. Work on self-discipline by practice decision-making, no matter how small think before you act. One part of discipline is to developing a good habit in place of a bad habit with your focus on the good habit. I can say I will do something, but when I don’t I lose my credible to myself. I can buy it and put it on a shelf, but that is not going to make me accountable for the choice I made when I bought it. You are not going to get there without doing your home work.

After a while it will become part of your character. So here is a challenge find something that you want and get it. The only thing is before you get it you have to go through the hoops to get it. Every day you will have to do the same thing you did the day before to get it. You have choices not obstacles. Every time we use your gift to make a choice we are saying that we are important and a free thinking adult.

If there is some training you have put off, do it. That’s easier said than done, right. What you don’t understand is it is just that easy. It starts with you making a choice. You may think that you are a positive person, I did. Then when I started to work on my mind-set I found that I wasn’t as positive as I thought. Turns out now that I look back I am more of an optimist. I knew everything would work out if I just could get…. My reality is I have everything I need. I have to make the choice to do it. Buying more training is not going to get business or my weight under control if I don’t do anything about it.

It’s hard to think about doing twenty articles in twenty days if you dwell on it. Plan on working every day until you have the changes in your life. Make a choice to keeping focus on today and write something positive, that will help someone. Adding a creative outlet is something I strongly recommend. I listen to the training and share what I get out of it. Because, if I need it than someone else might need it too. Pass it on, just be yourself.

As you work on your creativity, you are all so working in a positive mind-set. You are making choices that will feed your soul and change your thinking. You are actively doing what you need and not what others tell you that you need. Your mind-set will only change if you put in the time. The key is you and if you hold yourself accountable for our choices. You are on a path to change yourself. No one is going to give you a sticker for buying it and putting it on the shelf. You will change if you do what you have to. Everything worth getting takes work. That is why you see the people you admire because they did the work to get there. Changing yourself begins as you see every small decision as a victory to yourself.

What Does Attraction Have to Do With It?

Entrepreneurs are open to and have an attraction to opportunities. They build businesses, relationships and teach others to do the same. Opening the door for others to do the same.

Most entrepreneurs are willing to take you under their wing and show you how they got where they are in their business. Self-confidence is earned by every entrepreneur and they wear it as a badge. Confidence is intoxicating to everyone around you and the attraction is undeniable. You are the authority on your business and what it took you to get there.

Self- confidence is a gift that you earn by small accomplishments that build ability. Responsibility is to take care of the opportunity that is in front of you. You are developing the mind-set of a confident person and you don’t have time for lazy behavior in your life. You have to have done the work, if you don’t do what you have to get done on your list, it becomes a blow to your self-esteem and your business.

Start your day with an affirmation, prayer or conversation with yourself. Get ready to carry out your list. As you go through the day, cross off each task as you do this your self-confidence has a small victory dance. At the end of each day you make a new list. There is power in writing it down, reading before you go to bed and crossing off each thing on your list as you finish it the next day. When you surrender to the process you will find it is not as hard as you think. I say surrender, because some people will fight with the Idea that this will work at all, no change comes over night. This is a journey.

Entrepreneurs do what it takes even when they may feel uncomfortable at first because they know that you can say that it works, but try it out for themselves, they are confident in the process. They to are on a path to improve their lives. They are not judgmental. Every positive action they take to develop as a person is putting a new tool in the tool box to success.

Every task you carry out will make the next one easier. The attraction for more skills is building because the skills are building the knowledge that you need as a business owner. With your self-confidence growing and your esteem level rising you will find that other do take notice around you. Small changes will all so bring changes in the way you inter-act with others.

Attraction is built on respect, without respect you will not have self-esteem and without self-esteem you are not attractive to yourself. You have to feel a sense of accomplishment to gain self-esteem. Attracting people to you because you go after what you want and are willing to put the work in that it takes to succeed at your business.

Confidence is the reward. Please do not mistake confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is not attractive even though it is very powerful. An arrogant person is attractive to more arrogant people. They have little time for anyone but themselves. Conceited people keep the focus on themselves leaving very little room for anyone else. What does attraction has to do with it? Everything, as an entrepreneur you will attract the people who are looking for the way to build their business. They find value in you as a person because you are doing what you say you are going to do.Now is the time to step in to the role as the teacher, not the student. Sharing our knowledge is natural when you have done your homework and are a living example for them to follow.

Now, arm yourself with the tools to mold yourself into the person that you admire. Walk the path celebrating the small victories and get ready for the great celebration at the end. We don’t sell ourselves short. We are entrepreneurs ready for the next step because we have confidence that we can and it shows is every part of our lives.

Taking Accountability Builds Self-Respect

The most important thing we can do is take accountability of what we do. At the end of the day is our character. When you practice self-respect and discipline it shows in everything you do. Do you know how to earn respect from others? Try confronting yourself honestly before you go any further.

How do you live your life? Can you look at what you do, when you do it and how you do it with pride? Is it all about you? Hopefully this article will help you think about what you do and how you do it. Do you get a positive outcome from others by the decisions that you make?

Taking accountable for your decisions keeps you on top of your life. You cannot live a life full of chaos, only doing the right thing every once and awhile. If you do don’t expecting to live a wonderful life. Everything that is good requires discipline and self-control. Doing the right thing is contagious and people will follow you when you have a positive and caring outlook on life. You do what you say that you are going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. It will be a part of who you are and others will notice.

Remember discipline is making some things subject to other things. Ask yourself this. If I do this is there a positive outcome for all? Don’t live your life waiting for someone else to hold you accountable. If you are not disciplined you will act first and think about it afterwards.

Everyday discipline affects your live in one way or another. Love yourself enough to take the higher road when it comes to making moral decisions. Remember we do what we do because it brings us joy while we are doing it. A person that practices the moral high ground will take responsibility for their actions and the words that come out of their mouth.

Are you a person that wants what others have, without doing the work? How do you think they got to where they are? Nothing is free everything has a cost. I don’t know anyone that has not paid with time and money to get where they are today. If you walk through your day jealous, if you complain about others and spread gossip around then you have no self-respect.

You will find out so much about yourself if you listen to the words that come out of your mouth. A person that takes the high road has a plan to deal with situations that come up. Deal with each decision by realizing the difference between a destructive out come and a positive outcome. They practice discipline by thinking about the decisions before they act. Taking the emotion out of your decision and going forward with confidence is hard work. It is even harder when you realize that it is not about you. It is about doing the right thing.

Admitting when you are wrong and accept the consequences for your decisions good or bad is part of a good character. A disciplined person goes through life knowing that if you want something you have to work for it. If you think hanging around with someone will get you want, you are wrong it doesn’t rub off on to you. Any success you have will not last and the only way to get what you want is to do the work. Take classes to develop skill you can use to work on your character and celebrate the steps along the way.

Treat people how you want them to treat you. Be mindful of everything you do. Helping others when it is right to do so.That doesn’t mean you do it for them. Making mistakes is humbling and serves a purpose in building character. We all stumble before we walk. Our past is not who we are at this time. When we strive to do better it shows in every part of our life and it is important for the relationships we have to grow. You want people to remember you for the good you do on purpose. Take the high road even though it may not have as many people on it as the low road it is more rewarding. The journey is not easy and there are bumps along the way. Anything worth getting is not easy or everyone would do it.

Do you go to sleep at night happy about the person you are? Do you feel that every decision you make today is getting you to the success you want? Are you honest with yourself or hiding behind a fear to act in good character. You don’t have to care what others think, because you live your life on the high road. The people there know you and have the same life style. As you carry out the skill it takes to live a disciplined life, you will earn respect from the person that matters the most, you. Others will see the respect you have for yourself, your life and your business and as you grow so will the respect you earn from others.