HERE’S MY BOOK! ON KINDLE! Getting People OUT of Your Booth!

I’m so excited, I actually dreamed about this last night! My book! On Kindle! Here it is in the UK. I can list other countries if you need ’em, but my husband just looked it up by searching for my name. (Of course, I also dreamed that a cooking show host came to my house … Continue reading “HERE’S MY BOOK! ON KINDLE! Getting People OUT of Your Booth!”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #10: Don’t!!

A reader left a question for me on this series: “Would you discuss one other group of people that one sometimes needs to get out of the booth — the people with kids who think everything in your booth is something neat to play with? OR the adults who think your booth is a cool … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #10: Don’t!!”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #9: Why Distraction Works

Some of you are probably getting the hang of this now. “Promise them something later…okay, I get it!” But aren’t we letting ourselves in for all kinds of time spent doing all kinds of favors for those people? After all, “after the show” comes up…well, right after the show. Just when you want to kick … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #9: Why Distraction Works”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #8: Your New Best Friend

Eighth in a series about getting difficult out of your booth at an art fair or craft show. A reader wrote to ask: “Any plans to do a post about the customer who, once she’s bought from you, now thinks she’s your friend? I had this happen once, at a 5-day show (where she bought … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #8: Your New Best Friend”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #7: The Hardest Cut of All

Seventh in a series of getting difficult people out of your booth at a craft show or art fair. I can almost guarantee you this “difficult person” will be the hardest one of all to deal with. If this happens to you, my only consolation is, you are not alone. It will happen after you’ve … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #7: The Hardest Cut of All”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #6: Bear Baiters and Goat Getters

Sixth in a series of people you want to move out of your booth at a craft show or art fair. There is a reprehensible sport from ancient times known as bear baiting. Bears and other wild animals were teased and provoked into attacking and fighting other animals, for the enjoyment of spectators. It’s hard … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #6: Bear Baiters and Goat Getters”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #5: The Design Diva

Fifth in a series about how to get certain people out of your booth at art and craft shows. This one is going to be odd, but if you’ve been in business long enough, you’ll be nodding your head. (Or holding it in your hands or tearing your hair out.) It’s a special type of … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #5: The Design Diva”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #4: He-e-e-ere’s Eeyore!

Fourth in a series of how to get certain people out of your booth at a craft show. I know all my show buddies are going to laugh themselves to death at this one. Could it be because I tend to do this? oooooh nooooo….. It’s the person who hangs out in your booth–often another … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #4: He-e-e-ere’s Eeyore!”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #3: It Broke!!

Third in series of how to move certain people out of your booth at a craft show. The next kind of “undesirable person” is actually very a little different. First, because they used to be a highly desirable person–a former customer. Second, because it’s not actually about getting them out of your booth. It’s more … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #3: It Broke!!”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #2: Shadow Artists

Second in a series of people you need to get out of your booth at a craft show–fast! Oddly, the next group of people I’d like to talk about are the people who wish they were you. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, described a type of person she called the “shadow artist”. A … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #2: Shadow Artists”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #1: The “Free Milk” People

We spend so much time and energy trying to get people into our booth at a craft show, it seems totally counter-intuitive to think about how to get someone out. Sad to say, there are such times–and such people. Sometimes you just have to pull the plug on someone who has overstayed their visit. The … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #1: The “Free Milk” People”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH

Yes, you read that right. Usually we’re trying to get people into our booth so we can sell them our work. But sometimes it’s just as important to get them out of there, too. I was inspired by Donald Clark’s new column in The Crafts Report called “Just Ask”. Donald is a co-owner of Ferrin … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH”

HOW TO FIGURE STUFF OUT And A Couple Little Miracles

Here’s an entwined set of stories that gave me a flash of insight today. As anyone who’s visited my studios over the years knows, I have a lot of stuff. A LOT of stuff. I have supplies for every contingency, every project, every medium I work in: Fiber, jewelry, assemblages, print-making, etc. I have hundreds … Continue reading “HOW TO FIGURE STUFF OUT And A Couple Little Miracles”

NEWSLETTERS 101 Tip #3: Introverts, This Is Your Moment!

9/1/2020  by Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote a column (“Craft Matters”) for The … Continue reading “NEWSLETTERS 101 Tip #3: Introverts, This Is Your Moment!”

BLOG YOUR BOOK

This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote a column (“Craft Matters”) for The Crafts Report magazine (a … Continue reading “BLOG YOUR BOOK”

SPAM AND EGGS: One Simple Way to Validate Your Emails*

As online fraud and social media interactions get more popular, scammers and spammers get much more sophisticated. 12/24/2019 10:05:57 AM by Luann Udell 11 Comments Topics: FineArtViews | Internet Scams | Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so … Continue reading “SPAM AND EGGS: One Simple Way to Validate Your Emails*”

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #12: Make Do With What You Have (Til You Know Your Real Next Step)

by Luann Udell 23 Comments Topics: advice for artists | Art Business | creativity | FineArtViews | inspiration | Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote a … Continue reading “EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #12: Make Do With What You Have (Til You Know Your Real Next Step)”

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 11: Thin People Favor Bulky Foods

You can see the original article here at Fine Art Views. This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote a … Continue reading “THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 11: Thin People Favor Bulky Foods”

HATERS GONNA HATE: Your Turn to Ask the Questions!

To make a sale, you need a DIALOGUE, not a MONOLOGUE….When you’ve answered all your customers’ questions,, there’s more to say. It’s up to YOU to start this particular conversation…
By asking THEM questions!

FINDING YOUR TRIBE

Today’s post, Finding Your Tribe, originally appeared on Fine Art Views, a daily art marketing blog for Fine Art Studios Online.   Unfortunately, artists are people, too.  I remember the first time I did a major fine craft show.  It was amazing!  Oh, sure there were the expected (and unexpected) obstacles to overcome. These shows are incredibly expensive to … Continue reading “FINDING YOUR TRIBE”