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It’s here! Welcome to our new site (+ win an iPad mini and more with our huge giveaway!)


Welcome to our shiny new site MakeArtThatSells.com, the home of resources, advice and courses for artists who want to make their art more commercially viable whilst staying true to themselves. If that is you, you are in the right place!

Here are a few words from your host Lilla Rogers, who is thrilled to have you here:

As Lilla said, the site is packed with free resources including Q&A with industry experts, top tips for building your career, inspiring videos to keep you moving forward. You can also find out more about our hugely popular online courses, the 2015 Global Talent Search and our upcoming LIVE event (yes ‘live’, as in we’ll all be in the same room – it’s going to be awesome!)

Make yourself a cup of coffee, take out your notebook and spend some time exploring, learning and growing.

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We are committed to helping artists all over the world build successful careers with their art, so we would love it if you would help us spread the word. To encourage you to do this and to celebrate the launch of our shiny new site we have put together a huge giveaway which runs for one week only. See our special giveaway page here for details of how to enter – there are THREE chances to win one of these awesome prizes:

  1.  An iPad Mini
  2. A free place on the Make Art That Sells online course of your choice
  3. A free place in the 2015 Global Talent Search and a signed copy of Lilla Rogers’ book ‘I just like to make things’

Fancy one of these fab prizes? Find out more and enter here! (Deadline = 12 noon EST on Thursday March 19, 2015)

We look forward to seeing you around here often, and hope MakeArtThatSells.com helps you build confidence in your own career and make more great art that sells!

The Make Art That Sells team

xo

An illustrated book review of Lilla’s book


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From Tammie Bennett’s blog:

“The second i heard Lilla Rogers was releasing a book i put it on my amazon wishlist. her agency, lilla rogers studio, represents so many of my very favorite current artists. my work isn’t ready for her yet, but hopefully someday. last week i saw on twitter that her book was being released earlier than planned, so i obviously dropped everything and ordered a copy. read more »

Love your customer …


Q&A with Lilla - On Life as an Artist

This is a wonderful piece that I enjoyed a great deal, by Whitney Smith, a potter, from Oakland, California.

Love your customer, even when you don’t
“I worked a few jobs in high school that required constant interaction with the public, and I learned– as did my supervisors– that customer service was not my forte. People would get on my nerves with their foolish expectation that I should serve them quickly and politely. I would shake with indignation if a customer gave me attitude. Of course I was young and untrained, and I had little idea what the word “customer service” meant, only that it sounded like somebody else’s job. read more »

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity


The amazing author of “Eat, Pray, Love” speaks on the great site, TED. Here’s what she says:
I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it’s more than that, of course. It is also my great lifelong love and fascination. And I don’t expect that that’s ever going to change. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened recently in my life and in my career, which has caused me to have to recalibrate my whole relationship with this work.And the peculiar thing is that I recently wrote this book, this memoir called “Eat, Pray, Love” which, decidedly unlike any of my previous books, went out in the world for some reason, and became this big, mega-sensation, international bestseller thing.The result of which is that everywhere I go now,people treat me like I’m doomed. Seriously — doomed, doomed! Like, they come up to me now, all worried, and they say, “Aren’t you afraid — aren’t you afraid you’re never going to be able to top that?Aren’t you afraid you’re going to keep writing for your whole life and you’re never again going to create a book that anybody in the world cares about at all, ever again?”

Watch the video here.

I love the mysticism. I totally dig her vibe.