Artists and Money Handbook is the third ebook in a series by Maud Guilfoyle, and is loaded with ideas and tips for generating income, saving money and creating abundance. Artist to Artist Handbook
and Art School Portfolio Handbook are the first two ebooks in this series. The author has worked as an artist for thirty years and openly shares wisdom and resources gained from her experience selling art, prints online, writing and teaching. Far from a dry tome on financial matters, Artists and Money Handbook follows this artist’s path from art school graduation to creation of multiple streams of income. Her experience encompasses counting out coins from a piggy bank to purchase art supplies to selling paintings and prints online and privately.
There are a wealth of ideas on many topics including creative marketing, licensing art, copyright, art fairs, charities, the 80/20 rule and safekeeping. Find and use simple bookkeeping methods for artists and organize files and receipts for tax time. Knowing how to market your work is essential. Ideas on speaking and writing your story are found here as well as using social media to your advantage.
Learn how to benefit during affluent times and to prepare for lean times that may come to the self-employed. Become resilient financially in this challenging economy. There are multiple examples of artists supporting themselves while reserving the time and space to do the work they are passionate about.
The last section is a resource list of useful books, periodicals and websites. Here you will find advice and links to such topics as guilds, crowd funding, online income, writing information products, self publishing, protecting your work, prosperity consciousness and more.
The information here is valuable whether you make art with a pencil or work with paints made from semi-precious gems. Remember, throughout human history, good times and hard times, art has been created and sold. Keep creating art that yo