Lately my feeds have been flooded with artists promoting "instagram for artists" classes they are teaching instead of sharing or promoting their art. I cringe when I see this. I feel bad for every new artist struggling to figure out how be in business as an artist, and I cringe for the artist teaching "secrets" for $200. It's a combo of different types of desperation. I know it is a sign of the economic times and that people are eager to make money on any avenue they can. "Instagram For Artists" is the current popular avenue.
I am going to be 48 this year. I have been selling my art since I was 15, long before the internet and instagram. I started selling my art online in 2000 and have never stopped. I have met all the career goals (huge goals, medium goals, tiny goals!) I set for myself so far. I am still setting new goals and going after them. Maybe some of the lessons I have learned along the way will help you. I will be posting art career tips under the hashtag #LindasFreeAdvice. I will post here and also on my instagram so you can read when it is convenient for you. Look for those tips to start soon!