• Art is my career
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  • Art is my career
  • Art is my career book 3
  • Art is my career book 2
  • Art is my career book 4

Art is my career: Hardback

(11 customer reviews)


Do you dream of being a full-time artist? This friendly, practical guide shows you how to make your dream a reality, with expert advice on everything from writing a business plan to pricing your work and raising your profile as an artist. Learn how to start taking commissions and ensure your long-term success.

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Chapter 1: How to Decide what you want

This chapter helps you to identify what you are trying to achieve with an art career and how to face your fears.

Chapter 2: Is this right for you?

This chapter identifies the qualities needed to start your own art business and helps you identify if you have what it takes.

Chapter 3: Planning your business

This chapter helps you plan your business goals and missions and lays out exactly what branding is and how you can brand your business.

Chapter 4: Customer Interaction

This important chapter helps you to identify your target customer and tells you how to interact with them at each stage of the commission process. It also helps you deal with difficult customers and how to take payments for your commissions.

Chapter 5: Your Website

This chapter identifies why you need a website and the best website builders to use to build your own. It also covers what pages to include and how-to layout your website for optimum customer interaction.

Chapter 6: Social Media

This chapter identifies the importance of social media and exactly how to set up your social media accounts, what to include in your bio etc, how to write engaging posts and how to grow your account.

Chapter 7: PR Strategy

This chapter explains what PR is and why it is so important for gaining awareness of your business and making sales. It also includes how make a plan, generate ideas and the various writing formats you need to know.

Chapter 8: Finances

The most important chapter to help you organise your finances and cashflow. It also includes to formulas that you can use to prices your work and how to invest in your business.

Chapter 9: Getting Organised

This chapter shows you how to plan your commissions and manage your time effectively.

Chapter 10: Developing your career

This chapter will help you take your business to the next level and identifies how to develop your artistic skills.

Bonus Materials

By buying this book you will gain access to our Private Facebook community where you can ask questions and share experiences with other artists trying to make art the career.

Included in with this eBook are 6 downloadable templates to help you with your business including:

  1. Social Media Checklist
  2. Press Release template
  3. PR strategy Template
  4. Email Pitch Template
  5. Commission Schedule & Expenses Spreadsheet
  6. Brand Guidelines Document


11 reviews for Art is my career: Hardback

  1. artismycareer

    I am so pleased this book has helped you! I wish you the best of luck with your art business.

  2. Robyn B Artist

    I absolutely love this book and I’m so happy that I bought it! I’ve been struggling with finding my mojo this past year and reading this book has helped me regain my confidence and help me focus and get back on track. Thank you for making such an incredible book! ❤️

  3. Emma Bottomley

    This book is very special. In that it makes things easier to understand. Sema has broken down all the main points you need to know to get started with an Art business and it’s actually easy to follow. No complicated jargon, and straight to the point. I refer back to this when I get stuck on what to do next and it prompts me to keep going! Thanks for writing such a useful book Sema. Emma Bottomley Alcohol Ink Artist of The Nesting Box Studio.

  4. Charlotte B

    Such a wonderful read! I didn’t have the first clue on how to start up a creative business but this book was so insightful and well explained. The tone is friendly and gets across very detailed subjects in an easy and digestible way. Would highly recommend to anyone starting their career in the world of art!

  5. Tom Crittenden

    This is an amazing book! Sema walks you through how to become a commercial artist. The book is well laid out, upto date and easy to read. Her knowledge and experience are invaluable if you want to turn your hobby or side hussle into a career. Thankyou for writing it!

  6. Hannah Bowle

    Art is my Career is an absolute essential for anyone wanting to make a living out of their artwork. It’s packed with practical tips and provides detailed information about the business and marketing side of starting a business (something I had no idea about beforehand). I’ve followed it step by step, made notes from every chapter and it’s been key in setting up my own pet portrait business. It’s a tool that I’ll be able to keep going back to and I’ve not found anything else like this online so thank you Sema!

  7. Alison Chinn

    Amazing, very detailed ‘how-to’ from Sema! Have only just scratched the surface of her book but already I feel so much more confident 👍

  8. Katherine Lavoie

    Just received this book yesterday and already half way through it. It is full of great information. Easy to read and understand. Sema has written it in a way that us creatives can understand. The only thing is is that here in Canada, the $24.99 cost me $49.95 on my CC. Sigh!! That hit me in the pocket book. However I will cherish it for many years! Thank you Sema.

  9. J White

    I’m so happy that you decided to write this book Sema! I have read it through twice and I’m now going back through taking notes and taking action ! It has completely changed the way I view what I’m doing right now, and made me realise what I need to do to make my art business work .A must for every artist wanting to turn a art hobby in to a career!

  10. Carla Sanders

    Beautiful book. I love the way it has been clearly laid out, which is helpful for me to read. The information in the book makes a lot of sense and I believe it will help me start up an art business and will help other artists alike. Thank you 🙂

  11. Kate Side

    I am so happy I bought this book. I found it incredibly interesting and useful. It helped me to understand how to start and run a profitable art business. However, my favourite thing about this book is how inspiring it is and the confidence that it has given me. Every time I read more, it made me more excited to get started. I would highly recommend this book if you’re thinking about starting an art business or looking to grow an already established one.

  12. Lisa Kavanagh

    This little book is a great resource. It’s easy to read, well laid out and gives great guidance. I’m still work my way through each step. There are plenty of good ideas and great advice.

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